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An IMLS Learning Space Tool kit; Wiley makes scientific PDFs interactive with the ReadCube; Winners of the 2012 PROSE awards; Syracuse University Libraries are underfunded, out of date; an annotated list of knowledge discovery resources 2013; Indigo says sales of books, e-readers down in 3rd quarter; and Lagardère Cites Declines in Ads, Circulation

Learning Space Toolkit: A Resource for Designing and Sustaining Technology-Rich Informal Learning Spaces

“The Learning Space Toolkit is a freely available resource designed to support the full lifecycle of an informal learning space design project, from defining the goals and needs to designing the space to supporting it. The Toolkit, a collaboration between North Carolina State University, brightspot, and Strategy Plus at Aecom, was funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services…”

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE:JWa, JWb), a global provider of content and workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education, today launched Labtiva’s ReadCube Web Reader on Wiley Online Library. PDFs read using the ReadCube Web Reader feature hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, and direct access to supplemental content, making it easier for researchers to discover, access and interact with scientific literature.

The Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Awards).

More than 50 PROSE Awards, including the top prize, the R.R. Hawkins Award, were presented at a special Awards Luncheon during the PSP Annual Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC.  Award winners included Elsevier, AmericanSchool of Classical Studies at Athens, Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, University of Virginia Press, Getty Publications and American Chemical Society.

Citing a Letter to the Editor in The Daily Orange (Student Paper at Syracuse U), InfoDOCKET reports that “an external review committee evaluated the Syracuse University Library system.  The completed report contains 47 recommendations that touch on nearly every aspect of the library’s programs and support. The recommenders congratulated the library for its new South Campus Library Facility, SUrface and grants for the nationally recognized Belfer Audio Archive. However, they called on the university’s upper administration to prioritize improvement in two areas:

1. The Collection Budget
2. The Physical Facilities

 LLRX.com Publishes Annotated List of Knowledge Discovery Resources 2013

ResourceShelf cites a post on LLRX.com regarding an Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation which “is dedicated to the latest and most competent resources for knowledge discovery available over the Internet. With the constant addition of new and pertinent information coming online every second it is very easy to go into information overload. The key is to be able to find the important knowledge discovery resources and sites both in the visible and invisible World Wide Web. The following selected knowledge discovery resources and sites offer … knowledge and information discovery sources to help you accomplish your research goals…”

Canada’s major bookseller “Indigo Books & Music Inc. says declining sales of both books and e-readers took a toll on revenue during the most recent quarter, which included the holiday sales period…Online sales, however, increased 3.6 per cent year over year…”

“French media group Lagardère said advertising revenues in the fourth-quarter shrank 2.4 percent, with newsstand sales of magazines continuing their downward spiral…”  However, “total revenues at Lagardère Active — the division that includes magazine publishing, radio, TV and digital — rose 0.9 percent on a like-for-like basis to 342 million euros, or $443.5 million at average exchange rates for the three-month period…”

 

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