Partnership Brings Value to Historical Documents

November 12, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

EBSCO Information Services has partnered with Portico in an effort to preserve digital collections from its Digital Archives products, mostly historical source materials used by scholars and students. PRWeb brought this news to us in their article, EBSCO Partners with Portico to Ensure Long-Term Availability of Digital Archives.” EBSCO first launched the Digital Archives in 2009 and […]

Digital Library Services Leader Needed

November 11, 2015  
 Posted in News

As we strive to be as helpful as possible to those in the fields of taxonomy, indexing, ontology, etc., we are excited to share career opportunities that we find with our readers. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and […]

What is JATS and Why Should I Care

October 26, 2015  
 Posted in Access Insights, Featured

Search for “jats” and you will find two very distinct concepts: 14th Murrays Jat Lancers (Risaldar Major) by AC Lovett (1862-1919).jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people This post doesn’t discuss the Jats, a race of people, interesting as they are. This post covers information tagging, specifically a specialized list of xml elements for journal articles. Problem and need Interoperability […]

New Resources for Students

October 20, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

EBSCO Information Services has released an online learning platform to help students build skills. This new product is called PrepSTEP. This news came to us in their release, “EBSCO Information Services’ PrepSTEP™ Helps Students Prepare for the Future.” This unique collection of academic and career-related resources offers skill-building in reading, writing, math, science, basic computing, and workforce […]

Who Will Be the Successor?

October 9, 2015  
 Posted in News, reference

James H. Billington, who had served as Librarian of Congress for the past 28 years, resigned his position on September 30. Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Billington came into office before the Internet and all the changes that came with the information super highway. This interesting information came from New Republic in their article, “The Next Librarian […]

Rate Increase Sparks Debate

October 7, 2015  
 Posted in News, reference

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) has announced that they were hiking the price of publishing in PLOS ONE by $145, from $1350 to $1495–an increase of 11%. This is the first rate increase since 2009. This interesting information came from The Scholarly Kitchen in their article, “When Pragmatism Collides With Fundamentalism-PLOS Hikes Publication Fees.” Much like the increase in a gallon […]

Library of Congress Makes Improvements

October 5, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News, search

The Library of Congress just announced a newly enhanced Global Legal Monitor (GLM), which is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. The GLM contains almost 4,500 articles and most of what has changed will enable them to be more efficient in publishing articles by making the production process smoother. Whatever you are […]

Workshop on Open Access

September 29, 2015  
 Posted in News

Open access to scholarly research is finally being embraced by governments, libraries, publishers and the global research community. The National Federation of Advanced Information Sciences (NFAIS) is offering a one-day workshop to explore which financial models have the greatest promise in support of open access. This event will be held Friday, October 23, at The Hub’s Cira […]

New Approach to Fighting Censorship

September 22, 2015  
 Posted in News

Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2015 celebration will be held September 27-October 3. Publisher’s Weekly brought this news […]

Doing It Yourself

September 21, 2015  
 Posted in News

It feels like over time the often heard phrase of “I want to get published” has morphed into “I am publishing”. With the many changes in the publishing world, book publishing has changed so dramatically that it is no longer necessary to find an agent and pitch a book. Self-publishing opportunities are everywhere and as […]

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