News & Announcements 6/25/13

The Kuali Foundation partners with EBSCO Information Services; Blackwell’s library division closes its offices; NISO starts two part altmetric project; Scholarship search  live in Literati School; NoveList and 3M Expand Readers’ Advisory; and UPSO partners with Stanford and Liverpool university presses.

EBSCO Discovery The Kuali Foundation and EBSCO Information Services—Partners in Discovery

According to this press release from PRWebThe Kuali Foundation is pleased to welcome EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as one of its newest Kuali Commercial Affiliates (KCA) within the Kuali community. EBSCO will provide expertise in seamlessly integrating discovery services with the Kuali OLE (Open Library Environment) for enhanced access to both print and digital library collections…”

Although Blackwell’s announced that it was closing its library services division in April, the doors are actually being shuttered at the end of this month.  In a letter to customers on April 17th  “Blackwell’s further announce the sale of the academic library contracts to Dawson Books Limited. Blackwell’s Bookshops & Online Division of Blackwell’s Ltd will be unaffected by this decision and will continue to operate as normal.”

(The link above is to a report on the original announcement that appeared in the Oxford Mail at the time.)

According to Information Today  “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced a new, two-part project on June 20 “to study, propose, and develop community-based standards or recommended practices in the field of alternative metrics.  The two-part project is funded by a $207,500 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is expected to take 2 years to complete…”

“Credo… today announced that it has added Reference Service Press’s scholarship search feature, “FundingFinder Express,” to Literati School, the company’s recently-launched solution that helps K-12 educators teach foundational information skills. Now, Literati School will not only meet the information needs of pre-college students, but it will also help them find ways to pay for college at a time when costs have reached an all-time high. Bundled at no additional cost to Literati School subscribers, FundingFinder Express will greatly increase the value of Literati School for its users…”

PRWeb also notes a press release from EBSCO and Novelist that “readers will encounter NoveList’s high-quality recommendations when they check out using a 3M SelfCheck station. By expanding the reach of readers’ advisory services to include the self-check out experience, NoveList and 3M have created an innovative user experience that has never before been available to readers

Sue Polanka reports in No Shelf Required that “Oxford’s UPSO continues to grow with the addition of two new university presses to its partner list – Stanford and Liverpool…”

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