Yale University Launches Photogrammar Platform, Search … More than 170,000 Historic Images From 1935 to 1945; New headquarters for Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Shanghai Library adds 2 million records to WorldCat to share its collection with the world; Clinical reference tool, DynaMed, to utilize information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network; Ingram and ProQuest expand eBook collaboration New tool for preserving family records delivers scanned documents and photos directly to genealogy site; and Zepheira introduces Libhub Initiative focused on increasing Web visibility of libraries.
According to this announcement Cambridge Scholars Publishing has a new Headquarters in “the historic Lady Stephenson library in Newcastle upon Tyne. The majestic building was commissioned in 1908 by Sir William Haswell Stephenson, a local industrialist and benefactor who was the city’s mayor a total of seven times. He dedicated the library to the memory of his wife, Lady Stephenson, who died in 1901. Having been at the heart of its community for 100 years, it’s a wonderful space, which we are renovating to restore it to its former glory…”
Shanghai Library, the largest public library in China and one of the largest libraries in the world, has contributed 2 million holdings to WorldCat, including some 770,000 unique bibliographic records, to share its collection worldwide.
These records, which represent books and journals published between 1911 and 2013, were loaded in WorldCat earlier this year. The contribution from Shanghai Library, an OCLC member since 1996, enhances the richness and depth of Chinese materials in WorldCat as well as the discoverability of these collections around the world.
- Clinical reference tool, DynaMed, to utilize information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
No Shelf Required reports that “healthcare professionals will be able to access information about the latest and most complete oncology guidelines available at the point of care following an agreement between EBSCO Health and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®). Information from NCCN will be summarized along with other evidence and guidelines in the content available from the clinical reference tool DynaMed™…”
No Shelf Required also notes that Ingram Content Group Inc., and ProQuest LLC today announced an expanded e-book collaboration that benefits libraries worldwide.
Earlier this year, the companies teamed to make titles from Ebook Library (EBL) available through Ingram’s OASIS® content platform. Ingram has now added ebrary’s vast range of titles, integrating all ProQuest e-book titles within the platform, simplifying acquisition for the companies’ shared customers. In addition to adding titles to the OASIS platform for firm orders, EBL has also been integrated with Ingram’s e-book approval plans and Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) services…”
The library is opting to meet their community’s needs by developing an online Government information collection…”
- New tool for preserving family records delivers scanned documents and photos directly to genealogy site
According to Library Technology Guides “E-Z Photo Scan,… worked closely with FamilySearch (genealogy service) to upgrade its equipment to three state-of-the-art KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System PS50 and PS80 models. The new scanners feature a specially designed transport which treats fragile photos and documents with extra-gentle care. The scanners handle both sides of each photo in a single pass at speeds up to 85 prints per minute.
Library Technology Guides also notes that according to this press release the newly introduced “Libhub Initiative aims to find common ground for libraries, providers, and partners to publish and use data with non-proprietary, web standards. Libraries can then communicate in a way Web applications understand and Web users can see through the use of enabling technology like Linked Data and shared vocabularies such as schema.org and BIBFRAME…”
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.