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Exciting Times for arXiv: Grants from the Sloan Foundation and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Usher the Next-Gen arXiv Initiative

We are pleased to receive a $450,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation and $200,000 from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) to start establishing a new technical infrastructure for arXiv. The funds from the Sloan Foundation will initiate the design of a modern, scalable, cost-efficient, and reliable technical infrastructure for arXiv. The additional support […]

Scholarly Communication Working Group Sprint to Develop Author Rights Resources

Outreach to promote effective author rights management was identified as a high priority project for members of the Scholarly Communication Working Group (SCWG), and the Library Directors Leadership Team also raised this as an important issue in their introductory meetings with Director of Copyright Services Amy Dygert and Scholarly Communication Librarian Gail Steinhart. The SCWG […]

What is ORCID and why should we care?

What is ORCID and why should we care? ORCID iDs are unique identifiers for researchers. They provide a simple and standardized way to unambiguously link authors to their publications (and potentially other entities such as organizations), and are increasingly required by publishers and funders. Let’s start with a couple of definitions: ORCID stands for Open […]

arXiv Annual Update

arXiv started 2015 with an important milestone as we added the one-millionth paper at the end of December 2014 (press release & video). Since its inception in 1991 with a focus on the high energy physics community, arXiv has significantly expanded both its subject coverage and user base. During 2015, the repository saw 105,000 new submissions and over 139 million […]

Invitation to Apply for Digital Scholarship Fellowships

We are pleased to invite applications for the Digital Scholarship Fellowship position. Hosted by the DSPS unit since 2012, the fellowship program aims to provide opportunities for CUL staff to expand their skills and experiences in developing, delivering, and assessing digital scholarship services. It supports the CUL objectives of “empowering staff to explore gaps in their […]

New Arts & Sciences Grants Announced

We are pleased to announce the following projects have been funded for the 2015 Arts & Sciences Grants Program for Digital Collections. These initiatives will expand our digital primary material collections for research and teaching. They will also contribute to the burgeoning field of scholarship in the digital humanities through the use of innovative digital […]

Cornell Open Access Publication Fund (fall 2015 update)

2014-15 was a record year to date for Cornell research made freely accessible to the world with support of the Cornell Open Access Publication (COAP) fund. COAP supports the choice of Cornell authors (faculty, staff, and students) to publish in peer-reviewed, open access journals by underwriting “reasonable article processing fees” associated with OA publishing – […]

RepoExec, or The CUL Repository Executive Group

The Cornell University Library’s Repository Executive Group, colloquially known as RepoExec, has been meeting since the beginning of the year to explore and address the issues surrounding digital repositories at CUL. A digital repository is a system for managing and storing digital items, potentially including a wide range of content (visual images, digital images, research […]

Why I joined the Authors Alliance

(by Peter Hirtle) Of all the absurdities associated with the Authors Guild suit against Google over the Google Books Project, perhaps the greatest was the Guild’s efforts to make it a class action, with the 8,000 members of the Guild speaking for all authors everywhere in the world.  Most academic authors realize that providing a […]

Project Euclid Launches New Website

Project Euclid launched a new website in early January. Planning, design, and development of the site took place over 18 months, and included discussions with numerous researchers, publishers, and librarians. The new site maintains what people liked about the previous site, its performance and clean appearance, while incorporating many new tools and features. Project Euclid […]

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