Monthly Archive for November, 2012

Save the date: Digital Public Library of America launch April 2013

Digital Public Library of America launch  Boston Public Library, April 18-19, 2013 The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will bring together librarians, technologists, creators, innovators, students, government leaders, and others interested in building a national digital library to the Boston Public Library in Boston, MA to celebrate the launch […]

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Open access: why academic publishers still add value

Open access: why academic publishers still add value Alexander Brown Guardian, November 22, 2012 Alexander K. Brown, manager of corporate communications at Springer Science+Business Media, writ es: “The ill-conceived notion frequently advanced by commercial publishing’s detractors is that all we do is polish a manuscript, put it online and then […]

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Project explores open-access books in the humanities and social sciences!

Project explores open-access books in the humanities and social sciences Caren Milloy Research Information, November 26, 2012 Academics in the humanities and social sciences dedicate years to undertaking research and require a format that allows them to present considered, and often lengthy, arguments. In many cases a monograph, published by […]

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New Electronic Resources Review Available!

New TCA Electronic Resources Reviews   The October 2012 issue (V14N2) of The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, features several new reviews, including: Cambridge Histories Online; Index Islamicus; Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice;  World Geography and Culture Online; and more. As a benefit of CRL membership, librarians […]

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ALCTS 2013 Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting grant applications for the ALCTS online Fundamentals courses, for course sections beginning between February 25 and September 9, 2013. One free seat per section is available to librarians and information professionals […]

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ACD News: Charleston Conference Opening Soon!

        The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues […]

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