News You Need to Start the Week

by | Jul 8, 2013 | 0 comments under fire for digitization deal; BioMed Central launches “Movement Ecology”; July issue of CD HotList posted; Elsevier and Oak Ridge National Laboratory implement reciprocal linking; Wolters Kluwer, CCH selected by BDO; Gallup poll says TV is first for news; University College Birmingham chooses Talis Aspire; Opponents sue to block New York Public Library’s renovation plan.

canadiana logo - www.canadiana.caCiting the University of Toronto student newspaper, The Varsity, InfoDOCKET notes that “a proposed plan to outsource the digitization of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) records has drawn criticism from Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), and Canada’s former chief librarian and archivist Ian Wilson…”

This month Rick Anderson offers another eclectic selection of CDs includes “Icelandic violin duos; minimalist harp music; English baroque chamber music; a home recording by George Shearing; new albums by Bill Frisell, Bruce Molsky, and Cornell Campbell; and much more.”

According to Library Technology Guides “Elsevier… announced its implementation of reciprocal linking between Earth Science content on ScienceDirect and related data sets of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tennessee (ORNL)…. Research datasets deposited at the ORNL DAAC are now automatically linked to relevant articles in Elsevier journals available on ScienceDirect using DOIs, and vice versa…”

BioMed Central, is launching a new open access journal Movement Ecology, marking a significant milestone in this field of research as the first journal of its kind. The journal is associated with the new movement ecology institute The Minerva Center for Movement Ecology.

BDO USA, LLP has named CCH the primary research provider for its professionals nationwide. Now BDO professionals will have access to “the powerful research platform, CCH IntelliConnect®, together with premier content and productivity tools delivered through CCH MobileBDO USA, LLP is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to public and private companies (…”


newspaper_extra_copy - clarke.cmich.eduPaidContent reports that “more than half of those surveyed in a new Gallup poll said that the television is their main source for news, and about 21 percent chose the internet. Less than 10 percent said print newspapers are their main source…  Although the numbers are different, the Gallup poll’s broad trends are similar to those found in other surveys about news consumption such as the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, which released a large study last year that showed TV news and print newspapers were declining in popularity as a news source, particularly with younger consumers.”

Library Technology Guides reports that “Talis has announced that University College Birmingham has chosen Talis Aspire to both manage its extensive reading lists and to automate the management, storage and copyright compliance of its digitised textbook content.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that “a group of scholars and preservationists on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court that seeks to stop the library from removing century-old stacks from its main building, on Fifth Avenue, as part of a vast renovation project. Critics say removing the stacks would do irreparable harm to the institution’s identity…”

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