News You Need to Start the Week
Cambridge University Press has announced” that it will begin publishing the Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society from 2013. This marks the third consecutive year the Cambridge list in archaeology and classics has seen expansion …
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (PPS) brings the latest results of research into prehistory to a worldwide audience. Global in scope and ranging in time from the earliest traces of human activity to the advent of written history, the Proceedings offer an authoritative yet accessible account of our distant past. PPS will be available in print and electronic formats on Cambridge Journals online and is being digitised as part of the Cambridge Journals Digital Archive…
“Libraries in Australia began pilot projects to implement OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the cooperative’s new cloud-based approach to managing library services that provide tools to improve library workflows, reduce costs and offer new opportunities for collaboration.
OCLC WorldShare Management Services provide a Web-based environment that streamlines cataloguing, acquisitions, license management and circulation, and offer a next-gen discovery tool for library users…”
“In April 2012, De Gruyter took over the publishing activities of the Swiss publisher Birkhäuser. Under the brand Birkhäuser De Gruyter will sustain and actively develop a cutting edge publishing program. Architecture, Design, and Landscaping will play equally important roles. The integration of the publishing program is already in full swing: The first of the previously announced titles are already in production and will be distributed within the next few weeks.
Harvard University Press has chosen De Gruyter as sales partner for its electronic content. Since January 2012, Harvard University Press has been marketing its entire range of electronic products, including both new books and a back catalog of more than 10,000 titles through De Gruyter. Starting immediately, titles by HUP are part of De Gruyter eBook packages and available through De Gruyter’s Pick & Choose Model.
In January 2012, De Gruyter acquired the Open Access Publisher Versita. Versita particularly supports the Emerging Sciences and just announced the launch of 100 new open access journals in these fields.”
“Elsevier … has added a new enhancement to SciVal Strata, a web-based performance evaluation tool that allows users to conduct highly customized performance assessments of research teams and individual researchers. The new functionality provides the capacity for objective assessment of a specific selection of a researcher’s work in addition to their complete publication output. This option is critical when selecting the most impactful papers to be submitted for various government or institutional assessment. In addition the enhanced functionality will prove useful to individuals applying for grants and showing funders the impact of the research they supported…”
“Semantico is delighted to announce that Barry Dunne has joined the team as Business Development Director, Journals.
Barry is a well respected industry professional with vast experience in directing global accounts for leading STM publishers. He is also an experienced sales performance consultant and business development leader, with specialist knowledge in the journals space.
Semantico is launching a new digital publishing platform with significant new journals functionality later this month and Barry will be heading up the journals team with a mandate to develop and grow this business globally…”
OverDrive has announced “that it will update its popular audiobook download services to include new options for readers to instantly “See Book—Hear Book.” Scheduled for launch later this year, streaming audiobooks will be available on a wide range of Internet-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers…”