Serials Solutions introduces Summon 2.0; Alibris  available through YBP Marketplace; Purdue libraries receives national honor; a CNI video: Wikipedia and Libraries; SirsiDynix has new mobile circulation client; Maine libraries team up on print archive; Amazon launches new literary fiction imprint ; Rowman & Littlefield to publish Portsmouth Review and Reprints Desk launches document delivery service.

 Serials Solutions advances library discovery with Summon 2.0

Serials Solutions introduces Summon 2.0 … Optimized for academic research, Summon 2.0 represents … features and a new, modern interface for the Summon discovery service that will resonate with users familiar with open web search engines. Streamlined navigation and contextual guidance features significantly advance the research experience for both novice and experienced researchers …”

Alibris Inventory Now Available Through YBP Marketplace

Alibris, an “online marketplace for new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, announced today a new service available through its partnership with YBP, a Baker & Taylor company… This service allows libraries to locate and acquire their own copies of out-of-print and out-of-stock books through GOBI3, YBP’s acquisition and collection development interface…

 Purdue Libraries’ Parrish unit receives national honor

“Purdue’s Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics has received a top honor from the Special Libraries Association.

The Purdue Libraries unit won the management category of SLA’s 12th annual Centers of Excellence Awards program for its how its renovation/transformation project was presented. Recipients of awards in various categories will be honored at the 2013 SLA Conference set for June 9-11, in San Diego…”

Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?

This  project briefing presented at CNI’s fall 2012 membership meeting by Merrilee Proffitt of OCLC and Sara Snyder of the Smithsonian Institution, is now available on CNI’s two video channels: YouTube and Vimeo

This presentations examines how OCLC Research, Smithsonian Institution, and others are connecting researchers to unique materials through Wikipedia; it highlights the special role library data can play in Wikipedia, examines how Wikipedia data may be useful to libraries and scholarly institutions, introduces Wikipedia’s GLAM-Wiki initiative, and includes discussion about ways that information professionals can work collaboratively with the World’s Largest Free Encyclopedia.”

SirsiDynix reveals new mobile circulation client at COSUGI 2013

“SirsiDynix revealed SirsiDynix MobileCirc at COSUGI 2013. MobileCirc, available in summer 2013 for both SirsiDynix Horizon and Symphony libraries, is a portable client for circulation, inventory, and shelving tasks. MobileCirc will be released as an Android or iOS app or as a browser-based web app…”

Major Maine Libraries, Public and Academic, Collaborate on Print Archiving Project

“Eight of Maine’s largest libraries, both public and academic, are about halfway through a major and distinctive project for the shared management and archiving of their print collections and the integration of digital editions into a statewide catalog.

The drivers of the Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS)—lack of available space, budget cuts, low usage per cost and availability of electronic resources—are common throughout the library world. The recent Print Archive Network meeting held at ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle highlighted the growing number of shared print projects being established throughout North America…”

Amazon Publishing launches literary fiction imprint, Little A

According to PaidContent, “Amazon Publishing is launching a new imprint, called Little A, that will publish literary fiction — novels and collections of stories — and memoir.

Little A joins Amazon’s six other imprints, which focus on genres like romance and science fiction. Until now, literary fiction had been published under the general Amazon Publishing division in New York, and Little A will be part of that division. It will be overseen by senior editor Ed Park…”

Rowman & Littlefield Announces Agreement to Publish the Portsmouth Review

“Rowman & Littlefield Publishers today announced an agreement with the Portsmouth Institute at the Portsmouth Abbey School  to publish its periodical, the Portsmouth Review. The first two titles in this new publishing program, Newman  and the Intellectual Tradition and The Catholic Shakespeare ? will be published … in cloth editions and also available in ebook format…”

Reprints Desk Launches Document Delivery Service for Academic Institutions

“Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company, announced today the launch of A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection, a new single-article document delivery retrieval service for academic libraries that provide literature acquisition services to faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students…”