Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly business of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of the Wiley Job Network – a new online recruitment tool which enables employers to attract talented applicants from among the high-caliber users of Wiley Online Library’s products and services.
Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of library automation technology, announced today that Steven Nielsen will assume the role of Vice President of Product Management as of September 27.
Earlier today, Swets announced the successful implementation and release of Impact Factor analysis into SwetsWise Selection Support, the most comprehensive holdings evaluation tool currently available.
The CLOCKSS Archive Is Pleased to Announce the Participation of Four New Publishers in Its Digital Preservation Archive: The Company of Biologists, Business Expert Press, Momentum Press, and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP).
Ithaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, revisited twelve digital projects first profiled in 2009 to understand the impact of the economic downturn on each project’s sustainability model. Ithaka S+R will be releasing a final report and a tool kit, and will also be offering a series of free webinars in October 2011.
Michael Hart, Who Defined the Landscape of Digital Publishing, Dies at 64
By Michael Jon Jensen
“Michael Stern Hart, the single-minded visionary from Illinois who created and promoted the groundbreaking online library Project Gutenberg, died September 6 at age 64.” A true pioneer, Mr. Hart began Project Gutenberg in 1971 when “e-books were not just unusual—they were unheard-of.” Project Gutenberg took twenty years to gain a foothold but as the internet grew “it became a force in internet culture.”
Serials Solutions … announced it has expanded its current agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP) to enable the discovery of five additional OUP resources from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. Researchers will now be able to access “authoritative reference content from Grove Art Online, Grove Music Online, American Dictionary of National Biography Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online and Oxford Reference Online, … alongside their library’s other resources to gather the most relevant information for their projects.”
International content and digital services provider, Jouve, continues its longstanding commitment to innovation, with the launch of a new department dedicated to inspiring and developing pioneering technology. This new project aims to promote new business relationships with innovative start-ups, as well as encouraging entrepreneurial spirit among its staff.
Copyright Clearance Center has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are authors Megan Marshall and Edward Tenner. Marshall is an American writer and scholar, best known as the author of The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in biography. Tenner is an international bestselling author, an independent writer and speaker on technology and culture.
Although it was first announced in April, OverDrive has actually begun adding Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in its network and expects to have all sites updated within days. “In addition to Kindle, OverDrive provides support for all major desktop and mobile devices, including Windows®, Mac®, iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone.”