News & Announcements 09/19/11

Judge Sets Schedule in Case Over Google’s Digital Library

Google’s plan to build a huge digital library remained stalled on Thursday when a federal judge set a proposed schedule for a lawsuit against the giant search company that could take the case to trial next year.

7000 journals and the DOAJ site in Turkish!

According to a recent news release ‘there are 7000 journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals – 45% of the journals are searchable on article level for a total of more than 600 000 article searchable.

DOAJ is also aiming to make the site available in other languages than English. Recently the French version of the DOAJ site was launched and now we are happy to inform that the site is also available in Turkish, thanks to the cooperation between Lund University Libraries, Head Office and the consortium ANKOS, who carried out the translation.”

HARRASSOWITZ Announces De Gruyter Electronic Series

HARRASSOWITZ is pleased to announce that all De Gruyter monographic series and multi-part sets are now available online. Under its “Make the Switch” program, De Gruyter gives libraries the opportunity to convert their orders for series and multi-part sets from print to online or to add the online version to their current print orders.

To convert orders for De Gruyter series or multiple-part sets from print to electronic or to find out more about this offer, please contactservice@harrassowitz.de or your Regional Sales Manager.

Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant Increases Funding Through Individual Donations

Cape Coral, FL, September 19, 2011 – The Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant has announced the receipt of a number of donations from individuals currently active in the information community.  These donors all were influenced at some point in their careers through interaction with Bob Asleson, late founder and president of The Redalen Group.

Candidates for an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree can apply for the grant that subsidizes attendance at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting or Annual Conference.  Recipients are selected based on economic need and an essay written according to criteria set by the grant’s board of directors.  Applications for attendance at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Texas are due by October 15.  Each grant is for $1,500.

Bodleian Libraries use 21st-century digital technology to fulfil 12th-century Hebrew mandate

The Bodleian Libraries have digitized and made available online part of the first comprehensive code of Jewish Law, Mishneh Torah(http://maimonides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk). Written between 1170 and 1180 by the rabbinic scholar Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, known as Maimonides or by his Hebrew acronym Rambam, the Mishneh Torah is one of the most important manuscripts of the Bodleian’s world-class Hebrew collection.

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