Ebooks for business professionals from EBSCO; a new books series from Springer & Beijing Normal UP; Elsevier presents new “Clinical Insight Engine”; ARL endorses Visual Resources Association’s Statement on the Fair Use of Images; and Dean James Mullins and the Purdue University Libraries receive ARL honor.
Information Today reports that “ EBSCO Publishing released its first ebook subscription collection for corporations. BusinessCore is designed to support the learning and research needs of business professionals. The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content.The BusinessCore collection includes thousands of full text ebook titles from leading publishers. New titles will be added on a monthly basis. With BusinessCore, professionals are provided with an easy way to access ebooks specific to their corporate research and learning needs…”
According to the Book Business website “STM publisher Springer and Beijing Normal University Press (BNUP) will co-publish a new book series IHDP-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series… The Integrated Risk Governance Project (IRG-Project) is supported by both Chinese and international funding, in large part from the prizewinning Chinese research project “Global Change, Environmental Risk & Its Adaptation Paradigms.” The IRG-Project will study global change and the mechanism of environmental risk, the evolution process of environmental risk and its integrated assessment, regionalization of Chinese and global environmental risk, …”
“STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that it presented ClinicalKey, which claims to be the world’s first ‘clinical insight engine’, at the Health In4matics Expo.
Powered by Smart Content, which maps the largest collection of clinical resources, covering every medical and surgical specialty, to a proprietary medical taxonomy, ClinicalKey aims to provide more clinically relevant answers than conventional search engines, saving doctors’ time and informing decisions that can improve outcomes…”
“On May 4, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) voted enthusiastically to endorse the Visual Resources Association’s (VRA) Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study. The VRA Statement is a clear and concise statement of best practices around a medium that can seem especially intimidating for educational users. It is a reliable guide, written by professionals who work with images every day and vetted by well-known experts in the field of copyright…”
“On April 4, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) honored Dean James Mullins and the Purdue University Libraries for their enduring commitment to ARL’s Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), and for advancing the cause of diversity and inclusion in academic and research libraries. Since 2005, Dean Mullins and the Purdue Libraries have hosted IRDW Diversity Scholars at an annual “research library visit” designed to provide an inside look at operations in a major research library in the Midwest. During the closing reception for the eighth visit, held at the Purdue Black Cultural Center, Dean Mullins was presented an engraved trophy in recognition of this continued dedication to hosting the site visit…”