• Good News from LSU SLIS
According to a post on the ALACOUN list from Elizabeth Dow, a prof. a LSU Library School “the Chancellor announced that SLIS at LSU will not be closing… The Board of Supervisors received something in the area of 500 letters arguing against our closing, and a Facebook page collected something like 1800 friends in the course of a couple weeks.”

Using a number of “media sources, weather-related websites, and reports from librarians” American Libraries updates the impacts of Hurricane Irene as it “came ashore in North Carolina and moved relentlessly northward through Vermont and into Quebec.”

“The new Reader Wi-Fi builds on the popularity of last year’s line, while reducing size and weight and incorporating new and enhanced features. At under 6 ounces and with a 6″ E-Ink® Pearl V220 touch screen, Reader Wi-Fi is smaller than an average paperback book.  And, according to the announcement “the Reader™ Wi-Fi® will be the world’s first eReader to provide wireless public library access directly on the device to borrow eBooks.”

According to a report from INFOdocket, Portico announced six new e-journal preservation agreements with the Modern Humanities Research Association, the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, Evolutionary Psychology, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the American Schools of Oriental Research.

“LYRASIS is pleased to offer technology-related free webinars to support its members and the broader library community in their efforts to operate more efficiently and gain access to more information.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a 62,000-member organization dedicated to the health of children, today announced the debut of an app for the Apple iPad that provides instant mobile access to the entire AAP eBook collection.

The AAP eBookstore app for the iPad can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store by clicking here http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aap-ebooks/id448911068?mt=8.

Today, at the Beijing International Book Fair a Journal Co-publication Agreement has been signed between Higher Education Press (Beijing) and Brill (Leiden). As of 2012 Brill will be responsible for the international print and online distribution of six scholarly journals in the Frontiers of China series, while Higher Education Press will be responsible for the Chinese market.

  • Ringgold acquires Frontline and announces senior staff appointments

Ringgold Inc. has acquired Frontline Global Marketing Services Ltd (Frontline GMS) and its database, the Consortium Directory Online (CDO), which was previously a collaboration between Frontline and Ringgold: www.consortiumdirectory.com.

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and the Adam Matthew Group have come to an agreement allowing metadata from the Adam Matthew Group’s primary source collections and works to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS).