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Greg McCaffery Named CEO of Bloomberg Law

“Bloomberg today announced that Greg McCaffery has been named Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg Law, the innovative real-time legal research system from the world leader in data and information services. McCaffery most recently served as CEO and President of Bloomberg BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg. Bloomberg acquired BNA, the legal and regulatory publishing company, on September 30, 2011. “Greg McCaffery is a strong, innovative chief executive who has done a stellar job leading BNA,” said Dan Doctoroff, CEO and President of Bloomberg. “He will now play a major role in driving Bloomberg Law.”

via Bloomberg Law Press Release

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Who Am I? New Gale Genealogy Connect Resource Provides the ‘How To’ to Answer that Question

“Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of Gale Genealogy Connect, a new online tool for genealogical research. Focusing on the “how to” of genealogical research along with unique source materials, Gale Genealogy Connect serves as a complement to popular fact, date and people-based genealogy resources already on the market. Sourced from the publications of Genealogical.com, parent company for Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company, Gale Genealogy Connect features over 550 reference works at release (formerly only available by print or CD-ROM) on a standalone ebook platform, with a goal of growing the collection to nearly 1,500 works. The content covers a wide range of topics such as genealogy research basics, genealogy methods and sources, colonial genealogy, immigration, royal and Native American ancestry. Gale Genealogy Connect serves both novice and advanced researchers – beginners will learn proper research methods and how to define and organize goals, while powerful search features help advanced researchers make connections among data to uncover a meaningful story behind their family tree.”

via Gale

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ebrary Enhances Strategic E-book Acquisition Program for Public Libraries

“To enable public libraries to affordably and strategically meet the nonfiction e-book needs of patrons, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, has added over 9,000 new titles from publishers including Bentham Science and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt across acquisition models. More than 1,100 of the new titles are in subjects including health & fitness, photography and religion and are available through Public Library Complete(TM), which provides simultaneous, multi-user access and continued growth. These titles and an additional 7,900 e-books in subject areas such as history, sports, and art are now available for purchase outright or through ebrary’s patron driven acquisition program. Many are also available for short-term loan.”

via PR Newswire

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New Release Of Lexis Advance Significantly Expands Content Breadth And Functionality

“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced its next generation legal research solution Lexis Advance™ has dramatically expanded its content and functionality, giving legal professionals superior tools and insights to optimize their research strategy and achieve the most relevant results faster. The new release provides more intuitive and customizable browse-functionality and enhanced mobile access, and also integrates with LexisNexis® Verdict & Settlement Analyzer and LexisNexis® eBooks, helping legal professionals research and analyze results all in one place.”

via BusinessWire

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Latest Version of Thomson Reuters ProView eReader

“Thomson Reuters today announced the latest version of Thomson Reuters ProViewTM, the leading professional eReader platform. Currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Spain, the new version of Thomson Reuters ProView adds power and functionality for iPad users – as well as public betas of native apps for Android tablet, and Windows and Mac users – to the first eReader platform specifically built from the ground up for professionals, allowing users to interact with legal content on eBooks in entirely new ways.”

via Thomson Reuters

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U.S. libraries strive to provide innovative technology services despite budget cuts

“Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation’s economy. However, a new report underscores the competing concerns that face America’s libraries: cumulative budget cuts that threaten access to libraries and services, increasing demand for technology training and the chronic presence of the digital divide. More Americans than ever turn to their libraries for access to essential technology services, with 62 percent of libraries reporting that they are the only provider of free computer and Internet access in their community. More than 60 percent of libraries report increased public use of computers and Wi-Fi over the past year. These findings are among the highlights of the 2012 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, produced by the American Library Association (ALA) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”

via American Library Association.

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OCLC names next President and CEO

“Jack B. Blount, an executive with experience leading several technology organizations in a career spanning 35 years, has been named OCLC President and CEO. Mr. Blount was most recently President and CEO of Alpha Bay Corporation, a global technologies and services provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 2002 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Dynix Corporation, a technology-based library services organization that was acquired by Sirsi in 2005 to form SirsiDynix. Mr. Blount will succeed Jay Jordan, who announced in June 2011 his intention to retire by the end of June 2012. Effective July 1, Mr. Blount becomes the fifth President and CEO of OCLC, the worldwide library cooperative founded 45 years ago.”

via OCLC Press Release

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