More News & Announcements 5/21/14

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SHARE Launches Knowledge Base; Co-Founder of Vivisimo launches “OnlyBoth” ; U. of California Berkeley’s Bancroft Library releases Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study Digital Archive; The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne selects EBSCO Discovery Service; Past Presidents Deb Hunt and Guy St. Clair discuss Transforming Libraries: The New Knowledge Services – From Collections to Connections; The De Gruyter Group selects Ingram’s CoreSource for digital asset management and distribution; Ingram adds titles from Hachette Book Group, O’Reilly Media and Kensington Publishing to MyiLibrary platform; and Rangelands wins EXCEL Gold Award for journal featured article.

ARL logo SHARE Launches Knowledge Base

According to this email release from ARL the newly launched SHARE Knowledge Base succinctly answers the most frequently asked questions about SHARE such as: What is SHARE?; What is SHARE doing about data?; Does SHARE compete with CHORUS?, etc.  And the database will continue to be expanded as the initiative grows.

In this InfoDOCKET post Gary Price offers his take on “OnlyBoth, a new technology from Raul Valdes-Perez and Andre Lessa” and he’s very impressed. According to Gary “OnlyBoth can mine a dataset, discover insights, and then write what it finds in grammatically correct sentences. The entire process is automated.  At launch, OnlyBoth offers an application providing insights on 3,122 U.S. colleges and universities described by 190 attributes. Entries also include a list of similar and neighboring institutions. More applications are forthcoming…”

InfoDOCKET also notes that “a digital archive recently launched by the Bancroft Library sheds new light on the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and their resettlement immediately following the war.

The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study Digital Archive is based on interdisciplinary academic research conducted by trained observers reporting from “war relocation centers.” The collection includes nearly 100,000 original manuscript items — among them personal narratives never before made public…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that” EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced that Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, … has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) via Innovative’s Encore Duet as its discovery platform. The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne has been an Innovative customer since 2001 as well as an EBSCO customer for about the same time…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “Ingram Content Group Inc., … announced that the De Gruyter Group,… has selected Ingram’s CoreSource platform for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content…

The De Gruyter Group… will also use CoreSource Plus to expand distribution and reach new booksellers worldwide…”

sla-logoLibrary Technology Guides also notes that “Soutron Global announces its sponsorship of a new SLA seminar discussing The New Knowledge Services – From Collections to Connections. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10th, from 9:30–11:00 am at Vancouver Convention Centre West, Room 220, during the SLA 2014 Conference. SLA Past Presidents Deb Hunt (Information Edge/Mechanics’ Institute) and Guy St. Clair (SMR International) will be the guest speakers…

Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced it continues to grow the range of titles available through its MyiLibrary® e-book platform for academic and public libraries worldwide with the addition of content …

The new content includes bestselling frontlist and backlist titles from Hachette Book Group … new titles from Kensington Publishing and technology books … from O’Reilly Media.

Titles for academic libraries have also been added from the Royal Society of Chemistry, CN Times Books, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers and others…”

PRWeb reports that “Allen Press, Inc. co-publishing client the Society for Range Management won the Gold EXCEL Award for a Journal Featured Article from Association Media & Publishing. The winning article, published in Rangelands, centers on initiatives and innovations driven by agro-pastoral women in Kenya being shared with and inspiring communities of women in Ethiopia…”

 

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