News & Announcements 3/1/13

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In the News: OCLC and ProQuest partner to enhance discoverability; an IOP Publishing and Thomson Reuters collaboration; History of Science, Technology and Medicine now available from EBSCO; RosettaBooks and ebrary team Up; Open States data collection available from Sunlight Foundation; IUPUI library launches electronics recycling program; and Penguin Must Participate in E-Book Fixing Trial.

 OCLC and ProQuest Collaborate to Enhance Library Discovery

ProQuest and OCLC are launching a … data exchange program that will enhance the library discovery experience for users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local service, ProQuest’s Summon service, the full-text of ProQuest Central and ebrary e-books. The program shares metadata across … library resources, enriching the discoverability and comprehensiveness of all the services…”

IOP Publishing and Thomson Reuters Collaborate to Manage Significant Growth in Scientific Article Submissions

The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters … announced today that it is working with IOP Publishing, part of the Institute of Physics, to provide its Thomson Reuters ScholarOne solution for handling the Institute’s substantial increase in article submissions…

IOP Publishing has undertaken a comprehensive review of its editorial provisions in the last year. The decision to integrate ScholarOne … into its submission process is in line with the company’s mission to provide the best possible publishing service to its authors, referees, and publishing partners…”

History of Science, Technology and Medicine™ Now Available from EBSCO Publishing

History of Science, Technology and Medicine … is now available on EBSCO Publishing’s  platform…

Formerly available via First Search from OCLC, History of Science, Technology and Medicine integrates four bibliographies: Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza and Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine making it the definitive international database for the history of science, technology and medicine. The database includes more than 350,000 records including journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials and maps…”

RosettaBooks and ebrary Team Up

Information Today report that “RosettaBooks, an independent ebook publisher, and ebrary…  announced three bundled film and fiction perpetual packages for libraries available from ebrary, which further expands access to trade material in addition to ebrary’s robust offering of scholarly research ebooks…”

Big Data, Open Government, and Sunlight

Information Today also reports that “Open States is the latest in a collection of Big Data-open government analysis tools from Sunlight Foundation. It has taken Sunlight Labs 4 years to scrape legislative data from 50 state websites (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), collect, sift, standardize, and make it all available in a single, comprehensive database that can be queried online by anyone via Open States API…”

IUPUI University Library launches electronics recycling program as latest green effort

“The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library is launching a small electronics recycling effort as its latest program to support the campus commitment to sustainability.

In cooperation with the local nonprofit RecycleForce, University Library is now accepting used items such as cell phones, tablets, chargers or curling irons — almost anything with a cord — which RecycleForce will dismantle and recycle. Students, staff and community users can drop off such e-waste items at the library’s second-floor circulation desk during regular operating hours…”

Pearson’s Penguin Must Participate in E-Book Fixing Trial

Business Week reports that “Pearson Plc (PSON)’s Penguin unit must participate in a June trial in which the U.S. alleges an electronic book price-fixing conspiracy with Apple Inc., a judge ordered.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in New York yesterday also ordered Penguin to provide its initial witness list by March 1. Penguin has until March 15 to file a motion if it decides not to defend against the lawsuit and to request to hear the testimony of two of its executives at the trial.


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