News & Announcements 5/28/13

New agreement between EBSCO Information Services and Cengage Learning; Courier Corporation and Ingram Content Group form strategic relationship; DPLA: a screencast tour of ; CrossRef’s FundRef launched;  Elsevier launches new OA journal.

  New Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and Cengage Learning Provides Gale Metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service™

PRWeb also reports that “EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service…”

According to  a press release in PRWeb  “Ingram Content Group Inc. and Courier Corporation today announced that they will be working together to offer an array of global content services for publisher clients. Courier will use Ingram’s print-on-demand and digital distribution services, and Ingram will use Courier’s printing capabilities to streamline workflow and speed delivery to retailers and readers worldwide…”

DigitalShift provides an embedded screen cast that gives “a closer look at the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), its features, and “how it works, both good and bad,” according to Linda W. Braun. A library consultant and educator, Braun created a screencast tour (below) of the highly anticipated project.

Founded in 2010 at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the nonprofit DPLA officially launched April 18, 2013….” and is “intended to serve as a national portal, providing access to millions of items—photographs, books, manuscripts, and sound and moving images—from dozens of US cultural institutions…”

According to this CrossRef press release “FundRef, the funder identification service from CrossRef, is now available for publishers to contribute funding data and for retrieval of that information. FundRef is the result of collaboration between funding agencies and publishers that correlates grants and other funding with the scholarly output of that support…”

A press release from Elsevier announced “the launch of Translational Proteomics, an online-only, open access journal devoted to transferring fundamental discoveries in the field of proteomics to clinical applications, accelerating understanding and treatment of human diseases.

Jean-Charles Sanchez, Associate Professor at the University of Geneva, Head of the Biomedical Research Proteomics Group and Director of the Proteomics Core Facility of the Faculty of Medicine, will serve as Editor-in-Chief. The journal aims to cover all areas of research in human proteomics using multi-disciplinary approaches to untangle complex disease processes, such as oncology, neurology, immunology, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases and any internal medical disorder…”

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