News & Announcements 09/02/11

Participants will become familiar with several types of basic repairs for bound circulating collections materials in school, public, and academic libraries. Tip-ins and basic page repairs, hinge tightening, and a variety of spine repairs will be covered. Techniques will be illustrated and demonstrated with text, images, and video. Links to other resources will be provided.

The CLOCKSS Archives is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Medknow Publications to preserve their e-journals in CLOCKSS’s geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. By archiving with CLOCKSS, Medknow Publications has committed to the preservation of their e-journals. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a “trigger event” and ensures an author’s work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

igital Scholarship has released the Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011. This 96-page book presents over 600 English-language articles, books, technical reports, and other works that are useful in understanding institutional repositories and ETDs.

Today, at the Beijing International Book Fair a Journal Co-publication Agreement has been signed between Higher Education Press (Beijing) and Brill (Leiden). As of 2012 Brill will be responsible for the international print and online distribution of six scholarly journals in the Frontiers of China series, while Higher Education Press will be responsible for the Chinese market.

The live Q&A community of Ask.com is out of beta and is open to 100 percent of the Ask.com audience.  The “Ask People” service “is now available to any Ask.com user looking for an answer from a real person.”  This gives Ask.com the capability of combining the delivery “of answers in milliseconds from content on the Web” with a Q & A service between real people.  According to Doug Leeds, CEO, Ask.com. this “today’s launch combines the best of these two worlds into a single, comprehensive Q&A destination.” In addition “answers with positive user feedback are indexed and will surface in response to relevant searches conducted in the Search the Web tab.”

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