October 7, 2015

Springer Announces New Opt-In Licensing Terms For Ebooks and Journals Used on Non-Commercial Educational Platforms

From a Springer Announcement: Starting in October 2015, Springer, part of the newly formed publishing group Springer Nature, will offer customers a way to make their online educational initiatives even more attractive. A unique offer to licensed institutions will allow them to embed, at no extra charge, up to 30 specialized links to Springer eBook […]

Pratt Institute: “School of Information and Library Science Renamed”

From a Pratt Institute Announcement: Pratt Institute has changed the name of its School of Information and Library Science to the School of Information. For more than 125 years, the School of Information and Library Science has been a leader at the nexus of information studies and design thinking and has been internationally known among […]

ARL Publishes 2013-2014 Statistics, Three Reports Released Today

The Association of Research Libraries today released three reports featuring 2013-2014 statistics. ARL Statistics 2013–2014 ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2013–2014 ARL Health Law Library Statistics 2013–2014 Access to the complete reports and data are fee-based. Links to order are below. A few selected highlights are available at no charge. ARL Statistics 2013–2014 The Association […]

New Article: “The International Coalition of Library Consortia: Origins, Contributions and Path Forward”

The following article was published online today by Insights: the UKSG journal. Title The International Coalition of Library Consortia: Origins, Contributions and Path Forward Author Celeste Feather Lyrasis Source Insights: the UKSG journal 28.3 Abstract The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) has its origins in informal discussion and meetings held 2 decades ago. The […]

Serials: 20 Journals Joining Oxford Journals Collection in 2016

From OUP: We recently announced final confirmation that 20 prestigious journals will be joining the Oxford Journals Collection for 2016, 14 of which are brand new to OUP. This brings our total Collection offering to 311 journals. These include highly regarded titles such as Pain Medicine and the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology, as […]

Reference: Lists & Rankings: Interbrand’s 2015 Best Global Brands Report, World’s Most Valuable Brands

ThReleased today. From Interbrand: Interbrand’s 16th annual Best Global Brands report, released today, identifies the 100 most valuable global brands. For the third year in a row, Apple (#1) and Google (#2) claim the top positions. Valued at USD $170.276 billion, Apple increases its brand value by 43 percent. Google, valued at $120.314 billion, increases […]

Audio/Video Search and Retrieval: News, Research, Demos and Tools (Roundup)

We’re seeing renewed media attention being given to multimedia search technology. Here are two recent articles, a new demo, and links to several other tools. Of course, research on making this happen has been going on for many years and there have been several tools that have come and gone. A Favorite One search tool […]

Social Media Research: “Twitter Language Use Reflects Psychological Differences between Democrats and Republicans”

The following research article was published by PLOS One on September 16, 2015. Title Twitter Language Use Reflects Psychological Differences between Democrats and Republicans Authors Karolina Sylwester Queen Mary University of London Matthew Purver Queen Mary University of London Source PLOS One 10(9): e0137422 Abstract Previous research has shown that political leanings correlate with various […]

Milestones: Project Gutenberg Reaches Ebook #50,000

From a Project Gutenberg Newsletter Item by Greg Newby: Project Gutenberg is thrilled to achieve the milestone of eBook #50,000. In honor of Project Gutenberg’s founder, Michael S. Hart, a special title was selected. “John Gutenberg, First Master Printer, His Acts, and most remarkable Discourses, and his Death” is now available at www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50000. [Clip] Michael […]

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Launches New “One-Stop” Search Page

Good news from a resource we use (a lot) and also love to inform others about. From an SSRN Blog Post: With over 600,000 papers [in SSRN], finding the right research may seem daunting. So, we significantly improved our search functionality. SSRN’s new page centralizes all the tools you need to find stuff in the […]