December 16, 2017

Open Access Books: OAPEN Projects Passes 2 Million Downloads, Adds New Publishers, and Enriched Metadata via Isidore

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OAPEN is a project based in Europe, “dedicated to Open Access publishing of academic books.” A list of some of the publishers who contribute data to OAPEN can be found on this page. The two millionth download of an open access book from the OAPEN database took place earlier this month. According to the OAPEN […]

News Briefs

1. Libhub Initiative Celebrates Founding 12 Library Partners at Early Adopter Summit 2. Taylor & Francis Group Adds Altmetric to their Journals Platform 3. Academic Publishing: SAGE Acquires Pion, Publisher of Geography and Psychology Journals MORE TO COME

Statistics: Mary Meeker’s Annual “Internet Trends” Report Now Available Online

Mary Meeker, a highly respected analyst and vice-president at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, delivers her “Internet Trends” presentation/report at a major industry conference each year. Meeker’s slides are linked and are LOADED with statistics along with her views on current trends and where we are headed. Important, interesting, […]

Google is Now Crawling/Indexing Content From ‘Inside’ iOS Apps, Results Coming Soon to the Google App and Chrome

From Google’s Webmaster Central Blog: We’ve been helping users discover relevant content from Android apps in Google search results for a while now. Starting today, we’re bringing App Indexing to iOS apps as well. This means users on both Android and iOS will be able to open mobile app content straight from Google Search. Indexed […]

News Roundup (Items from Kobo, ProQuest, and BiblioBoard)

1. Comic Books from Valiant Entertainment Now Part of BilbioBoard’s Comic Book Collection 2. Kobo Expands Partnership with American Booksellers Association (Independent Bookstores) With New Promotion 3. Genealogy: Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry Now Available From ProQuest 4. Open Access Collaborative Program SciELO Partners with ReadCube to Enhance Scholarly Articles      

Beginning Next Week: Change in Library of Congress Access to HathiTrust Digital Library to Access Advanced Features

From LC (via E-Mail): Effective June 1, 2015, the Library of Congress will enhance access to the HathiTrust Digital Library and change the way LC users are authenticated [at LC facilities and remotely]. This change will provide access to advanced HathiTrust features, including the ability to: Download full PDFs of public domain works that appear […]

Authors From the Smithsonian Institution are Increasingly Publishing Open Access Articles and Reports

From the Smithsonian’s Unbound Blog: The Smithsonian will soon develop procedures for complying with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s directive on public access to federally funded research. That means that most papers authored by Smithsonian staff and affiliates will be made available to the public at no charge, some after an […]

ALA’s Office of Information Technology Policy Releases “Digital Futures” Report

The following report was released online today by ALA’s Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP). It was guest edited by Alan S. Inouye, director of OITP. The complete report runs 44 pages. From a Summary/News Release: Moving ahead is the overarching theme of the new digital supplement Digital Futures from American Libraries magazine. This report […]

New Issue of Library of Congress Magazine Takes a Look at Collecting Comedy

The Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bi-monthly and latest issue of LCM (Vol. 4 No. 3: May-June 2015) focuses on collecting comedy. Feature Articles Include: Creating Cartoons: Art and Controversy “The Library’s vast archive of cartoon art chronicles more than two centuries of political controversy.” Comedy in Comic Books “Popular comedians have joined […]

eBooks in Schools: Follett and HarperCollins Partner to Offer 18,000 Ebook Titles For PreK-12 Students

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From Follett: Follett today announced it has launched a collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. [Clip] Among the beloved HarperCollins classics that will be available are, “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis and “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. In addition, students and educators […]