News & Announcements 4/30/13

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No Jury for Penguin in E-book Case; University of South Carolina Libraries put F. Scott Fitzgerald’s handwritten ledger online; SAGE to publish Canada’s pre-eminent International Journal; medicalphysicsweb launches iPad supplement; Institution of Engineering and Technology signs with Copyright Clearance Center; University of Liverpool selects Talis Aspire and VuFind 2.0RC1 released

 No Jury for Penguin in E-book Case

Publishers Weekly reports that “Judge Denise Cote shot down Penguin’s request for a jury trial to hear the remaining state and the consumer class action cases against them. “Penguin’s March 15, 2013 motion for a jury trial on the States’ claims is denied,” Cote ordered, holding that it was “clear that Penguin, along with all other litigating parties, knowingly and intentionally waived a jury determination of liability on the States’ claims.” The decision means that, barring a last minute settlement, Penguin will be joining Apple at the defense table on June 3 as the bench trial gets underway in the long-running e-book price fixing case.”

Citing the Associated Press InfoDOCKET reports that “researchers from the University of South Carolina’s Thomas Cooper Library put a digital version of the famed author’s handwritten financial ledger on their website last week, making it available for the first time for all readers, students and scholars…”

According to EurekAlert “SAGE has begun a partnership with the Canadian International Council (CIC) and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (CCIH) to publish Canada’s pre-eminent journal of global policy analysis, International Journal. This long-standing journal publishes brief, policy-relevant articles alongside peer-reviewed scholarly assessments of interest to foreign policy makers, analysts and academics around the world. The journal publishes four times a year.

Established in 1946, International Journal is cross disciplinary in approach, combining the insights of history, political science and economics with anthropology and other social sciences to advance research and dialogue on global issues of significance…”

“medicalphysicsweb, the website for the medical physics community from IOP Publishing, has launched an iPad version of its supplement, the medicalphysicsweb review.

The supplement, which is available to download from the Apple Store for free, is published several times a year to coincide with the key conferences in the field…”

 The Institution of Engineering and Technology Signs with Copyright Clearance Center reports that the “Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) … has announced that The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has chosen CCC’s RightsLink for Open Access to manage article processing charges for all of its open access journal publications, including the recently launched, The Journal of Engineering…”

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Library Technology Guides reports that “Talis has announced that the University of Liverpool has become the latest university to select Talis Aspire.

Phil Sykes, University Librarian at Liverpool, commented: “Improving the student experience is a key priority for the University of Liverpool; and we expect the acquisition of Talis Aspire to bring benefits to students, academics and the Library. Students will gain easy, timely, access to the materials they need, regardless of format, linked from their modules in the university VLE. Lecturers will gain flexibility and control over recommended reading, enabling the signposting of student learning. And in the University Library we will be able to maximise use of our resources and ensure access to the materials our users need…”

Library Technology Guides also reports that “the first release candidate of version 2.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This release provides a preview of the functionality and architecture that will be seen in the full 2.0 release, due later this summer…


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