DPLA delays debut; C&RL archive free online; Elsevier and O’Reilly Media sign ebook distribution deal; EBL provides data to OCLC’s demand-driven acquisition program; new OCLC registry service shines a spotlight on libraries; Publishers’ online communities to double by 2015; and the Copyright Clearance Center partners with PubMatch.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that “the Digital Public Library of America has postponed its long-planned public debut that had been scheduled to take place this week at the Boston Public Library, in the wake of Monday’s explosions at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 100 others…
According to ACRL Insider “the full archive of ACRL’s official scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is now freely available online. The online C&RL archive now contains the complete contents of the journal from its beginnings in 1939 through the current issue. The archive is available through the C&RL website…”
“Elsevier … and technology publisher O’Reilly Media today announced that O’Reilly will distribute many of Elsevier’s academic, research-focused ebooks. This expands the depth of ebooks available from O’Reilly in areas such as computer security and networking, and includes leading imprints such as Morgan Kaufmann, Syngress, Academic Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Newnes and Elsevier with more than 1,200 individual titles…”
Citing the Electronic Book Library (EBL) Blog, InfoDOCKET reports that “OCLC is now supporting Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) with their WorldCat Knowledge Base and EBL is the first provider supplying data to this service, with ebrary to follow soon…”
“Starting today, libraries can increase their visibility on the Web by registering basic local information with the OCLC Library Spotlight program—a free service that works with popular Web services to promote libraries. Yelp, the popular local directory service, has agreed to be one of the first to work with OCLC on this new program…”
“The number of publisher-owned online communities is set to more than double over the next two years, according to new research released today by Publishing Technology at The London Book Fair.
The study, conducted by Bowker Market Research, a service of ProQuest affiliate Bowker, found that two thirds of responding publishers currently host reader communities, and that this is set to rise to over 90% over the next two years. A quarter expect to have seven or more networks up and running by 2015, with many respondents predicting a huge growth in the number of online communities for their company, from a current average of 2.1, to more than five over the next two years…”
“Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC)… announced a partnership with PubMatch, the book publishing portal and rights database jointly owned by Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit. Under the terms of the partnership, CCC and PubMatch will create an automated, Web-based exchange for sub-rights deals focused on whole book translation and distribution rights, using CCC’s RightsLink® transaction engine…”