December 14, 2017

New From EBSCO: Serials Price Projections Report for 2012

From an EBSCO Announcement/Summary: At the time of writing, we expect the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries for 2012 (before currency impact) to be in the range of 4 to 6 percent. [Clip] Since the last publication of this report a year ago, the global economic environment has remained challenged, […]

Serials: "Political Analysis and Social Media: A Case Study for Journals"

From the Oxford University Press Blog by R. Michael Alvarez, Professor of Political Science at Caltech and co-editor with Jonathan N. Katz of Political Analysis: After my co-editor, Jonathan N. Katz, and I took over editorship of Political Analysis in January 2010, one of our primary goals was to extend the readership and intellectual reach […]

Conference Paper: "OpenEdition Freemium: Developing a Sustainable Library-Centered Economic Model for Open Access"

This paper will be presented at the World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Title:  “OpenEdition Freemium: Developing a Sustainable Library-Centered Economic Model for Open Access” Author: Jean-Christophe Peyssard (Centre For Open Electronic Publishing, Marseille, France) In February 2011, the Centre for open electronic publishing (Cleo, […]

The Journal of eScience Librarianship To Launch In the Fall

From the Journal’s Web Site: The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JESLIB) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly that advances the theory and practice of librarianship with a special focus on services related to data-driven research in the physical, biological, and medical sciences. The journal explores the many roles of librarians in supporting eScience and welcomes articles […]

Project MUSE: New Titles and List Pricing for Journal Collections for 2012 Announced; University Press Content Consortium Beta Goes Live on August 1st

From Project Muse News: MUSE is keeping the price increase for 2012 to 6% for the Premium Collection, MUSE’s flagship journal collection, and 4% for the Standard and Humanities Collections. For the second year in a row, MUSE is holding the price increase to 2% on the Basic Research and Basic College Collections in response […]

Freebie Alert: Six Weeks of Free Access to All Cambridge Journals From 2009 and 2010

You’ll need to register but that’s all you need to do.  Once complete, you’ll have access to the entire list of Cambridge Journals via the Cambridge Journals Online platform. Here’s a List of Titles (More than 270) Free access is available through August 30, 2011. More info along with a link to register can be […]

New: "Journal Archiving for UK HE Libraries – a White Paper "

Author: Neil Beagrie Source: JISC Repository The aim of this white paper is to help universities and libraries implement policies and procedures in relation to e-journal archiving which can help support the move towards e-only provision of scholarly journals across the HE sector. Includes several case studies. Direct to Full Text (16 pages; MS Word) […]

New Conference Paper: "Unbundling the Big Deal with Patron Driven Acquisition of e-Journals"

This paper will be presented at the World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly on August 17, 2011. Title: “Unbundling the Big Deal with Patron Driven Acquisition of e-Journals” (9 Pages; PDF) Authors: Maureen Weicher and Tian Xiao Zhang (St. John’s University Library, Queens, NY, USA) Abstract: Many academic libraries subscribed […]

US/Canada: MediaFinder Reports that 138 Magazines Launch and 74 Fold in First Half of 2011

From a MediaFinder Announcement: In the first half of 2011, 138 magazines launched, and 74 magazines closed, according to MediaFinder.com—the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications. The top categories for new launches were food and regional interest with new titles such as Gilt Taste and Plum Hamptons. For ceased magazines, the top category […]