Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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Words of Wisdom 'I like stories well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself.'

- Mark Twain

Cambridge University Press' New OA Journal

Cambridge University Press launched a new open access (OA) journal, Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG). It will publish and disseminate research that increases the understanding of global and population health issues. GHEG will have original research and review articles, as well as resources and analyses. It will be hosted on Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) and have a range of author services, including article-level usage metrics and Altmetric data.

Ex Libris and Elsevier Collaborate

Ex Libris Group is teaming up with Elsevier to allow mutual customers of Ex Libris Alma, SFX OpenURL link resolver, and Elsevier's ScienceDirect to get an automated workflow, keeping the full-text access levels up-to-date for both journals and books. Librarians can use the ScienceDirect Admin Tool to send the automated feed through a one-time activation process. The library's entitlements will be continuously updated in the knowledgebase, which underlies the two systems.

EBSCO Launches Two New Tools

EBSCO Information Services has created two new tools for EBSCO eBooks: the EBSCO eBooks mobile app and the EBSCO eBooks viewer. The app is free, allowing patrons to download ebooks to their tablets or mobile devices. The viewer is a browser-based ebook reader for desktops or laptops as well as tablets. Many titles are available in EPUB and PDF, and both formats are accessible via the app and the viewer. It also supports enhanced navigation and accessibility features available in titles in the EPUB format. Additionally, ebooks purchased on any platform-including GOBI, ECM, OASIS and Title 3-can be read on the app and the viewer.

Wiley and figshare Partner

Wiley is teaming up with figshare, a data repository. It will make more data accessible, reproducible, and sharable under a Creative Commons license from articles on Wiley Online Library. More and more titles will be added, along with new data citation and data-sharing policies. This will provide enhanced data preservation and citability.

Ex Libris Supports ODI

Ex Libris Group is supporting the Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) and conforming to its recommended practice for pre-indexed web-scale discovery services. …

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