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A new partnership will add the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents File (ETOC) to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). ETOC was created to identify journal articles and conference papers from the British Library's Document Supply collections. The resource includes more than 36 million records providing broad subject coverage across all academic disciplines, with 2.5 million articles being added each year.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Collexis Holdings, Inc., a developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software, announced that they have reached an agreement with the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University to link their research faculty utilizing data from Elsevier's Scopus database and the RAMSeS software environment developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Informa Healthcare has launched the 165th edition of its highly-respected volume, The Medical Directory. The best-selling directory - known colloquially as the "Big Red Book" - is a comprehensive record of doctors and healthcare professionals in the UK, serving as a trusted reference for sourcing and finding British-based doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
John Wiley & Sons announced the launch of its Chinese language website. Wileychina.com will raise the publisher's profile in China through greater and more meaningful engagement with the community there. Designed to enhance Wiley's China-based customers' experience with tailored sections for librarians, authors, societies and industry partners, wileychina.com will feature general information about Wiley's presence in China as well as specific details about core content of particular interest to the Chinese community.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Responding to the increasing tendency of students and others to begin research at Wikipedia, Credo Reference is announced an easy-to-use alternative, Credo Topic Pages. Designed to provide contextualized, orderly access to authoritative content, each of the over 10,000 Credo Topic Pages is an all-in-one starting point that assembles topical material from many resources from within and outside the library.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Springer Science+Business Media's electronic journal and book content from its online platform SpringerLink (www.springerlink.com) is now searchable on Naver, a Korean search engine and a subsidy of NHN Corporation. Naver is the top search engine in South Korea, with over 76 percent of internet searches done on its site.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
The percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking Web sites has reached almost half (48 percent) of the population in 2010, according to the new national survey from Arbitron Inc. and Edison Research, "The Infinite Dial 2010: Digital Platforms and the Future of Radio." This is almost double the level from two years ago (24 percent in 2008).
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Actuate Corporation, developers of BIRT, announced Xenos Axess, the first enterprise-class solution to produce high-volumes of accessible PDF documents for the visually impaired. Xenos Axess is a patent-pending technology, and the culmination of two years of extensive research and development.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Axceler, a developer of administration software for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced the release of the French language version of ControlPoint. Axceler ControlPoint for the French marketplace will be unveiled for the first time at Axceler's booth #28 during SharePoint Summit 2010, April 12-14 in Montreal, Canada.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Critical Media enhanced its Syndicaster service with support for the latest Apple and mobile devices, giving broadcasters access to one-click publishing to all platforms. The Syndicaster platform allows users to edit and create video clips remotely from over-the-air video content, web feeds, and uploaded video and distribute video clips online within moments of air-time or on-location recording.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
EContent, the award winning B2B magazine covering the business of digital content, has released its EContent iPhone app just in time for the Buying & Selling eContent Conference, which will be held April 18-20 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The EContent app, which was developed for delivery via Apple's iPhone and iPad, was made using PointAbout's AppMakr and is available for free on iTunes.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe Creative Suite 5, the latest release of the design and development software platform. Focusing on interactivity, performance, and maximizing the impact of digital content and marketing campaigns across media and devices, the Creative Suite 5 product line includes full version upgrades of flagship creative tools while delivering significant workflow enhancements to designers and developers.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
TweetUp, Inc., announced a new Twitter marketplace designed to showcase the world's best tweeters and enable them to grow a following. TweetUp is a patent-pending platform that combines the popularity, relevance, and influence of tweets and tweeters with a bid-based marketplace.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition is being released to consumers. The offering combines the news coverage and analysis of The Wall Street Journal with the global business and news sources of Dow Jones Factiva and the worldwide network of Dow Jones Newswires.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Twitter announced the acquisition of Tweetie, a leading iPhone Twitter client. According to the company, Tweetie will be renamed Twitter for iPhone and released for free through the iTunes AppStore.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced enhancements to online account management for its library customers. The offering, called "My Account," allows libraries to purchase, renew, manage and track all of its Gale resources in a simple and convenient way.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
The Wonderfactory, a New York-based digital strategy and design agency focused on publishers and advertisers, and WoodWing Software, a supplier of innovative cross-media publishing solutions, have collaborated to develop a set of tools enabling publishers to quickly and easily produce content for the iPad. The two companies plan to help magazines, book publishers, and advertisers create and distribute interactive content to the iPad and other mobile devices.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
RefWorks-COS announced the release of its RefWorksTM 2.0 research management, writing, and collaboration tool. Currently in beta, RefWorks 2.0 is a new user interface for the RefWorksTM service, putting all of RefWorks' at users' fingertips.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
Web publishing developer Vizrt has teamed up with Mobiletech to provide a simple process to modify Web content so that it will display properly on all devices, from desktops to the various forms of mobile internet device. The solution is built around the Escenic Content Engine, a high-performance content management platform.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
As part of a strategy to help customers better understand, control and monetize their content, Open Text Corporation announced plans to integrate and expand the content analytics capabilities of Nstein Technologies in the Open Text ECM Suite. The plans will bring new content analytics capabilities to Open Text's solutions, adding value for customers by helping them create powerful new ways to engage users, improve productivity, and manage governance and e-discovery issues.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
Springshare, a Web 2.0 library app developer, announced the addition of an SMS Reference module to its LibAnswers platform. The module enables libraries to receive texted reference questions from their customers, adding text messaging to the other mediums supported by LibAnswers, such as Twitter and the web.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
IP video technology company VBrick unveiled a fully integrated mobile broadcast system usable by both skilled technicians and and non-technical field journalists. The system contains everything needed to broadcast live stories, using live video contribution backhaul, in a single lightweight and portable back-pack.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
Global information services provider Swets and information service and workflow solution provider Reprints Desk announced a pilot document delivery partnership. Reprints Desk's STM Document Delivery services will be integrated into SwetsWise, Swets' intuitive Web interface for subscription management.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
HyperOffice expanded the global marketing channels for the new version of its cloud-computing collaboration and communication suite. The company will be partnering with commercial open source and cloud software distributor Virtual Network Consult GmbH (VNC) to deliver the tools to business users in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
Quirky, a company that collaboratively designs consumer products and shares revenue with its online community, has raised $6 million in Series A capital.? Quirky's Series A funding round was led by RRE Ventures and included participation from Village Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital, and a small group of angel investors. Prior to the closing of this round, Quirky had raised $1.6 million in seed capital from friends and family.
Posted Apr 08, 2010
AccuWeather.com released its AccuWeather.com Cirrus App for iPad. The app features a landscape view, made possible by the iPad's accelerometer, and includes many of the features of the AccuWeather.com site.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
Digital publishing technology company Zinio announced the availability of its Zinio App for iPad on the App Store. The digital publishing company's app offers access to 2,400 magazines from across the world in full-color, multimedia format.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
SAGE Journals Online will feature journals from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) including back files to volume 1, issue 1. The four APS journals (Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, and Perspectives on Psychological Science) are now accessible at the article level offer a flexible three-column design.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
Safari Books Online launched a new website, www.creativedge.com, offering creative professionals a way to digitally access thousands of videos and books. Creative Edge provides designers, illustrators, and digital photographers fully-searchable online access to a variety of training videos, reference books, and other multimedia.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
Ingram Content Group Inc. will provide publisher content to Apple's new iBookstore. After the release of the iPad, publishers and content providers are scrambling to make their products available on iBookstore.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
LibreDigital is working with Apple and book publishers to power the delivery of ebooks to the new iBookstore and iPad. LibreDigital provides a web-based warehouse and distribution platform for several book publishers and 175 periodicals.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
Central Desktop, a SaaS social technology platform for business teams, integrated Adeptol Document Viewer into its collaboration platform. Central Desktop users will now be able to access 300 document formats through a single web-based platform, the company claims, at higher speeds.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
HarperStudio, a publishing division of HarperCollins, will close its doors, according to a HarperCollins memo released on the company's Scribd site. The division opened in 2008 as an alternative to the traditional publishing model, replacing high author advances with more equitable profit splits and providing a more open online presence.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
Facebook acquired the assets of online photo sharing site Divvyshot. As a result, the company will be shutting down as the management team and staff move to Facebook's engineering team to work on Facebook Photos.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
Online video broadcasting site Episodic is now a part of Google. The platform lets publishers and marketers host, stream, measure and monetize video content on the web and on web-enabled devices.
Posted Apr 06, 2010
Rogers Digital Media and Brightcove Inc., an online video platform developer, announced they have partnered to deliver a newly re-designed Citytv video theatre. The relaunched site will feature a variety of locally produced Citytv content and exclusive full-length episodes of popular television shows, including 30 Rock, The Bachelor, and The Biggest Loser.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
The H.W. Wilson Company debuted Careers, a new resource for students and others considering launching or changing careers in today's tough job market. Careers offers a wide array of information on diverse careers in a single vetted source, in articles selected by H.W. Wilson editors from thousands of leading magazines and journals.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
The international open standards consortium, OASIS, welcomed process and CMS provider ISIS Papyrus as its newest Foundational Sponsor. The company joins IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Primeton in supporting the mission of OASIS.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited announced that it is now compliant with release 3 of the COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) code of practice. COUNTER is an international initiative that encourages librarians, publishers, and intermediaries to record and report usage statistics in a consistent and comparable manner.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
LinkedIn announced the launch of the LinkedIn application for BlackBerry smartphones through its website and on BlackBerry App World. The application complements LinkedIn's other mobile offerings for the iPhone and Palm Pre, giving users more choices on how to use LinkedIn away from their offices and computers.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
Adeptol announced that Central Desktop, a SaaS social technology platform for next-generation business teams, has successfully integrated Adeptol Document Viewer into its platform. This integration provides Central Desktop's customers with a single, web-based viewing source for more than 300 document formats.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
thePlatform announced the addition of HTML 5 support to Publish Profiles, which the company released in mpx Beta earlier this year. The addition will allow users to automate the creation of content for HTML 5 no matter what device, browser, or outlet is being used for development or viewing.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
eZ announced the release of eZ Publish 4.3, the latest version of its open source CMS platform. The release is a includes major enhancements for the eZ Publish platform, introcuding a new administration interface that improves the user experience of editors and administrators, an expanded commenting system that boosts end user generated content, and the TeamRoom collaboration solution.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
A jury in the District Court of Utah issued a decision in the long-running copyright battle between SCO Group and Novell over ownership of copyright assets associated with the Unix operating system. The jury found that Novell owned copyrights associated with the operating system, denying the SCO Group's claims that it was the rightful owner and a request for punitive damages of $215 million.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
A national survey recently conducted by Arbitron Inc. and Edison Research found that 49% of those surveyed believed that newspapers will cease to exist in the future, to be replaced primarily by online news sources. The results represent a sharp jump from just three years ago, when only 27% expressed a similar sentiment.
Posted Apr 01, 2010
Software developer Openwave Systems Inc. will collaborate with Nielsen to create what the two companies are calling an "insight engine." This new product will use demographics and analytics to help mobile operators analyze, profile and target audience segments.
Posted Mar 30, 2010
Czech company Karsa Technologies released version 2.0 of its Fulltext Search Manager, including new search optimization tools and a revamped user interface. The desktop application is designed to increase accuracy and efficiency in full text searches.
Posted Mar 30, 2010
CMS provider DotNetNuke Corp. released DotNetNuke Professional, Elite, and Community Editions 5.3, including new tools to manage business websites. DotNetNuke 5.3 users will be able to manage page level content and change approval workflows. The new version will also feature a new control panel and new page edit tools.
Posted Mar 30, 2010
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) unveiled an update to its SciFinder software. The new features, set to debut in early April, are aimed at increasing the precision of searches and processing of information afterward.
Posted Mar 30, 2010
Serials Solutions released a new SaaS version of AquaBrowser, its discovery tool for libraries. The new hosted version will relieve the libraries of much of the burden of providing computing power and space for the software.
Posted Mar 30, 2010
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