Today’s news features a report on a recent Affinity magazine study, a new UNESCO website, news about Serial Solutions Summon and a EBSCO search enhancement.
According to this article in Media Daily News more than half (54%) “of 187 million American adults who interacted with magazine content and ads …did so via the Web or mobile platforms, including smartphones, eReaders, tablets and other mobile devices.” However print magazines are still popular as “95% of the total magazine audience still consumes magazine content and advertising in print form… almost half of the audience overlapped, with 48% consuming via both print and digital channels. These figures and others are drawn from Affinity’s most recent American magazine study that followed 172 magazines.
This post reports that UNESCO has set up a Global Open Access Portal ” that offers information on the state of open access worldwide… It provides the latest information on access by region, funding mandates, intergovernmental programs, current news, culture, and key organizations. This will be very useful for librarians working on open access programs. They can find partners and support, financial and otherwise.”
In case you missed it, last week Serials Solutions announced it has signed an agreement with BTJ to enable the discovery of their ArtikelSök resource from the Summon web-scale discovery service. ArtikelSök includes articles “from 12 Swedish newspapers and 440 periodicals.”
EBSCO has increased its multilingual support “by introducing two new German-Language search enhancements — an improved umlaut search and increased support for variants. These new features will enhance the search experience for German-language users in EBSCOhost.