News & Announcements 10/1/14

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANew IMLS funding to support the Digital Public Library of America announced; ALA launches educational 3D printing policy campaign; Content From Russian Science Citation Index Coming to Web of Science in 2015;  EBSCO Launches the Database American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955; Vital Source Collaborates with Metrodigi to Enable Production of Interactive Content; ProQuest meets discovery needs at Saint Peter’s University Library; Soka University of America Selects EBSCO Discovery Service;  ProQuest Collections now indexed and discoverable via Ex Libris Primo Central Index; Scope unveils new enhanced version of SemantiCz; and De Gruyter Open converts eight subscription journals to Open Access megajournals.


 

Library Technology Guides reports that “the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced a $999,485 grant to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for a major expansion of its infrastructure. The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world…”


District Dispatch reports that ALA “today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,” (pdf) a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries. Today, the association released “Progress in the Making: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Public Policy,” a tip sheet that provides an overview of 3D printing, describes a number of ways libraries are currently using 3D printers,…”


wonder2InfoDOCKET reports that “the Intellectual Property &  Science business of Thomson Reuters, … has announced a collaboration with Russia’s Scientific Electronic Library eLibrary.ru  to make content from the Russian Science Citation Index accessible via the Web of Science™ , the premier global search and discovery platform for the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.


InfoDOCKET also notes that “the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU), is now available digitally as American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. This effort was made possible through a donation from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.


According to Library Technology GuidesIngram Content Group’s Vital Source Technologies …, and Metrodigi®,… today announced a collaboration at EDUCAUSE 2014, taking place this week in Orlando, FL. This collaboration provides educational publishers with a powerful end-to-end solution for the production and distribution of customizable, interactive digital products…”


Library Technology Guides also reports that “Saint Peter’s University will meet the research needs and expectations of its library users with an integrated suite of ProQuest discovery services – the Summon discovery service, the 360 Link link resolver and Syndetic Solutions…”
According to PRWeb “Daisaku & Kaneko Ikeda Library of Soka University of America (SUA) has recently chosen EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as its new custom discovery solution for the library’s databases…”


According to KnowledgeSpeakProQuest and Ex Libris Group have announced that over 200 of ProQuest’s most widely used databases have been indexed in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources, making the content easily discoverable via the Ex Libris Primo discovery service…”


KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Scope e-Knowledge Center (Scope), … and a Quatrro Global Services company, has announced the release of an enhanced version of its content enrichment solution, SemantiCzTM. Advanced text mining and ontology based semantic tagging are some of the key features of the enhanced version that help to generate relationships with precise, subject-specific contextual accuracy…”


According to No Shelf Required “starting with volume 2015, De Gruyter Open (www.degruyteropen.com) will publish a group of eight Central European Journals now distributed in subscription model by Springer and turn them to Open Access.  This is a move unprecedented for a group of STM journals, being supplemented by three new launches in the humanities…”

 

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