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newspapers2American Antiquarian Society in Worcester to receive National Humanities Medal from President Barack ObamaCRL Releases CLOCKSS Audit Report; German Government Puts 700,000 WWI Docs Online; Elsevier’s QUOSA and CCC expand access to compliant literature with integrated rights management; SAGE set to publish Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment journal; Baker and Taylor adds site scoping functionality to Axis 360 Digital Service; and LookUp Precision’s Latest Release – Three (Free) Exciting Developments


According to MassLive, “The American Antiquarian Society, located in Worcester, will receive a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama on July 28… The medal will be awarded to the society’s president, Ellen S. Dunlap, at the White House on Monday by the president and the first lady. Since 1997, the medals have been awarded to individuals and groups that deepen the engagement of citizens with the nation’s history, literature, philosophy or the humanities, according to the National Endowment for the Humanities…”


The Center for Research Libraries has released the findings of its preservation audit, and has certified CLOCKSS as a trustworthy digital repository. The certification applies to the repository’s ability to preserve and manage digital content deposited with CLOCKSS by participating e-journal publishers as of May 2014…


InfoDOCKET reports that “hundreds of thousands of rare records and images from World War I have been put online by the German government, ahead of Monday’s 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.

More than 700,000 records relating to WWI, as well as photos, films and audio recordings were made accessible on a new portal on the Federal Archive’s website ||| English language homepage...”


According to KnowledgeSpeak  “Elsevier has announced that QUOSA, its literature management solution, and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) have extended their relationship to support greater compliance in the use of full text articles within corporate or institutional environments. Using CCC’s rights advisory API, QUOSA customers who are also CCC licensees can view their license rights directly from QUOSA at no extra cost to the user…”


KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “SAGE has announced that it will begin publication of the bi-monthly journal, Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment (TCRT), currently published by Adenine Press of Schenectady, New York. The first issue of TCRT to publish with SAGE will be Volume 14, Issue 1 in February 2015…

According to Library Technology GuidesBaker and Taylor, … announced that it has developed a new function for its Axis 360 digital media service giving libraries using a shared collection the power to filter out content they wish to exclude from their Axis 360 platform…”


Library Technology Guides also reports that “Lucidea announces the upcoming release of its powerful digital resource cost management and recovery system, LookUp Precision. This release includes three developments requested by users: a new app for iPad and iPhone, support for Chrome, and a self-service password management feature…”

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