More news from IMLS; a partnership between SWETS & Credo; the National Library of France chooses EBSCO; more digital book records added by OCLC; another Springer partnership; and a Copyright Clearance Center acquisition.

Call for Applications: 21st Century Museum Professionals

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications in the 21st Century Museum Professionals grant program, with a deadline of March 15, 2012.”  Interested parties are invited “to participate in one of two pre-application Web conferences to learn more about the program, ask questions, … The Web conference schedule is as follows: Wed. Feb. 1, 2012, at 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time; Wed. Feb. 8, 2012, at 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time.

Credo Reference and SWETS Announce New Partnership

Credo Reference (…announces a new partnership with Swets.  Under the agreement, SWETS will add 1,500 online reference works from Credo Reference from more than 80 publishers into the SwetsWise eBook catalog.  These reference titles from Credo offer “coverage of subjects such as psychology, history, business, education, environmental studies and much more.”

National Library of France chooses EBSCO Discovery Service

“Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF), the National Library of France has selected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) as its library discovery solution.”  The press release goes on to give the rationale behind the decision and discussed future integration possibilities.

OCLC working with SkillSoft to add records for Books24x7 digital book catalog to WorldCat

“OCLC is working with SkillSoft, a … SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government and education, to add records for the Books24x7 digital book catalog to WorldCat… Once these Books24x7 records are loaded, OCLC cataloging libraries will be able to “set holdings in WorldCat for the titles to which they subscribe. WorldCat Local authenticated users will then be able to link directly to Books24x7 titles subscribed to and made available by their library from the corresponding WorldCat records…”

Springer partners with Belgian Neurological Society

ResourceShelf  picked up this press release announcing that “Springer and the Belgian Neurological Society will collaborate to publish the journal Acta Neurologica Belgica (ANB). Founded in 1900, ANB is the second-oldest neurological publication in Europe. The first volume with Springer, Vol. 112, No. 1, will be published in March 2012. It was formerly published by Publications Acta Medica Belgica.”

Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Pubget

This entry from InfoDOCKET links to a press release from the Copyright Clearance Center announcing CCC’s acquisition of “Pubget, a solutions provider focused on expediting the acquisition and analysis of content. Pubget offers search, retrieval and browse capabilities for content. Its solutions make research more efficient by simplifying the process of finding, managing and analyzing information…”