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Online ads to come with standard icon to inform consumers on privacy -

The advertising industry has agreed on a standard icon - a little ‘i’ - that will be used in online ads that target users based on demographics. The icon, called Power I, will be added to most online ads that use demographics and behavioral data to inform customers why specific… Read More

ARL names Sue Baughman as Associate Deputy Executive Director -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced the appointment of M. Sue Baughman as Associate Deputy Executive Director. Baughman is currently Assistant Dean for Organizational Development at the University of Maryland, College Park. She will assume her role at ARL on March 29, 2010. The… Read More

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CIC to acquire major eBooks collection on ScienceDirect platform -

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) has agreed to acquire the complete ScienceDirect eBooks collections for 2008, 2009 and 2010. Libraries and patrons in CIC member institutions will now be able to access over 1,300 titles across 18 science,… Read More

US Copyright Office adopts interim regulation on online-only deposits -

The US’ Copyright Office is adopting an interim regulation governing mandatory deposit of electronic works published in the US and available only online. The regulation establishes that online-only works (those without a physical version) are exempt from mandatory deposit until a demand for deposit of copies… Read More

Russia’s research output second lowest among ‘BRIC’ group of nations, says report -

Information services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has released a study according to which Russia’s research output experienced a steady decline over the past 10 years and is now the second lowest among the ‘BRIC’ group of nations. The study, The New Geography of Science: Research and… Read More

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