News and Announcements 10/04/11

Project MUSE Releases Details on New Book Collections

Details on the highly anticipated Project MUSE Book Collections are now available. Going live on January 1, 2012, the collections will feature over 14,000 electronic titles from 66 respected university press and scholarly publishers. Information on available Project MUSE Book Collections, along with detailed title lists, is accessible on the MUSE web site at Libraries may request pricing for book collections by using the form at

University of Michigan Digitization Efforts – FAQ

The Office of the Vice President of Communications has posted this FAQ list to help explain the University’s position on the issues raised by the Authors Guild lawsuit.

Gale Launches Librareo, an Online Community to Power up the Next Generation of Superhero Librarians

Gale … and Library Journal/School Library Journal magazines  announces Librareo (, a free web-based community that supports the future of libraries and librarianship by providing students enrolled in Library and Information Studies (LIS) programs with free access to the professional resources they’ll rely upon following graduation.

Call for Proposals – Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2012 Conference

The conference program committee invites forward thinking submissions in all areas of technical services librarianship (acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation.) Participants are encouraged to think of where we are headed in librarianship and its impact in the technical services environment. Proposals are invited for reports on recent research, addressing emerging trends, or showcase new services, projects, or technology. Please submit proposals by November 30, 2011.

CMA and CSP join forces to expand national and global distribution of research

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Canadian Science Publishing (CSP)—have entered into a strategic alliance to expand the dissemination of important research findings to clinicians and researchers across Canada and around the globe. Starting in 2012, the publishers will form a … journals collection via subscription to large academic, medical, government, and corporate libraries and consortia.

CCC Launches Mobile Licensing Tool

Copyright Clearance Center ( has launched a tool to help publishers monetize mobile content. The in-app licensing toolkit for RightsLink Plus ( and Premium-enabled Publishers allows publishers to add a licensing option to their iPad or iPhone apps. Through the feature, a publisher’s customers can conduct licensing transactions directly on the app. The American College of Chest Physicians is the first to implement this tool onto their app for their CHEST journal.

 Jimmy Thomas Receives Award from Colorado Association of Libraries

Jimmy Thomas is being honored by the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) for his outstanding contributions to the library community.  Mr. Thomas will accept the award for Colorado Librarian of the Year at the association’s annual conference in October. For more information visit:


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