Farmington Hills, Mich., Jan. 20, 2012 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the source libraries, collections and plans for the first four modules of Nineteenth Century Collections Online, its global digitization and publishing program that brings together rare nineteenth-century primary source content. Currently still in development, the modules will be available this spring.
Resource Named to Library Journal’s 2011 Best Databases List
Farmington Hills, Mich., Jan. 24, 2012 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced results of independent customer satisfaction research and analysis that revealed high school students and librarians are highly satisfied with Biography in Context, an online resource designed from user input and continually enhanced based on librarian and student feedback. The increase in satisfaction follows ongoing improvements in search functionality and the addition of new content and hundreds of portals.
OCLC has established a strategic partnership with Sustainable Collection Services, LLC, an organization founded by the principals of R2 Consulting, that leverages WorldCat Data to help libraries intelligently manage their print monograph collections.
Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) makes use of the WorldCat Search API to provide decision-support for collection assessment, deselection, and shared print projects. The firm's data-driven services enable carefully-managed drawdown of low-use print monographs while supporting resource sharing and print archiving efforts.
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January 23, 2012, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of The Cybrarian’s Web: An A–Z Guide to 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools and Other Resources by Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis.
~ Completes the Five Series Collection from American Antiquarian Society ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — January 20, 2012 — The fifth and final series from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection has been released by EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodical Collection: Series 5 (Series 5) includes more than 2,500 titles dating from 1866-1877.
With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, LYRASIS Technology Services is leveraging the expertise of its open source development team and consulting staff to help librarians and technologists navigate through the planning, decision-making and implementation processes associated with open source. “Open source software enables libraries to improve their services in cost-effective ways. Through the FOSS4LIB website, library professionals will be able to more effectively assess and meet the needs of their staff and users through open source,” said Kate Nevins, Executive Director of LYRASIS.
DUBLIN, Ohio, January 18, 2012—The University of Delaware Library has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its Web-based cooperative library management system for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, discovery, license management and workflow improvements. The University of Delaware Library is the first member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to join the OCLC WorldShare Management Services community.