News & Announcements 6/7/13

Amazon executives testify in eBook Price Fixing Case; Plagiarizing across Europe; CrossRef launches FundRef to track scholarly funding; Copyright Clearance Center teams up with HFA; Multiple EBSCO press releases; Summon Discovery expands Japanese-language content with NetAdvance; and DeepDyve launches innovative 5-Minute Freemium service

GalleyCat reports that “the Department of Justice has shared direct testimony from three Amazon executives about tempestuous negotiations over the agency model for setting eBook prices in 2010.

These discussions rest at the heart of the U.S. v. Apple et al. case, as a federal judge decides if publishers  and Apple colluded to fix eBook prices…”

Inside HigherED reports on a Europe-wide study that finds “many students do not understand what plagiarism is… Asked about a situation where 40 percent of a submission is copied word for word without using quotations, citations or references, 91 percent of respondents accurately identify this as plagiarism.  However, in the same situation where “some changes” have been made to the copied text, almost 40 percent say they do not think it is plagiarism or are unsure whether it is. Among British students the figure is 31 percent, compared with just 6 percent in the “word for word” scenario…”

According to Information Today, “FundRef, CrossRef’s funder identification service, is now available after the completion of a successful pilot phase in 2012. CrossRef, operated by the Publishers International Linking Association, Inc., provides reference linking services to scholarly books, articles, conference proceedings, and other reference materials. Publisher members can now add funders’ names and grant or award numbers to the metadata they submit to CrossRef…”

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), is working with HFA, the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry, to provide access to HFA’s music licensing services through

HFA is a “provider of licenses for physical and digital reproduction of music in the U.S., covering uses such as CDs, permanent digital downloads, interactive streaming and ringtones. CCC’s existing offerings include millions of rights for in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks…”

EBSCO has issued three press releases; two that discuss new products: Engineering Source™, which is a comprehensive full-text database designed to support the needs of engineers at all levels and AMA Marketing Watch™, which was created with the guidance of experts from the American Marketing Association to provide information on marketing best practices.  The third reports that full-text market intelligence reports from Mintel will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service.™ 

Serials Solutions… is working with NetAdvance to make content in JapanKnowledge discoverable via the Summon discovery service. Metadata for 13 reference titles from the largest and most reliable provider of Japanese-language content, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and citation indexes will be indexed and available to mutual subscribers of each company’s service…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “DeepDyve … today announced a new “freemium” offering whereby users can preview the full text of any article for free for five minutes per day. Users will no longer have to settle for simply reading abstracts. With just an email address and password, users can sign up in seconds and gain free access to more than 8 million articles from 3,000 peer-reviewed journals that previously resided behind paywalls. Users can browse and sample as many articles as they wish, however, each article can only be previewed once every 24 hours…”

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