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Gregory Eow Named New CRL President

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Gregory Eow, currently Associate Director for Collections, MIT Libraries, will succeed Bernard Reilly as president of the Center for Research Libraries, effective August 12, 2019. The appointment was announced by Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles and Chair of CRL’s Board of Directors. Speaking on behalf of the board Ms. Steel said, “We are delighted that Greg Eow will become the next president of CRL. He brings deep knowledge of research libraries and collections and many ideas about ways CRL can evolve in the coming years to maintain its centrality as a key part of the research library landscape.”

For more information go to: http://www.crl.edu/news/gregory-eow-named-new-crl-president

Rutgers Libraries Welcome Jeff Carroll as Assistant Vice President for Scholarly Communication and Collections

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Rutgers University Libraries are delighted to welcome Jeff Carroll as assistant vice president for scholarly communication and collections, effective July 15, 2019.

In this role, Carroll will provide leadership, strategic direction, and support for the Libraries’ scholarly communication and collections infrastructure, ensuring that our resources and services advance the unique missions of Rutgers–Camden, Rutgers–Newark, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

To read more please go to: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/news/libraries-welcome-jeff-carroll-assistant-vice-president-scholarly-communication-and-collections

University of California Cancels its Subscriptions to Elsevier Content

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As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals.

To read more go to: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-terminates-subscriptions-worlds-largest-scientific-publisher-push-open-access-publicly

Harvard Library and MIT Libraries provide recommendations for Plan S implementation

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Harvard Library and the MIT Libraries are committed to fostering a scholarly communications environment which advances the values of openness, equitable access, transparency, responsible stewardship, and flexible reuse. Aligned with these commitments, we are in broad support of Plan S and its goals to ensure that publicly funded research is made openly available to a global audience. We applaud the clear, unmistakable intention behind Plan S: to provide strong, meaningful incentives to make new research open access.

To read more please go to: https://libraries.mit.edu/news/harvard-library/29052/

Stanford University Statement on Patron Privacy and Database Access

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Many leading providers of digital content to libraries in North America are changing the way they provide access to library patrons. Instead of allowing anonymous access via well-established channels, these providers are increasingly seeking personally identifiable, individual patron data. Often these efforts to gather more patron data are bundled into efforts to “enhance” or modernize platforms as the sector moves towards single sign on, and away from traditional, IP-based access. The providers have many possible drivers to gather this data: personalization, analytics, marketing, et al.

To read more please go to: https://library.stanford.edu/using/special-policies/statement-patron-privacy-and-database-access

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