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US Rapid global adoption validates demand by libraries for a comprehensive collection assessment service - 24 Jan 2014

University libraries worldwide will be implementing a new best in class collection analytics service from ProQuest. Launched late last year, Intota™ Assessment provides tools that enable libraries to showcase the value of their collections and demonstrate return on investment for their collection budget. The company reported strong market response to this new service, reinforcing a solution strategy that addresses the pain points libraries face with collection management.

Familiar with Serials Solutions and ProQuest, these customers value the company's history and track record of service, innovation, and vision that supports the future for libraries. Choosing Intota Assessment addresses an immediate need for a simple and comprehensive collection assessment and analytics solution, that supports existing and emerging formats and resource types, plus flexibility to integrate with future services on the Intota platform.

The early adopters of Intota Assessment includes institutions such as: Charles Darwin University, Australia; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA; Florida Institute of Technology, USA; Grand Valley State University, USA; Middlebury College, USA; Sabanci University, Turkey; University of Boras, Sweden; University of British Columbia, Canada; and University of Denver, USA.

Developed for comprehensive assessment of today's collections, Intota Assessment is a robust suite of business intelligence tools that makes it possible for library staff to focus on higher value services to their patrons. Using the library's historic circulation data, as well as qualitative data such as Books in Print®, Intota Assessment generates the evidence needed for data-driven collection decisions.

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Netherland IOS Press launches new OA journal - Journal of Facade Design and Engineering - 24 Jan 2014

STM publisher IOS Press, Netherlands, has announced the launch of the Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, an open access journal, edited by Prof.Dr.Ing. Ulrich Knaack and Dr. Ing. Tillmann Klein, from Delft Technical University, the Netherlands.

The journal is primarily a scientific journal, but explicitly invites papers which focus on the dissemination of science into practice and industrial innovations. In this way, readers can explore the interaction between scientific developments, technical considerations and management issues. The goal is to improve building technologies, as well as process management and architectural design.

The Journal of Facade Design and Engineering is a peer reviewed, open access journal, funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO.

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US PMPH-USA announces publication of Hepatobiliary Cancer - 24 Jan 2014

Medical publishing house PMPH-USA has announced the publication of Hepatobiliary Cancer edited by Yuman Fong of Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Jia-hong Dong of the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing, China, both internationally recognized for their research and expertise in liver and biliary surgery. Section editors are Ghassan Abou-Alfa and Gary E. Deng of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Damian Dupuy of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

With the technological advances in imaging and therapy over the past two decades, hepatobiliary cancer no longer carries a prognosis of certain death. This concise yet comprehensive text reflects the most current approaches and technology used at major cancer treatment facilities around the world in the management of liver and biliary cancers. It is an international collaboration of world authorities in the areas of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, medical oncology, and integrative medicine. Chapters summarise the state-of-the-art therapies with algorithms of care and potential directions for future evolution. It is beautifully illustrated with numerous tables and colour surgical and radiographic images.

Authors of the 24 chapters are affiliated with major cancer centers around the globe including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, PLA Hospital in Beijing, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and The University of Hong Kong (China), University of Heidelberg (Germany), University of Liverpool and University of Birmingham (UK), University of Tokyo and Research Center for Innovative Oncology (Japan), and Sanjay Gandhi Institute (India). Other US affiliations include Columbia University, Fineberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University,Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Florida International University College of Medicine.

Dr. Yuman Fong is Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery and Co-Director of Center for Image-guided Interventions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is well-known internationally for his research and pioneering work in developing minimally invasive surgery and ablative therapies for hepatobiliary cancer. He has co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed articles and served on editorial boards of 14 journals. He currently serves as Chair of the recombinant DNA advisory committee of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Jia-Hong Dong is Professor and Chairman, Hospital & Institute of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Chinese PLA Medical Postgraduate School, Beijing, China.

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UK Society for General Microbiology launches new OA journal, JMM Case Reports - 24 Jan 2014

The Society for General Microbiology (SGM) has announced the launch of JMM Case Reports, its first new journal in almost 50 years. The new journal is open access and online-only, publishing original case reports on medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases.

JMM Case Reports is the SGM’s first fully gold open access publication. The journal follows a continuous publishing model, ensuring that the final version of each article is published and citable within four weeks of acceptance.

The new journal's joint Editors-in-Chief are Professor S. Peter Borriello, from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (UK), and Dr Johannes G. Kusters, from the University Medical Centre at the University of Utrecht.

In addition to the Editors-in-Chief, JMM Case Reports has appointed an eminent and international Editorial Board, including Dr Robert Hall as US Executive Editor.

The first case report in the new journal was published on January 23, 2014. It describes the diagnosis and treatment of a 1-year-old girl with hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS), a disease common in adults, but very rare in children. It can be read at http://jmmcr.sgmjournals.org/content/1/1/1.1.full.

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German National Library of Russia goes live with Ex Libris Primo and Aleph integrated library system - 24 Jan 2014

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that the National Library of Russia (NLR) has gone live with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution and the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system, which replace their locally developed system. In a move that consolidates over 25 databases under one umbrella, the NLR is now able to offer its users the comprehensive, relevant discovery experience enjoyed by over 2,000 institutions worldwide that are using Primo.

Consolidating their multiple databases in Aleph has enabled the NLR to devise new, more efficient workflows. Integrated with Aleph, Primo offers users a single search box for the library's extensive collections, along with options to refine search results with facets and filters. OPAC via Primo functionality enables users to submit hold requests and receive notifications without leaving the Primo interface.

The National Library of Russia is the oldest public library in Russia. One of Russia's legal deposit libraries, the NLR is located in St. Petersburg and houses over 36 million items, of which 15 million are books.

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Poland De Gruyter consolidates all OA publications under a new imprint: De Gruyter Open - 24 Jan 2014

Academic publishing house De Gruyter is consolidating all OA publications under a new imprint: De Gruyter Open. The publisher Versita, which was acquired by De Gruyter in 2012, will be fully subsumed under the new imprint.

Open Access (OA) is an important and growing aspect of De Gruyter's publishing activities, impacting all subject areas. Last year the De Gruyter Group published more than 15,000 Open Access journal articles.

Open Access publication under the De Gruyter Open imprint is subject to the same peer-review process as traditional journals and books. Publication generally takes place under Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC-ND, although authors and partnering institutions can select licensing forms that are even less restrictive.

In 2014 De Gruyter Open will be expanded beyond Europe to the United States and Asia.

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US Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to preserve with CLOCKSS Archive - 24 Jan 2014

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to preserve the preprint server for the life sciences BioRχiv and the ejournals of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action ensures that the content created and curated by the Laboratory will always be available despite 'triggering' events such as damage to hosting services or journal discontinuation.

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for the impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners.

Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 600 researchers and technicians strong, and its Meetings & Courses program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year at its Long Island campus and its China center. Tens of thousands more benefit from the research, reviews, and ideas published in journals, books, and information services distributed internationally by CSHL Press. The Laboratory's education arm also includes a graduate school and programs for middle and high school students and teachers.

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US Over 400,000 EBL e-book titles now available via Ingram's OASIS content platform for academic libraries worldwide - 24 Jan 2014

Ingram Content Group Inc., and ProQuest's EBL - Ebook Library, an e-book aggregator serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide, have announced that more than 400,000 EBL e-book titles are available through Ingram's OASIS® content platform for academic libraries worldwide.

Libraries that use the OASIS platform can search and purchase EBL e-book content through the platform. Ingram's OASIS platform customers now have access to an expanded selection of scholarly, frontlist and award-winning e-book titles from leading publishers through the collaboration. Users can view and select from an expanded selection of e-books alongside print books with no changes to existing and preferred workflows. Billing is consolidated, offering libraries integrated acquisition services and invoicing for all EBL content.

Ingram provides a total solution for academic libraries through Coutts Information Services Inc. and Ingram Library Services Inc. Through the company's comprehensive services, libraries can find all the materials they need from Ingram, whether print, digital, print-on-demand or hard-to-find content from one company, easing the burden of collection development, acquisition and payment.

The Ingram OASIS platform is an online library interface for bibliographic information and searching, book and e-book acquisition, collection development and workflow management. Through the OASIS platform, libraries can access a database of millions of titles; search, select and manage orders online; download records, including no-cost MARC downloads; monitor standing orders; manage approval plans and new title notification plans; track orders and access reporting information.

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US LIBROS selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services - 24 Jan 2014

LIBROS, the consortium that connects 16 academic libraries in New Mexico, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new cloud-based library management system.

WorldShare Management Services is an integrated suite of library management applications - from acquisitions and circulation, to metadata and license management, resource sharing and analytics - designed to simplify and streamline workflows, reduce costs and create new value for libraries and their users.

LIBROS began as a consortium in 1987 with three institutions: University of New Mexico-Main Campus, University of New Mexico-School of Law, and New Mexico Tech University. The group has continued to grow, one-by-one, over the years. The most recent library to join was the Institute of American Indian Arts, in 2010. Today, LIBROS serves 16 academic libraries in New Mexico.

WorldShare Management Services provide an integrated approach for library groups to share resources and innovation. The services can leverage the opportunities that come with shared data, infrastructure and community, and at the same time can preserve the autonomy, privacy and policy differences among members of a group.

LIBROS is currently working with OCLC staff in the implementation phase to move to WorldShare Management Services. The University of New Mexico is planning to go live with the services first, with the rest of LIBROS libraries to follow.

More than 180 libraries on three continents - Australia, Europe and North America - are currently using OCLC WorldShare Management Services, which were released for general availability in July 2011. An additional 100 libraries have committed to using the new services.

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US CCC announces Bryn Mawr College as the 200th academic institution to adopt its Get It Now service - 24 Jan 2014

Licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced Bryn Mawr College as the 200th academic institution to adopt and implement the Get It Now service since its launch in 2011.

Furthermore, Get It Now, which was selected as a 2013 Top Product by readers of University Business magazine, has added 11 publishers, bringing the total number participating in the award-winning service to almost 100.

The new publishers are American Journal of Health Promotion, American Pharmacists Association, Canadian Journal of Urology, Geological Society of America, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), IOS Press, Pion Limited, Philosophy Documentation Center, University of California Press, University of South Carolina/Freshman Year Experience, and Weston Medical Publishing.

Get It Now provides library patrons with immediate fulfillment of cost-effective, full-text articles from unsubscribed journals – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tightly integrated within article search and ILL workflows, Get It Now can be implemented as an ILLiad-based librarian-mediated version, a link resolver-based unmediated version, or a hybrid of both.

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