Thanks to hundreds of donors contributing $80,000 toward relief, the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that 20 libraries in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive grants to assist in recovery from the damage wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Thirteen libraries in Puerto Rico and seven libraries in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been awarded $4,000 grants from ALA…”
infoDOCKET reports that “the online version of the 1,451-page Mississippi Encyclopedia, a project that began at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture in 2003 and concluded with publication in 2017, is now available at MississippiEncyclopedia.org...”
- FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Announces Open Access for All Publications
Also according to infoDOCKET “as of today, FAO will implement an Open Access policy, enabling maximal reach and ease of use for FAO knowledge products.FAO has been disseminating knowledge since its foundation in 1945, and its publications have been freely accessible in the FAO online Document Repository since 1998…”
According to Library Technology Guides “ProQuest has added support for two new Google Scholar features, giving academic researchers round-the-clock access to scholarly full-text articles and graduate works from anywhere in the world.
Now, researchers who use Google Scholar can more easily discover and access the scholarly journal articles, dissertations and theses in their library’s ProQuest databases with the help of Google Scholar CASA remote access… and Mobile access with Quick Abstracts…”
- EBSCO Information Services and Modern Language Association create full-text version of MLA International Bibliography
Library Technology Guides also reports that “EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Modern Language Association (MLA) are working together to create the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text, a definitive research database for the international study of language and literature. Produced by MLA, the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations as well as full text for more than 1,000 journals.
According to Good E-Reader “Amazon has just announced the best books for the first half of 2018. The Amazon editors normally do this twice a year and it gives readers a chance to discover new authors or to be made aware of new titles from their favorites. All of these books are available in print and digital…”
- ARTiFACTS and Innovative Education Services partner to expand use of blockchain-based platform in scholarly communication
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCE
- McGraw-Hill Education and Copia Interactive Collaborate to make digital learning materials more accessible and affordable for college students;
- bibliotheca introduces ground-breaking upgrades for cloudLibrary at ALA 2018;
- New Report from Pew Research: Internet and Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones
- VIDA Count 2017 Appraises Top US Literary Publications for Women’s Representation Amid ‘Abuse and Bigotry’;
- EDP Sciences and Northwestern Polytechnical University partner to publish its principal journal;
- Overdrive digital magazine service is now available;
- WebMD acquires Jobson Healthcare Information;
- Milestones: The United States Patent and Trademark Office Issues Patent Number 10,000,000;
- University of Cergy-Pontoise Selects Ex Libris campusM Mobile Platform to Enhance Student Communication and Engagement;