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News & Announcements 1/24/13

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Today’s News: an ARL Position Description Bank Demo at ALA Midwinter; CCC partners with Amigos; Choice launches  CRO3; OCLC and Gale expand partnership; an open access agreement between Max Planck Society and De Gruyter; Credo’s Literati adds Financial Aid Information; and Innovative launches Decision Center.

ARL Position Description Bank Demo to Be Held at ALA Midwinter

In case you missed it those of you going to Midwinter can join ARL “for a free demonstration of the forthcoming Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Position Description (PD) Bank on Saturday, January 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m., at Hotel 1000, Great Room on Level Four, 1000 First Avenue…”

Copyright Clearance Center Announces Partnership with Amigos Library Services

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC)… has announced a partnership with Amigos Library Services, one of the largest library service networks in the nation…

This partnership extends Amigos’ content and licensing offerings and gives its members value-added services on top of CCC’s licensing and content solutions. Amigos’ academic library members can now pay for article purchases from CCC’s Get It Now solution through their Amigos Deposit Account. In addition, academic institution members receive a discount on the service fee when they purchase CCC’s Annual Academic Copyright License through Amigos…”

“…Choice is pleased to present the latest version of its… electronic platform, Choice Reviews Online – CRO3.  Current CRO2 subscribers will have full access to CRO3 in February and will be receiving instructions on making the switch.

(Those interested in a demo of CRO3 can visit the ALA booth #2200—in Seattle.)

OCLC and Gale expand partnership

“OCLC and Gale… have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local, and to explore broadening discoverability of Gale collections through other applications available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform…

This new agreement will enable OCLC to index metadata and full text for all Gale databases and scholarly archives and make them discoverable through WorldCat Local for mutual subscribers…”


 Max Planck Society and De Gruyter Sign Agreement for Open Access Publishing

“The Max Planck Society and the academic publishing house De Gruyter have signed a groundbreaking agreement to cooperate in the publication of Open Access books. The agreement covers texts intended for publication by scholars at the more than 80 individual Max Planck institutes working around the world today. It encompass the full range of disciplines in which the Max Planck Society is active, including the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and applies to both monographs and anthologies…”

“…Credo  announced it has partnered with Reference Service Press, a leading authority on college scholarships.  Under the terms of the agreement, Credo will seamlessly integrate financial aid information from Reference Service Press into its Literati solutions for schools, academic institutions, public libraries and student athlete programs…”

 Decision Center Launches at Public and Academic Libraries

Library Technology Guides reports that “Innovative announced that Decision Center, a new collection-management solution that provides actionable recommendations to libraries, has been implemented at several libraries including Jefferson County Public Library; Tulsa City-County Library; and University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Decision Center’s key features include showing library staff where to weed or expand collections, providing guidance for effective spending and staffing, optimizing collections to reflect community demand and usage, and maximizing item-availability for faster service…”


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