February 16, 2018

Archives for January 2008

French Med Info in ScienceDirect

By Michael Rogers Elsevier announced in December the addition of 45 French-language medical journals from its Elsevier Masson division to ScienceDirect. The publisher said that the titles, “including Feuillets de Radiologie, Journal de Chirurgie, and La Press Médicale, represent a wide range of high-quality journals and complement the 27 Éditions Scientifique et Médicales Elsevier titles […]

Book News: Wiley partners with Swets for OnlineBooks

By Michael Rogers Swets to handle publisher’s global sales InterScience Online Books offers more than 2900 titles Can generate usages stats for weeding Wiley has hired subscription service giant Swets “to act as a global sales partner for its range of OnlineBooks,” the vendor said, adding that “the deal makes the entire range of electronic […]

InfoTech: OCLC Acquires EZproxy Remote Authentication Software

By Josh Hadro Software offers remote authentication for licensed databases Enables users to connect to all of a university’s licensed databases remotely Creator Chris Zagar to be a full-time consultant with OCLC for first year The seemingly ever-growing OCLC has expanded again, acquiring EZproxy, a leading remote authentication software for licensed databases, in January. EZproxy […]

EBSCO Enhances Visual Searching

By Michael Rogers Two visual search interfaces for EBSCOhost Boon for visual search learners Results returned as colored blocks or columns The EBSCOhost interface has gotten a face-lift thanks to new “Visual Search options and additional clusters,” designed to expedite searching. The vendor said the new Visual Search options “provide visual learners” with graphical approaches […]

Book News: Univ. of Pittsburgh Pr. Tackling Digital Publishing

By Michael Rogers 30 titles from Latin American series available Library scanning the books If successful, other titles will follow The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the University of Pittsburgh Press is taking the digital publishing plunge in a joint project with the school’s library. The press is mounting 30 titles from its Latin American series […]

Alumnus Sues Cornell Over Article Newly Surfaced in Digital Archive

By Andrew Albanese Newly-surfaced article reports student theft Does digitization represent republication? Will libraries respond to requests to expunge records? A Cornell University alumnus has sued the university over a decades-old article now available in the university library’s digital collections—and searchable on Internet. According to the Cornell Daily Sun, Kevin Vanginderen, a Cornell graduate and now […]

Nintendo Donates 21 Wiis to Encourage Use at Libraries

By Norman Oder ALA among six recipients New ALA gaming group formed Several libraries already using Wiis Here comes the Wii: game-maker Nintendo has decided to donate 21 of the popular games (valued at $250 each) to encourage library gaming. The recipients are the Alpena County Library, MI; the Free Library of Philadelphia; the Pasco […]

Open Lists, Shorter Meetings Discussed at ALA Midwinter

By Norman Horrocks & Norman Oder Council likes idea of open lists, but wary of implementation Shorter meetings might attract more candidates Both will be studied Several issues discussed at the recent American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting involved ways to make ALA more accessible. Hoping to enable ALA members to become more aware of […]

Internet Porn Statistics at Dallas Central Library Prompt City Concern

By Norman Oder 7.5% of Internet traffic is pornography Statistics seem higher than in previous analyses City Council to examine issue next month A local newspaper’s analysis of web pages accessed at the Dallas Public Library’s central library showed that some 7.5 percent of the web pages viewed during one 45-minute period contained pornography, prompting […]

OverDrive Backing epub Standard

By Michael Rogers OverDrive is the latest company to support the International Digital Publishing Forum‘s (IDPF) epub digital publication standard for ebooks. Beginning in early 2008, its “global network of libraries, schools, and retailers will be able to access ebooks and digital publications in the ‘epub’ format through its digital media warehouse Content Reserve,” OverDrive […]