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News and Announcements 11/30/11

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Today’s news centers around a new ARL & CLOCKSS partnership; Wiley-Blackwell joining CrossMark;  a new content area from FindLaw; NLM’s enhanced drug naming standard; and a new editor/publisher for American Libraries.

Association of Research Libraries Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the CLOCKSS Archives have partnered to preserve ARL’s e-journals and e-books in CLOCKSS’s … distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.” With this partnership, “the Association of Research Libraries has committed to the preservation of their e-journals and e-books” and “for content to be freely available to everyone after a “trigger event” and ensures an author’s work will be maximally accessible and useful over time. The publications to be archived are available via ARL Digital Publications http://publications.arl.org/.”

Wiley-Blackwell Joins CrossMark Service to Ensure Content Integrity

“Wiley-Blackwell… announced today it is a participant in the CrossMark service from CrossRef – a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to identify and locate the publisher-maintained version of a piece of content.”  According to  Edward Wates a Wiley-Blackwell VP, “The CrossMark service will give readers a standard way in which to assess the trustworthiness of the article, and also whether it is the most up to date version.”

FindLaw Launches Legal Pulse

“FindLaw.com introduced FindLaw Legal Pulse, a new content area that offers continuously updated legal headlines from around the world, along with news, photo feeds, and analysis from such sources as Reuters, the Associated Press, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.”

NLM Enhances Drug Naming Standard for Electronic Health Records

“The RxNorm standard clinical drug vocabulary produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) now contains more accurate and complete connections between National Drug Codes (NDCs) and standard nonproprietary names of medications recommended for use in electronic health records (EHRs)…”

Laurie D. Borman is new American Libraries editor and publisher

Laurie D. Borman has been appointed “the new editor and publisher of American Libraries publications, effective Dec. 5, 2011. Borman has a degree in journalism from Indiana University and brings to the position more than 20 years’ experience in print and online publishing…”

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