Here is some late breaking news from Scientific American, Google Mobile, and Safari Books.
We learned from Gary Price’s InfoDocket that Scientific American is providing complimentary access to its 1845-1909 archives. But there is a catch. In order to continue access after November interested libraries can request “a tailored price quote.”
GoMo stands for Google Mobile a free app that enhances ”the readability of websites built for 14″ to 23″ screen displays on laptops or desktops and now having their content downsized to the 3″ to 9″ screens of mobile devices.” Those interested in a full rundown on this new service, checkout howtogomo.com.
“The new agreement to use Ingram Content Group’s CoreSource platform will allow Safari Books Online to reach the more than 850 publishers already using CoreSource for digital asset management and distribution. These publishers gain another channel to reach consumers, in addition to the 160-plus retailers and library distributors already connected.”
“In the mechanics of publishing, there are two main parts, one is the content itself, and the other is the author. Recognizing the scholar behind the content is just as important as the material itself. For the fourth year, IGI Global, an information science and technology publisher, is recognizing some of the top researchers in the field. The annual ‘Excellence in Research Journal Awards’ honors innovative research and outstanding scholarship within IGI Global’s prestigious journal collection. The criteria considered when selecting winners include: contribution to the field; originality of the research; practicality of research/results; quality of writing; rigor of the research; and substantive research and methodology.”
“This is the seventh round of winners for this esteemed award… Congratulations to all of the winners on their outstanding achievements! To download the winning articles for free, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/journals/journalawards.aspx.”