August 29, 2014

Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Pubget

From a CCC News Release: Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC)  has acquired MA-based Pubget, a solutions provider focused on expediting the acquisition and analysis of content. Pubget offers search, retrieval and browse capabilities for content. Its solutions make research more efficient by simplifying the process of finding, managing and analyzing information. Pubget has served more […]

New Issue of "Focus on Global Resources" Spotlights Human Rights Documentation

The Winter 2012 issue (Volume 31, Number 2) of Focus on Global Resources from the Center for Research Libraries is now available online. Articles: In This Issue This FOCUS revolves around the theme of human rights documentation and the issues surrounding the survival and integrity of evidence of human rights violations. Human Rights and Electronic Media: a CRL […]

Reference: Statistics: Europe in Figures – Eurostat Yearbook 2011

Via Eurostat: Europe in figures – Eurostat yearbook 2011 – presents a comprehensive selection of statistical data on Europe. With more than 450 statistical tables, graphs and maps, the yearbook is a definitive collection of statistical information on the European Union. Most data cover the period 1999-2009 for the European Union and its Member States, […]

Just Released: Telenav Launches "Scout", First Daily Personal Navigator for Smartphones, Computers, and Cars (Free)

Here’s a new app that might be of interest. It’s free to download and use.  The iPhone app is available today with apps for Blackberry and Android to come. From the Telenav Announcement: [Scout is] the first daily personal navigator that will be seamlessly accessible across the web, smartphones, and in-car systems – offering users […]

House Committee Plans SOPA Hearing on January 18th, Senate Version of Bill (PIPA) Heading to Senate

From The Hill: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced a Jan. 18 hearing on the potential impact of Domain Name Service (DNS) and search engine blocking on the Internet on Monday, escalating the feud within the Republican Party over the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). [Clip] Issa has been a harsh critic of […]

OCLC Working with SkillSoft to Add Records for Books24x7 Digital Book Catalog to WorldCat

via OCLC: OCLC is working with SkillSoft to add records for the Books24x7 digital book catalog to WorldCat. SkillSoft’s growing selection of over 30,000 titles in a variety of subject areas will be represented in WorldCat with a link to the Books24x7 platform. In addition, OCLC is loading the Books24x7 collection information into the WorldCat […]

Oregon: State Police Investigate Ex-Library Employee

From the Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR): Police are investigating possible wrongdoing by a former state library official who abruptly resigned in December after he was chosen to become the next Oregon state librarian. Amid official silence about what triggered the criminal investigation, emails obtained by the Statesman Journal through Oregon’s public records law reveal that Robert […]

New Preprint: "Deal or No Deal? : Evaluating Big Deals and Their Journals"

Title Deal or No Deal? : Evaluating Big Deals and Their Journals (38 pages; PDF) Authors Deborah D. Blecic (U. of Illinois at Chicago) Stephen E. Wiberley Jr. (U. of Illinois at Chicago) Joan Fiscella (U. of Illinois at Chicago) Sara Bahnmaier-Blaszczak (U. of Michigan) Rebecca Lowery (U. of Illinois at Chicago) Source College and […]

University of Michigan Eyes e-Books as a Way to Lower Soaring Textbook Costs

From AnnArbor.com: The University of Michigan is considering widely embracing electronic textbooks in the coming years. But how cost effective will a move toward the 21st century version of the classic textbook be? U-M librarian Paul Courant estimates that a typical e-book costs between 20 and 30 percent less than its printed counterparts. But he […]

ALA Posts Comments About Research Works Act, "Vehemently" Opposes Bill

From an ALA District Dispatch Post: In a perplexing turn of events, Rep. Issa (R-CA) recently introduced the Research Works Act (H.R. 3699), on December 16, 2011. Co-sponsored by Rep. Mahoney (D-NY), the bill would effectively turn back the clock on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access policy put into place in 2008.  […]