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NISO Releases Recommended Practice on Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs for Public Comment

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs (NISO RP‑20‑201x). Launched in June 2012, the NISO Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) Working Group was charged with developing a flexible model for DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) that works for publishers, vendors, aggregators, and libraries.

American Society for Indexing Appoints New Book Series Editor ASI Immediate Past-President Pilar Wyman to Helm ASI Books, an Expanding Program of How-To Guides and Handbooks for the Professional Indexing, Abstracting, and Taxonomy Communities

Tempe, AZ—March 24, 2014. The American Society for Indexing (ASI) has announced the appointment of Pilar Wyman, the immediate Past‐President of ASI, as editor of the association’s professional book series effective May 1, 2014. Long‐time series editor Enid L. Zafran will consign the role to Wyman during a ceremony at the start of the annual ASI conference being held this year in Charleston, SC.

Buying and Selling Information: New Book by an Information Industry Veteran Offers Win–Win Guidance for Librarians Who Buy Expensive Databases and the Vendor Reps Who Sell Them

March 24, 2014, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication, in print and ebook editions, of Michael L. “Mike” Gruenberg’s Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success.

Code4Lib Journal Issue #20 Published

The Code4Lib Journal editors are excited to bring you this latest issue with seven articles.   Issue #20 can be found at http://journal.code4lib.org/issues/issues/issue20

ASIS&T Changes Its Name, Enhances Its Global Mission

With nearly 90% of all ballots cast voting in favor of a name change, the American Society for Information Science and Technology has become the Association for Information Science and Technology.

While the ASIS&T acronym stays the same, the name change recognizes the growing influence of ASIS&T in the international arena. The opportunities and challenges with respect to the science and technology of information are increasingly international in focus and scope. ASIS&T supports members around the globe in addressing these opportunities and challenges.

Center for Jewish History to establish The Lillian Goldman Reference Services Division.

CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY ANNOUNCES
$1.5 MILLION GRANT
FROM THE LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST
TO ESTABLISH THE LILLIAN GOLDMAN REFERENCE SERVICES DIVISION

New York -- The Center for Jewish History in New York City, one of the world’s foremost centers for the intellectual and cultural exploration of the modern Jewish experience, has announced a $1.5 million grant from The Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust. In honor of this support, the Center will establish The Lillian Goldman Reference Services Division.

Five local libraries honored for offering cutting-edge services

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:06

Contact: Jazzy Wright [4]
LITA , Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), Washington Office (wo)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized five libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services [5], honoring programs in Boston, New York, Tucson, Ariz., Orlando, Fla. and Le Roy, N.Y.

CCC Forges Partnership with Amigos

Copyright Clearance Center Announces Partnership with
Amigos Library Services

Leading Provider of Licensing and Content Solutions Expands Reach in the Academic Marketplace

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and content solutions, has announced a partnership with Amigos Library Services, one of the largest library service networks in the nation.