October 24, 2014

Scholarly Publishing: De Gruyter CEO Sven Fund Leaves Company After Management Reorganization

News from De Gruyter received today. Full Text of a Company Announcement: De Gruyter is reorganizing its management board. In the future, the management board will consist of just two managing directors. As part of this change, Dr. Sven Fund will depart from the company. The two remaining managing directors, Dr. Anke Beck and Carsten […]

eBooks: Odilo Signs Three Year eBook Management/Lending Deal With The Library Network in SE Michigan

Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo several times on infoDOCKET in the past. Most notably in January 2014 when the European-based company was awarded a contract to power Colorado’s statewide ebook service, EVOKE. About five weeks ago we pointed out that Odilo had just received $2.8 million in VC funding. From Today’s Announcement: The Library Network (TLN), […]

Research Data: University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information Gets $2.73 Million for NSF Project

From the University of Tennessee: The College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will receive $2.73 million over the next five years as part of a $15 million accomplishment based renewal of the National Science Foundation’s DataONE project. DataONE stands for Data Observation Network for Earth, a National Science Foundation program […]

NY Times: “So Little Paper to Chase in a Law Firm’s New Library”

From The New York Times: The law firm Kaye Scholer left a lot behind when it moved this month from 425 Park Avenue, where it had been since 1957, into new quarters at 250 West 55th Street. It left behind offices that had served giants like Milton Handler, one of whose students, Justice Ruth Bader […]

Health/Medical Info: Responsive Design Comes to New Version of MedlinePlus Mobile

From MedlinePlus (Provided by the National Library of Medicine): The National Library of Medicine’s new version of the MedlinePlus mobile site has all of the resources you can currently access on MedlinePlus.gov, including over 950 health topic pages, drug and supplement information, videos, news, a medical encyclopedia, and more. We’ve expanded upon the previous version […]

Rich Citations: PLOS Develops Enriched Citation Format, API Now Available For Developers

A new format for citations developed by the team at the Public Library of Science (PLOS) that will add a lot more data to what a citation has traditionally provided. This is yet another project that we will be watching very closely not only for how the code develops/improves, how the data is used, and […]

Scholarly Publishing: Rockefeller University Press Expands Free Access to eBooks Program, More than 50 Titles Now Available

From RUP: The Rockefeller University Press has expanded access to its book collection, with nearly 50 titles available for free download in multiple e-book formats [PDF, ePub, Mobi] at books.rupress.org. The collection dates back to 1959 and includes works by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors. Readers also have the opportunity to purchase hardcover or softcover […]

Reference: Collection of Historic NASA Sounds Launches on SoundCloud

Several tweets point to a new collection of sounds from historic and current NASA spaceflights that is now available from NASA on SoundCloud. The BBC has more: More than 60 samples have been added to the agency’s new dedicated Soundcloud account, but listeners are unable to leave comments underneath the files. Astronaut communications, including “Houston, […]

More Metadata: SHARE Research Notification Service Adds Nine New Content Partners

Earlier this month we posted about the currently “in development” SHARE [SHared Access Research Ecosystem] project naming Tyler Walters (Dean of Libraries at Virginia Tech) as Founding Director. Today in the latest SHARE Update E-Newsletter we read that in the past month nine new content partners have signed-on and will provide metadata to the notification […]

Germany: E-Journals: Baden-Wuerttemberg Consortium Signs Pioneering (Non-Subscription Based) Agreement with Springer

From a Springer Announcement: Starting January 2015, researchers, faculty members and students affiliated with colleges and universities in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have convenient access to 1,917 electronic journals published by Springer. The license will continue through the end of 2017. The state has [also] purchased permanent archival rights to these journals back […]