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Scholarly Publishing: New Hope – The New Platform for the PLoS Journal Websites

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From the PLoS Blog: After five years of hosting the PLoS journals on Topaz, the PLoS development team decided earlier in the year that it was time to re-think the platform for the next five years. They came up with a new architecture, named New Hope, which leverages best practices in developing enterprise platforms, a […]

Montana Has a New State Librarian

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From the Montana State Library: Jennie Stapp, the current Digital Library Director and Chief Information Officer at the Montana State Library, was named the new Montana State Librarian after an extensive national search. Stapp was one of three finalists for the position. “Jennie is the consummate librarian professional, but her skills go beyond that,” said […]

Unexpected: Oregon’s State Librarian Nominee Resigns

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From The Statesman Journal (Salem, OR): The hiring of Oregon’s new state librarian has unraveled with the resignation of a library official selected to move into the leadership post Jan. 1. Robert Hulshof-Schmidt, manager of the library’s Government Research Services division, was selected in October to succeed Jim Scheppke, who has said he plans to […]

Latest Edition of HathiTrust Monthly Activity Update Now Online

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The November 2011 HathiTrust Activity Update was released today. A PDF version is also available. Here are just a few highlight from the update: Boston College Joins HathiTrust New on HT Site: “Our Research Center”  Expansion of “Buy a Copy” The “Buy a copy” option has now been expanded to include over 30,000 public domain […]

New Tech Paper from IBM: “Toward a Basic Profile for Linked Data”

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From a Summary on the IBM developer Library Web Site: W3C defines a wide range of standards for the Semantic Web and Linked Data suitable for many possible use cases. While using Linked Data as an application integration technology in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) domain, IBM has found that there are often several possible […]

Booksellers Are Not Happy With Amazon’s Price Check Promo Tomorrow

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From the American Booksellers Association: “This week Amazon.com announced that customers who go into bricks-and-mortar stores on Saturday, December 10, use the company’s smartphone price check app on select products, and then purchase that product from Amazon will receive a discount of up to $5. While books were not included in the promotion, indie bookstores, […]

Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award Winners Announced

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Congrats to the winners and those nominated! From ALA: Yesterday, 10 librarians were recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. More than 1,700 library patrons nationwide nominated a librarian.  The 10 award recipients are: Venetia V. Demson […]