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A landmark examination of the rare book and special collections field for practitioners

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Rare Books and Special Collections by Sidney E Berger

From cuneiform, coins, and codices to prints, drawings, photographs, and maps, departments of rare books and special collections are the premier repositories of significant printed and manuscript works and artefacts. Entrusted with the responsibility of preserving the records of history and culture, these institutions enable access to millions of source materials.

The top technologies every librarian needs to know

Facet Publishing have announced the release of The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA guide (, edited by Kenneth J Varnum.

How can libraries put their users first when developing their collections?

The traditional “top down” approach to collection development definitely has its drawbacks: even after spending a good deal of time, energy and resources, librarians are sometimes frustrated to find that their library’s collection is not being used as they anticipated. But there’s another strategy that’s gaining momentum.

Brill Announces New Suite of Open Access Journals

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) - 29 July 2014

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces a new suite of open access journals covering four major disciplines.

In the Brill Open program, Brill is now announcing the launch of four new full Open Access journals in the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology. These journals will offer a pure open access environment. Each journal will be divided in sections that align with the major subject areas in the discipline.

Code4Lib Journal issue 25 is now available

Code4Lib Journal, issue 25, is now available


Brill’s 2015 Journal Prices now available

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 21 July 2014

Brill’s 2015 Journal Program now consists of 208 titles. The program includes 9 new journals, 1 take-over journal and 2 Editions Rodopi journals, a recent acquisition of Brill. Five of our new 2015 journals are full Open Access.

The complete 2015 Journal Program and Price List is now available in excel format on our website:

Is scholarly information sustainable?

Facet Publishing, have announced the release of Gobinda Chowdhury’s latest book, Sustainability of Scholarly Information (, the first book to discuss the sustainable development of digital scholarly information in three key aspects: economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Free your metadata!

Facet Publishing, have announced the release of Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums: How to clean, link and publish your metadata (

IFLA/Brill Open Access Award 2014 Goes to Knowledge Unlatched

IFLA and Brill are pleased to announce that Knowledge Unlatched (, from the United Kingdom, has been selected as this year’s winner of the IFLA/Brill Open Access Award.

The IFLA/Brill Open Access Award was created in 2013 for initiatives in the area of open access monograph publishing. This year the jury unanimously has chosen Knowledge Unlatched (United Kingdom) as the most outstanding and game-changing initiative in the field.

Information governance and assurance – reducing risk, promoting policy

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Information Governance and Assurance (, a new textbook written by Alan MacLennan of Robert Gordon University.