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Publisher Sues Librarian for Libel, Seeks $3 million in Damages

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The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Feb. 8th that the Edwin Mellen Press has sued librarian Dale Askey for libel and is seeking damages of $3 million. Askey, currently employed as a librarian at McMaster University in Ontario, wrote critical comments about Mellen Press publications in a blog while employed at Kansas State University in 2010. One of the legal actions brought against Mr.

LexisNexis Academic Adds New Market and Industry Reports

The LexisNexis Academic database periodically adds and deletes titles. Over the last few months, for example, they added 143 titles and dropped 19. One of the new titles is Progressive Media's Market Industry Research. This is a collection of industry snapshots, covering markets and categories in 74 countries; one report example is Drinks Retailing in United States: Market Snapshot to 2016.

Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012

October 22-28 is Open Access Week! Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon in a free and open environment. Open access is made possible with the consent of the author and the copyright holder. Open Access Week is an effort to promote and to inform authors, students, researchers, administrators, publishers and librarians about the benefits of Open Access.

Business Insights: Global Replaces Business & Company Resource Center

The publisher of Business & Company Resource Center has replaced it with an upgraded, expanded database called Business Insights: Global. This new database is now listed on Rod Library pages such as Databases A-Z and the Business Portal. This link will work both on campus and off campus (after CatID login): Business Insights: Global

 

According to the database publisher, the Business Insights: Global content includes the following:

LexisNexis Academic Industry and Executive Information

The LexisNexis Academic database was recently expanded to include Industry Dossier and Executive Dossier information. Tabs for Industry and Executive can be found within the Company Dossier section after clicking the Companies tab on the left side of the inital screen.

The Industry Dossier can be searched by SIC code or industry-related term to get information such as financials and ratios on leading firms in an industry, from providers such as Integra and Morningstar.

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