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NewsBreaks
Wiley Enriches TED Studies for Instructional Use
by Barbara Quint
TED is a fascinating organization, powered by the internet, of course, but it's completely human in its goals and creations. It relies basically on good minds, often prestigiously good, to come up with really good ideas for achieving really good advances for humankind. TED is Third Millennium Cool. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has more than 2 centuries of experience in recording and distributing solid, high-quality scholarship. Wiley is Second Millennium Authoritative. Now they are banding together. TEDTalks consist of 18-minute video presentations of new, intriguing ideas. TED has grouped subsets of its TEDTalks into TED Studies for integration into curricular presentations. Wiley will be adding text material designed to enhance instructional use and written by highly qualified experts. And all this, including Wiley's contributions, is still available free to anyone on the open web.

Weekly News Digests
Simon & Schuster and Author Solutions Launch Self-Publishing Service
Simon & Schuster, Inc., and Author Solutions, Inc., (ASI) announced the launch of Archway Publishing, a new self-publishing service with a focus on fiction, nonfiction, business, and children's categories. Archway Publishing will offer a wide range of editorial, design, distribution, and marketing services, provided by Author Solutions to help authors create the highest quality self-published books.
SAGE Acquires Royal Society of Medicine Journals Portfolio
Academic publisher SAGE announced an agreement with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) to acquire its journal program. With immediate effect, 28 titles formerly published by RSM Press will be published by SAGE. The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the U.K., reaching medical professionals and students from around the world. As part of this agreement, SAGE will begin publishing partnerships with some of the world's most prestigious medical organizations including the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.
EBSCO Publishing’s ExPub Releases R2 For Chemical Registrations
Companies impacted by the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulations now have a valuable tool in R2 (REACH Registrations) from Expert Publishing (ExPub), a division of EBSCO Publishing. R2 provides integrated access to the Official ECHA REACH Registration Database leveraging the EXPERTIndex to provide the most relevant search results.

NewsLink Spotlight
Concrete Steps Toward a Digital Public Library of America
by Paula J. Hane
The dream of a national digital public library is inching closer to reality. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) initiative was launched in December 2010 with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Since then it has been working to transition from a planning initiative to a fully independent 501(c)(3) organization and has crafted a draft job outline for DPLA Executive Director. The DPLA plans to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all via a large-scale digital library.

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Bookshelf
Cape Mayhem (A Meg Daniels Mysteery)
Cape Mayhem (A Meg Daniels Mystery)
by Jane Kelly
Meg Daniels arrives manless in Cape May, New Jersey, for what should have been a romantic off-season weekend for two. Though unattached at the moment, Meg's courtship with trouble has been in high gear lately—her Cape May holiday soon promises more of the same.

It seems that, overnight, a guest at the Parsonage Bed & Breakfast has undergone an impossible transformation. Suspecting foul play, Meg enlists hunky Hank Bergman, an investigator in the local DA's office, and the B&B's spunky co-owner, George Hilburn, to help her answer the question: "Who was that lady who checked in with Wallace Gimbel?".

2023, Reissue (Originally published in 1999) | 248 pp/trade paperback | $14.65


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