News & Announcements 09/28/11

European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Journals Join Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its new publishing partnership with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS):  OUP will be publishing the Association’s three journal titles from January 2012.The journals are European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS), Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery (ICVTS), and Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (MMCTS). Bringing the titles together under a single publisher, OUP aims to create a comprehensive journal programme with the aim of advancing education in the field of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

For more information, submission guidelines, or to sign up to receive tables of contents by email for any of the EACTS titles, please visit the relevant journal website:

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery: www.ejcts.oxfordjournals.orgInteractive

CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery: www.icvts.oxfordjournals.orgMultimedia

Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery: www.mmcts.oxfordjournals.org

Treasures of the Bodleian Exhibition Opens Friday, 30 September

A major exhibition featuring highlights from the Bodleian’s 9mil-volume  collections  (30 September – 23 December 2011). The public is invited to take part in the debate on ‘What makes a treasure in the 21-st century?’

 The Bodleian Libraries’ autumn exhibition Treasures of the Bodleian opens to the public this Friday, 30 September. It will feature a selection of the Bodleian’s rarest, most important and most evocative items, from ancient papyri through medieval oriental manuscripts to twentieth-century printed books and ephemera.

A website (http://treasures.bodleian.ox.ac.uk) and a free mobile app (to be launched in the second half of October) will accompany the exhibition. They will feature all the items on display in the physical exhibition, some of them presented in digital format for the first time.

Grant Awards Announceme​nt: National Leadership Grants

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 48 awards totaling $14,661,217 matched with $12,929,824 of non-federal funds for National Leadership Grants. IMLS received 210 applications requesting $80,179,046 in funds.

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

For more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts, please visit http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=14

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type.

Grant Awards Announcement: 21st Century Museum Professionals

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 10 awards totaling $1,989,953 matched with $2,414,685 of non-federal funds for 21st Century Museum Professionals Grants. IMLS received 52 applications requesting $12,979,870 in funds.

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

For more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts, please visit http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=1.

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type.

SkyRiver Sees Gains in Academics

Several academic libraries, small and large, have chosen SkyRiver for their cataloging services since early summer. Recent additions to the SkyRiver customer base include Alma College (MI), Cameron University (OK), Rhode Island College (RI), San Francisco State University (CA), Utah State University (UT), as well as ARL member, the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University (OH).

ABC-CLIO’s American History and World Geography Databases Win 2011 EDDIE Awards

Leading Publisher of Educational Resources Recognized for Excellence in Curriculum-Enhancing Technology for the 8th Year in a Row. We are pleased to announce that the American History and World Geography databases have been honored with 2011 Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the High School American History and Social Studies categories.

ProQuest Expands Historical Newspaper™ Collection  with Specialty and Regional Titles

Digitization of Historical American Jewish Newspapers adds unique new perspective to one of ProQuest’s most acclaimed collections. The world’s largest digital newspaper archive is expanding to provide researchers with access to unique, targeted perspectives on the news as ProQuest digitizes collections of historic American Jewish and regional newspapers.  The papers, dating from 1841 and covering regions such as Boston, the Ohio valley and New York City will be added to ProQuest’s Historical Newspaper collection, a seminal source of primary research for all types of users. 

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to Make Thousands of Titles Available on the Espresso Book Machine Network

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), have signed an agreement that will make thousands of French-language titles available on the worldwide EBM network. These titles, which are public domain and available online through the BnF’s Gallica digital library, include masterworks from writers such as Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Hugo, Moliere, Montaigne, Pascal, Proust, Rabelais, Stendhal, Voltaire, Zola, and thousands of others.

Essentially an ATM for books, the patented EBM and its EspressNet software system links to a vast network of content, enabling the instant distribution of books, on demand, at point of sale. With the push of a button, the technology prints, binds, and trims a quality paperback book, in any language, with a full-color cover, in minutes. It is an environmentally friendly technology since it eliminates shipping, returns, and the pulping of unwanted books.

Copyright Clearance Center Hires Michael Healy

Former Executive Director (Designate) at The Book Rights Registry Joins Global Rights Broker as Executive Director, Author and Publisher Relations.

 Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing solutions, announces that former Executive Director (Designate) at The Book Rights Registry, Michael Healy, will join as Executive Director, Author and Publisher Relations.  The Book Rights Registry is the non-profit organization to be set up as a result of the Google Book Settlement, representing the interests of the rightsholder community. At CCC, Healy will be responsible for the development of new products in service of the author and publisher communities. 

PEM Library Undergoes Transforma​tive $20 Million Renovation

Beginning this fall, the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) will undergo a two-year, $20 million modernization including a much-needed facility upgrade and a program of cataloging and digitization. With 400,000 volumes and more than a linear mile of manuscripts acquired over two centuries, the Phillips Library is one of the most significant rare book libraries in the country.

During the course of renovation, the Phillips Library will be available on a limited basis to visitors and researchers. Adjusted hours will be posted on www.pem.org/library/information.  Scholars should contact the library directly to arrange for access to collections on an appointment basis.

IGI Global Teaching Cases: Bringing the Real World into the Classroom One Case at a Time

As producer of the most diverse collection of case studies in the world, IGI Global strives to enrich the education of students, academicians, and researchers with their vast collection of more than 800 teaching cases. IGI Global teaching cases cover a wide range of topics, including healthcare, social services, manufacturing, travel/hospitality, agriculture, telecommunications, and engineering. They allow instructors to combine theory with experience and students to see real world applications of what they learn. Whether in an undergraduate or graduate program, teaching cases are becoming the method of choice for supporting research.

IGI Global teaching cases can be purchased individually, and new cases are constantly being added to the collection. Once a student or instructor has determined that he or she is in need of a real-life case example in his or her research or teaching, they may purchase the case online at http://www.igi-global.com/cases.aspx. For classroom use, there is a special student pricing option for the purchase of individual cases at http://www.igi-global.com/cases/browseourcases/pricingandordering.aspx.

 

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