News & Announcements 10/17/12

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

Kindle Fire-usable version of OverDrive is now available in Amazon’s app store

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.

Thomson Reuters unveils enhanced Cortellis capability for life sciences research

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…

LibQUAL+® Share Fair Presentations & Posters from Sweden Event Now Online (Oct. 15, ’12)

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:

 British Columbia Government Lends Support to Open Textbooks

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 Summon Service Expands Chinese-language Content with Hyweb Technology

“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…”

 National Archives and Government Printing Office Release Presidential Documents App

“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

Cathy Wolfe to take over as CEO of Medical Research at Wolters Kluwer Health

“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.”

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