November 28, 2015

News Briefs: Items from CrossRef, EBSCO, OverDrive, O’Reilly and Safari

1. Metadata: CrossRef and California Digital Library Agreement Extends Discoverability of Scholarly Publications

Through the agreement, publishers using CDL’s EZID digital identifier service now may choose to deposit the metadata for their content in the CrossRef system. In this way they may use the full range of CrossRef services, including search and discovery, persistent linking, tracking of funding and licensing information, text and data mining, and more.

2. New Products: EBSCO Health Introduces Nursing Reference Center Plus

3. eBooks: O’Reilly Purchases Pearson’s Stake in Safari (via O’Reilly Safari)
Previously, O’Reilly and Pearson owned 50% each. 

4. OverDrive Introduces Two New “Highly Requested” Features for Holds



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