Gale’s Literary Collections added to the Portico Archive, over 1 million files

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Gale Press Release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, today announced Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico. This follows the completed ingest of 10 Gale Digital Collections—including 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources and Eighteenth Century […]

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Books at JSTOR adds Four New Academic Presses

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

A JSTOR Press Release:  Four prominent academic publishers in the United States announced plans today to bring their scholarly books online at JSTOR, one of the most well-known and widely used scholarly research sites. This is the second wave of presses to join the Books at JSTOR initiative. The initial group included Chicago, Minnesota, North […]

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“Books at JSTOR”

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week I posted a very brief announcement about JSTOR and eBooks.  I’ve since been emailed this more thorough press release. January 11, 2011 – New York, NY – Five of the nation’s leading university presses – Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, Princeton, and Yale – are at the forefront of a new effort to publish […]

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eBooks Coming to JSTOR

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

A message from JSTOR about forthcoming University Press eBooks. For the past 6 months, we have been working closely with 8 university presses as well as librarians and faculty to consider whether we can make a valuable and impactful contribution to the academic community by helping to bring scholarly books online. We believe we can. […]

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WorldCat indexes JSTOR content

January 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Here is another sign that times are changing and silos of library information are breaking down.  I searched WorldCat today and found links to JSTOR content, clicked through, and downloaded the PDF without a hitch.  I expect we’ll see more of this, which is great news for the discovery of library content on the web.  […]

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Gale and Portico collaborate to preserve historical collections

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

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 […]

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The Charleston Conference – top 10 thoughts

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

The following summary of the Charleston Conference was written by Sylvia Miller from the University of North Carolina Press, and author of “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement” blog.  It is reposted with permission Trains and battleships were two of the most telling metaphors that presenters at last week’s Charleston Conference used in their attempt […]

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