Kindle Fire app for Overdrive now available; Thompson Reuters unveils Cortellis for Information Integration; LibQUAL Virtual Share Fair now online; government of British Columbia supports open textbooks; Serials Solutions… signs agreement with Hyweb Technology; National Archive releases Presidential documents app and PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
According to TeleRead, “a Kindle Fire-usable version of the OverDrive e-library app has now reached the Amazon app store… Fire owners earlier had to go to the OverDrive site to download the app unofficially.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business of Thomson Reuters, US, has unveiled Cortellis for Information Integration. The new capability is said to leverage Thomson Reuters Cortellis to enable organisations to integrate internal, public and vendor data into a central location for meaningful life sciences research and analysis…
The presentations from the Library Assessment Seminar and LibQUAL Virtual Share Fair held in Lund, Sweden are now online and featuring programs and presentations like:
- Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries “An introduction to LibQUAL+® and its role in nurturing a library assessment community”
- Selena Killick, Cranfield University “LibQUAL+®: The UK and Irish experience”
- Stephen Town, University of York “LibQUAL+® in context: a case study of contribution to strategy and performance”
- Elisabet Ahlqvist, National Library of Sweden “Expert group for Evaluation and Quality”
- Tore Torngren, Lund University “Strategic Plan for Lund University Libraries” …
INFOdocket reports on a post from the Creative Commons Blog that “the government of British Columbia has announced its support for the creation of open textbooks for the 40 most popular first- and second-year courses in the province’s public post-secondary system. The texts will be available for free online, or at a low cost for printed versions, to approximately 200,000 students. The first texts under this project could be in use at B.C. institutions as early as 2013 for courses in arts, sciences, humanities, and business…”
“Serials Solutions… has signed an agreement with Hyweb Technology to enable the discovery of its Chinese journal content from the Summon web-scale discovery service. The inclusion of metadata for Hyweb’s more than 900 journals represents 90% of Taiwanese journals published…”
“The National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office has released a Presidential Documents free mobile Web application (app)[http://m.gpo.gov/dcpd] on the President’s daily public activities.
The Presidential Documents app includes the President’s Executive orders, speeches, statements, communications to Congress and Federal Agencies, approved acts, nominations submitted to the Senate, White House announcements, and White House press releases. The app’s user-friendly search engine can be searched by date, category, subject, or location…”
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
“Information services provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced the appointment of Cathy Wolfe as President & CEO of its Medical Research business, effective January 1, 2013. A veteran of Wolters Kluwer, Wolfe has served as the CEO of Wolters Kluwer UK since 2007. She has been with the company since 1996, including key leadership positions in the US and the UK, and has a track record of delivering strong results and innovation.”