December 12, 2017

Digital Preservation: Portico Membership Expands in Europe With 10 New Institutions From the Netherlands and Switzerland

From Portico: Portico announced today that members of Netherland’s SURFmarket and Switzerland’s Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries joined Portico. With the addition of these institutions, more than half of Portico’s library participants are now located outside of the United States. [Clip] The 10 institutions include Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, and Utrecht […]

Citation Analysis: Scopus Launches Cited References Expansion Program For Pre-1996 Content

From Today’s Announcement: Elsevier today announced that Scopus has launched its Cited References Expansion Program to include cited references in its database going back to 1970 for pre-1996 content. In addition to increasing the depth of Scopus’ scholarly content, including cited references for pre-1996 content will make citation data more accurate, therefore expanding the ability […]

Consortiums: Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey, Group Licensing Initiative Expanding Into Southeast Atlantic Region

From Today’s Announcement: Formed under the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey, the Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is currently embarking on its 12th year of operation while more than doubling its geographic coverage area. More than 100 mid-Atlantic hospitals and medical facilities form the organization’s core. Expansion efforts, supported by the National […]

Science: Canadian Museum of Nature Launches New Site With 710,000 Natural History Records

From the Museum: The Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history, has launched a free scientific database featuring open access to more than 710,000 records of plants, animals, fossils, and minerals that are part of the museum’s national collections. [Clip] The digitized records represent about one-quarter (or 22%) of the museum’s estimated […]

State-Wide Library Consortiums in Missouri (MOBIUS) and Colorado (Prospector) Formally Announce Materials Sharing Agreement

From Today’s Announcement (via III): MOBIUS [70 members public, academic, and special] service of and Prospector [service of Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries] , the state-wide library consortia in Missouri and Colorado, have signed an agreement to enable library users in those states to borrow materials from member libraries of both systems. MOBIUS and Prospector […]

Cornell’s Anne Kenney Discusses “Leveraging the Liaison Model” in a New Ithaka S+R Issue Brief

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From Ithaka S+R: In our latest issue brief, Anne Kenney, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, explores how librarians can leverage the liaison model to demonstrate “that the library is more than a purveyor of content and that its expertise is an essential component of the academic knowledge infrastructure on and off […]

New Publication: An Introduction to the DPLA Metadata Model

The new intro document was shared yesterday on the Digital Public Library of America web site. From an Introductory Blog Post by Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Director for Content at DPLA: Metadata is at the heart of what DPLA is and does. We are actively harvesting metadata records from our Hubs and constantly adding to the […]

California Governor Appoints Journalist to State Librarian Position

From the LA Times: [Governor Jerry] Brown [has] appointed Greg Lucas, 55, a former political reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, to the post. Since 2011, Lucas has been a senior editor for the Sacramento website Capitol Weekly, which provides articles on California politics, and he also writes and edits California’s Capitol, a website he […]

Primary Documents: Gale Launches Two New Online Collections of Associated Press Materials, Including Archived Internal Documents

Here’s info and links to learn more about three new collections. From Gale/Cengage: News Features & Internal Communications and the U.S. City Bureaus Collection – the first two of three planned collections for 2014 in the Associated Press Collections Online program – are now available to researchers. TheWashington, D.C. Bureau Collection will be available later this spring. News & Features & […]

eBooks: OverDrive Ending Downloads and Development of Media Console App (OMC) for Blackberry

Can’t say we are really surprised. OverDrive writes: Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. [Our emphasis] BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading eBooks and […]