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News & Announcements 11/29/12

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 Today’s News:  A new research report from ACRL; Publishers join De Gruyter in PDA distribution model; JSTOR Launches New Alumni Access; ALA releases a E-book Media & Communications Toolkit; Palgrave Connect reduces minimum ebook purchaseSpringer to publish new math book series; Wiley and TED Studies combine instructional efforts; and Nominations for the 2013 HARRASSOWITZ Award accepted .

Academic Libraries And Research Data Services

ACRL has released a new research report, “Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future,” to provide a baseline assessment of the current state of and future plans for research data services in academic libraries. Authored by Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor at the School of Information Sciences, Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies, and Director of Research for the College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Ben Birch, doctoral student and Graduate Research Associate on the NSF-sponsored DataONE project in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and Suzie Allard, associate professor and Associate Director for the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, the report highlights the need and imperative for research data services in colleges and universities. Academic libraries may be ideal centers for research data service activities on campuses, providing unique opportunities for academic libraries to become even more active participants in the knowledge creation cycle in their institution.

Publishing Houses Partner With De Gruyter for Patron Driven Acquisition

“…Beginning in 2013, two of De Gruyter’s publishing partners – Harvard University Press, and Böhlau Publishers – will offer their content globally through De Gruyter Online as part of the PDA distribution model. By participating in PDA distribution, these publishing houses will be able to provide customers with access to a greatly expanded range of academic content. The partnerships will particularly enlarge the range of publications available in the field of history…”

After Successful 3-Year Pilot, JSTOR Launches New Alumni Access

InfoDOCKET reports that JSTOR has announced “a new Alumni Access program, which enables participating higher education institutions to provide their alumni with access to their JSTOR archive collections.  This is an important next step in our ongoing efforts to extend access to scholarship to individuals around the world, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with our more than 3,000 university and college libraries in this effort…

See Also: Direct to JSTOR Alumni Access Program Info Page

ALA launches Ebook Media & Communications Toolkit

“…To assist libraries in informing the public about e-book lending practices, the American Library Association (ALA) released today the “ALA E-book Media & Communications Toolkit,” a set of materials that will support librarians in taking action in their communities.

Developed by the ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG), the toolkit includes op-ed and press release templates for library supporters interested in informing the public of the role that libraries play in building literate and knowledgeable communities…”

Palgrave Macmillan announces reduced minimum ebook purchase on Palgrave Connect

Palgrave Macmillan is pleased to announce to libraries that we have reduced the minimum purchase of ebooks required on our Build Your Own Collections (BYO) model from 50 titles to 20 titles (or £1200/$2000).

Palgrave Connect now offers access to over 10,000 scholarly ebooks across the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business with more than 1,000 titles added each year. Titles will continue to be available as part of our popular ‘Subject Collections’ organized by year, however this new system enables librarians to construct their own bespoke ebook collections.”

Springer to publish book series with the Portuguese Centro Internacional de Matemática

“Springer and the Centro Internacional de Matemática (CIM) of Portugal will work together to publish a new book series CIM Series in Mathematical Sciences. The first book will evolve from the international conference “Mathematics of Energy and Climate Change” which takes place in March 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference is part of the UNESCO-supported world-wide program “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013…”

Wiley Enriches TED Studies for Instructional Use

Information Today reports that Wiley and TED Studies are getting together to enhance instruction. ” TEDTalks consist of 18-minute video presentations of new, intriguing ideas. TED has grouped subsets of its TEDTalks into TED Studies for integration into curricular presentations. Wiley will be adding text material designed to enhance instructional use and written by highly qualified experts. And all this, including Wiley’s contributions, is still available free to anyone on the open web…”

Nominations for the 2013 HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions

We invite nominations for the 2013 HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions.

The HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions is presented by the Acquisitions Section of ALCTS for contributions by and outstanding leadership from an individual in the field of acquisitions librarianship.   The award consists of $1,500 and a citation donated by Harrassowitz in honor of Dr. Knut Dorn, retired managing director of the company.

Winners will be chosen based on demonstrated leadership that has contributed significantly to advances in acquisitions, as well as on achievement in the field of acquisitions through contributions to professional associations, professional literature, the education of acquisitions librarians, and overall enrichment of the library profession.

If you would like to nominate a candidate for this award, who if successful would join company with past winners who include, most recently, Lisa German, Eleanor Cook, and Trisha Davis, as well as the other accomplished librarians chosen by ALCTS since this award began in 1995, please contact Caitlin Moen (details below). The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1, 2012. All nominations are confidential.

Send nominations to:  Caitlin Moen, Harrassowitz Award for Leadership Jury librariancaitlin@gmail.com



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