News & Announcements 09/21/11

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Wiley Job Network Launched – The Destination for High Quality Job Opportunities and Talent

Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly business of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of the Wiley Job Network – a new online recruitment tool which enables employers to attract talented applicants from among the high-caliber users of Wiley Online Library’s products and services.

Polaris Library Systems Welcomes New Vice President of Product Management

Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of library automation technology, announced today that Steven Nielsen will assume the role of Vice President of Product Management as of September 27.

Swets adds Impact Factor analysis to SwetsWise Selection Support

Earlier today, Swets announced the successful implementation and release of Impact Factor analysis into SwetsWise Selection Support, the most comprehensive holdings evaluation tool currently available.

Additional Publishers Preserve with the CLOCKSS Archive

The CLOCKSS Archive Is Pleased to Announce the Participation of Four New Publishers in Its Digital Preservation Archive: The Company of Biologists, Business Expert Press, Momentum Press, and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP).

Ithaka S+R and JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance release 2011 updates on their 2009 Case Studies in Sustainability

Ithaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, revisited twelve digital projects first profiled in 2009 to understand the impact of the economic downturn on each project’s sustainability model. Ithaka S+R will be releasing a final report and a tool kit, and will also be offering a series of free webinars in October 2011.

Michael Hart, Who Defined the Landscape of Digital Publishing, Dies at 64
By Michael Jon Jensen

“Michael Stern Hart, the single-minded visionary from Illinois who created and promoted the groundbreaking online library Project Gutenberg, died September 6 at age 64.”  A true pioneer, Mr. Hart began Project Gutenberg in 1971 when “e-books were not just unusual—they were unheard-of.”  Project Gutenberg took twenty years to gain a foothold but as the internet grew “it became a force in internet culture.”

Serials Solutions Summon™ Service Expands Content Available from Oxford University Press

Serials Solutions … announced it has expanded its current agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP) to enable the discovery of five additional OUP resources from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. Researchers will now be able to access “authoritative reference content from Grove Art OnlineGrove Music OnlineAmerican Dictionary of National Biography OnlineOxford Dictionary of National Biography Online and Oxford Reference Online, … alongside their library’s other resources to gather the most relevant information for their projects.”

Jouve encourages innovation with launch of new department

International content and digital services provider, Jouve, continues its longstanding commitment to innovation, with the launch of a new department dedicated to inspiring and developing pioneering technology. This new project aims to promote new business relationships with innovative start-ups, as well as encouraging entrepreneurial spirit among its staff.

CCC Appoints New Board Members

Copyright Clearance Center has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are authors Megan Marshall and Edward Tenner. Marshall is an American writer and scholar, best known as the author of The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in biography. Tenner is an international bestselling author, an independent writer and speaker on technology and culture.

OverDrive and Amazon launch Kindle® compatibility with Library eBooks

Although it was first announced in April, OverDrive has actually begun adding Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in its network and expects to have all sites updated within days.  “In addition to Kindle, OverDrive provides support for all major desktop and mobile devices, including Windows®, Mac®, iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone.”

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