Week 10: EBSCO Starts eBook Subscription Collection, The New iPad With 1 Million More Pixels Than HDTV, Ethics.gov Launched

Week 10 is not offering too many events, but some of them, created quite a buzz.

Directory of Open Access Books Launches in UK
The OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)is launching the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) in UK with searchable index to peer-reviewed books.

How People Spend Time Online (Daily Bits)
Not necessarily a post about technology in libraries, but an interesting glimpse into the online habits of users worldwide.

Video: Columbia U. Libraries“Free Your Metadata” Seminar Now Available
Metadata librarians, this must be your free You Tube webinar.

EBSCO Publishing Releases First eBook Subscription Offering( Library Technology Guides automation update)
EBSCO started its first full text subscription eBook collection called Academic Subscription Collection with 70,000 titles.

The New iPad is a Minor Update, But You'll Buy it Anyway ( ReadWriteWeb)
"The new iPad, which ships on March 16, will come equipped with a faster processor, high-resolution retina display, better camera and support for 4G LTE wireless networks."

Espresso Book Machine Now Available at Brooklyn Public Library(INFOdocket)
BPL is offering a book machine, which prints out of copyright or self published books on demand and interestingly enough the machine will be managed by the vendor staff On Demand Books.

3M Cloud Library announces integration with Polaris ILS
(Library Technology Guides)
The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service is going to be integrated with the Polaris ILS, allowing customers to checkout both traditional materials and digital collections on PCs or apps from the same interface.

Reference: White House Launches Ethics.gov (INFOdocket)
Are you curious about White House business, then use the new Ethics.gov site to get records for campaign finance, lobbying, and White House visitor records.

Serials Solutions greatly expands German content coverage in the Summon Service( Library Technology Guides)
"Serials Solutions has greatly expanded coverage of German-specific content within the Summon service including millions of catalog items, journal articles and specialized repositories."

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