OCLC Members Council Goes Virtual, OAIster Joins WorldCat by ProQuest

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                                                                                                                                         ferred by the Association of American Pub-
                                                                                                                                         lishers, the award recognizes the “quality
                                                                                                                                         and advanced functionality” of the ACS’s
                                                                                                                                         new dynamic web-delivery platform and
                                                                                                                                         the web edition of CAS SciFinder, the as-
                                                                                                                                         sociation’s research discovery tool, ac-
                                                                                                                                         cording to Atypon.




OCLC Members                                 Council bylaws from the OCLC board of
                                             trustees and approved new membership
Council Goes Virtual,                        and governance protocols, which will now
                                             go to the board.                               ary, the company’s highest monthly total.
OAIster Joins WorldCat                           OCLC also took ownership of the free       Individually, the Biology and Medicine
    The OCLC Members Council held its        OAIster service under a new deal with          journals had the “most impressive” growth,
first virtual meeting in early February to   the University of Michigan. Featuring 20       according to Paul Peters, Hindawi’s head
discuss opportunities and challenges for     million records from about 1,100 organi-       of business development. Both journals
the global information community, learn      zations, OAIster is an open access serv-       saw submissions triple over the previous
about collaborative services, and con-       ice that covers deep web content from dig-     year, though they account for only 20% of
tinue the transition from a Global Coun-     itized books and articles, audio files, data   the company’s total submissions. Hindawi’s
cil to Regional Councils. At the meeting,    sets, and more. OAIster.org will remain        monthly submissions topped 500 for the          Source: Atypon Systems, Inc. (www
the Members Council ratified the Global      open until the deal is finalized, when it      first time in May 2007.                      .atypon.com)
                                             will become part of OCLC’s WorldCat.org.           Source: Hindawi Publishing Corp.
                                                 Source: OCLC (www.oclc.org)                (www.hindawi.com)
                                                                                      
								
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