Member News & Announcements, April IO 2020

News from NISO Members

Infrastructure and Platforms

Bungee Jumping Standard Underway at ASTM International
ASTM International, Voting Member, Press Release, March 20, 2020

Bungee jumping industry stakeholders are being encouraged to join an effort to create a standard that will support the growing number of bungee jumping operations worldwide. The proposed standard (WK62522) is being developed by ASTM International’s subcommittee on adventure attractions (F24.61), part of the committee on amusement rides and devices (F24).

The standard aims to establish criteria for the design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, auditing, and modification of bungee jumping operations. 

Cactus Communications and Cadmore Media Collaborate on Solutions for Scientific Event Recordingsss
Cadmore Media, Voting Member, News Announcement, March 10, 2020

Cactus Communications (CACTUS) and Cadmore Media announced today an end-to-end media capture and publication solution for societies wishing to expertly publish the output of key scientific conferences, whether they are being held virtually or in person.

With CACTUS’s global network of subject specialists, professional media production, and transcription and translation services, and Cadmore Media’s specialist streaming media publishing environment and media library technologies, the two companies in collaboration can provide everything a conference organizer needs to provide on-demand access to conferences throughout the year.


ASME Delegation Meets with Key Stakeholders in India
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Voting Member, News Announcement, March 20, 2020

Understanding the importance of India’s major role in furthering ASME’s global expansion and revenue opportunities, ASME Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile recently led a series of meetings with industry, government and volunteer stakeholders in India. Joined by Michael Johnson, chief strategy officer, and Madhukar Sharma, director of ASME India Pvt. Ltd., Costabile visited New Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai in late February to strengthen ASME’s presence in the world’s fifth largest economy.

The ASME delegation first met with high-level Siemens representatives, primarily from the gas and power sector. Siemens employs 40,000 people in India, 4,000 of whom are engineers in this sector. A presentation on ASME’s footprint in India — covering its reach in Standards & Certification, Learning & Development, student programs including ASME Engineering Festivals® and ASME EFx® events, and conferences — underscored opportunities for further ASME-Siemens partnerships. Just last month, Barbara Humpton, Siemens USA CEO, announced an “Innovate for Impact” design challenge — a cutting-edge initiative shared by Siemens and Engineering for Change (E4C).

Aries Commemorates 200 Journals using Editorial Manager in Japan through ATLAS
Aries Systems Corporation, Voting Member, News Announcement, March 19, 2020

Aries’ Japanese distribution partner, ATLAS Co. Ltd., is pleased to announce the adoption of Editorial Manager® for 200 journal sites to date. Journals who have recently signed on to adopt EM as their manuscript submission and peer review tracking system include Science and Technology of Energetic Materials, International Journal of Surgical Wound Care and Journal of Prosthodontic Research. These newly contracted journals just launched their EM sites within the last few months.

Since 2009, Aries’ partnership with ATLAS has facilitated the support of Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager® in Japan. As a scholarly publishing technology leader based in Tokyo, ATLAS allows for EM and PM to be available to the ever-growing Japanese publishing market, aligning with Aries’ mission to enhance the dissemination of knowledge on a global scale.

Libraries and Archives

Help Transcribe the Records of Early Philadelphia Churches
Atla, Voting Member, Blog Posting, March 26, 2020

The Christ Church Preservation Trust is currently looking for volunteers to help transcribe early Philadelphia church records. These records include baptismal, marriage, burial, and circumcision records; however, there are many other subject areas that may be of interest. Further, there are a few collections that are written in Hebrew, and the Preservation Trust would welcome transcription by Atla members who have expertise in this language.

Knowledge Management

Access Innovations Named in KMWorld’s Annual “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management
Access Innovations, Inc., Voting Member, Press Release, March 9, 2020

Access Innovations, Inc., a leader in digital data organization, announces its inclusion on KMWorld’s annual list of the “Top 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management.” Access Innovations, Inc. is featured for its seventh year, after debuting on the list in 2005. Other notable companies given a spot on the 2019 top 100 list include Adobe, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft.

“Knowledge management software and services providers are embracing a fresh wave of technological innovation to address heightened expectations—among both customers and employees—for the right information to be delivered to the right people at the right time, said Tom Hogan, Group Publisher at KMWorld. “To showcase organizations that are advancing their products and capabilities to meet changing requirements, KMWorld created the annual list of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management.”


It’s science that solves problems
CABI, Voting Member, Blog Posting, March 10, 2020

On International Women’s Day, meet Sylvia Misengo Tembo, one of the women who completed CABI’s Masters of Advanced Science in Integrated Crop Management

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March each year. It’s a global day when we look at the cultural, economic, political and social achievements of women.

This year, we caught up with Sylvia Misengo Tembo from Zambia, one of the 12 students from the class of 2019 Masters of Advanced Science (MAS) in Integrated Crop Management (ICM) – an agricultural course led by ICM experts from CABI and University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.