News & Announcements 3/13/13

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In the News: National Archive to help launch DPLA; Ringgold’s New Subject Taxonomy being considered by COUNTER;  Springer partners with The American Meteorological Soc; ARTstor and Condé Nast to collaborate; Ingram launches colour POD in U.K. and Europe; and Wiley and OpenStax College in unlikely partnership; National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence selects EBSCO.

National Archives to Help Launch the Digital Public Library of America’s Pilot Project

“Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that the National Archives, as a leading content provider to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will help launch its first pilot project…

The DPLA is working with several large digital content providers – including the National Archives and Harvard University – to share digitized content from their online catalogs for the project’s two-year Digital Hubs Pilot Project. This pilot project is scheduled to launch on April 18-19, 2013 at the Boston Public Library, which will host an array of festivities, including presentations and interactive exhibits showcasing content from the DPLA’s content partners.”

 Ringgold’s New Subject Taxonomy Now Published and being considered by COUNTER for the Journal Usage Factor.

Ringgold Inc. has announced “the publication of its new subject taxonomy, Ringgold Subjects, and it is being considered for adoption by COUNTER for use in classifying journals for the Journal Usage Factor (JUF)…

Ringgold will be applying the Ringgold Subjects to its institutional database of over 350,000 institutional entities, by assessing their products, services, research interests and departmental structure. This is part of a larger re-classification of Ringgold’s Identify database that will be rolled out in phases over the next two years. The subject element of the re-classification has been published on the Ringgold website and is openly available for use by all:…”

Springer partners with The American Meteorological Society

“Springer has entered into a partnership with The American Meteorological Society (AMS) for the electronic distribution of their book titles for the next three years on SpringerLink ( The agreement includes the distribution of monographs, textbooks and popular science titles as well as approximately five new titles annually in Springer’s Earth and Environmental Sciences eBook Collection…”

 ARTstor and Condé Nast to collaborate

“ARTstor has reached an agreement with Condé Nast to share 25,000 images of cartoons from The New Yorker, highlights from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, and selections from the Fairchild Photo Service…”

Ingram Content Group Expands Colour POD Solution to U.K. and Europe

“Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced the launch of print-on-demand colour book manufacturing in its United Kingdom facility. The new service allows publishers to print books closer to the consumer, improve availability, and accelerate delivery of a greater range of titles…”

Unlikely partners create innovative product for college biology

In a sign of continuing evolution in the college textbook market, an unlikely partnership was announced today between Wiley, an industry leader (NYSE:JWa, JWb), and Rice University-based OpenStax College, a newcomer from the “open education resources” (OER) movement. The partnership calls for Wiley to deliver content from OpenStax College’s two new biology textbooks via WileyPLUS with its online learning,  practice and assessment resources that are proven to improve learning outcomes. Pilot tests are slated to begin this fall.

 National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence selects EBSCO as supplier of print and electronic information resources

“EBSCO announced today that it has been selected as a provider of print journals, ejournals, databases, ebooks and evidence-based clinical information for the new NICE Electronic & Print Content Framework Agreement…

NHS purchasers can access and view details of the products and services, purchasing and pricing models available through the Framework, as well as purchasing guidance, from the NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement signpost on the Journals and Databases page at NHS Evidence…”


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