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Magazine article Information Today

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* FOIA Mapper, a winner of the Knight Foundation's News Challenge on Data, had its official launch. Journalists, researchers, businesses, and individuals can use this resource to search government records, many of which are stored in offline databases. Anyone can use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to request information from these records, but they may not know what to look for because their data isn't documented online. FOIA Mapper collects information about the offline databases and organizes it into a searchable catalog. Searches on any topic return a list of government agencies with the information, its format, and how to request it under FOIA. Users can also search a database of past FOIA requests by others. Source: FOIA Mapper (foiamapper.com)

* Springer Nature extended its nature .com content-sharing trial past the original 1-year timeline. Authors, subscribers, and global media partners will be able to share articles for free. The company will give Nature's and Nature research journals' authors shareable links to read-only versions of their articles, with the initiative rolling out to authors of the Springer Nature-owned primary research journals after that. They can post the links to social media channels, institutional repositories, and their own websites, among other places. Source: Springer Nature (springernature.com)

* The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) introduced the website for the OƄ2020 initiative (oa2020.org), which aims to facilitate collaboration and exchange among institutions that are involved with scholarly publishing, such as universities, funders, and libraries. ā€¦

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