News and Announcements 3/2/12

Today’s menu: Beacham Group creates Terrorism Research Center; Palgrave Macmillan offers free access in March; an OCLC/EBSCO database agreement; the most recent CNI Conversations podcast; and CIVICTechnologies offers new mapping enhancement.

Beacham Group’s New Terrorism Research Center Enables Comprehensive Study of Groups, Individuals, Regions and News in One Site

Given the ever increasing interest in terrorism studies, The Beacham Group, LLC, (formerly Beacham Publishing, Inc.) has created a comprehensive research center called the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC). “Eight years in development, TRAC combines expertise from nearly 3,000 terrorism specialists with real-time intelligence for authoritative research.”

Free Online Access to ALL Palgrave Macmillan Journals in March!

Palgrave Macmillan is providing “free online access to the current content and archives of more than 60 Palgrave Macmillan journals – including Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of International Business Studies, IMF Economic Review and Feminist Review” for the entire month of March.

OCLC and EBSCO Publishing Reach Database Agreement

“OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby OCLC has transferred various licensed databases to EBSCO. These resources are currently provided by OCLC through the FirstSearch service, and will all become available on the EBSCOhost platform in the coming months.”  The databases being transferred include:

  • Anthropological Index
  • Anthropological Literature
  • Anthropology Plus
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Chicano Database
  • FRANCIS
  • Heritage of the Printed Book (formerly Hand Press Book)
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies

The latest CNI Conversations podcast is available

“CNI Director Clifford Lynch and Associate Director Joan Lippincott report on various recent conferences & reports, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2012 meeting, the recent Personal Digital Archiving meeting, and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) conference, as well as much more.”

New Mapping Capabilities Enhance BusinessDecision

Information Today reports that “CIVICTechnologies, a provider of geographic information system (GIS) data and market segmentation solutions to libraries, announced a major mapping enhancement to BusinessDecision that allows public and academic library users to generate detailed and highly visual maps related to a range of consumer topics of importance to businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.”

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