The ACLTS (Assn. for Library Collections and Technical Services) Communications Interest Group held a program at the ALA 2013 Midwinter Meeting yesterday in Seattle and slides from the presentations are now available online. 1. SCOAP3 Presenters: Ann Okerson (CRL) and Tom Sanville (LYRASIS) Direct to PPT Slides 2. eScholarship PLUS: Sustaining Open Access Scholarly Publishing [...]
Scholarly Publishing: Slides Now Available From SCOAP3 and eScholarship PLUS Updates (ALA Midwinter 2013)
ProQuest’s “Expansion of History Vault” Opens New Perspectives on Pivotal Eras in American History & More Recent PQ News
ProQuest Product Announcements Made at ALA Midwinter Meeting 2013 ProQuest’s Expansion of History Vault Opens New Perspectives on Pivotal Eras in American History In 2013, ProQuest will open content that has been largely inaccessible to global researchers with a significant expansion of its acclaimed History Vault, a five-year program to provide central access to the [...]
EBSCO Announcements Made at ALA Midwinter Meeting 2013 EBSCO Publishing Increases E-book Content for Academic Libraries eBooks on EBSCOhost continues to grow as thousands of e-books have been added to the eBook Academic Collection —increasing the number of e-books to more than 112,000. [Clip] EBook Academic Collection is offered on an annual subscription basis with [...]
Digitization: Springer Launches the “Springer Book Archives”, 37,000 eBooks Now Available With More to Come
From Springer: Springer now offers online access to 37,000 historic, English-language eBooks with the launch of the Springer Book Archives. The SBA will be completed by the end of this year, and when finished researchers, students and librarians will be able to access more than 170 years of science through 100,000 titles, available anywhere, at [...]
Twice each year, as the ALA Annual Conference and the ALA Midwinter Meeting begin, the Library of Congress (LC) publishes an in-depth update about what they’ve been up to since the previous meeting or conference. The update is loaded with facts, stats, personnel updates, and loads of other information. Here’s a direct link to: Update [...]
From the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group:
The report, which was created by the ALA Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG), can be used by librarians to weigh ebook contract variables most important to their library. The report assesses 15 ebook contract variables of importance to libraries, ranging from ebook title inclusion, to ebook pricing, to immediate patron access. These variables include important ebook lending characteristics, such as ebook revenue streams for publishers and ebook accessibility for people with disabilities.
Yesterday, SirsiDynix announced a partnership to integrate eResource Central with 3M Cloud Library. 10 days ago an integration deal with OverDrive. Plus partnership deals to integrate Project Gutenberg, Open Library, EBSCO, Baker & Taylor, Oxford University Press and others. Today, it’s a deal to integrate audiobooks. From SirsiDynix: SirsiDynix and Recorded Books today announced a [...]
Innovative Interfaces Inc. today announced a new development initiative that will integrate access to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) into its Encore Synergy platform. Separately, the company announced today that its Decision Center collection management solution has been implemented at several public and academic libraries, including Jefferson County Public Library (CO), Tulsa City-County Library (OK), and University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Macmillan will launch a pilot program selling ebooks to public libraries, CEO John Sargent announced today. The pilot, which will launch in the first quarter of this year, involves more than 1200 backlist titles from the Minotaur imprint, which handles mysteries and crime fiction. Macmillan will distribute the books under the agency model and work with multiple distributors, including OverDrive, Axis 360, and the 3M Cloud Library. Once purchased by a library, each will be available for two years or 52 circulations, whichever comes first.