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OCLC President and CEO Jay Jordan To Retire; Will Leave Position In One Year

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From an OCLC Announcement: Jay Jordan will retire as President and CEO of OCLC Online Computer Library Center on June 30, 2012. The announcement was made today  by OCLC Board Chair Larry Alford at the OCLC President’s Luncheon during the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in New Orleans, Louisiana. “Jay Jordan has informed […]

Digitized Maps: David Rumsey Map Collection Adds Nearly 1700 Historic Maps and Images

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From a Rumsey Map Collection Blog Post: 1,676 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 27,800 maps and images. Included in this addition are 666 images of Pocket Maps, a rare edition of Sanborn’s 1905 Atlas of San Francisco from the S.F. Public Library […]

Publishing: “Open Access Map” Officially Launches

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A Formal Launch Announcement From an InTechWeb Blog Post: In November last year, the Open Access Map was presented as an emerging measuring tool for Open Access as a standalone discipline which is experiencing dramatic growth. On June, 23, at the OAI7 conference on Innovation in Scholarly Communication, Alma Swan from OASIS announced the launching […]

“Three Biomedical Funders to Launch Open Access Journal”

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Update: Here’s the Official News Release First issue expected one  year from now (Summer 2012). From ScienceInsider: Three heavyweight, nongovernmental funders of science announced today that they are launching a free online biology journal aimed at publishing the very best papers within a few weeks of submission. But few confirmed details are available about the […]

Recently Released: Canadian Feature Film Database

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From Library and Archives Canada Cost: Free Direct to Database Web Site The Canadian Feature Film Database is based on the printed Index (Canadian Feature Film Index) begun in 1972. The Database based on the Index: compiles the principal credits of every Canadian feature film from 1913 to 2009 establishes a list of Canadian feature […]

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Academic Publisher Steps Up Efforts to Stop Piracy of Its Online Products Now on sale in some online marketplaces: cheap, illegal access to SciFinder, an extensive database of scholarly articles and information about chemical compounds run by a division of the American Chemical Society. The sellers are pirates, hawking stolen or leaked SciFinder account information […]