October 10, 2015

De Gruyter Introduces a New Open Access Pricing Model to Prevent “Double Dipping”

From De Gruyter: De Gruyter is introducing a new pricing model that prevents “double dipping” with open access publications. Double dipping is when publishers are paid twice for articles in hybrid journals, on the one hand through charging for the open access publication itself and, on the other hand, through the journal subscription price. Jacek […]

New White Paper: “A Study of Direct Author Subvention for Publishing Humanities Books at Two Universities”

Here’s a new white paper (Sept. 2015). From of Indiana U. of U. of Michigan made available earlier this week in the U. of Michigan Deep Blue repository. Links to three data files are also found below. Title A Study of Direct Author Subvention for Publishing Humanities Books at Two Universities: A Report to the […]

Interactive Reference Resource: Oxford University Press Posts History of International Law Timeline

Posted about a month ago by the Oxford University Press. The timeline is available requires no subscription or registration to access. From the Introduction: We have created a concise timeline mapping the broad history of public international law with particular attention paid to the signing of major treaties, the foundation of fundamental institutions, the birth […]

Penn State University: Palmer Museum of Art Collection Now Available Online

From PSU: The Palmer Museum of Art’s collection is now available online, thanks to the efforts of the Department of Art History’s Visual Resources Centre (VRC), with the assistance of Publishing and Curation Services in the University Libraries and the Palmer Museum staff. Representing more than 7,000 works, the collection is publicly accessible through the […]

New Research Article: “Examining the Impact of the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on the Citation Rates of Journal Articles”

The following article was published by PLOS One on October 8, 2015. Title Examining the Impact of the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on the Citation Rates of Journal Articles Author Sandra L. De Groote University of Illinois at Chicago Mary Shultz University of Nevada School of Medicine Neil R. Smalheiser University of […]

A Library at University of Alaska Anchorage Loans Out Skulls, Furs and Mounted Animals to the Public

From the Alaska Dispatch News: Need to borrow a polar bear fur? Or a walrus skull complete with tusks? Or how about a beluga whale vertebrae or piece of baleen? All you need is a library card and a trip to the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. […]

Digital Preservation: Cambridge University Press Signs Agreement With CLOCKSS

From a CLOCKSS Announcement: The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Cambridge University Press to preserve their ejournals in CLOCKSS’s geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after […]

New Video Tour of JSTOR’s Teaching Resources

A live webinar about JSTOR’s teaching tools is also available and taking place throughout October.

Data: Association of American Publishers Reports Book Sales Statistics For First Half of 2015

From AAP: Publishers’ book sales for the first half of the year (Jan. –  June 2015) were down 4.1% at $5.58 billion compared to $5.82 billion for the first six months in 2014. These numbers include sales for all tracked categories (Trade – fiction/non-fiction/religious, K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing, and University […]

Ebooks: BiblioCommons Partners With Penguin Random House

From BC: BiblioCommons announced today that it has expanded its eBook offerings through a new agreement with Penguin Random House. The agreement will add over 38,000 eBook titles to those already available to libraries through the BiblioDigital eBook acquisitions platform. [Clip] BiblioDigital’s white-labeled service allows libraries to offer library-centered eBook discovery and reading. The service […]