December 19, 2014

DPLA Nominating Committee Looking For Board Candidate Recommendations

From the Digital Public Library of America Blog: The DPLA Nominating Committee was established by the DPLA Board of Directors during a December 2012 meeting to recommend two additional members for the DPLA Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is composed of the following individuals: Cathy Casserly, DPLA Board of Directors (Treasurer) Luis Herrera, DPLA […]

Scholarly Publishing: Palgrave Macmillan Launches Open Access Option for Monographs and Palgrave Pivot Publications

From the Palgrave Macmillan Website and News Release: Palgrave Open offers authors and their funders the option to publish open access (OA) research across all publication formats. Palgrave Macmillan journal articles, monographs and Palgrave Pivot publications can now be made available with immediate open access upon publication. [Clip] Palgrave Open publishes OA content under the […]

Scholarly Publishing: Slides Now Available From SCOAP3 and eScholarship PLUS Updates (ALA Midwinter 2013)

The ACLTS (Assn. for Library Collections and Technical Services) Communications Interest Group held a program at the ALA 2013 Midwinter Meeting yesterday in Seattle and slides from the presentations are now available online. 1. SCOAP3 Presenters: Ann Okerson (CRL) and Tom Sanville (LYRASIS) Direct to PPT Slides 2. eScholarship PLUS: Sustaining Open Access Scholarly Publishing […]

ProQuest’s “Expansion of History Vault” Opens New Perspectives on Pivotal Eras in American History & More Recent PQ News

ProQuest Product Announcements Made at ALA Midwinter Meeting 2013 ProQuest’s Expansion of History Vault Opens New Perspectives on Pivotal Eras in American History In 2013, ProQuest will open content that has been largely inaccessible to global researchers with a significant expansion of its acclaimed History Vault, a five-year program to provide central access to the […]

EBSCO Adds More Ebooks to Academic Library Collection & Other Recent EBSCO Product Announcment

EBSCO Announcements Made at ALA Midwinter Meeting 2013 EBSCO Publishing Increases E-book Content for Academic Libraries eBooks on EBSCOhost continues to grow as thousands of e-books have been added to the eBook Academic Collection —increasing the number of e-books to more than 112,000. [Clip] EBook Academic Collection is offered on an annual subscription basis with […]

Digitization: Springer Launches the Springer Book Archives, 37,000 eBooks Now Available With More to Come

From Springer: Springer now offers online access to 37,000 historic, English-language eBooks with the launch of the Springer Book Archives. The SBA will be completed by the end of this year, and when finished researchers, students and librarians will be able to access more than 170 years of science through 100,000 titles, available anywhere, at […]

Facts, Stats, and Much More: The Library of Congress ALA Midwinter 2013 Update

Twice each year, as the ALA Annual Conference and the ALA Midwinter Meeting begin, the Library of Congress (LC) publishes an in-depth update about what they’ve been up to since the previous meeting or conference. The update is loaded with facts, stats, personnel updates, and loads of other information. Here’s a direct link to: Update […]

Public Libraries: ALA Releases “E-Book Business Model Scorecard”

From the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group:

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.25 Million Grant to Penn St. University Libraries

From Penn St. U. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Penn State a grant of $1,250,000 to establish a new full-time senior conservator position in the University Libraries. Based in the Department of Digitization and Preservation, the conservator will help to care for the Libraries’ extensive collections at all Penn State locations. A permanent […]

Michael Panzer Named New Editor-in-Chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System

Michael Panzer has been named the 10th Editor-in-Chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Panzer is also the first Editor-in-Chief from outside of the U.S.  He replaces Joan Mitchell who is retiring after 20 years in the position. From an OCLC Announcement: Mr. Panzer joined OCLC in May 2007 as Global Product Manager of Taxonomy […]