News from OCLC’s WorldCat; NISO recommendations for DDA; Credo partners with Mosio; Books At JSTOR launches in Nov.; Cambridge journals go mobile; and STM comments on Finch Report and issues joint statement with Datacite
“OCLC is taking the first step toward adding linked data to WorldCat by appending Schema.org descriptive mark-up to WorldCat.org pages. WorldCat.org now offers the largest set of linked bibliographic data on the Web. With the addition of Schema.org mark-up to all book, journal and other bibliographic resources in WorldCat.org, the entire publicly available version of WorldCat is now available for use by intelligent Web crawlers, like Google and Bing, that can make use of this metadata in search indexes and other applications. ..”
“The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) voting members have approved a new project to develop recommended practices for the Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs. Many libraries have embraced DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) to present many more titles to their patrons for potential use and purchase than would ever be feasible under the traditional purchase model. If implemented correctly, DDA can make it possible to purchase only what is needed, allowing libraries to spend the same amount of money as they previously spent on monographs, but with a higher rate of use…”
Credo Reference (corp.credoreference.com) and Mosio, Inc. have teamed up to make sure that a helpful librarian is just one click away from any student or patron who needs one.
Literati by Credo is a collaborative research platform that supports research effectiveness and information literacy while Mosio, “provides their popular two-way text messaging service to hundreds of libraries nationwide. Now they have integrated chat, email and website support tabs, offering libraries a full suite of communication technologies to stay in touch with patrons wherever they are. The combination of these technologies adds to the strength of the Literati by Credo service by embedding live support for patrons…”
JSTOR is pleased to announce that Books at JSTOR will be live in November 2012. Books at JSTOR will feature more than 14,000 scholarly monographs from leading academic presses, and will be fully integrated with the more than 1,600 current and archival journals on JSTOR, including links to and from book reviews.
“The latest functionality release from Cambridge Journals Online features a ‘Send to Kindle’ button, plus the facility to twin a mobile device with CJO Mobile to access subscriptions from any location. These features continue a stream of development which began in October 2010 with the launch of CJO Mobile (CJOm), a mobile-optimised website which also doubles as a low bandwidth access point for developing countries. The latest functionality builds on the knowledge gathered from users of CJOm since its launch…”
STM welcomes the package of measures recommended by the Finch Group on expanding access to research publications in the UK which are set out in the Finch Report released today.
STM CEO Michael Mabe said: “Finch demonstrates how the combination of pragmatic approaches and evidence-based policy development can yield acceptable outcomes for the UK public, for UK researchers and for the publishing community. STM hopes that other international discussions on open access can be informed by this process.”
Click here for full press release 2012_06_18_STM_Press_Release_on_Finch_Report.pdf
DataCite and the International Association of STM Publishers are pleased to announce best practice recommendations the two
organizations are endorsing to make research data easier to find, link to,re-‐use and cite…