News You Need to Start the Week

by | Oct 22, 2012 | 1 comment

Canada’s Globe and Mail now in ProQuest Newspaper database; Serials Solutions collaborating with JISC Collections; a new Open Access Guide from PLOS, et al; Elsevier launches Core Measures in Mosby’s Nursing Consult; UAT selects LibLime Academic Koha; ProQuest adds SSRN working papers to major databases;  Amazon apparently discontinues the Kindle Touch and PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

 The Globe and Mail Joins ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest and The Globe and Mail will streamline research of Canadian life and history by making the complete works of Canada’s “newspaper of record” accessible in the powerful ProQuest digital research environment. As part of ProQuest’s Historical Newspaper collection, the archive of The Globe and Mail will be cross-searchable with a worldwide selection of both major and specialty newspapers – from The New York Times and The Guardian to the Chicago Defender and the Jerusalem Post – significantly enhancing productivity and efficiency of researchers and journalists exploring historical events…”

JISC Collections License Data in 360 Resource Manager

“Serials Solutions® … is working with JISC Collections to save librarians time and increase access to the licenses negotiated by JISC Collections for NESLi2, databases and archives. Through this collaboration, licenses will be added to 360 Resource Manager, Serials Solutions’ popular e-resource management service, marking the first time JISC Collections’ licenses have been included in an ERM service…”

 Open Access Guide from PLOS, SPARC and OASPA

ResourceShelf reports from a post on the PLOS website that “PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to create a guide that identifies the core components of OA and how they are implemented across the spectrum between “Open Access” and “Closed Access”. The guide provides an easily understandable, comprehensive, and quantifiable resource to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on publisher policies…”

Elsevier launches Core Measures in Quality and Safety section of Mosby’s Nursing Consult

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of Core Measures in the Quality and Safety section of Mosby’s Nursing Consult. Core Measures is in addition to content on CMS Never Events and Medication Safety already available in Nursing Consult.  The Quality and Safety section of Mosby’s Nursing Consult provides nurses with resources to preserve patient safety and implement quality improvement measures. Quality and Safety information is reviewed regularly and updated as nursing evidence and practice evolve…”

 LibLime and WALDO announce the University of Advancing Technology has selected LibLime Academic Koha

Library Technology Guides reports that “LibLime, a division of PTFS, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Director’s Organization) welcomed the University of Advancing Technology to the LibLime Academic Koha development group. The UAT has selected LibLime Academic Koha to replace its legacy ILS because of the advanced functionality of the features designed and deployed by the WALDO Development Group, as well as, the cost savings in annual support, maintenance, and hosting. LibLime will provide its professional implementation services to the UAT, including project management, data migration, system configuration, and functional & administrative training. LibLime will provide hosting and maintenance using its distributed computing cloud platform.

ProQuest and SSRN to dramatically increase working papers available in ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Central and more

According to another post in KnowledgeSpeakProQuest and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) have announced an initiative to dramatically increase the organisation’s working papers available through ProQuest’s popular ABI/INFORM business information product as well as ProQuest Central and a variety of niche databases. Working papers will double to more than 100,000 by the close of 2012 and will grow to more than 150,000 over the next three years…”

Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite

PaidContent reports that “it appears that Amazon is no longer selling the Kindle Touch, the touchscreen e-reader that preceded the front-lit Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon also seems to have discontinued the large-screen Kindle DX last week… The change leaves consumers who want a Kindle right now with limited options. The Kindle Paperwhite has been sold out since early October and its product page still says it won’t ship for four to six weeks. The bare-bones, non-touchscreen Kindle, $69 with ads and $89 without, is available, as is the old Kindle Keyboard, $139 with 3G and ads…”

Thomson Reuters Launches Data Citation Index for Discovering Global Data Sets

“The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters… announced the launch of the Data Citation Index, a research resource within the Web of KnowledgeSM to facilitate the discovery, use and attribution of data sets and data studies that also link to peer-reviewed literature…”

 Winners of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012 from Wiley

“…Wiley is pleased to announce that a total of 17 Wiley titles were awarded First Prize or received the Highly Commended awards in their respective categories. These titles were shortlisted from close to 700 books published by medical publishers across the globe, and reaffirm Wiley’s commitment to publishing quality book content…”


Serials Solutions Appoints Kevin Stehr as Vice President of Global Sales

“Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, announced Kevin Stehr as the new Vice President of Global Sales. In this role, Stehr will drive business growth through customer acquisition, retention and overall client satisfaction. Stehr will develop strategic operations plans and sales strategies to enhance customer experience and ensure a customer-centric approach to business…”

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