American Libraries is rolling out a newly redesigned website, tentatively scheduled to appear January 4. The site, which is live now but still carrying the “beta” label, is at www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org. We encourage you to take a look and update your bookmarks and any links to us in your blogs and websites. The AL Online RSS feed will relocate to www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/rss.xml. Making the switch to a new domain could be tricky—we could risk losing readers who are used to our old domain (of course, redirects will be in place, but it’s still going to be a bit confusing), so we wanted to get the word out early. Continue reading American Libraries new website
From an ebrary press release:
Final survey report now freely available courtesy of Charleston Conference, YBP, and ebrary
December 21, 2009—London, UK—CIBER research group at University College London today announced the availability of the final report for its global library survey that concerns challenges, trends, and best practices during tough economic times. Co-sponsored by Charleston Conference, Baker & Taylor’s YBP Library Services, and ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, the survey was completed by 835 institutions around the world. Anyone may receive a complimentary copy of the final report by registering at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/inforequest/survey2009.jsp. Continue reading CIBER Announces Results of Global Library Survey, Findings to Be Discussed at ALA Midwinter
Just saw this news on one of my RSS feeds, so I went to the DailyLit site to verify. Sure enough, it’s free. Thanks Susan! The press release is below. If you aren’t familiar with DailyLit, I did a post about them a while back and also interviewed Susan Danziger, the CEO back in of 2008.
EBSCO Publishing—The First Aggregator to Implement Ringgold Identifier
~Ringgold Identifier to Provide Timely Information for Usage Reports ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — December 1, 2009 —A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Ringgold announces the implementation of the Ringgold Institutional Identifier within EBSCOhost® databases—supplying the Identifier to publishers with their usage reports. By implementing the Ringgold Identifier, EBSCO will be able to provide their publisher clients with accurate and timely reporting, and immediate integration of this information into their internal systems.
Continue reading EBSCO implements Ringgold Identifier (for usage reports on e-resources)
From an ebrary press release:
November 30, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced the availability of Title Preview™, a new Software as a Service (SaaS) feature that enables publishers, aggregators, corporations, and others to effectively market their digital content and increase leads. Anyone may try Title Preview by visiting http://librarytitles.ebrary.com.
From a Gale Press Release:
Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 1, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, announced today an agreement in which Portico will digitally preserve archival versions of a number of the Gale Digital Collections.
“We chose to work with Portico because they are a trusted, reliable archive,” said Frank Menchaca, Gale’s executive vice president for publishing. “In the unlikely situation that Gale and the scholarly community will need their services, the agreement with Portico puts into place the preservation of a number of the Gale Digital Collections, creating a secure, permanent back-up.”
Continue reading Gale and Portico collaborate to preserve historical collections
From an EBL press release:
ImageEBL’s new patron interface is now ready for it’s final stages of testing. We’ve created a preview account where we encourage customers to login, test the new interface, and email all feedback to email@example.com . The interface will be going live December 15th, 2009.
As well as a fresh, clean, brand new look, you’ll notice that the new EBL Patron Interface also has the following new features:
- * Bookshelf: access current loans, collections, and recently accessed titles from a centralized location.
- * Collections: add and organise titles in “My Collections”.
- * Bookmarks: access and export patron ebook notes without having to enter the ebook itself, and bookmark ebooks at page level.
- * Search Result Filtering: filter down search results at the click of a button, by Publication Date, Publisher, Category or Language.
- * Metadata Hyperlinking: link to similar titles in the EBL catalog using LCCH, Dewey, LCCN, Author or Category hyperlinking.
As this is a beta testing period, please keep in mind you may notice further enhancements, fixes and tweaks to the interface while testing is in progress. Also, during this testing period, we’ve disabled the “Help/Feedback” function while we finalise functionality and assess just how intuitive the patron experience is. Continue reading EBL’s new patron interface ready for testing
Received this press release via email.
Springer launches SpringerMaterials at London Online Information 2009
New database for material scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers will encompass all 400 volumes of Landolt-Börnstein
Springer Science+Business Media has announced the launch of SpringerMaterials – The Landolt-Börnstein Database (www.springermaterials.com). It is the world’s largest content platform of selected and critically assessed data in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. The breadth and depth of information is exhaustive: 91,000 online documents, 165,000 substances and materials systems, 3,000 properties and more than one million literature references. SpringerMaterials is the most comprehensive and timely resource of data in physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering on the market.
Continue reading SpringerMaterials to launch this month
From an ebrary press release:
ebrary Launches Free H1N1 (Influenza) Searchable Information Center
New Site Makes PDF Documents from Government Agencies and Other Authoritative Sources More Discoverable
November 16, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has created a publicly available research center featuring a highly interactive, searchable database of documents pertaining to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Available today at http://h1n1.ebrary.com, the new site contains a growing selection of reports, papers, newsletters, posters, and other important materials from government agencies and other trusted sources.
From a Credo Press Release:
A significant majority of SAGE Reference titles to be available through Credo
Boston and Oxford, (November 3, 2009) – Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, has signed an agreement to launch a SAGE Reference Publisher Collection. Nearly 70 SAGE Reference titles will now be available through the acclaimed Credo Reference platform. Continue reading Credo Reference announces SAGE Reference Publisher Collection