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Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada

E-Lert # 309 / Cyberavis numéro 309

Friday January 16, 2009 / le vendredi 16 janvier 2009

E-lert / Cyberavis is a weekly alerting service commissioned for CARL Directors. Coverage is principally: research, innovation, scholarly publishing, scholarly communication, scholarly journals, electronic journals, copyright and access to published government information.

E-lert / Cyberavis est un service de signalement hebdomadaire à l’intention des membres de l’ABRC. Il porte principalement sur les domaines suivants : recherche, innovation, édition savante, communication savante, périodiques savants, périodiques électroniques, droit d’auteur et accès aux informations gouvernementales rendues publiques.

CARL COMMUNIQUÉ / COMMUNIQUÉ DE L’ABRC

The mandate of the ad hoc Association Planning Committee is posted on the CARL website. The minutes of the first committee meeting are on the members’ distribution site.
http://www.carl-abrc.ca/members/members-e.html#APC

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Le mandat du Comite spécial de planification de l’association et le procès verbal de la première réunion du comité sont affichés sur le site web de l’ABRC (procès verbal accès réservé aux membres).
http://www.carl-abrc.ca/members/members-f.html#CPA

CARL Directors are invited to comment on the ISO Draft International Standard 690 concerning changes to the Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources. Comments can be sent directly to Bill Leonard, Information Standards Specialist, Library and Archives Canada.
http://www.carl-abrc.ca/members/members-e.html#iso%20690

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Les directeurs de l’ABRC sont invités à envoyer leurs commentaires au sujet du projet de Norme internationale 690 de l’ISO concernant les changements aux Principes directeurs de rédaction des références bibliographiques et des citations des ressources d’informations. Des commentaires peuvent être envoyés directement à l’attention de Bill Leonard, Spécialiste des normes de l'information, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
http://www.carl-abrc.ca/members/members-e.html#iso%20690

NEWS / NOUVELLES

Google News veut numériser les archives des journaux français
Xavier Ternisien
Le Monde, 16 janver 2009

L'intérêt pour l'information n'a jamais été aussi élevé. De plus en plus de personnes y ont accès par Internet. On constate une migration générale des lecteurs vers le Web. La mutation en cours ne porte donc pas sur l'intérêt pour l'information, mais sur la manière dont les gens s'informent et consomment des news. En particulier le lieu où ils ont accès à l'information joue un rôle important : à la maison, au bureau, sur l'ordinateur ou sur le téléphone portable.*
http://www.lemonde.fr/actualite-medias/article/2009/01/16/google-news-veut-numeriser-les-archives-des-journaux-francais_1143007_3236.html#xtor=RSS-651865

Report reveals the true cost of communication
January 15, 2009

While it is no secret that scholarly communication is a massively expensive business, actual costs have remained a mystery – until now. UK-based Research Information Network (RIN) released a report that put global costs at some £175bn and uncovered some surprising results. ‘Journal publishing and distribution are pivotal, but only part of the scholarly communications costs,’ observed Michael Jubb, RIN director. ‘Much larger hidden costs are incurred by readers in the search for, printing and reading of articles.’ *
http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=429

Obama promet une «cyber investiture» accessible à tous
Agence France-Presse, 15 janver 2009

Le président élu américain Barack Obama a promis dans une vidéo diffusée sur internet que son investiture serait accessible même à ceux qui ne braveront pas les foules attendues à Washington, grâce aux nouvelles technologies. La couverture en direct par les télévisions, des alertes envoyées sur les téléphones portables, et la retransmission en direct sur internet grâce à des caméras des concerts et des bals d'investiture font partie des outils employés pour que cette «cyber investiture» soit accessible à tous, a dit M. Obama dans son message vidéo.* HTML

AUCC names Paul Davidson as new president
January 14, 2009

Paul Davidson will begin a five-year term as president of AUCC on May 11, 2009, succeeding Claire Morris who has led the organization since March 2004. Mr. Davidson is currently executive director of World University Service of Canada, a leading international development organization linked to Canadian universities and colleges.*
http://www.aucc.ca/publications/media/2009/Paul_Davidson_01_14_e.html
[Communiqué de presse en français]

Responding to the global economic crisis: Don’t forget Canada’s “Intellectual Infrastructure”
January 14, 2009

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, a national body representing over 50,000 researchers, scholars and students, urges the federal government to consider increasing its investment in research and innovation as part of any public spending program to stimulate the economy. Federation President Nathalie Des Rosiers reminded the government of the critical role of research and innovation to bolster short-term economic recovery and long-term growth in a pre-budget consultation letter sent to the Minister of Finance and opposition leaders. It is estimated that industries that rely on the knowledge and skills generated by the arts, humanities, and social sciences account for nearly $700 billion of Canada’s GDP.*
http://www.fedcan.ca/english/advocacy/budget/BudgetLetterJan2009.cfm
[Communiqué de presse en français]

Google brings masterpieces from Prado direct to armchair art lovers
Giles Tremlett
The Guardian, January 13, 2009

Armchair tourists who are used to traveling the globe with Google Earth can now use the same technology to crawl all over the masterpieces in one of the world's most famous galleries: the Prado. The Madrid museum and the internet search giant unveiled the first use of Google's mapping programme to allow art lovers to get so close to their favourite paintings that even the brush strokes are visible.*
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/13/spain-art

CEDROM-SNi : 20 ans de croissance et d'innovation dans les technologies de l'information
12 janver 2009

CEDROM-SNi, chef de file canadien dans le domaine de la gestion et de la diffusion d'information de presse sur Internet, a célèbre ses 20 ans d'existence, placés sous le signe de
l'innovation et de la croissance. C'est à Montréal en 1989 que CEDROM-SNi ouvre ses portes et saisit rapidement les opportunités qui la mènent à développer une expertise unique et un concept avant-gardiste : la gestion et la diffusion d'informations de presse sur cédérom puis sur Internet. CEDROM-SNi est un agrégateur de contenu de presse qui donne accès par ses services à près de 3000 publications d'actualité et d'affaires provenant principalement de l'Amérique du Nord et de l'Europe.*
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/12/c6452.html

OA Working Group proposes an OA mandate to the Obama transition team
Peter Suber
Open Access News, January 13, 2009

The US Open Access Working Group has posted an OA proposal to the Obama transition team's Citizen's Briefing Book. Public access to the published results of publicly funded research will benefit the economy, science, and health. Every year, the federal government funds tens of billions of dollars in basic and applied research with the expectation that the results will accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, stimulate innovation, and improve the public good.*
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2009/01/oa-working-group-proposes-oa-mandate-to.html

Textbook piracy thriving around city's campuses
Kenyon Wallace
Toronto Star, January 10, 2009

The high cost of university textbooks in Canada is driving students and copy shops to contravene federal copyright law, creating a thriving underground photocopying industry. A Star investigation found 10 copy shops near the University of Toronto and Ryerson University willing to either photocopy full textbooks or allow customers to use self-serve copy machines before binding the pages together – creating books as good as new at a fraction of the cost.*
http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/568628

Lettre budgetaire du Consortium canadien pour la recherche (CCR) aux ministres, chefs des partis d’opposition et députés
17 décembre 2008

Le Consortium canadien pour la recherche (CCR) est d’avis que la recherche et l’innovation sont des éléments importants dans la préparation du prochain budget du gouvernement et qu’elles devraient faire partie intégrante de tout programme de stimulation mis de l’avant pour renforcer l’économie du pays. Le CCR est le plus important organisme au pays dont les préoccupations premières sont le financement de la recherche dans tous les secteurs et le soutien à l’éducation postsecondaire.*
http://fileserver.cfsadmin.org/file/fr/3dbc7f5cfad14c71f1c858b8684cfd9400b4523a.pdf

ARTICLES

Feeding a fine hunger: good teaching is not a separate & distinct activity from the rest of academic work.
Frank Furedi
CAUT Bulletin, January 2009

Although “teaching” experts can teach interesting and practical tricks, their training can miss the point: that academic teaching cannot be recycled as a series of distinct skills and competencies. Although teachers have to learn how to teach, not everything that has to be learnt can be taught. The “trick” is how to learn from the experience of teaching. The most important lesson one can learn is that to be successful as a teacher, one must take students seriously.* HTML

Ontario think tank zeroes in on importance of the creative class to weathering downturn
RE$EARCH MONEY, Volume 22, Number 20, December 23, 2008

Ontario's growing concentration of workers that comprise the creative class may help the province weather the recession better than the previous economic downturn of 1991. Yet members of the creative class in Ontario are paid significantly less than their counterparts in US peer states and are used less intensively by their employers, casting doubt on the ability of Ontario cities to retain them. These and other findings are based on the latest research to emerge from the new Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The research is part of a project the MPI is conducting for the Ontario government, entitled Ontario in the Creative Age: Toward an Economic Blueprint.*

Obama moving science and technology to the top of nation's priority list
RE$EARCH MONEY, Volume 22, Number 20, December 23, 2008

The US appears set to elevate the status of S&T within government and the nation as a whole with the announcement of the team that will advise president-elect Barak Obama. Citing the need for leadership and emphasizing respect for "the integrity of the scientific process", Obama is making clear that he intends to break with the current administration's inherent distrust of science and failure to heed the advice of the nation's top scientists and business leaders.

RESOURCES / RESSOURCES

ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit redesigned
Karen Williams et al, January 2009

The Scholarly Communication Toolkit was designed by the Scholarly Communication Committee of The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) to support advocacy efforts designed to transform the scholarly communication landscape. The tools page presents a modest number of offerings and will grow as librarians and others submit materials. Creators will retain copyright to all materials accepted. Materials will be accepted by this site if the creator agrees to allow others to copy, distribute, or modify materials for local use, for educational purposes, with attribution.*
http://www.acrl.ala.org/scholcomm/

Academia.edu

A group of researchers has launched an online tool that displays academics around the world in a tree format, according to what university/department they are affiliated with, and enables them to have easy-to-maintain profiles. Browsing profiles by research interests has also been enabled. There is also an "Independent Researchers" portion of the tree for academics not associated with a university.*
http://www.academia.edu/about

EVENTS / ÉVÉNEMENTS

ACRL 2009 Research Writer’s Workshops
Seattle, Washington, March 12-15, 2009

The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is sponsoring Research Writer’s Workshops at the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle, March 12-15, 2009. Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer’s Workshops will bring together small groups of two to three writers matched with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.*
http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/2009/01/12/acrl-2009-research-writer%E2%80%99s-workshops-call-for-writers-and-reviewers/

Second International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, July 8-10, 2009

This conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the organization, promotion, and study of scholarly communication to share and discuss innovative work in scholarly publishing. One of the main themes will be the contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as, but not restricted to, PKP’s OJS, OCS, OMP, Lemon8-XML, and OA Harvester) can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public scale.*
http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2009/pkp2009

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