News & Announcements 5/7/13

Copyright Clearance Center Awarded Scholarships to attend ACRL, to do the same for ALA; a new offering on CNI’s video channel; Senate Passes Marketplace Fairness Act; Credo titles now available from GOBI3; and a new E-Reader App from Baker & Taylor.

Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarships to Academic Librarians to Attend Association of College and Research Libraries Conference

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. … announces the winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians: Bridgett Birmingham of Florida State University, Katie Hutchinson of Walsh University, Jennifer L. Kegler of SUNY Brockport, and Bing Wang of Georgia Tech University. Each received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries’ ACRL 2013 conference recently held in Indianapolis…”

CCC is also announcing “call for submissions for academic librarians to receive a travel stipend to attend the upcoming American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.”

This presentation by Jean-Gabriel Bankier of bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press) is now available at:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/NfdSiKQmeRQ 

Vimeohttp://vimeo.com/64515940

The Digital Commons Network (DCN) is a database of open access scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges that provides access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. The constantly growing body of publications represents various disciplines and subject areas, and the database features a novel search interface: a multi-colored wheel, where each major discipline is represented by a color, that expands and contracts depending upon the selected subject area. 

More information about this talk, which was originally presented at CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting, is available at http://www.cni.org/topics/information-access-retrieval/not-another-cross-search-tool-the-digital-commons-network/

Shelf Awareness reports that “yesterday, by a vote of 69 to 27, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, requiring “remote” retailers with out-of-state sales of at least $1 million to collect applicable state and local sales tax on all purchases. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where it faces stronger opposition than in the Senate.

“This victory is the direct result of the tireless work of thousands of booksellers nationwide, who, year after year, have advocated for sales tax fairness,” ABA CEO Oren Teicher commented. “Recognizing that this fight is far from over, today we are one very important step closer to leveling the playing field for Main Street retailers…”

 Credo Titles now available from GOBI3

Reuter’s reports that “Credo…  in partnership with YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor – has made its titles available for purchase through GOBI3, YBP’s acquisition and collection management database. Libraries now have the ability to select Credo as their preferred vendor for reference material as part of their eApproval Plans…”

According to Digital Book World “Baker & Taylor… has released a new, free application for tablets and smartphones called axisReader, which allows patrons of libraries with the Axis 360 digital media platform to seamlessly discover, checkout and read ebooks in EPUB and PDF formats on their mobile devices.  The axisReader will be available alongside the existing Blio ereader, which provides a fully-accessible ereading experience to Axis 360 users…”

 

 

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