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A Consortium Is Born: A Mexican Group Takes the Lead in Latin American Science

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This is the story of how one of publishing company Springer’s largest Latin American consortium customers came to reinvent acquisitions for its members, overcoming years of issues.

LJ Reference Reviews: September 1, 2015

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Histories of American economics, costume, film composers, plus short takes on Broadway musicals, spy secrets, and Bigfoot. Here’s a list of reference titles and ereviews to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Dictionaries of Law, American Theater, World History, plus Mammals in North America and New Short Takes | Reference Reviews, July 2015

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Hard-to-find information on the American theater from its inception until 1880, the “dark side” of world history, Weiner’s popular guide to graphic novels continues to hold the line, a scholarly study of the Bible’s enduring impact.

Health Resources | Reference eReviews, July 2015

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In this column, we examine resources that make information accessible to medical researchers, academics, students, and the educated health-care consumer using a balanced dose of multimedia along with popular and peer-reviewed literature.

AudioBlocks, VideoBlocks; Knovel | Reference eReviews, June 15, 2015

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AudioBlocks, VideoBlocks files are incredibly easy to use and will be useful to students and faculty across the disciplines; Knovel has built a reputation for providing high-quality engineering reference information.

Sharks, Baseball, Sweet Treats, and Speeches | Reference Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A Pocket Guide to Sharks is ideal for scholars, professionals, and enthusiasts; Leventhal succeeds in relating an expansive account of baseball; readers will delight in this reference that serves any kitchen, chef, patisserie, or person with a sweet tooth

Video Grows Up

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SAGE, a company known for print reference works in the social sciences, is this month releasing SAGE Video, a database that will include original material as well as licensed content, all aimed at adults through the postgraduate level.

InteLex Past Masters Online; Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535–1922 | Reference eReviews, June 1, 2015

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InteLex Past Masters Online is astonishing in breadth and depth; Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535–1922, will be of interest to academic libraries and historical societies

Encyclopedias of the Bible, Educational Technology, with an APA Dictionary of Psychology | Reference Reviews, June 1, 2015

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Balentine has assembled an esteemed group of scholars who focus on the major issues and motifs in the Bible; SAGE covers the history of educational technology and the implications of the Internet for instruction

Meeting Information Challenges | Notable Government Documents 2014

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The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has long been recognized as a pioneer among government agencies in streamlining its operations. Testifying before a House Appropriations SubCommittee, public printer Davita Vance-Cooks spoke in support of changing the name of the office to one more reflective of the agency’s commitment to a transformation “from a print-centric to a content-centric publishing operation.” In December, under a provision of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, the familiar GPO initialism became the Government Publishing Office.