News & Announcements 8/29/12

Today’s news: Univ. of Missouri Press to stay open;  OCLC migrates WorldShare to ILL; arXiv gets sustaining grant; BioOne adds five new journals; and EBSCO adds Leadership & Management Learning Center

 U. of Missouri Press to Remain Open

The Chronicle of  Higher Education reports that “The University of Missouri on Tuesday announced that its scholarly-publishing outfit would continue to operate, and staff members currently employed by the press would be asked to continue in their jobs. The move follows the university’s controversial announcement in May that it would shut down the operation in the face of budget pressures and replace it with a digital venture. Control of the press will be transferred from the system to the Columbia campus, where administrators are forming an advisory committee to direct its future, according to the announcement…”

Also see this post from Inside Higher ED: U. of Missouri Press Survives


OCLC and member libraries complete beta testing, begin phased migration to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

OCLC has completed beta testing of the new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service and is moving forward with an 18-month phased migration to the new service.

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is scheduled to replace WorldCat Resource Sharing in 2013 as part of libraries’ existing subscriptions. The new service will centralize workflows now managed in multiple systems, and provide new functionality that speeds fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests, saving time for library staff and library users…”

Ensuring arXiv’s Future: Grant Provides Five Years of Matching Funds for Scientific Repository

Cornell University Library reports that  “arXiv,… is adopting a new governance and business model that will allow it to grow and succeed in the future.

Thanks to an operating grant from the Simons Foundation, Cornell University Library has helped arXiv take a major step toward sustainability. Beginning in January and running through 2017, the Simons Foundation will provide up to $300,000 per year as a matching gift for the funds generated through arXiv’s membership fees. The grant also provides $50,000 per year as an “unconditional gift” that recognizes the Library’s stewardship of arXiv…”

 BioOne Announces 2013 Collections

“BioOne ( is proud to welcome five new titles and their respective not-for-profit publishers to the 2013 BioOne Collections: Marine Resource Economics, published by the Marine Resource Foundation; Cryptogamie, Algologie, Cryptogamie, Bryologie, and Cryptogamie, Mycologie, three journals from France’s Association des Amis des Cryptogames; and Applications in Plant Sciences, a new, open access, online only publication from the Botanical Society of America…”

New Learning Portal from EBSCO Publishing — Leadership & Management Learning Center

“EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released Leadership & Management Learning Center™, a turnkey solution that provides… relevant content from thought leaders on best practices and benchmarks to support and sustain formal and informal learning.

Leadership & Management Learning Center comes pre-populated with targeted content including summaries of top business books, articles from leading business magazines and journals, e-books, and videos. The content is organized into 82 key business competencies enabling users to browse relevant content by topic. Custom mapping to specific competencies is also available from EBSCO for organizations using their own competency model…”

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