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OCLC and the National Diet Library (NDL) signed an agreement to make more than 5 million records from NDL more visible and accessible to scholars and researchers worldwide through WorldCat. This new agreement provides for the contribution of the complete contents of the JAPAN/MARC database, the official national bibliography of Japan, to WorldCat on a regular basis.
Posted Jun 15, 2010
Huddle, a provider of intercompany collaboration in the cloud, is launching its BlackBerry application. Huddle's BlackBerry app gives people full access to document sharing, project tasks, discussions, and whiteboards, as well as a complete view of the user's personalized dashboard
Posted Jun 15, 2010
The Association for Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC) Board has expressed interest regarding a potential merger with the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), a sister organization founded in 1968 that shares many of the same members. The move follows an April recommendation by the ASIDIC Board of Directors that the organization be dissolved, and a subsequent proposal for merger from the NFAIS.
Posted Jun 15, 2010
Deep Web Technologies released details about its multilingual translation capability using its federated search application. WorldWideScience.org, the international science portal, is the first application to be deployed with the technology.
Posted Jun 15, 2010
Virtify announced the upcoming release of its clinical trials registration and results software product, CTRR Enterprise 2.0. Part of the Virtify Enterprise Content Compliance (ECC) software suite, CTRR Enterprise 2.0 is a compliance and disclosure solution that automates the validation of more than 5,200 built-in rules derived from www.clinicaltrials.gov, the FDAAA-mandated repository for clinical trials registration and results.
Posted Jun 15, 2010
Teradata Corporation, SAP. and Capgemini announced the release of Teradata Intellectual Property Rights Insight, a new centralized content licensing rights and performance analysis solution. The software provides entertainment studios a central management location for numerous dimensions of intellectual property rights, including availabilities, contract expiration, and current title performance.
Posted Jun 15, 2010
Forbes Media announced that Investopedia, the company's financial education web site, is being offered for sale. The Edmonton-based firm was acquired by Forbes Media in 2007 and offers financial and investor education through a financial dictionary with over 9,000 terms used in personal finance, banking, and accounting.
Posted Jun 15, 2010
News Corp. announced the acquisition of Skiff, an electronic reading platform developed by the Hearst Corporation. Financial terms of the Skiff acquisition were not disclosed, but come on the heels of News Corp.'s continued moves towards monetizing its digital content. The company also announced a significant investment in Journalism Online.
Posted Jun 15, 2010
Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital, Inc. announced an expanded agreement to partner for the delivery of ebooks. The two companies are introducing a new digital services platform that includes books, newspapers, and magazines, and such digital devices as the Baker & Taylor-powered Blio e-reader software and Apple's iPad.
Posted Jun 15, 2010
Cision, a provider of software and tools for news and public relations organizations, announced the debut of CisionWire, a news service for the U.S. Member companies can post releases to a search-optimized site with thousands of media subscribers and distribute news to media outlets around the world. Posting of releases and video to CisionWire is free for a 60-day introductory period.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Informa Healthcare unveiled plans to redesign and add recently published book content to its website. Set to go live in July, the new site will deliver more than 170 journals and approximately 600 online books, all searchable from the same platform.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Fishbowl Solutions is expanding its Portal Integration Suite to support Oracle's latest 11g release of their ECM Suite. Fishbowl, a Minneapolis-based software and consulting company, specializes in producing programs for Oracle ECM products.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
LexisNexis and Augure, a provider of enterprise reputation management (ERM) solutions, joined forces to introduce a web-based application for PR professionals managing corporate reputations.LexisNexis Analytics, which automates sentiment analysis and ratings, is now integrated with Augure's campaign and workflow tools, ComSuite and ComDecision.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite 11g, a new offering designed to help customers reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve content security. Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite 11g consists of Oracle Universal Content Management 11g and Oracle Universal Records Management 11g, which are just recently available, and Oracle Imaging and Process Management 11g and Oracle Information Rights Management 11g, which were announced in February.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
The newest incarnation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, version 5.0, is now available. Tiki 5.0 features 3,129 code contributions by more than 40 members of the Tiki community.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
IBM's Lotus messaging and collaboration software will be coming to the world's hottest new mobile gadget: the Apple iPad. Lotus Notes customers can download the new software, IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, for no charge, and get two-way, over-the-air synchronization of email, calendar, and contact between Lotus Domino servers and mobile devices, including the iPad
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Social media company Demand Media unveiled the beta release of its Talent & Expert Network. The network represents a new angle for Demand Media, which seeks to add new personalities to the company's content creation mission.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Ingram's Lightning Source Inc. announced an expansion of its work with PediaPress, an organization that provides users with tools to create customized books from wiki content. According to the agreement, Lightning Source will support the PediaPress Create a Book custom book feature on the English language Wikipedia site with book manufacturing and distribution.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Sitrof Technologies and Content Circles announced DocExchange, a secure peer-to-peer document exchange platform. Content Circles and Sitrof collaborated on the project, with each company contributing technology and software.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
The French 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) provider Dassault Systèmes (DS) announced the acquisition of Exalead, a provider of search platforms and search-based applications (SBA) for consumer and business users. The deal is worth approximately €135 million (about $161.8 million).
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Autonomy Corporation plc, a provider of infrastructure software, and CA Technologies have announced Autonomy's intention to acquire CA Technologies Information Governance business. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. CA Technologies Information Governance employees will join Autonomy.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Have you ever lain awake at night, wishing for an online forum to debate the merits of Ben Jonson vis-à-vis Christopher Marlowe? If so, ProQuest has the answer to your prayers.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
IT services provider Sogeti announced the debut of the company's new global Mobile Solutions Lab (MSL). The MSL's first round of apps, now available, are now being delivered for free.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
A new company, CityGrid Media, opened for business, replacing the former Citysearch, LLC. The newly-named company aims to provide local advertising organizations to web and mobile publishers through its CityGrid network. CityGrid aggregates more than 700,000 localized paying advertisers from sites like DexKnows.com, and reaches 140 million internet users through various connections.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Hoover's, Inc. issued several updates to version 3.0 of its Access Hoover's CRM app. The program, available on salesforce.com's AppExchange 2, allows salesforce.com's clients access to 65 million companies and 85 million contacts for targeted prospecting and strategic intelligence.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Kno, Inc. unveiled its digital textbook and dynamic learning platform specifically designed for college students. Kno, a two-panel touchscreen tablet, is engineered to support textbooks, course material, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Lexink, a film production, information technology, and advertising company, announced the establishment of its new digital media resale tool. UNLODER, the platform in question, is designed to allow digital media venders to sell their wares at a lower price, helping to eliminate the temptation for customers to resort to downloading material illegally.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Comtex News Network, Inc.'s stockholders approved a 1-for-1,000 reverse stock split of the Company's common stock and the cashout of stockholders holding fewer than 1,000 shares. The proposals needed the support of 90% of the company's shareholders in order to pass.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Technology publisher Ziff Davis Media has been acquired by former Time Inc. executive Vivek Shah in partnership with Boston-based Great Hill Partners. According to The Wall Street Journal, Shah and his partners paid in the neighborhood of $150 million for the company.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Less than one month after the May 12 introduction of its Real Real-Time ID Service, a platform for real-time identification of business web traffic, Demandbase, Inc. has announced the product's first significant integration partnership. Demandbase and LivePerson Inc., a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, are teaming up to provide a new application on the LivePerson Business Application Platform that combines real-time business identification with Web chat.
By - Posted Jun 08, 2010
The New York Public Library signed off on a partnership with HathiTrust, a shared repository of digitized content from academic and research libraries. The agreement makes NYPL the 27th library to join the partnership, which was formed in 2008 and counts the Columbia University Library and the University of California's library system as fellow partners.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Endeca Technologies, Inc., a search applications company, announced that it has joined the PTC PartnerAdvantage Program to provide a direct integration between PTC Windchill and the Endeca Information Access Platform (IAP). With Endeca, PTC Windchill customers will be able to leverage the broad information visibility provided by Endeca Search Applications to support the many daily decisions required as part of their workflows.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Yippy, Inc. announced its new company name and a stock symbol change. Previously known as Cinnabar Ventures, Inc., Yippy, Inc. will henceforth use the stock symbol YIPI. The company will continue to provide parents with a family friendly "cloud" environment through the company's Application Service Environment (ASE) and Web Operating System (WOS).
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, announced the development of Serials Solutions Access Control Service, a hosted authentication and proxy service that will improve access for users. Access Control Service will simplify the process of accessing library resources from remote locations, combine data management with access control, and eliminate the current requirement for IT resources to implement and manage this service.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Alfresco announced the availability of Alfresco Migration Services, a service that simplifies content migration from legacy and proprietary solutions to Alfresco ECM. The packaged solution will enable organizations to easily migrate their existing ECM solutions to Alfresco ECM from a variety of other systems, with Documentum and SharePoint being available migration options at release.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Integration New Media, Inc. (INM) announced a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its eLibrary software. The new SaaS version, called Reach eLibrary, is part of the company's Reach ePublishing Family of Products, which was announced at the same time.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Cabinet NG (CNG), a provider of document management and workflow software, announced the availability of the latest version of CNG-WEB, a module that provides a secure web-browser interface to CNG-SAFE. Version 6.2 of CNG-WEb gives users access to workflow and several other new capabilities to the browser based experience.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Thomson IP Management Services, a part of Thomson Reuters, Legal, released Thomson IP Manager 3.1, a suite of enterprise-scalable software for intellectual asset management that includes integration to external document management systems for improved collaboration, data sharing, and decision making.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Web-based productivity suite Zoho announced the launch of unified search for its full suite of applications, eliminating the need to search individually in each of the suite's several applications. The unified search functionality allows users to search the entirety of the Zoho suite with a single search query, letting companies find content regardless of whether it resides in Zoho Mail, Docs, Writer, Sheet, Show, Notebook, or any of the other Zoho apps.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Open Text Corporation, a provider of ECM software, announced an expanded family of social media offerings that will enable businesses to securely apply the value of social media to solve core business challenges, such as improving customer engagement or promoting team productivity.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
San Mateo-based startup Sharegrove announced that it has been acquired by social networking giant Facebook. Sharegrove is a group chatting client that provides a way for online friends to have private conversations through the web, including sharing of websites and various forms of multimedia. It also featured built-in search functions and Facebook friends list interconnectivity.
June 2010 Issue, Posted Jun 03, 2010
A nearly year-long partnership between Transinsight GmbH and antibodies-online GmbH resulted in a new capability to semantically identify cellular-level molecules online. Antibodies that semantically fit to genes and proteins discussed within a certain biomedical publication are automatically suggested to the reader on Transinsight's search engine www.GoPubMed.com.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Granicus, a provider of transparency, efficiency, and citizen participation solutions for government, announced the release of the Granicus Open Platform. The new offering hits the market with five new application suites that can be added to Open Platform to streamline government transparency initiatives and stimulate citizen engagement.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Cross-platform publishing company WoodWing Software announced the release of Content Station 7.1. The new version introduces iPad compatibility, support for the Digital Magazine Tools for iPad, and the ability of third-party developers to create plug-ins for Content Station, among other updates.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will collaborate with the web site Drugs.com to expand access to the FDA's consumer health information. Drugs.com provides information to help consumers manage their own health care and to assist in the reduction of medication errors.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
American electronics company Marvell joined forces with Hanwang, a Chinese e-reader manufacturer, to produce the Marvell ARMADA166E, a new product intended to provide the global e-reader market with a competitive, low-cost competitor to current offerings. The ARMADA 166E, due out this fall, features an epaper display and a processing center capable of running the latest Android, Linux, and WinCE operating systems and viewing ePub and PDF files.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Google Editions, the forthcoming cloud bookstore from the Menlo Park, Calif.-based internet giant, will be available on multiple platforms and mobile devices, the company announced. Not only will the Google Editions collection be available online, but content will be available through apps for Android-based smartphones, the Apple iPad, and, in the future, other mobile devices.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Publish2 released a new news distribution platform designed to disrupt the Associated Press' control over the distribution of content to newspapers. Publish2 News Exchange provides both free content from the web and content from any paid source.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Axceler, a provider of administration software for Microsoft SharePoint, acquired echoTechnology, a company that provides SharePoint migration services. The deal was made with an eye toward providing customers with both administration and migration services, two important considerations as the market moves toward SharePoint 2010.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Aptara, a digital publishing solution developer, is helping VitalSource, part of Ingram Content Company, make publishers' content accessible to readers with disabilities. By providing content development and conversion services that include tagging specifically for Section 508 of the Federal accessibility guidelines, Aptara's publishing customers will be able to take advantage of VitalSource's Bookshelf e-textbook platform.
Posted May 27, 2010
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