Commercial Digest (2 messages) Bob Persing 20 Jun 2014 18:19 UTC


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

This week's digest contains 2 messages:

1) Contribute to research on the use of social media in the library:
Focus Group
2) Library of Congress Joins Portico


Message #1:

Subject: Contribute to research on the use of social media in the
library: Focus Group
From: "Oosman, Aalia" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:42:25 +0000

Taylor & Francis is currently producing a White Paper that analyzes the
challenges and opportunities presented by social media as a
communication tool in the library:

Taylor & Francis would like to invite six participants to join us for a
focus group to discuss how social media is being used in the library and
how this differs based on the experience level, knowledge, and focus of
librarians working in various functional areas of the library.

This 90 minute session will be hosted by Michael A. Arthur, Head of
Acquisitions and Collection Development at the University of Central
Florida Libraries, and Elyse Profera, Library Communications Manager,
Americas Region for the Taylor & Francis Group.

Date: July 10th 2014
Time: 10.00am
Venue: Taylor & Francis Group office, 530 Walnut Street, Suite 850,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Lunch at a local restaurant will follow, travel expenses up to $500, and
a thank you Amazon e-gift card will be provided to each attendee. Your
participation will help to inform the White Paper and outline a series
of recommendations relating to the best positive outcomes of social
media tools in the library.

If you are interested in taking part in our research (even if you aren't
available for this focus group) please email
for more details.

Thank you in advance for your participation and note that spaces are
limited, so please RSVP by Wednesday 30th June.

Best regards,
Elyse Profera

Aalia Oosman

Library Communications Project Team
Taylor & Francis Group
Follow us on Twitter: @LibraryLantern


Message #2:

Subject: The Library of Congress Joins Portico
From: Marita LaMonica <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:34:06 -0400

The United States Library of Congress (LOC) has joined Portico’s
e-journal and e-book preservation services.

The LOC has a long history of collaboration with Portico. This has
included a start-up grant from the Library’s National Digital
Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program in Portico’s early
days, as well as the Library’s National Digital Stewardship Alliance
(NDSA) working group programs.

Find out more about our work together in the full press release:

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