On today’s menu: the Copyright Clearance Center offers a certificate program; British Academy Publications go online with Oxford UP; Rice University to publish open source textbooks; the most recent podcast from CNI; a new partner for Innovative; Adam Matthew Digital represented by Sage; and a new appointment by Publishing Technology.
“The Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing solutions, announces its OnCopyright Education Certificate Program, comprised of industry-specific courses that target a variety of user communities and the challenges they face in managing copyright…The program is comprised of a series of instructor-led eLearning courses incorporating group discussions, question and answer sessions and analyses of real-world scenarios, including group and individual activities. Participants will learn the principles of copyright, how to evaluate potential exceptions and limitations to copyright protection, determine when copyright permission may be needed and content sharing and its implications. Cost for each session varies.”
“Oxford University Press is making the prestigious publications of the British Academy available online. At launch, British Academy Publications Online (BAPO) will offer readers access to the full text of 100 print titles, comprising both monographs and collections of essays… The titles in British Academy Publications Online cover a wide range of subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, including classics, archaeology, history, politics, and philosophy.”
“Rice University… has announced a new initiative, by which they hope to publish free, high-quality textbooks in core subjects like physics and biology via a non-profit publisher called OpenStax College. It’s the polar opposite of Apple’s iBooks textbooks, which… amount more to a new sales vector for the publishers than competition.”
In the latest CNI Conversations podcast CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch speaks with David Lewis, Dean of Libraries, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) about new developments in electronic textbooks and the search for alternative economic models.
“Innovative Interfaces announced that it has partnered with Relais International to integrate Innovative’s Millennium Circulation with Relais’ D2D at twelve partner libraries.” According to the press release “the joint implementation allows for quicker processing of requested items by patrons and improves resource-sharing workflow for library staff. Patrons can log into Relais D2D Discovery and conduct a search across multiple partner catalogs. Once an item is requested, Millennium and Relais communicate using NCIP to share circulation information and complete the transaction.”
“SAGE today announced that, effective January 1st 2012, SAGE’s Regional Office in Cairo will provide sales representation for all Adam Matthew Digital products in the Middle East (including Turkey and Israel) and North Africa… The Adam Matthew Group (Adam Matthew Digital/ Adam Matthew Education), is a … publisher of online resources for the humanities and social sciences with offices in the UK and USA and with long established sales representation in many parts of the world.”
Publishing Technology, … provider of software and services to the publishing industry, has appointed Kevin Haskins as Senior Business Development Executive. Haskins brings to Publishing Technology a wealth of system and service sales experience from multiple technology verticals including digital marketing, financial, political and non-profit and at one time sold content for CQ Press. He will work from the company’s North American offices in Somerset, New Jersey and Cambridge, Massachusetts.”