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ALA President Reports on Recent Meeting With Publishers + Comments from Publishers About Talks

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First, comments from ALA President, Molly Raphael. Then, a few comments from INFOdocket. Finally, a report from LJ with comments from the publishers who were at the meeting. From an American Libraries Post from ALA President, Molly Raphael: As recently reported, I led an ALA delegation to New York last week to meet separately with […]

National Library of Israel’s Collection of the Newton Manuscripts Now Available Online in Digital Format

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From the National Library of Israel Web Site The manuscripts found at the National Library are from the collection of Abraham Shalom Yehuda (1877-1951), an expert in Middle Eastern affairs. Professor Shalom Yehuda purchased the manuscripts at a public auction at London’s Sotheby’s in 1936. Other manuscripts in the collection, dealing mostly with the topic […]

Research Guide: Newspaper Photograph Morgues

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The guide was compiled by Librarians in the Prints and Photographs Division at The Library of Congress. From the Research Guide: The following list cites public institutions with custody of at least one newspaper photograph morgue in the United States and Canada. Researchers should contact directly the institutions listed for current information on policies and […]

Interview: “Elsevier’s Alicia Wise on the RWA, the West Wing, and Universal Access”

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Not only does Poynder provide a superb summary of what’s going on with the Research Works Act legislation to this point but also he gets substantial answers to many important questions from Elsevier’s director of universal access, Alicia Wise. A  blog post containing the summary of the RWA situation and highlights from the interview can […]

RSC Publishing Announces Deals With Major Discovery Services

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From the Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Publishing is pleased to announce new agreements for our content to be indexed in Serials Solution Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest Illustrata, and OCLC Worldcat, aligned with our key priorities for discoverability of content. RSC Publishing is taking major steps in partnering with third party solutions to make our content […]

Brown University Condemns Research Works Act Legislation

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From The Brown Daily Herald: The University has publicly condemned a bill that would require publishers to approve open access to government-funded research. [Clip] The University condemned the legislation for “a whole variety of reasons,” said Provost Mark Schlissel P’15. He cited the limitations it could impose on community access to student and faculty research […]