News & Announcements

Headlines and announcements from August 30, 2011:

1.  Taking Zotero out of the Browser with the Zotero Standalone Beta

“Last week the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media announced the release of a new beta of the standalone version of Zotero, an open source reference manager” used by students, faculty and librarians to create and share bibliographies.

Zotero began as an “extension within Firefox” but with the advent of the standalone version, it can now be used with “other browsers, such as Safari or Chrome, on any of the major platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux).”

2.  R.R. Donnelley Acquires LibreDigital

According to Information Today NewsBreaks, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Co. (RRD), “best known as a traditional printing company, announced it has acquired LibreDigital, which has been a pioneer of digital replicas for books and periodicals. With the acquisition, RRD solidifies its expansion into the digital arena and gains a solid company and some interesting products that extend digital content across multiple channels. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.”

3.  Last Chance! Application Deadline for 2011 Charleston Conference Fast Tech Talks is August 31, 2011! Download application for more information.

4.  BioOne Announces 2012 Collections

BioOne ( is pleased to welcome five titles and their respective nonprofit publishers to the 2012 BioOne Collections. In addition to new titles from China (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Finland (Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board), and South Africa (Natal Museum), we are delighted to welcome back the Society for the Study of Reproduction and their prestigious journal, Biology of Reproduction.
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5.  Goodnight Irene!

Hi Katina,

I just thought I would let you know we’re all high and dry here at Busca in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Many other nearby towns nearly got washed away though. Vermont looks like it got hit the worst. Who would ever have predicted that out of all the states that Irene hit that Vermont would be the worst? I live not too far away from the border and we are hearing reports of many flooded towns and washed out roads and bridges. I’m sure that you know the situation only too well.

Sunny here today though!

John Riley
Busca, Inc.

6.  The University of Maryland library after the earthquake.

“The ground shook, the books dropped and the staff got to work” as the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland began a “major cleanup after more than 27,000 books fell from their shelves following a rare East Coast earthquake.” And here are the photos to prove it.


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