NEWS AND NOTES / NOUVELLES ET NOTES
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association
ARL publishes metadata, SPEC Kit 298 163 Tags help make libraries del.icio.us 163 CIHR scores Canadian first with open access policy for research publications 164 Search startup ready to challenge Google 164 Google Book Search Libraries and their digital copies 164 Peer review reviewed 164 A medical publisher's unusual prescription: online ads 165 New research policy a victory for "open access" 165 SPARC open letter to members on the PRISM anti-open access effort 165 ARL introduces
... oduces Expenditures-Focused Index of university library members 166 PloS and partners offer video communications with SciVee 166 Other countries surpass Canada in technological innovation in health care 166 New "WikiScanner" exposes underhanded editors 166 The Canadian research community is concerned by the need to take swift action to adapt to the substantial changes required by the scientific enterprise. Because no national data preservation organization exists, many experts believe that a national strategy on data access or policies needs to be developed and that a "Data Task Force" be created to prepare a full national implementation strategy. Once such a national strategy is broadly supported, it is proposed that a dedicated national infrastructure, tentatively called "Data Canada", be established to assume overall leadership in the development and execution of a strategic plan. ARL redesigns Research Library Residency Programs Database September 2007 http://www.arl.org/news/pr/residencies21sep07.shtml The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Initiatives have redesigned the Research Library Residency Programs Database. The database is a free, Web-based registry for descriptions of residency programs and internships in academic and research libraries and in library and information science educational programs. Anyone is welcome to search the database or submit listings. ARL publishes metadata, SPEC Kit 298 17 September 2007 http://www.arl.org/bm%7Edoc/spec298web.pdf This SPEC survey investigated how metadata is implemented in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries: which staff are creating metadata and for what kinds of digital objects, what schemas and tools they use to create and manage metadata, what skills metadata staff need and how they acquire them, and the organizational changes and challenges that metadata has brought to libraries. Link to table of contents and executive summary.