Wikipedia Loves Libraries campaign returns; Citation Stacking’ scheme discovered; Knovel launches Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture subject area; Thomson Reuters unveils Cloud and Jumpstart; Publishing Technology and CNPIEC launch CNP eReading Platform; BioOne announces 2014 collection; Swets announces new package option of SwetsWise Medical Searcher; Kobo takes on Amazon with new tablet; and BiblioTech Library selects EnvisionWare for self-service.
Wikipedia will re-launch the “ Wikipedia Loves Libraries campaign started in 2011 with Wikipedia users connected with librarians to edit and share resources. Events are “already scheduled for New York City, Akron, Nashville and Maryland. Follow this link to set up a Wikipedia Meetup at your library…”
Inside Higher Ed citing an article in Nature reports that “”a citation stacking” scheme, in which editors of certain Brazilian journals published articles cross-citing each others’ publications in order to raise the journals’ “impact factors” – a measure of a journal’s influence based on the number of times its articles are cited – has been discovered, Nature reported. The four Brazilian journals are among 14 that have been suspended from the Thomson Reuters ranking of journals…
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Knovel, part of the Elsevier product portfolio, has announced its 32nd subject area – Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture. Developed for design engineers in the engineering design & construction and oil & gas sectors, the collection helps engineers specify and design ships, marine equipment, and offshore structures for longer service lives, more efficient operation, and safer conditions for workers.
KnowledgSpeak also reports that “the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of two new editions of its intellectual asset management solution Thomson IP Manager – Cloud and Jumpstart. These are in addition to the locally installed Enterprise Edition, ideal for large portfolios and complex configurations…”
“Publishing Technology and CNPIEC, the China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation, are proud to announce the unveiling of the CNP eReading platform at the Beijing International Book Fair this week.
At launch, the site carries over 200,000 individual book titles from more than 300 international publishers, extending their reach into the rapidly growing Chinese market and attracting new readers to digest their academic content for the very first time…”
BioOne is honored to welcome three new titles and their respective not-for-profit publishers to the 2014 BioOne Collections: Arachnology, published by the British Arachnological Society; Ardeola, published by the Spanish Society of Ornithology (SEO/Birdlife); and Herzogia, published by the Bryological and Lichenological Association for Central Europe…”
Swets, in partnership with Deep Web Technologies announced the release of … SwetsWise Medical Searcher Starter Package. The easy to use application gives doctors, researchers and healthcare professionals direct access to their most trusted content and databases. Its powerful search capabilities help to uncover fast and accurate answers.
BookBusiness reports that “E-reader company Kobo unveiled a new lineup of Arc tablets, as well as its first digital-magazine store featuring content from major publishers, at an event Tuesday night in New York City. The new collection of devices, which are scheduled to hit stores on Oct. 16, includes the Kobo Arc 10HD, two Kobo Arc 7 tablets running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and the Kobo Aura with a 6-inch e-ink display…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library-efficiency solutions, announced today that BiblioTech, a new digital library in Bexar County, Texas, has selected EnvisionWare for self-service.
BiblioTech, located on San Antonio’s south side, has garnered national attention as the country’s first all-digital public library. The library is scheduled to open next month and will offer residents access to desktop, laptop and tablet computers, as well as e-readers…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.