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JSTOR announced today that all 25,000 titles offered in its ebook program are now available exclusively in a DRM-free, unlimited-user model. JSTOR decided to eliminate its single-user ebook offering late last year, and has since worked with publishers to bring more of their books into its unlimited offering. Now, all of JSTOR’s ebooks provide educational institutions and libraries with the following benefits:
• Simultaneous online access for an unlimited number of users
• Unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads that never expire
• Unlimited printing and copy/paste
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 14, 2015—OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.
“OCLC partners with significant content providers on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries’ most critical and popular resources,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development.
Bywater Solutions Issues $1,500 EveryLibrary Fundraising Challenge
Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference “Libraries, Authors, and Publishing” Thursday, September 18. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including how public and academic libraries support local authors by hosting writing groups, providing writing support, enabling print-on-demand, helping authors with metadata and with e-book conversion, and becoming publishers themselves.
New Arts and Crafts for Librarians Online Workshops Offered in September Line Up from Art Teacher on the Net
San Diego, CA-August 21, 2014
Along with the highly recommended, approved for LEU (Indiana,) and popular Art for Librarians, Tweens and Teens Going Green! Art Programming for Librarians, It's Fun to be Green-Art Programming (Ages 5-12 Emphasis,) and Go Green! Babies, Toddlers, Preschool and Kinders, online workshops, librarians will have new choices in September from Art Teacher on the Net located at www.ArtMuseums.com.
The following 4 week online workshops will be offered:
Making Maker Spaces Programming
Code4Lib Journal, issue 25, is now available
Editorial introduction: On libraries, code, support, inspiration, and collaboration
Reflections on the occasion of the 25th issue of the Code4Lib Journal: sustaining a community for support, inspiration, and collaboration at the intersection of libraries and information technology.
A new report suggests that the cumulative weight of changing consumer habits, enabling technologies like MOOCs and mobile, and the high cost of postsecondary education are resetting expectations and bringing permanent changes to education and lifelong learning.
OCLC, the computer library service and research organization, today released At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, the latest in a series of OCLC Membership Reports designed to explore emerging trends that impact libraries and librarianship. The report is available for download at http://oc.lc/TippingPoint.
University of Delaware is first ARL and 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services
The University of Delaware is the first member of the Association of Research Libraries and the 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.
WorldShare Management Services provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite, offering librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows efficiently, and improve access to library collections and services.
JSTOR and YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, are pleased to announce a partnership that will enable librarians to purchase books in the Books at JSTOR program.
Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarships for Academic Librarians to Attend American Library Association Annual Conference
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, named the four winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians: Susan Van Alstyne, Berkeley College; Nina Collins, Indiana Institute of Technology; George Gottschalk, Rogers State University; and John-Bauer Graham, Jacksonville State University. Each received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the ALA Annual Conference June 26 – July 1 in Las Vegas.