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SAGE and AERA to launch OA journal; Digital Science introduces “Projects” for scientific researchers; Ingram launches its Life PrintSM program; Libraries in a number of countries test new OCLC record management functionality; British Columbia makes free online textbooks available; Elsevier and Russian Ministry of Education and Science announce 2013 Scopus award winners; and Softlink to showcase Liberty ILS and illumin at SLA in June

 SAGE and AERA to Launch Open Access Journal

Citing STM Publishing News ResourceShelf reports that “SAGE and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced that they will launch AERA Open, an online, peer-reviewed journal that will be freely available to all readers on the web. AERA Open is expected to begin publishing articles in early 2014.  As an online journal, AERA Open offers a publishing venue for works in innovative formats, such as video, interactive data tables, and audio recordings that a print format precludes…”

PR Newswire reports that “Digital Science … launched Projects – the only desktop software designed specifically for scientific researchers that enables them to organise their research outputs in a safe, simple and structured way. For the first time dedicated, scientifically-relevant features have been brought together in one product, helping academic researchers keep track, save time and get ahead with their research…”

“Ingram Content Group Inc. …  announced the launch of its Life PrintSM program, a comprehensive solution for publishers to manage the complete life cycle of print books… Ingram’s Life Print program gives publishers the flexibility to manage all frontlist, backlist and long tail titles from one source, using one file and one order process. Publishers can manufacture books in any quantity, from a single copy to a high-volume print run, regardless of where a book is in its life cycle.

Library Technology Guides reports that “OCLC is working with 13 libraries on three continents to beta test OCLC WorldShare Metadata Record Manager, which offers new record management functionality that enhances a library’s ability to catalog its collections, including electronic, digital and physical materials…”

Postsecondary students in British Columbia may get a bit of a break when it comes time to buy their textbooks this fall. In the first move of its kind in Canada, the B.C. government said it will make available up to 20 free and open online textbooks for some of the most popular first- and second-year university and college courses.

 Elsevier and Russian Ministry of Education and Science Announce 2013 Scopus Award Winners

PR Newswire also reports that Elsevier … and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science announced the winners of the 2013 Scopus Awards Russia.  The Scopus Award program, first held in Russia in 2005, aims to support scientific research in Russia and honor its outstanding scientists…

This year, the selection criteria are based on data from Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed literature. The selection criteria consist of h-index scores, the number of publications and citations as well as academic recognition at national level.

Softlink to showcase Liberty ILS and illumin, the latest cloud research management technology, at SLA in June

According to Library Technology Guides “Softlink will exhibit its … cloud knowledge, content and library management solutions at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference on 9-12 June 2013,…  Softlink General Manager Catherine Leonard said Softlink’s information and knowledge management solutions were providing special libraries across America a platform to mobilize their knowledge and gain competitive advantage…”

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