Europeana’s “Sounds” Project Gets Underway; The Frankfurt Book Fair teams up with the London Author Fair; Visualising Research: using data visualisation to explore how research is funded in the UK; Gale expands product strategy and bolsters publishing program; An agreement between California Digital Library and EBSCO Information Services; ByWater Solutions and The Donohue Group, Inc. partner; and Equinox releases FulfILLment Software Version 1.0
According to the Library website “organisations from across Europe visited the British Library on 17 – 18 February to mark the launch of the Europeana Sounds project (more information about the project). The three-year project is being coordinated by the British Library… Europeana Sounds will use innovative digital technology to improve access to some of Europe’s leading collections of sounds and related material. The event was therefore an opportunity to meet face-to-face to discuss just what sort of inventive strategies will be adopted in order to enrich the audiences’ experience of the wealth of recordings that will be made available through the project’s life-span and beyond.
According the KnowledgeSpeak “the Frankfurt Book Fair partnered with the London Author Fair, a one-day event for authors that recently celebrated its premiere in London. At the Press Breakfast, sponsored by the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Fair presented the publication Author’s Guide to the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The guide, published in English, aggregates information for authors who want to learn more about international publishing or get in touch with publishers and agents at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 8-12, 2014). With the Self-Publishing Area in Hall 3.1, the Fair has created a dedicated space for authors in Frankfurt.
The Author’s Guide to the Frankfurt Book Fair (PDF) is available for download at www.book-fair.com/en/fbf/customer_services.
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “around £3 billion of Government funding is apportioned annually between the seven UK Research Councils. This investment creates a huge amount of information, which is held in the ‘Gateway to Research‘ database and available for anyone to access online. But how can people make sense of this mass of complex data in its raw form?
Inspired by the British Library’s newest exhibition, Beautiful Science, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Library have launched a competition which challenges entrants to create a striking visualisation using this data, and reveal to the public how research is funded in the UK…”
“Gale, part of Cengage Learning… today announced expanded product and services initiatives, new publishing program and the addition of industry-leading STEM content from partners. These updated strategies and partnerships usher in a new era of resource development that will help libraries and their users thrive in today’s education landscape…
As a part of the expansion Gale will now provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) eBook collections from Springer and Elsevier through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)…”
“The eScholarship collection from California Digital Library is now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Discovery Service users may search the full text of more than 30,000 publications from eScholarship’s robust collection. EBSCO continues to add a variety of sources to EDS providing users with the most comprehensive collection of content…”
According to Library Technology Guides “ByWater Solutions, … is happy to announce that we have partnered with The Donohue Group Inc. (DGI) to develop an advanced cataloging module for the Koha Open Source ILS.
This new cataloging interface will be offered alongside the editor that is already in use in libraries around the world as an alternative for professional catalogers…”
Library Technology Guides also reports “Equinox announced the release of FulfILLment version 1.0. FulfILLment is an open source ILL product that allows direct patron request of materials and greatly reduces staff mediation of requests. The website for the fulfillment project can be found at fulfillment-ill.org. Visitors can get more information about the project, join user groups, and download the software…”