Week 12: Britannica On EBSCO, Proquest Saves Statistical Abstract, Bilbary Goes Live Un The U.S, Wolfram|Alpha Adds Data From USDA

This week is somewhat quieter and uneventful.

EBSCO Discovery Service Adds Britannica to List of Content Providers (ResourceShelf)
Britannica's content is now part of EBSCO databases.

ProQuest To Begin Publishing “Statistical Abstract of the United States” (Print & Electronic Versions) ( INFOdocket)
Starting next year Proquest will begin publishing the print and online edition of the “Statistical Abstract of the United States” .

A Consortium of Italian Universities Will Add 11 Million Records to WorldCat ( INFOdocket)
11 university libraries in Northern and Central Italy are adding 11 million records to WorldCat.

eBooks: Bilbary Goes Live For U.S. Users, More than 340,000 Titles Currently Available For Purchas(INFOdocket)
"Bilbary.com, the international e-bookstore launched by former Waterstones head Tom Coates, went live with a beta test this morning with 340,000 titles from about 2,300 publishers." ( and approximately another 300 000 titles on their way)

Wolfram|Alpha Adds Plant Data from USDA (INFOdocket)
If you haven't used the Wolfram Alpha computational and data search engine, I strongly advise that you do, especially now that is has added data from the USDA.

California: Libraries: “The Califa eBook Journey: Introduction( INFOdocket)
So Califa ( who represents 220 multi-type libraries in California) is working towards creating their own e-books platform with e-books from publishers who are willing to work with libraries wit the goal to own the majority of its digital collection.

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