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Podcast: Measuring the E-book Market (Beyond the Book #274)

January 22, 2012 by

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A new edition of the “Beyond the Book” podcast from the Copyright Clearance Center is now available. Here’s the Blurb: The e-book revolution is underway, and moving beyond North America. Using actual data – and not forecasts – The Global eBook Market: Current Conditions & Future Projectionn,s is considered an important step to understanding the […]

Rock On! HP Extends Access to Paul McCartney’s Digital Library to the Public

January 22, 2012 by

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From Hewlett-Packard: HP [recently] announced that music fans now have unprecedented access to Paul McCartney’s new portal destination, www.paulmccartney.com, which hosts the musician’s vast digital library of music, lyrics, photos, collections, merchandise, blogs and more. Over the past year, HP and Paul McCartney’s MPL Communications, Ltd. worked closely to design, deploy and maintain a private […]

New Digital Collection from UNC Library: “Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina”

January 22, 2012 by

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From the Asheville Citizen-Times: America’s most beloved national park site, the Blue Ridge Parkway, was built for scenic driving. But thanks to nearly three years of devoted digitizing by UNC Chapel Hill Library staff and graduate students, it is now open for driving back in time. The just-launched “Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge […]

Repositories: Economics: RePEc Now Covers 5000 Journals and Series

January 22, 2012 by

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From the RePEc Blog: With the continuous additions of new participating archives, RePEc’s coverage of the literature in Economics and connex sciences has become quite impressive. We now catalog over 5000 series, about 3300 of which are working paper series (pre-prints) and about 1400 journals. The remainder comes from books, book chapters and software collections. […]

ALA To Meet With Top Executives of Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin on Ebook Lending

January 22, 2012 by

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From Library Journal by Michael Kelley: “We asked for it and we got both the CEOs of Macmillan and S&S to be at our meetings along with a number of senior staff of these companies,” said Molly Raphael, the president of ALA. “I think they are at least interested in having some kind of dialogue, […]

RLUK/SCONUL Briefing on the Impact of Open Access

January 22, 2012 by

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From a RLUK Post: The briefing outlines the latest evidence on increased impact for researchers in terms of visibility, usage and citation, together with a description of the benefits for the profile of institutions and the wider economic impact for society. We hope that research administrators and librarians will use the briefing to support the […]