Ingenta, a technology provider connecting the publishing and information industries, has announced new digitization capabilities, which enable it to accept hard copy as an entry format to its content processing and enhancement services. Ingenta has always accepted PDF, XML, SGML, and other electronic file formats for its processing and hosting services. Ingenta's ability to create fully-functional, interlinked backfiles from hard copy means publishers no longer need to outsource digitization separately.
Ingenta has also announced the launch of a new blog, All My Eye. Publicly available, the blog provides a new channel for Ingenta to communicate product and technical news to its customers across the information industry. Blog postings will incorporate, amongst other things: commentary on current technical practices and hot topics; reviews and recommendations of industry initiatives, technologies and resources; updates on Ingenta developments; and reports of events at which Ingenta staff have spoken, exhibited, or attended. All My Eye already contains postings ranging from the current state of full-text publishing, through use of RSS by librarians and researchers, via the annual conference of the Association of Subscription Agents, to building an RDF repository.
The company has also announced the launch of Resource Zone. This new area of the IngentaConnect Web site is designed to provide information and materials to support library administrators‚ usage of Ingenta's flagship Web service, which provides subscription and pay-per-view access to over 29,500 publications. The Resource Zone can be reached via the For Librarians menu on the IngentaConnect homepage, or accessed directly. Visitors to the Resource Zone will find information including downloadable brochures about Ingenta's library services; how-to tips and user guides; materials to assist promotion of online journal access to library patrons; and links to Ingenta's eyetoeye library newsletter, All My Eye technology blog, and articles written by IngentaConnect staff.