Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this information from an OCLC Press Release: Blue Ribbon Task Force to Host Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information Government, Industry, Academic Leaders Featured in Public “Conversation” April 1, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (BRTF-SDPA) will hold a one-day symposium convening a diverse […]

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New articles of interest

October 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Institutional Subscriptions to Google Books with Advertising? Google Won’t Rule It Out – 10/12/2009 – Library Journal NY Times – Does the brain like e-books? Why e-books are getting hotter and hotter Ebook Accessibility Issues Trouble OverDrive and Adobe – 10/14/2009 – Library Journal E helping to reduce book-sales decline US Library of Congress’ Digital Collection […]

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OCLC Metadata Services for Publishers

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

From an OCLC press release: OCLC now offers Metadata Services for Publishers
to enhance title metadata for use in the supply chain Service makes publisher metadata available to libraries earlier in selection, acquisition and technical services process DUBLIN, Ohio, October 14, 2009—OCLC now offers Metadata Services for Publishers, a new service that takes publishers’ ONIX title metadata, […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Vendor News

Webinar on the Google Book Settlement next week

April 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Copyright Clearance Center is sponsoring a webinar on April 14th called, The Authors Guild, AAP, Google Settlement: What Authors & Publishers Need to Know as May 5th Approaches. More info here. Details include: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York) Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:00 pm GMT Daylight […]

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Reference Extract – the answer to a credible search engine?

November 9th, 2008 · Comments Off

OCLC, the University of Washington, and Syracuse University are working together to create a “credible” search engine, one that offers results with preference to sites selected by librarians. According to the press release, “Reference Extract is envisioned as a Web search experience similar to those provided by the world’s most popular search engines. However, unlike […]

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Free Access to ebrary’s Library Center for one year

April 11th, 2008 · Comments Off

In support of U.S. National Library Week, April 13 to 19, 2008, ebrary is offering librarians, students and faculty in library science and related programs complimentary access to Library Center for one year. The Library Center includes more than 85 full-text e-books covering topics such as digital library development, general collection development, and the history […]

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