News and Announcements 3/14/12

by | Mar 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Today’s Menu: AAUP partners with CCC; Sales figures for Kindle Singles; the 2012 LJ Movers and Shakers list; Encyclopedia Britannica ends print editions; the NMLSB has a new member.

Association of American University Presses Partners with Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and … provider of licensing solutions, announced a referral partnership with the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) in which AAUP’s members can protect copyrighted assets and earn revenue from their online content using CCC’s RightsLink service at a discounted rate.” According to CCC,  RightsLink enables “rights holders to offer permissions at the point-of-content – hosted on a website, mobile application or third-party aggregator.”

Amazon Has Sold Over Two Million Kindle Singles reports that “Amazon says it has sold over two million Kindle Singles in the 14 months the  program has been running. Seventy percent of each sale goes to the author or publisher, and Amazon keeps 30 percent. Amazon wouldn’t disclose its total revenues from those two million singles, but the minimum price of a Single is $0.99 and most are $1.99.”

Kindle Singles program offers “e-books that are shorter than full-length books but longer than most magazine articles’ and has been in operation for a little bit more than a year.

Library Journal Announces 2012 Movers & Shakers

LJ admits that there are many more “movers and shakers” in the library world than they have room to acknowledge.  However, this article lists a number of folks whom they have chosen to recognize…  “They hail from all corners of the library world. They’ve been nominated by their colleagues, friends, bosses, and just plain admirers…”

Your Tome Is Up … Encyclopedia Britannica Ends Print Edition After 244 Years As It Fully Embraces Digital Age

According to this MailOnline article referenced on the Book Business website “the Encyclopedia Britannica, which has been in continuous print since it was first published in Edinburgh in 1768, said today that it will continue with digital versions currently available online.  The final set of the 32-volume printed edition remains available for sale on the company’s website for £890 ($1,400).

Obama Nominates San Francisco City Librarian to Serve on National Museum and Library Services Board

InfoDocket picked up this press release from the San Francisco Public Library announcing that “San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera was nominated today by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board.”











Value and benefits of text mining

According to Clifford Lynch Director of CNI: Coalition for Networked Information, the “UK JISC have just issued a very useful new report titled “Value and Benfits of Text Mining” which looks at some of the early applications of text mining, particularly in the context of the scholarly literature, and the technical, economic, and legal barriers to large scale use of text mining technologies. Of particular interest is the analysis of text mining as a means of accelerating innovation and discovery across a wide range of sectors and some of the related economic considerations.”

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