News & Announcements 3/27/13

In the News: NISO publishes recommended practices for ejournals; ebrary offers three user license for  perpetual titles; NASIG announces 2013 Mentoring Program; Springer and the Basque Center launch new book partnership; Credoacquires OnlineTutorSolutions.com and NEclimateUS.org, a new climate information resource is now available.

 NISO Publishes Recommended Practice on Presentation and Identification of E-Journals

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new Recommended Practice: PIE-J: Presentation & Identification of E-Journals (NISO RP-16-2013). This Recommended Practice was developed to provide guidance on the presentation of e-journals-particularly in the areas of title presentation, accurate use of ISSN, and citation practices-to publishers and platform providers, as well as to solve some long-standing concerns of serials, collections, and electronic resources librarians. In addition to the recommendations, the document includes extensive examples of good practices using screenshots from various publishers’ online journals platforms; a discussion of helpful resources for obtaining title history and ISSN information; an overview of the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) and key points for using it correctly; an explanation of the Digital Object Identifier (DOIR), the registration agency CrossRef, and tips on using DOIs for journal title management; and a review of related standards and recommended practices…”

ebrary’s Three-User License Now Available for Perpetual Titles

ebrary has announced that they “now offer a three-user license model for perpetual archive titles from …. publishers such as Taylor & Francis, SUNY Press, Wiley, University of Edinburgh Press and many more. Our three-user purchase option is integrated with not only our own patron driven acquisition and Extended Access™ models, but also with YBP’s GOBI³ for firm orders as well as demand-driven acquisition…”

Announcing the NASIG 2013 Mentoring Program

NASIG’s Mentoring Program* is again sponsoring a Conference Mentoring Program to help make new conference attendees feel more at ease, highlight membership benefits and create networking opportunities. The program will match experienced NASIG conference attendees with new conference goers.

The deadline for accepting applications is May 17, 2013

Springer and the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics launch new book partnership

“Springer and the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) will partner to publish BCAM SpringerBriefs. The books will consist of concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications in mathematics.
These new SpringerBriefs will focus on the publication of content in a number of disciplines within mathematics. These fields include applied mathematics, finance, statistics and computer science…”

 Credo acquires OnlineTutorSolutions.com

Library Technology Guides reports that “Credo…  announced it has acquired OnlineTutorSolutions.com, which will … enhance its Literati solutions with technologies that connect students to on-staff, state-certified tutors at their point of need. The acquisition furthers Credo’s mission to work with libraries, educators, publishers and technology providers to create a society in which everyone has the ability to learn and an opportunity to succeed…”

Citing this announcement from the NOAA Climatic Data Center, InfoDOCKET notes that “NOAA, the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Environmental Protection Agency facilitated the development of a new regional climate resource portal for much of the Eastern United States. Now operational at NEclimateUS.org, this resource provides weather and climate information for the eastern U.S. region as well as Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

Also known as NExUS, this new online database offers access to data and information for Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia…”

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