EBSCO Adding Full-Text Conference Papers, Open WorldCat Pilot User's Perspective
:: From today's NewsLink:
EBSCO Publishing has entered into an agreement with All Academic, Inc. that will provide researchers with access to a collection of full-text conference papers from scholarly societies. The partnership with All Academic will bring nearly 25,000 full-text conference papers into appropriate EBSCOhost databases including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Communication & Mass Media Complete. The companies anticipate that approximately 20,000 records will be added to EBSCOhost databases on an annual basis beginning in 2005.Also of interest from today's NewsLink is an good column by Nancy O'Neill, entitled Open WorldCat Pilot: A User's Perspective. This project was previously mentioned here and here. O'Neill conducted what she calls "unscientific tests", and in the end, concludes the following:
Grumble as we may, OCLC's Open WorldCat Pilot has the potential to achieve its goals and more. It may not yet have earned a standing ovation for its performance, but let's give a rousing cheer for the initiative — a special "hats off" to Google and Yahoo! as our new library partners — and encourage OCLC to move from pilot to permanent.