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Penguin speeds up ebook access for libraries; UNC-Chapel Hill deadline for Data Curation Post Masters; ARL publishes Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010–2011; BookBub surpasses one million subscribers; Credo integrates technology from  ReadSpeaker; 3rd edition of Monetizing the Digital Revolution available for download

 Penguin Publishers Speeds Up eBook Access For Libraries

The Huffington Post citing a report from the Associated Press says that Penguin “has decided that it’s comfortable with letting libraries offer e-book editions of brand new releases. Starting Tuesday, libraries can offer e-books from Penguin Group (USA) at the same time that the hardcover comes out, a switch from the previous policy of delaying downloads for six months, the publisher told The Associated Press.

“The Data Curation emphasis within the Post-Masters Certificate (PMC) program aims to educate information professionals in libraries, archives, government agencies and corporations or businesses who are responsible for managing and preserving the data assets of the organization…  The curriculum includes advanced courses that prepare students to understand the statutory, economic, and technical issues related to data creation, dissemination, use and reuse and preservation in organizations…”

(The deadline to submit your application for fall semester is April 9th.)

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010–2011 Published

ARL has released ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010–2011, which presents data describing collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 63 health sciences libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada…

Online Edition
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010–2011
Martha Kyrillidou, Shaneka Morris, and Gary Roebuck, comps. and eds.
2013 * 72 pages  ISBN 1-59407-898-X * EAN 978-1-59407-898-9  $170
Print Edition
ISBN 1-59407-897-1 * EAN 978-1-59407-897-2 * ISSN 1538-9006 $135 ($65 ARL members)

According to the Book Business website “BookBub … announced it has surpassed one million subscribers. The company, which sends readers a free daily email alerting them to limited-time discounts on acclaimed ebooks, is currently signing up between five and ten thousand new subscribers a day…”

 Credo Adds Text-to-Speech Through Partnership With ReadSpeaker

According to Information TodayCredo announced it is integrating technology from ReadSpeaker, a provider of online text to speech, into its Literati solutions. ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology is one of many recent additions to the… learning technologies that Literati combines with authoritative scholarly content and customizable services…”

The Book Business website also provided this link to download the third edition of the media industry benchmarking report, Monetizing the Digital Revolution. “This report includes survey data from 576 industry professionals and provides unique industry data and insights on how digital technology is transforming the media and magazine publishing industry…”



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