July 12, 2020

JSTOR Posts List of Recent Content Updates to Multidisciplinary and Discipline-Specific Collections

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ISO Formally Publishes International Identifier Code that Uniquely Identifies Public Parties

From an ISNI Announcement: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has now officially published the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) – a 16-digit code that uniquely identifies public identities of parties – as the ISO 27729:2012 Standard. Created by a global collective of organizations that serve parties across multiple fields of creative activities ranging from […]

Things Change: Encyclopaeia Britannica to Stop Printing Book Sets

UPDATE: Here’s the Official EB Statement/Blog Post and Video Featuring EB Execs The blog mentions that for the next week Britannica Online is free. Of course, many have access for free 24x7x365 via their local library. From CNN: After 244 years, Encyclopedia [sic] Britannica will cease production of its iconic multi-volume book sets. Britannica usually […]

Industry Roundup: News from OCLC, EBSCO, and Results of 2012 Mobile & Museum Survey

Two Public Libraries Join OCLC WorldShare Warsaw University in Poland To Use EBSCO Discovery Results From the 2012 Mobile and Museums Survey  (Hat Tip: @maxkaiser)

EBSCO Releases eBook Academic Subscription Collection, Includes Nearly 70,000 Titles

From the Announcement: EBSCO Publishing has released its first subscription eBook collection. eBook Academic Subscription Collection supplies full-text eBooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects from business to science and engineering to the humanities. Nearly 70,000 titles are included in eBook Academic Subscription Collection. [Clip] Book Academic Subscription Collection is offered on an annual […]

The Economist Publishes Profile of Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos

From The Economist: Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, owes much of his success to his ability to look beyond the short-term view of things. [Clip] If Amazon does one day move into bricks-and-mortar retail, it would not be the first time that Mr Bezos had taken a leaf from the book […]

A Roundup of News About Google (Google+, Privacy, New Features)

A roundup of some recent reports. Of course, this only roundup only scratches the surface of recent Google press. Google + Google+ Users Are Spending Just 3.3 Minutes a Month on Site, ComScore Says (via Bloomberg) Google’s arrogance exposed in Google+ (via Marketwatch) Note: This article includes a link to a WSJ with more statistics. […]

EBSCO Adds More than 1 Million Company Profiles to Business Source Complete

From EBSCO: EBSCO Publishing has added detailed company information for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies, along with the addition of a Company View feature to Business Source Complete. The new Company View feature provides robust company information with well-organized links to business articles, profiles and news stories. Company […]

OCLC Announces New Agreements With Publishers, Adds More Content and Collections to WorldCat Local

via OCLC OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world and has added important new content and collections to WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery and delivery service that offers users integrated access to more than 922 million items. WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases from a variety of publishers […]

Reed Elsevier Reports 2011 Results

From The Bookseller: The academic publisher saw its underlying sales grow by 2% to £2,058m for the year to 31st December 2011, from £2,026m in 2010, while its underlying operating profit increased by 4% to £768m from £724m, due to “increased efficiency” at the company. The science and technology field performance particularly stood out, with […]