Bloomsbury announces rebranding of AVA Publishing; Frommer’s travel guides ‘to cease in print’; Credo named SIIA Education CODiE award finalist; ProQuest announces the 2013 Roger K. Summit Scholarship; Springer and Politecnico di Milano partner to launch new book series; and Scope nominated as a finalist at the INDIA 3.0 IT Innovation Awards.
In July 2012, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc acquired AVA Publishing. Since that time there have been many changes, including the not-insignificant move from Worthing to London of AVA staff! AVA’s titles have been successfully migrated to a new home at www.bloomsbury.com/academic. But until this point, AVA has been kept as an independent imprint and the AVA Academia brand maintained. To better serve you, our customers, this is now changing. With effect from 1st April 2013, all new AVA titles will be published under the Fairchild Books name and carry the Fairchild Books logo.
Citing the travel website Skift, Bookseller reports that “Google, which owns the brand, has stopped production of the travel series, with the final titles released last February. Other books which had been scheduled have not appeared, and the titles’ authors have said they have been informed that they will not be published…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “Credo announced that Literati Academic was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Education Reference Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software…”
…IFAR is now pleased to announce an expansion of its Art Law & Cultural Property Database and its re-launch online at www.ifar.org, with new features and a new pricing structure.
Comprising U.S. case law as well as international legislation from more than 100 countries, the IFAR Art Law & Cultural Property Database is … used by legal scholars, students, cultural-property lawyers, law enforcement officials, museum curators and administrators, gallery owners, journalists, and others involved in the collecting, sale, exhibiting, insuring, and authentication of art and cultural objects.
The Database was initially launched online in 2008 with seed money provided by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and several prestigious foundations. It has been expanded, updated, and maintained as a free public service by IFAR’s legal team, with the financial support of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and others, as well as IFAR itself. In order to expand and enhance the database and ensure that it remains a sustainable and vital research tool, IFAR is moving to an annual subscription model, with modest institutional and individual rates, as well as time-based access options.
As an information professional, you may be interested to learn about the 2013 Roger K. Summit Scholarship, presented annually in honor of Dialog’s founder, a pioneer in information systems design. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2013.
This $5,000 (USD) award is presented to a student currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program anywhere in the world. It is one of the many ways ProQuest shows its support for librarianship.
To learn more about the scholarship or to download an application, click here.
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Scope eKnowledge Center (Scope), … was among the top 5 nominees at the prestigious IT Innovation Awards presented by Lenovo and powered by NASSCOM and CNBC-TV18. Scope was nominated under the ‘Most Innovative Enterprise Project in Inclusive IT’ category for its Business Process Management Solutions (BPMS) and other innovative business applications, especially platform-based service delivery…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Springer has announced a partnership with Politecnico di Milano to publish a new book series entitled POLIMI SpringerBriefs. These titles will consist of concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications across a wide spectrum of fields. All books in the series are available as eBooks on Springer’s online platform, SpringerLink, and in print-on-demand (POD) format…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.