Category Archives: Reference Publishing

Mirela Roncevic joins No Shelf Required

No Shelf Required is pleased to announce that Mirela Roncevic has joined the blog as a contributing writer and editor. In this role, Roncevic will cover stories related to reference publishing and content development as well as contribute opinion pieces and interviews with industry leaders.

Mirela Roncevic is an independent content developer, writer, and library market researcher, with 17 years of experience in the publishing and library fields. She assists publishers and content producers in positioning their products in libraries, develops resources geared to librarians and book professionals, and orchestrates initiatives that strengthen relationships between the two communities. Her previous roles included overseeing coverage of print and electronic reference sources and ebooks at Library Journal and assigning books for review in arts, humanities, literature, and education. She also spearheaded an LIS book series, an LIS newsletter, and several webinars on ebooks and reference publishing. Over the course of her editorial career, Mirela has published countless articles and news stories on reference publishing and librarianship. She was also the editor of Neal-Schuman’s 2009 title, Library Journal Guide to E-Reference Resources.

Publishers and aggregators of reference and research content may send all PR materials directly to Mirela at mirela@mirelaroncevic.com

 

 

Oxford English Dictionary releases “OED Appeals” to crowdsource the origin of words

I really like this initiative from Oxford. It sounds so easy-peasy.

3rd October 2012–Today the Oxford English Dictionary announces the launch of OED Appeals, a major online initiative set to involve the public in tracing the history of English words. Using a dedicated community space on the OED website, editors are soliciting help in unearthing new information about the history and usage of English, including the earliest examples of particular words. The website will enable the public to post evidence in direct response to OED editors online, fostering a collective effort to record the English language and find the true roots of our vocabulary.

Appeals will be posted to the website on a frequent basis. Some of the entries the OED team is initially asking the public’s help with include: Continue reading

SAGE Knowledge – an interview with Lettie Conrad of SAGE

SAGE recently announced their new eBook platform, SAGE Knowledge.  It contains about 2500 titles, including SAGE Reference Online titles.  I spoke with Lettie Conrad, Manager of Online Product Management at SAGE about the new platform.  Our interview is available on the NSR interviews page.

Gale to launch National Geographic Virtual Library

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 20, 2012 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, today announced an extended agreement to create additional library products as part of a new product suite, National Geographic Virtual Library.

Earlier this year, Gale announced the National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, for libraries, which included all issues of the magazine for its first 107 years, fully searchable through an intuitive interface. The partnership has now been extended to provide all National Geographic magazine issues from 1995 onwards, as well as access to a new virtual reference collection of National Geographic books, maps, videos, images and National Geographic Traveler magazine (2010-current). Continue reading

Credo Reference titles to be available via YBP GOBI

YBP Library Services and Credo Reference Announce New Partnership
Agreement to add academic titles to GOBI database

BOSTON, OXFORD – June 21, 2012 – Credo Reference is pleased to announce a partnership with YBP Library Services to incorporate Credo Reference titles from 80 of the world’s best reference publishers into GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP’s acquisition and collection management database.

“We are delighted about our new collaboration between Credo and YBP,” said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales at YBP. “Our mutual goal is to leverage the unique combination of assets and capabilities between our organizations to create for libraries a unique and comprehensive suite of collection development and workflow solutions.” Continue reading

SAGE Knowledge platform launches with 2,500 ebook titles

Los Angeles, CA (June 21, 2012) – SAGE, the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced today the full launch of SAGE Knowledge: the ultimate social sciences online library.

Launching with more than 2,500 titles, SAGE Knowledge includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including encyclopedias, handbooks, advanced textbooks, scholarly monographs, and professional development titles. The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source. SAGE Knowledge also includes selected works from Corwin and CQ Press. Continue reading

Salem Press Library Blog Awards announced

Congratulations to all of the blogs and bloggers – those nominated and those awarded.  Thanks to all for your continued support of No Shelf Required, the Academic Honorable Mention for 2012.

Salem Press once again surveyed the library blog landscape in search of exceptional thinking, writing, and information. Hundreds of blog nominations poured in, thousands of votes were cast, leaving our distinguished guest judges with the difficult task of selecting one winner per category.

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The public has voted online. All votes have been tallied. The judges have now spoken. Without (much) further ado, we present our list of 2012 Library Blog Award winners, broken down by category and complete with collective musings on what made these eight blogs beat the competition. Continue reading

Credo launches Literati Public supporting digital literacy and the library’s brand

June 15, 2012 – Boston, Oxford – Building on the success of Literati by Credo, Credo Reference (credoreference.com), today announced plans to serve Public Libraries with Literati Public, a new expression of its suite of Digital and Information Literacy solutions.

Literati Public, developed in close partnership with public librarians, is a highly customizable solution that promotes the mission of public libraries by combining Credo’s content with newly developed platform technology.
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Credo Reference adds new publishers and expands collections with 400 new titles

From a Credo press release:
Boston, Oxford – Credo Reference (www.credoreference.com) continues its growth trend by adding new publishers and expanding existing agreements with publishers, offering even more options for libraries and their users.

CQ Press is the newest publisher to join Credo Reference with an agreement to include 40 of their most sought-after titles in Credo Publisher and Subject Collections. Continue reading