News & Annnouncements 12/11/12

Today’s news:  Outstanding titles selected by Choice; ProQuest expands Digital National Security Archive; more print magazine launches in 2102; New Ithaka S+R Report; Springer launches Clinical and Translational Imaging; SAGE to publish InnovAiT; and the  Wolters Kluwer Daily Reporting Suite for legal topics is released.

 Choice‘s “Outstanding Academic Titles”: Top Books and Websites for 2012

“Choice subject editors recognize the most significant titles reviewed during the calendar year by compiling the “Outstanding Academic Titles” list, which is published each January. As a special preview to this full list of outstanding scholarly titles, the Choice subject editors selected from among the 2012 list their favorite print and digital resources, which appear on the “Top 25 Books” and the “Top 10 Websites” lists below…”

ProQuest’s Latest Addition to DNSA Provides an Insider Look at the Birth of U.S. Human Rights Policy

ProQuest announced that it expands “its … Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) with newly declassified files that chronicle the development of U.S. policy as it attempted to deal with the tragedy experienced in Argentina during the critical, formative period of the late 1970’s — a time that featured a political collapse verging on civil war; a military coup; and massive illegal detentions, torture and kidnappings. The records … are currently being used as evidence in dozens of human rights trials against former military officials in Argentina, making access to them particularly timely…”

 Magazines ramp up publishing in 2012

Crain’s New York Business reports that “despite higher costs, 2012 saw more print magazine launches than a year earlier, with fewer pubs folding, according to year-end numbers released Monday…  In 2012, veteran publishers and novice entrepreneurs launched a total of 195 print titles, a healthy bump over the 181 that were launched in 2011. And only 74 titles folded this year, compared to 142 a year ago, according to MediaFinder.com. The online database of U.S. and Canadian publications released its year-end numbers Monday…”

“This study, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, uncovers the needs of today’s historians and provides guidance for how research support providers can better serve them. We explore areas such as content discovery, information management, scholarly analysis, collaboration, library use, the writing process, professional interactions, and publication, among others…”  ( Click here to Download Report.)

Springer launches new journal with the Italian Association of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Publishing Executive reports “Springer will launch a new journal Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. The bi-monthly publication will be the official journal of the Italian Association of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (AIMN) as of 2013…”

SAGE to publish InnovAiT from January 2013

Publishing Executive qalso notes that “SAGE and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have today announced a new agreement to publish InnovAiT from January 2013.

InnovAiT is the RCGP’s journal developed to support members of the College who are Associates-in-Training (qualified Doctors who are specializing in General Practice)…”

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Creates Daily Legal Publications With ‘Smart’ Features

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, the leading global provider of intelligent solutions and expertise for legal and business professionals, today announced the release of the Wolters Kluwer Daily Reporting Suite, the Company’s latest tool for tracking daily developments in the law’s fastest-changing and most complex practice areas.  The Daily Reporting Suite includes specialty legal topics including: Antitrust, Securities Regulation, Health Law, Employment Law and Intellectual Property. Wolters Kluwer also plans to expand the Suite to cover more practice areas in 2013
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