News & Announcements 09/26/11

Semantico to Launch SIPP2 at Frankfurt Book Fair, 2011

“Semantico, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing, is attending this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. You will find us on stand number L446, hall 4.2.

The hot news for this year’s fair is the launch of our new publishing platform, SIPP2. This brand new version of our industry-leading software is an elegant and intelligent solution designed to give publishers and information providers an unrivalled level of control over digital content, helping them to get maximum value from their publishing programmes.”

Europeana Trials New Software in Remix Launch

Europeana, the digital library, museum and archive, has opened a new interactive video space, Europeana Remix, which enriches a short film on a First World War friendship using the latest HTML5 and Popcorn.js technology.

 Royal Swets and Zeitlinger Celebrates 110 Years of Excellence

“Royal Swets & Zeitlinger proudly celebrates its 110th anniversary. Adriaan Swets and Heinrich Zeitlinger opened the doors to their business, a small bookshop in Amsterdam specializing in new and antiquarian scientific books, on September 26 1901. This was the same year as the first Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden, the birth of Walt Disney in America and the opening of the first Australian parliament.”

 Researcher​s Recognized for Outstandin​g Scholarshi​p in IGI Global’s ‘Fourth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards’

In the mechanics of publishing, there are two main parts, one is the content itself, and the other is the author. Recognizing the scholar behind the content is just as important as the material itself. For the fourth year, IGI Global, an information science and technology publisher, is recognizing some of the top researchers in the field. The annual ‘Excellence in Research Journal Awards’ honors innovative research and outstanding scholarship within IGI Global’s prestigious journal collection. The criteria considered when selecting winners include: contribution to the field; originality of the research; practicality of research/results; quality of writing; rigor of the research; and substantive research and methodology.

Project MUSE News: MUSE Announces Additional Journal Tit​les for 2012

Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 12 more journals have been added to the MUSE collection for 2012 and join the 25 titles previously confirmed as joining MUSE for the 2012 journal subscription year. MUSE expects to announce the final  title additions for 2012 in the coming weeks.

 Last Call! ALCTS Continuing Resources Section Call for Nominations for 2012

The CRS Nominations Committee is seeking qualified and interested candidates for the positions of Chair-elect, Secretary, and Member-at-large of the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. Each position is for three years, and attendance at the ALA midwinter and annual conferences is required. Terms begin after Annual 2012.   For more information on eligibility, terms of office, and responsibilities, please see: http://lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/newspress/bylaws2011.pdf

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