October 25, 2014

Rebecca T. Miller Named Editorial Director of Library Journals

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Rebecca T. Miller, Editor-in-Chief of School Library Journal, has accepted the position of Editorial Director of Library Journals, effective immediately. She will serve as Editor-in-Chief for both Library Journal and School Library Journal. Michael Kelley, previously Editor-in-Chief of LJ, is no longer with the company. Please submit LJ news and feature queries to Executive Editor Josh Hadro at jhadro@mediasourceinc.com.

Skip Prichard Named CEO and President of OCLC, Will Take Over July 1

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Skip Prichard was named the next President and CEO of OCLC, effective July 1. (In the meantime, he will serve as President-elect, effective June 3.) Prichard will succeed Jay Jordan, who will retire June 30, after 15 years as OCLC President and CEO.

Prichard most recently served as President and CEO of Ingram Content Group, a position he left just shy of a year ago, saying he’d met the goals he came to achieve. Previously, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a position he vacated after the business was sold to Cambridge Information Group in 2007.

Stephen Abram Leaving Cengage, Joins Dysart & Jones Consultancy

Capping a three-year stint with Gale/Cengage Learning, library speaker and pundit Stephen Abram is joining the Dysart & Jones Associates consultancy as an associate focusing on “marketing strategy and direction planning consultant for libraries and the information industry,” according to the firm’s site and a press release sent today.

Editor’s Note: Open-Web Collection Development

In today’s special infoDOCKET edition of LJXpress, we are collecting a few examples of some of the high-quality open-web resources we’ve shared on infoDOCKET during the past year. They are also examples of the types of open-web resources libraries should be increasingly collecting and promoting.

Why? It’s time to give open-web collection development the attention it deserves. In most respects this is nothing new. It’s simply taking what we’ve always done—as when we build collections of print and electronic tools—and adapting these concepts for the open web.

What’s included below is only a tiny portion of what we’ve selected to share on infoDOCKET and an even tinier portion of what’s available on the open web. We hope you join us on infoDOCKET or on Twitter via @infoDOCKET each day as we share news and new resources and tools for you to know about, learn, and share.

Thanks for reading –

Gary Price, Editor, LJ’s infoDOCKET

Gale Releases New Business Research Database, Will Replace Business and Company Resource Center

Say hello to Business Insights: Essentials. From Today’s Announcement: Business Insights: Essentials,[is]  a new resource for research on business, companies and industries built on the same intuitive platform as the recently-announced Business Insights: Global. Business Insights: Essentials will replace Gale’s long-standing Business and Company Resource Center database. “Business and Company Resource Center has served our […]

Roundup: New Services and Digitized Content From ProQuest, OCLC, and EBSCO

Some of the many company announcements out of ALA 2012. ProQuest Releases More Digitized NAACP Archives Material Ahead of Schedule 12 New Publishers Sign With OCLC To Provide Metadata and Full Text to Several WorldCat Services EBSCO Partners With Innovative Interfaces, SirsiDynix, and OCLC for Enhanced Discovery

Listen Now: OverDrive Announces Plans to Launch Streaming Audiobooks Later this Year

Users will be able to stream content to OverDrive apps for various devices. Direct download will continue to be available. From Today’s Announcement: Scheduled for launch later this year, streaming audiobooks will be available on a wide range of Internet-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers. This instant-access technology will eliminate long downloads before listening […]

Industry Briefs: News from OCLC, Summon, and EBSCO

More libraries Join the OCLC WorldShare Management Services Community Serials Solutions Appoints Paul Brennan to Head Content Operations EBSCO Publishing Brings Associated Press Images Collection to Library Customers

ProQuest and Elsevier Expand Agreement for Medical Publications

From ProQuest: ProQuest and Elsevier Health are expanding their relationship for licensing of the Lancet family of medical journals to include 36 additional acclaimed health science titles from Elsevier in ProQuest’s information products. The new three-year agreement enables the full text of these journals to be discovered within the context of libraries’ entire ProQuest collections. [Clip] […]