News & Announcements 09/07/11

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LLAMA Webinar for Academic Libraries

In today’s assessment-oriented culture, return on Investment has been used in many disciplines, including libraries, to demonstrate outcomes. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Return on Investment in a Tough Economy: Defining the Value of the Academic Library” on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Central Time.

LITA National Forum: Rivers of Data, Currents of Change

The LITA National Forum offers nearly three days of content-rich programming for technologists and technical services librarians along with the networking opportunities of a smaller conference. Attendees will have the chance to get to know leaders, Forum speakers, and peers in the library and information technology field across all types of libraries.

FandW Media expand with Ingram and CoreSource

Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that F+W Media, Inc. has selected Ingram’s CoreSource platform for digital asset management and distribution. The selection of CoreSource by F+W Media further strengthens the relationship between the two companies, enhancing their ongoing collaboration for print-on-demand and distribution through the dedicated enthusiast eCommerce stores owned by F+W Media.

HighWire Introduces 5-Star Article Rating Feature on SAGE Open

HighWire press introduces a tool for readers to join the discussion of individual articles appearing in the new peer-reviewed research journal, SAGE Open.   A 5-star article rating capability “gives readers the opportunity to weigh in on the quality and impact of a particular article in a transparent open community forum.”  According to Tom Rump, HighWire’s Managing Director “along with usage metrics, commenting, subject categories, and recommendation services, article ranking is a means to leverage the insights of the larger community, connecting the outside world with the content inside the paper.”

Seeking Submissions for Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is “seeking Submissions for its inaugural issue.

This journal “is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives.”  The inaugural issue of JLSC will focus on the theme of “Defining Scholarly Communication.”

Submissions received by November 14, 2011 will receive priority consideration.

Springer and Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) sign eBook license

The Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) and Springer have signed a ground-breaking license which grants the consortium perpetual access to Springer eBooks on SpringerLink. This statewide agreement includes a customized license for Springer’s eBook Collections in Business and Economics, Biomedical and Life Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences. From large academic libraries such as Auburn University and the University of Alabama, to smaller institutions such as Tuskeegee University and Spring Hill College, all of NAAL’s 21 general members will have access under this agreement.

Brill to Publish Two More Society Journals in Biology

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is proud to announce that from January 2012 it will be the publisher of two additional society journals: the Journal of Crustacean Biology (JCB) and the Tijdschrift voor Entomologie (TvE). They will become available both in print and on Brill’s online platform. With its strong list of Biology journals, Brill is well-positioned to publish these two journals. They will be published next to well-established titles such as Behaviour, Nematology, Crusteceana, Amphibia Reptilia, and Insect Systematics & Evolution.

JSTOR-Free Access to Early Journal Content and Serving Unaffiliated Users

Today, JSTOR is making journal content on JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to the public for reading and downloading. This content includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, representing approximately 6% of the total content on JSTOR.

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