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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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NewsBreaks
OA Roundup: FASTR Moves Forward; New Controlled Vocabulary Supports Repositories
by Abby Clobridge
In late July, the open access (OA) arena saw advancements on both ends of the policy and practice spectrum. In terms of policy, proposed legislation in the U.S. for improved public access to publicly funded research moved closer to a Senate vote. Meanwhile, an international group of OA practitioners proposed a controlled vocabulary for resource types to help harmonize materials across repositories. Both steps, in entirely different ways, aim to improve the availability and therefore the uptake of openly accessible research.

Weekly News Digests
UN Sets 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) announced that after 3-plus years of negotiations, the United Nations (UN) has released its final version of "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."
Thomson Reuters Rolls Out Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters published the 2015 CMR International Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook, which shows global R&D trends for the biopharmaceutical industry--including the forecast that sales will reach $1.3 trillion by 2018.
E-rate Program Update
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pushed back its Sept. 1 deadline for providing schools funding for wireless and internet upgrades as part of the E-rate program, according to FedScoop. The new goal is to get the about $3.9 billion in promised funds distributed to schools across the U.S. by Sept. 24.
STN Platform Gets More Enhancements
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and FIZ Karlsruhe introduced a new version of STN, a web-based search solution for intellectual property (IP) professionals. Updates include access to Markush structure searching (using CAS's MARPAT database of Markush structures), additional databases and export formats, and other workflow and interface enhancements.
Leadership Directories' QuickConnect Is Now Available on Salesforce's AppExchange
Leadership Directories launched its QuickConnect product on the Salesforce's AppExchange so customers can integrate their information (bio and contact information, etc.) into Salesforce. QuickConnect helps businesses connect with federal, state, and local government executives who make decisions about procurement, logistics, regulations, staffing, and technology.

NewsLink Spotlight
Making the Case for Koha: Why Libraries Should Consider an Open Source ILS
by Brandi Scardilli
Of all the ILS options on the market, using an open source solution might be the best fit for libraries looking for cost-effective, collaborative, and highly supported software. Koha is one such ILS, used by about 15,000 libraries around the world and supported by nearly 50 companies.
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