Wikimedia Foundation Gets Creative With Licensing by ProQuest


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       NewsBytes                                        Documentation License in favor of the
                                                                                                      ProQuest Boosts                              Illustrata, ProQuest Pharma Collection,
       (continued from page 4)                          Creative Commons Attribution-Share                                                         Medical Evidence Matters, and Ref Works.
                                                        Alike License. The switch means that          Market Outreach                                 Source: ProQuest (
                                                        Wikimedia content can be used for any
       Wikimedia Foundation Gets                        purpose as long as proper credit is given        ProQuest is expanding its corporate
                                                        and modifications are made available un-      market outreach, establishing Dialog as      Springer’s Historical
       Creative With Licensing
          The Wikimedia Foundation is chang-
                                                        der the same terms. Several previous re-
                                                        strictions of the GNU license, including
                                                                                                      the exclusive sales agent for ProQuest
                                                                                                      products in North America while letting
                                                                                                                                                   Archive Homeward Bound
       ing the way it licenses content from its         the requirement that a copy of the license    corporations in other parts of the world        Springer Science+Business Media’s his-
       projects, which include Wikipedia. After         text be included with every copy, were        purchase products through Dialog and Pro-    torical archive is heading home to Berlin,
       tallying more than 17,000 votes from             also eliminated.                              Quest. The outreach is currently empha-      where Julius Springer opened his first
       Wikimedia users worldwide, the organi-              Source: The Wikimedia Foundation           sizing six products: Professional ProQuest   book shop in 1842. The collection is cur-
       zation decided to abandon the GNU Free           (                 Central, Dissertations and Theses, CSA       rently on the move from Springer’s Heidel-
                                                                                                                                                   berg, Germany, offices to Berlin’s Central
                                                                                                                                                   and Regional Library, located on the same
                                                                                                                                                   street as Julius Springer’s shop. The col-
                                                                                                                                                   lection includes the correspondence archive
                                                                                                                                                   and more than 15,000 books published
                                                                                                                                                   by Springer dating to 1945, as well as

                   The American Economic
                                                                                                                                                   about 1,250 licensed editions and jour-
                                                                                                                                                   nals, reviews, translation files, and ac-
                                                                                                                                                   counting records.

                   Association Announces                                                                                                              Source: Springer Science+Business
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                   Four New Journals in 2009!                                                                                                      Lyrasis Gains Cataloging
                                                                                                                                                   Capabilities From TLC
                                                                                                                                                       The Library Corp. (TLC) and Lyrasis,
                                                                                                                                                   a new company formed after PALINET
                                                                                                                                                   and SOLINET merged, recently inked a
                                                                                                                                                   strategic partnership that brings TLC’s
                                                                                                                                                   cataloging systems to Lyrasis’ range of
                                                                                                                                                   services. The company already offers col-
                                                                                                                                                   lection management and analysis tools,
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