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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Springer Nature's Cutting-Edge Database

In today's digital age, libraries and researchers are constantly adapting to new and innovative ways to conduct research. Springer Nature's database solutions are created with these factors in mind. We are proud to present three cutting-edge databases: SpringerMaterials, Nano, and Springer Nature Experiments (including Nature Protocols, Nature Methods and Springer Protocols) designed for researchers across materials science, nanotechnology and life science fields.

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Facing the AI Copyright Conundrum
by Nancy K. Herther
AI has already changed business practices, online searching, and innovation and invention. AI computer programming and other technological systems can simulate human intelligence, are programmed to think like humans, and do things generally associated with humans, such as learning and problem-solving. How will AI change current copyright and patent law?

Weekly News Digests
'Is Macmillan Reconsidering Its Library E-Book Embargo?' by Andrew Albanese
"Macmillan CEO John Sargent told librarians that he would come back in March with potential alternatives to the publisher's controversial library e-book embargo. And this week, Macmillan made good on Sargent's statement, with an email to a select group of librarians seeking feedback on three proposals that could inform new e-book license terms for public libraries."
CCC Is Holding Digital-Only Programs in the Wake of London Book Fair Cancellation
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is instituting alternate digital programming in place of attendance at the canceled London Book Fair. Topics include transformative agreements, OA, and metadata and the European Union's Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
The Scismic Automated Recruiting Platform Joins Digital Science
Digital Science added Scismic, which builds technology platforms that help life science workers enhance their career outcomes, to its portfolio of companies. The Scismic Job Seeker automated recruiting platform for the biopharmaceutical industry "matches scientists to jobs based on expertise and removes sources of bias with its gender and race-blind matching algorithms. ..."
Australian Associated Press Will Cease Operations in June
The Australian Associated Press (AAP) announced that it is shutting down after 85 years in business due to "a decline in subscribers and free distribution of news content on digital platforms."
ACM Introduces Multidisciplinary Internet of Things Publication
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) unveiled the inaugural issue of ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (TIOT), which "features novel research contributions and experience reports in several research domains whose synergy and interrelations enable the Internet of Things vision."
COVID-19 NEWS: EveryLibrary Provides a List of Coronavirus Resources
EveryLibrary issued a set of resources on COVID-19 (coronavirus) for librarians. "The biggest role libraries can play in a national response to the emerging COVID-19 threat is as information specialists," the webpage notes.
COVID-19 NEWS: Elsevier Introduces Coronavirus Resource
Elsevier developed the Novel Coronavirus Information Center, a free resource that offers the most current clinical research on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.
COVID-19 NEWS: CDC's 'Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary'
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) writes the following: "This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance."
COVID-19 NEWS: FDA's 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supply Chain Update'
The commissioner of food and drugs at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Stephen M. Hahn, states: "[T]he FDA has been closely monitoring the supply chain with the expectation that the COVID-19 outbreak would likely impact the medical product supply chain, including potential disruptions to supply or shortages of critical medical products in the U.S."
COVID-19 NEWS: EveryLibrary's 'Libraries and Accurate Information About the Coronavirus'
EveryLibrary's Libraries 2020 campaign issued a call to action to visit libraries when looking for accurate information about COVID-19.
COVID-19 NEWS: HBR's 'How Coronavirus Could Impact the Global Supply Chain by Mid-March'
Harvard Business Review (HBR) shares, "Reports on how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting supply chains and disrupting manufacturing operations around the world are increasing daily. But the worst is yet to come."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'CDC Warns Against Long Plane Trips and Cruises as Coronavirus Cases Mount'
A Politico article states the following: "New guidance from the CDC urges travelers, especially the elderly and those with compromised health, to avoid long plane trips 'and especially' cruises--a stark shift in rhetoric from an administration that had previously appeared reluctant to discourage Americans from moving around the globe."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'APA Applauds Congress for Funding Efforts to Fight Coronavirus'
The American Psychological Association (APA) states the following: "The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act extends $8.3 billion toward comprehensive, government-wide efforts to fight the coronavirus, including allocating funds for research, development of vaccines, prevention and treatment services."
COVID-19 NEWS: PW's 'As the New Coronavirus Spreads, Conferences Suffer'
Publishers Weekly (PW) posted an update about the status of various information industry conferences. For example, "The French government had said that it is banning gatherings of more than 5,000 people in any enclosed space for the foreseeable future."
COVID-19 NEWS: PR Daily's 'How Brand Managers Should Address COVID-19'
PR Daily ran an article stating the following: "With the news changing by the hour (or even the minute) the COVID-19 virus outbreak has companies scrambling to prepare communications strategies."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'Cancellation of ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo'
The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced, "Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society, and as such the health and well-being of our members, community and staff are paramount."

NewsLink Spotlight
Pew Research Center Enters a New Decade
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world."

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