News and Announcements 5/15/12

Today’s menu: A Gale/Wolper partnership; the latest from CNI Conversations; new Rosetta digital preservation system by Ex Libris; two archive databases from EBSCO;  election results from ACRL; a new open access program launched by Versita; and the 2012 winners of  the Booksellers Industry Awards.

Gale and Wolper Information Services Partner to Enhance Distribution of Electronic and Print Resources to Libraries

“Gale, part of Cengage Learning … and Wolper Information Services today announced a partnership to distribute Gale subscription products and major reference works in print and electronic form into the special library market. Wolper, the first subscription agency to sell Gale products, will expand distribution of key resources by offering them to libraries and individuals within corporations, medical and healthcare facilities, government agencies and non-profit institutions… Through this agreement, Wolper will be able to offer special library customers access to thousands of Gale titles and customizable subscription products, such as:

  • Infotrac Custom Journals…
  • Gale Directory Library…
  • Business and Company Resource Center (soon to be known as Business Insights: Essentials)…
  • RDS Business Suite…
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center…”

 Latest CNI Conversations: Mobile Technologies; Future of the Web

In the latest CNI Conversations podcast (http://wp.me/p1LncT-2jn), recorded May 10, CNI Associate Director Joan Lippincott discusses mobile technologies, including a brief description of the executive roundtable that took place at CNI’s Spring 2012 Membership Meeting.  CNI Director Clifford Lynch reports on a workshop on the future of the Web.

Ex Libris Announces the Launch of Rosetta 3.0

Information Today reports that the  “Ex Libris Group announced the release of version 3.0 of the Rosetta digital preservation system, which provides a new user interface, advanced search options, a collection management module, and other management and preservation features…”

EBSCO Publishing Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases from Collections at the New-York Historical Society

 Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York™ and Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books™ archive databases from the New-York Historical Society, are now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). The archives represent the latest in EBSCO’s diverse and rapidly expanding collection of digital historical archives.

Jean Ashton, Executive Vice President and Library Director of the New-York Historical Society, says the partnership will enable a greater number of libraries to access the collections. “We are excited to make these important historical collections available to libraries and their constituents worldwide in partnership with EBSCO Publishing.”

Versita to Launch 100 Open Access Journals

Library Journal notes that “Academic publisher Versita launched a new program of 100 Open Access emerging science journals, to debut in 2012.

Publication will begin in May, Maria Hrynkiewicz, Versita marketing coordinator, told LJ. “As with many Open Access publications the journals will not appear in issues, but will be published on an ongoing basis,” Hrynkiewicz said…”

 2012 ACRL Election Results

Among other news, ACRL has announced that “Trevor A. Dawes, circulation services director at Princeton University Library, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. He will become president-elect following the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, and assume the presidency in July 2013 for a one-year term.

Marilyn Ochoa, assistant head of the Education Library at the University of Florida, and Julie Garrison, associate dean of research and instructional services at Grand Valley State University, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as director-at-large.

Full 2012 election results, including a biography of Dawes, are available on the ACRL website.

Harper & Foyles triumph at Bookseller Awards

“HarperCollins claimed this year’s prestigious Publisher of the Year accolade at the Bookseller Industry Awards last night (14th May) as mini-chain Foyles triumphed in the bookselling corner by scooping double retail titles with National and Children’s Bookseller of the Year.

“Industry-leading digital activity,” a “sharp focus on authors from big-name brands down to debutants” and “a thriving educational division” were among the reasons this year’s judges made HarperCollins the winner of 2012’s Publisher of the Year title, sponsored by London Book Fair…”

 

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