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Printin - IMAGEN_1Oklahoma State University Library joins HathiTrustReprints Desk expands reach to over 200 academic libraries with three new library consortiums deals; The Max Planck Society and De Gruyter sign an agreement to share bibliographical references; 23,000 New Documents Uploaded to NATO Archives Online; FDR Library and Museum Doubles Online Digital Collection; Georgia Tech Library Joins HathiTrust; Wilde times: rare book coup for UBC; 1 Million New iBooks Customers Each Week Since iOS 8 Launch; Self-publishing gets solid with SelfEspress; and Wolters Kluwer Health announces launch of UpToDate Anywhere in Japan.  


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Oklahoma State University Library has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form…” 


KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Research Solutions subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., a document delivery supplier, has announced new agreements with three new library consortiums to provide group purchase pricing incentives to more than 200 academic library members who are now eligible to sign up for Reprints Desk’s award-winning Article Galaxy software platform to retrieve scholarly research articles that are not available via journal subscriptions…”


Library Technology Guides reports that “the Max Planck Society, which runs a large number of research institutes throughout Germany and beyond, and academic publisher De Gruyter have reached an agreement to share bibliographical data. Under the agreement De Gruyter will provide the Max Planck Society with bibliographical records for all of its past and future publications on language and linguistics. For its part, the Max Planck Society will incorporate these records into Glottolog, an open access database of the world’s languages which contains a comprehensive bibliography…”


According to InfoDOCKET the NATO Archives has announced “a second wave of declassified and publicly disclosed NATO documents for its popular web-based research tool NATO Archives Online. Over 23000 new documents have been uploaded to NATO Archives Online covering three major areas previously unavailable on the web…”


data(4)background-213649_1280FDR Library and Museum Doubles Online Digital Collection, 400,000+ More Digitized Items Added to FRANKLIN Database

InfoDOCKET also notes that “more than 400,000 new digital documents were added Dec. 15 to FRANKLIN, the library’s virtual research room and digital repository. This addition now more than doubles its online digital resources…”


And also according to InfoDOCKET “the Georgia Tech Library is the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form…


According to UBC News “the University of British Columbia  Library has scored a rare book coup by acquiring two exceptional examples of early gay literature that share a connection with famed Victorian writer Oscar Wilde.

And the purchase of the books — Teleny and its prequel, Des Grieux — was bolstered by an enterprising graduate student’s crowdsourcing effort…”


GIGAOM reports that  Apple’s decision to launch iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite this fall with iBooks pre-installed has paid off. “iBooks has averaged one million new customers every week since mid-September…”


TeleRead reports that “self-publishing took one more step into the physical world with the announcement by On Demand Books, “creators of the patented Espresso Book Machine® (“EBM”) technology,” of SelfEspress, “ODB’s new online self-publishing platform.” This system appears designed to offer an end-to-end self-publishing system for writers – which also incorporates physical on-demand printing of their book…”


According to KnowledgeSpeak “healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health has announced the launch of UpToDate Anywhere in Japan. UpToDate Anywhere enables Japanese hospitals and healthcare organisations to provide clinicians with mobile access to UpToDate, the acclaimed evidence-based clinical decision support resource…”

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