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Commercial Digest, a once a week digest of messages containing
informational content from commercial bodies (i.e., publishers, vendors,
agents, etc.)

This week's digest contains 4 messages:

1) Duke University Press Launches New Platform for e-Books
2) Dictionary of American Regional English Debuts Online
3) Taylor & Francis events schedule at ALA MW
4) Taylor & Francis extend green Open access zero embargo pilot scheme
for Library & Information science authors until end 2014

Message #1:

Subject: Duke University Press Launches New Platform for e-Books
From: "Kim Steinle" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:19:04 -0500

For immediate release
January 21, 2014

For more information, contact
Katie Smart
Publicist, Journals and e-Collections


Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce the
launch of a new site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University
Press's books: Offering more than 1,600
titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new
home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries
for purchase.

Features of the new Drupal-based site developed by HighWire include
responsive design, tailoring the attractive and functional interface to
any device; DRM-free content; individual chapter downloads; and such
tools as advanced search filters, social sharing, and reading
recommendations, all of which deliver a rich, user-friendly reading and
research experience.

"HighWire designed the Folio eBooks product to make it easy to find
connections between scholarly content, regardless of whether the
relevant information is published in journal articles or in book
chapters," states Tara Robenalt, HighWire's director of product management.

The new site is open to all users and dramatically enhances the
discoverability of Duke University Press's content. It provides free
access to the introductory chapters of every book in the collection and
allows integrated searching and linking across book and journal content.
"We at Duke University Press are very pleased that we have been able to
start our long-planned and eagerly awaited move towards integrating our
book and journal content with such a successful first step," says Steve
Cohn, director of Duke University Press.

The 2014 e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection will debut on, and older e-books purchased through the
collection must be accessed there as well. Access via ebrary, the
previous host for this content, will be discontinued in February.


About Duke University Press
Duke University Press publishes primarily in the humanities, social
sciences, and mathematics. It is an internationally recognized publisher
known for its willingness to take chances on nontraditional and
multidisciplinary publications. The Press supports the academic mission
of Duke University by disseminating knowledge through the publication of
approximately 120 books annually and 48 journals, as well as through its
five electronic collections.
Twitter: @DUKEpress

About HighWire Press
Stanford University's HighWire Press provides technology solutions for
the scholarly community through its innovative HighWire Open Platform.
Since its inception, HighWire offers digital content development and
hosting services, a customizable peer-review manuscript submission
system, cross-publisher librarian tools, and strategic consultation for
organizations which produce high-impact journals, books, and other
scholarly publications.
Twitter: @highwirepress

Message #2:

Subject: Dictionary of American Regional English Debuts Online
From: Kosman, Phoebe (
Date: Wed, Jan 22, 2014 10:55 AM

Dictionary of American Regional English Debuts Online
At, search, explore 50 years of unparalleled
linguistic research

Cambridge, Mass. The Dictionary of American Regional English, the
authoritative record of American speech, is now available online,
Harvard University Press has announced. Combining tens of thousands of
entries and maps drawn from DARE’s six print volumes with such
previously inaccessible data as survey results and audio recordings, offers users a variety of powerful tools to explore
the wealth and complexity of American English.

Joan Houston Hall, DARE chief editor, noted that the site expands the
information available to readers while enabling them to interact with
DARE in vital new ways.

“While the print volumes offer thousands of cross-references to related
entries, the digital version allows users to see all the answers to the
fieldwork questions and instantaneously make a map for each one. To see
the regional distributions of all the words for a given item is to get a
remarkable glimpse of American cultural history,” Hall said.

At, users can search and browse DARE’s 60,000
entries; listen to clips from more than 5,000 audio recordings gathered
by fieldworkers; and view nearly 3,000 maps showing the regional
distribution of words—or examine the comprehensive set of responses to
the 1,600-question DARE survey administered between 1965 and 1970. Users
can also browse the bibliography of the more than 12,000 published
sources, dating from the 17th through the 21st century, cited by
dictionary entries; share content via e-mail or social media; or use My
DARE to organize and save entries, survey questions, and custom
searches. Meanwhile, a Word Wheel feature encourages scrolling through a
list of entries, replicating the serendipity that has marked readers’
engagement with the print volumes of DARE published between 1985 and 2013.

“ marks a major new chapter in the history of DARE.
We’ve heard from many readers and librarians who eagerly anticipate this
project, and we especially look forward to presenting it at the American
Library Association’s midwinter meeting in January,” said Director of
Harvard University Press William P. Sisler.

For more information, please contact

About HUP
Founded in 1913, Harvard University Press is the publisher of such
classic works as John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice, E. O. Wilson’s On
Human Nature, and Helen Vendler’s Dickinson, and continues to be a
leading publisher of convergent works in the sciences, humanities, and
social sciences. HUP’s publication program, which includes important new
digital projects and platforms, is driven by the belief that books from
academic publishers—on paper or on screen, in your hand or in the
cloud—are more essential than ever before for understanding critical
issues facing the world today.

Message #3:

Subject: Taylor & Francis events schedule at ALA MW
From: "Oosman, Aalia" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:54:48 +0000

Taylor & Francis will be hosting a suite of informative presentations in
Booth #1007 during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia. During
these interactive sessions, librarians will learn more about updates to
product functionality, content models and offerings, and further
understand how we are responding to the needs of librarians to offer a
sustainable publishing model for our Library and Information Science
journals. Library professionals who are able to attend will receive a
complimentary library-themed shirt (*limited quantities available)
featuring the slogan, “Silence is Golden.”

Please see our presentation schedule below:

Taylor & Francis Library Packages
Saturday, January 25, & Sunday, January 26: 10:00 am
Monday, January 27: 9:30 am
This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the range of
content offerings which Taylor & Francis offers for academic and special
libraries. Find out what’s new for 2014 across the Social Science &
Humanities Library and the Science & Technology Library.

English Historical Documents Online
Saturday, January 25, & Sunday, January 26: 11:30 am
Attend this session to learn more about English Historical Documents
Online, a digital collection of more than 5,500 indexed and fully
searchable primary source documents in British history, from 500-1914,
and U.S. history to 1776.

CRCnetBASES and netBASE Select
Saturday, January 25, & Sunday, January 26: 1 pm
Attendees will receive an overview of the depth and breadth of
information and subject areas available in the 12,000+ eBook titles and
collections within the many CRCnetBASEs.U

South Asia Archive
Saturday, January 25, & Sunday, January 26: 2 pm
Monday, January 27: 10:30 am
Explore and learn more about the South Asia Archive, a comprehensive
digital Archive which contains more than 5 million pages of rare primary
and secondary sources spanning the Indian sub-continent.

Taylor & Francis Open Access
Friday, January 24: 6 pm
Saturday, January 25, & Sunday, January 26: 3 pm
Monday, January 27: 11:30 am
This presentation will take a look at Open Access incorporating: LIS
author rights pilot initiative and Taylor & Francis OA membership options.

Taylor & Francis Online Mobile
Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26: 4 pm
Monday, January 27: 12:30 pm
Taylor & Francis Online (TFO) Mobile facilitates knowledge on the move
for academics, professors, and researchers alike. Find out how you can
benefit from new features and functionality of TFO Mobile.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Kind regards,
Taylor & Francis Group
Library Marketing team

Elyse Profera – Library Communications Manager, Americas region
Taylor & Francis Group
325 Chestnut Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel: 215 606 4203
Fax: 215 625 2940

Taylor & Francis is a trading name of Informa UK Limited, registered in
England under no. 1072954

Message #4:

Subject: Taylor & Francis extend green Open access zero embargo pilot
scheme for Library & Information science authors until end 2014
From: "Oosman, Aalia" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:51:58 +0000

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, has been running a Library &
Information Science Author Rights pilot scheme that allows authors to
post their peer-reviewed Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) to an
institutional repository immediately after publication. The two year
pilot scheme, first introduced in 2011, has now been extended for at
least a further year to enable Routledge to consider alternative
approaches to copyright and to find sustainable ways of extending author

As part of the pilot, a survey was conducted by Routledge to canvas
opinions on the Library & Information Science Author Rights initiative
and also investigated author and researcher behaviour and views on
author rights policies, embargos and posting work to repositories. The
survey, eliciting over 500 responses, offers a fascinating insight into
the current thinking of authors & researchers globally across the
discipline of Library & Information Science. Having the option to upload
their work to a repository directly after publication is very important
to these authors: more than 2/3 of respondents rated the ability to
upload their work to repositories at 8, 9, or 10 out of 10, with the
vast majority saying they feel strongly that authors should have this right.

The implementation of the author rights pilot saw the number of
respondents who would recommend Routledge as a publishing outlet
increase by 34% while the average willingness to publish with Routledge
on a scale of 1 to 10 increased from 6.6 to 8.3. The shift in response
from Library and Information Science professionals towards Routledge’s
publishing program before and after the launch of this initiative
practically demonstrates the enthusiasm for immediate upload of
non-embargoed content within the library community. Routledge is
dedicated to developing publishing models that suit the needs of the
Library & Information Science community.

Tracy Roberts, Editorial Director comments “It is clear that the ability
to upload articles to a repository directly after publication is a key
concern for LIS authors. We are delighted to announce that we have now
extended this pilot to the end of 2014 supporting research within this
discipline, as well as affording us additional time to monitor the
effects of this pilot study.”

For further details on the pilot program, visit:

For more information, please contact:
Stacy Sieck, Associate Editor, Taylor & Francis Group

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