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University of California Libraries Digital Collection (UCLDC) Project at halfway point; ebrary to retire mobile app in August; Authors Will Soon Be Able to Sell their eBooks on Facebook; YBP Library Services Selected as Primary Book Supplier for the University of Toronto Libraries; Anet and OCLC sign first WorldCat group agreement in Belgium; Jisc Releases Data and Report on the Total Cost of Ownership (Journal Subscriptions + APC Payments); Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Overall Membership Passes 200 as Seven Libraries Join Group; and LexisNexis Launches LexisNexis Legal Content Insider;

UCLDCUniversity of California Libraries Digital Collection (UCLDC) Project at Halfway Point

According to InfoDOCKET “the UCLDC project is building a, “shared system for managing and providing access to unique digital content from the ten UC campus libraries.”

Along with the release of the video, the California Digital Library announced that the digital asset management system (DAMS) is now live...”

According to No Shelf Required ebrary will be launching a new and improved ebrary reader in the next few months.  Many of the new features are listed below (and also available in a ppt).  As a result of the new reader, ebrary will be retiring the dedicated mobile app on August 4th.  The new ereader is designed with laptop and tablet use in mind, tablets using the Bluefire app as access point (which has already been available for some time)…”

Goodereader reports that “Facebook is trialing a new program that will allow Pages and newsfeeds to be able to sell books and eBooks directly to readers

The new Facebook Buy it Now button will be compatible with desktop or mobile and will allow people to click on ads and Page posts to purchase a product directly from a business, without leaving Facebook.  Once you click the button, which is currently being tested with select small business partners in the US, a pop-up will prompt you to confirm payment and shipping info…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “YBP Library Services, the academic division of Baker and Taylor, is proud to announce that the University of Toronto Libraries has selected YBP as its primary supplier of academic titles published in the United States and United Kingdom…”

Also according to Library Technology GuidesAnet, a consortium of 20 Belgian academic and special libraries, including the University of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp Heritage Library, has signed an agreement with OCLC to add some 2 million records to WorldCat…”

InfoDOCKET reports that Jisc has been collecting data to support their “work on the Total Cost of Ownership. The data that was collected from 24 UK higher education institutions included financial information about both expenditure on journal subscriptions and expenditure on APC payments. All institutions which took part in the data collection have agreed that we can release anonymised aggregated data regarding APC payments.

One output of this work is the Report for Jisc Collections on Total Cost of Ownership Project: Data Capture and Process written by Information Power about the data collection process.

Center for Research libraries file22751 Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Overall Membership Passes 200 as Seven Libraries Join Group

InfoDOCKET also reports that “seven libraries became members of  CRL on July 1. The University of MiamiSouthern Methodist University, Illinois College of OptometryAshland University, Kenyon College, and Oberlin College became voting members, and the Max-Plank-Institut fur Bildungsforschung became a new global member… The new additions bring CRL’s overall membership total to 204…”

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today launched a new online news & information resource offering access to materials and tools on legal eBooks, digital library technology and print titles.

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