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COPE adds the University of Tennessee; 3M Cloud Library, Simon & Schuster, & New York libraries enter eBook pilot; DPLA adds two large academic libraries;  specifics on De Gruyter’s new open access model; ProQuest  helps universities build institutional repositories (IRs);  Ingram enters India market with VitalSource Bookshelf; and CLOCKSS Archive adds Wolters Kluwer Health Journals.

University of Tennessee Signs Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE)

Citing the the U. of Tennessee Library Blog, InfoDOCKET reports that “the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) has proclaimed support for open-access publishing of journal articles by signing the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE). UT is the eighteenth institution to join a roster of signatories that includes Harvard, Duke, Sloan-Kettering, and other preeminent research institutions…”

According to BusinessWire, the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will bring Simon & Schuster eBooks to readers in a new pilot program at the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library. The program will make all Simon & Schuster eBooks available to the library for purchase, including new titles.

Related: Simon & Schuster Unveils Library E-Book Pilot Program

Two Large Academic Libraries Announce Partnerships with Digital Public Library of America

InfoDOCKET also notes that the University of Virginia and the Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are partnering with the Digital Public Library.  The University of  Virginia is contributing the Holsinger Studio Collection to the DPLA. “The collection is a photographic record of life in Charlottesville and Albemarle County from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.”  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will “provide online access to thousands of historical materials archived at Illinois. As part of the cooperative partnership, the University Library will contribute metadata for 15 of its digital image collections…”

Offering more specifics than their earlier announcement this press release notes that ” with De Gruyter’s new Open Access model, some 45,000 e-dition titles from the publishing house’s backlist can be made freely accessible. For €1,500 or $2,100 customers can purchase an e-book in the same standard as a work produced normally through De Gruyter’s e-dition program. The book is then made freely accessible at De Gruyter Online under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND…”

 ProQuest Boosts University Institutional Repositories With Historical Content

According to this press release “ProQuest is helping universities build … institutional repositories (IRs) by sharing digital copies of their graduate works which have been converted from paper or microfilm and archived in the ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis database (PQDT). The move enables universities to build their own searchable, historical archives even if their IR programs are new…”

According to Library Technology Reports, “Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading e-textbook solution, and B.i. Publications Pvt. Ltd., India’s largest distributor of scientific, technical and medical content to the academic and professional communities, have agreed to form a joint venture, Ingram-B.i. Pvt. Ltd., to launch Ingram’s comprehensive VitalSource Bookshelf e-textbook platform to institutions in India.

CLOCKSS Archive Adds Wolters Kluwer Health Journal Content

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that Wolters Kluwer Health is participating in the preservation of their Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) ejournals in CLOCKSS’s geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a “trigger event” and ensures an author’s work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

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