Entries Tagged as 'Academic Libraries'

University Press of Mississippi joins UPSO, select chapters free for one month

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Passing on more news of free content from Oxford University Press.  This time it is to celebrate the launch of Mississippi Scholarship Online.  See below for more details. We are thrilled to announce that Mississippi Scholarship Online has launched on University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)! The University Press of Mississippi is the sixteenth press to […]

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Oxford University Press offers free content for National Library Week

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

New York, NY, April 7, 2014–In celebration of National Library Week in the US (April 13 -19, 2014), a week taken to highlight the value of libraries and librarians, Oxford University Press (OUP) will be making all OUP online products, excluding journals, freely available in the US. This free access will begin on April 13 […]

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17 Knowledge Unlatched titles now available

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

I received an email from Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Directory of Knowledge Unlatched.  She provided an update on the progress of unlatching the first collection of open access books.  Here are the highlights of her message: We have now begun the process of making the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons license via […]

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Britannica unveils new reference and research site for libraries – all ages, all devices

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

I took the new Britannica research site for a very quick spin.  It’s a clean, colorful interface with intuitive icons, links, and features – very easy to navigate.  The landing page features three search boxes, each specialized for a different age group (curious if we can choose one as a default depending on our library […]

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Nearly 300 libraries in 24 countries pledge support for Knowledge Unlatched

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

10 March 2014 – KU is pleased to announce that its Pilot Collection of 28 new books from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The Knowledge Unlatched (KU) Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books. Support from a minimum […]

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EBL unveils the new LibCentral, the foundation for an integrated EBL and ebrary ebook platform

March 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just received this press release from ProQuest.  I’m really excited to see this new platform and take it for a spin.  It sounds like it contains what I feel is one of the key components of ebook purchasing – flexibility. March 6, 2014 (Melbourne, AU) — EBL – Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented […]

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Knowledge Unlatched exceeds target, open access collection will launch with support of libraries

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I received an email from Christina Emery, the Project Coordinator of Knowledge Unlatched, today with very exciting news.  She was very pleased to announce that KU has reached (and exceeded) the target of 200 libraries sharing the unlatching costs for the Pilot.  They continue to invite more libraries to participate so that the cost per […]

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ATG issue features articles on ebooks for academic librarians

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

The December 2013/January 2014 issue of Against The Grain features six feature articles and one opinion piece on ebooks in academic libraries.  The issue, eBook Platforms for Academic Librarians, was guest edited by Audrey Powers. Here is the Table of Contents (note you must be a subscriber to read the full-text): eBook Platforms for Academic […]

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Oxford University Press Scholarship Online adds University of North Carolina Press

February 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

NEW YORK, February 5, 2014—Oxford University Press is pleased to announce it will partner with the University of North Carolina Press to launch North Carolina Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting-edge search and discovery functionality. “The University of North Carolina […]

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De Gruyter consolidates all OA publications in new imprint: De Gruyter Open

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

“Open Access is Part of Our Core Business” De Gruyter Open: A New Imprint for a Growing Portfolio Berlin, 23 January 2014 – Open Access (OA) is an important and growing aspect of De Gruyter’s publishing activities, impacting all subject areas. De Gruyter is therefore consolidating all OA publications under a new imprint: De Gruyter […]

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