News and Announcements 2/21/12

by | Feb 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Today’s menu:  an addendum to the ebrary student ebook survey; more John Cotton Dana awards; a new Univ. of Michigan law journal; 500,oo0 new WorldCat records from China and a new European Library Standards Handbook.

Addendum to ebrary’s 2011 Global Student E-book Survey Now Freely Available

Today ebrary  announced that the social media data of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey is now publicly available at along with the full report…   “More than 6,500 students worldwide participated in ebrary’s 2011 Global Student E-book Survey, which was very similar to a 2008 survey created by librarians.  As part of the latest survey, ebrary added questions pertaining to social media, which has grown and changed significantly over the past three years.  ebrary welcomes discussion and papers around any of its e-book surveys.  If you are interested in contributing, please email”

John Cotton Dana Awards: Win $10k for your library

“The H.W. Wilson Foundation, ALA and its LLAMA division, and EBSCO Publishing have  announced that chances to win a JohnCotton Dana (JCD) Award have increased tremendously. Now there are 8 awards, and the amount for each winner has gone up to $10,000!”

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law publishes inaugural issue

“The Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law (MJEAL) is a new provisional journal at the University of Michigan.  Volume 1 will be released in early April of this year.  The Journal will publish articles, student notes, comments and essays on all aspects of environmental law and policy, as well as topics of administrative law that are relevant to environmental law…”

OCLC adds 500,000 records to WorldCat from China Academic Library and Information System

“OCLC has added 500,000 records to WorldCat from the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), a nationwide academic library consortium with a mission to promote, maintain and improve resource sharing among Chinese university libraries and other libraries and institutions. These records represent Chinese publications between 1987 and 2001.”

Recently Released: The European Library Standards Handbook (Version 1.0)

InfoDocket provides a link to the new European Library Standards Handbook as well as a description from the Euopeana Web Site:  “The European Library Standards handbook serves as a handbook for libraries providing data to The European Library and other services such as Europeana. The document clarifies the advantages of outsourcing specific data-provision tasks to an aggregator and provides a complete description of the process.”


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