While you were working (12 March 2017) - academic library innovation and legal research

EBSCO offers grants to academic libraries; OUP announce pilot of legal current awareness feed; new modules added to Bloomsbury Law Online; new Latin additions to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online; Reprints Desk partners with The Copyright Licensing Agency.

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EBSCO offers grants to academic libraries developing innovative technology

EBSCO Information Services has announced the introduction of a grant programme that will offer a total of $100,000 to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions addressing the challenges faced by academic libraries. The EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge will offer grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 each to projects that leverage the FOLIO codebase and address current opportunities in library technology. Academic libraries from 20 countries can apply – a full list and more details available here: https://www.ebsco.com/folio-innovation-challenge/faq 

OUP announce pilot of legal current awareness feed

Oxford University Press has announced the pilot phase of ResearchTrack, a current awareness feed to help users follow the latest legal research. Currently, users can view new contributions – including journal articles, blogs, and published books – in Public International Law and International Relations, with other subjects following soon. The service is in its pilot phase and is free to use. Content is curated by experts in the fields. https://www.research-track.com/

Three new modules for Bloomsury Law Online

Bloomsury Law Online has announced the addition of three new modules covering IT and IP Law, Personal Injury Law, and Practice and Procedure. This takes the total number of practice areas covered to twenty four. http://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/news/bloomsbury-law-online-press-release/

Reprints Desk and The Copyright Licensing Agency enhance copyright compliance for UK researchers

Research Solutions has announced that its subsidiary Reprints Desk has partnered with The Copyright Licensing Agency to enhance copyright compliance and provide quick look-up of permissions for Reprints Desk customers with a CLA copyright licence. As part of the agreement, Reprints Desk has integrated CLA’s Check Permissions API into Article Galaxy Widget, the company’s bookmarklet for PubMed, Google Scholar and 70-plus other discovery websites. http://info.reprintsdesk.com/about/newsroom/reprints-desk-and-the-copyright-licensing-agency-partner-to-enhance-copyright-compliance-for-u.k.-researchers

New Latin additions to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

OUP have announced the addition of 29 scholarly editions to the Latin modules of  Oxford Scholarly Editions Online, bringing the total number of editions to over 980, with over 490,000 pages available. The new titles include the Oxford World's Classics translations of Cicero's Defence Speeches and Political Speeches. http://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com/newsitem/150/brand-new-latin-editions