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New App: Columbia Granger’s Poem of the Day (Free)

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A new iOS and Android app for all poetry lovers from the Columbia University Press. The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry is a leading web and print resource for anyone with an interest in the world of poetry. The Granger’s World of Poetry app delivers the Granger’s Poem of the Day and Daily Trivia Question, […]

Academic Libraries: DePaul University Appoints Scott Walter As University Librarian

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From the News Release: DePaul University has appointed Scott Walter as university librarian. Walter currently serves as associate university librarian for services and associate dean of libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Walter also holds faculty appointments as professor of library administration and professor of library and information science and has held affiliate […]

All SAGE Journals Now Available Via Mobile Devices

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From SAGE: SAGE’s entire online journal collection is now available in a mobile-optimized format with the help of HighWire Press’ Mobile Web Interface. Visitors to one of the more than 640 SAGE journal sites using their iPhones, Androids or other smartphones are automatically redirected to the mobile version. Subscribers can now view content in a […]

Just Released: NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition (Full Text)

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Just released by the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. This year’s NMC Horizon Report identifies mobile apps and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Game-based learning and learning analytics are seen in the second horizon of two to three years; […]

Faculty of 1000 Introduces a Novel Open Access Publishing Venture: F1000 Research

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From the F1000 Web Site: Faculty of 1000 (F1000) today announces F1000 Research, a new fully Open Access publishing program across biology and medicine that will launch later this year. It is intended to address the major issues afflicting scientific publishing today: timely dissemination of research, peer review, and sharing of data. Diverging from traditional […]

Elsevier Signs 2 Year Deal to Bring SciVerse ScienceDirect to 150 Russian Research Institutes, Scopus Trial Also Announced

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From Elsevier: Elsevier [has announced] it has reached an agreement with the Russian Foundation of Basic Research (RFBR) to provide 150 Russian research institutes with access to SciVerse ScienceDirect as well as trial access to SciVerse Scopus. This one-year license agreement is part of a formal collaboration program between Elsevier and RFBR until 2014. Academician […]

Six New Web Services Available Through the OCLC WorldShare Platform

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From the OCLC Developer Network: You’ve probably heard about the OCLC WorldShare Platform, officially launched in December—the framework, architecture and infrastructure that Karen described in previous posts. Now I am pleased to say, there are SIX (6) new Web services available through the Platform for you to experiment and innovate with, in this new environment. […]