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Edtech company Workbench has partnered with Parrot to create the "Parrot Education Community," to bring programming and learning with drones and robots to students, teachers, and STEM enthusiasts. The Parrot Education Community will allow users to interact with the company and with one another to share programs, videos, lessons, and experiences. In addition, the content created in this workbench can be leveraged by educators to drive interactive, hands-on learning in the classroom, helping to meet NGSS standards.
Posted Jun 28, 2016
PodcastOne, an advertiser-supported podcast network, is now also offering consumers premium content through its subscription model - PodcastOne Premium. New exclusive content and interactive opportunities will now be available from the podcasters across America, including PodcastOne's Adam Carolla, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Austin, and more.
Posted Mar 30, 2016
With plans to better connect research technology into user workflow, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, announced its certified status as a Google for Education Partner, and the integration of Google tools into Gale products. Users are now able to login to their school or library's Gale In Context resource using Google Account credentials and to download, save, and share articles using Google Apps for Education including Drive and Docs.
Posted Jul 02, 2015
Wolper Information Services was acquired by the LM Information Delivery Group in 2012. Today, LM Information Delivery is known as an international provider of information services, while Wolper is an established provider of subscription and information management services in the US. In order to position Wolper as part of the LM Information Delivery Group, the company will change its name in the U.S. to LM Wolper Information Delivery. This name change will be accompanied by a transition of the corporate identity to fit the new global brand.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), which organizes and converts content into digital formats, announced its collaboration with Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, as their new partner in a multi-year conversion initiative to enrich and enhance content on the Scopus database.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
Gagein, a provider of actionable news for sales, announced the availability of Gagein Pro for Salesforce (GP4SF) to enhance proactive selling. The solution adds an array of new features, including unlimited prospecting, which enables users to build out their sales pipeline with new high-value prospects, all from within the Salesforce1 Sales Cloud.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
SAGE announced the launch of SAGE Stats, an interactive statistical resource that provides vetted, hard-to-find data from private and public sources to students and researchers. SAGE Stats includes state and local data, and will add future statistical collections that cover the broad range of the social sciences.
Posted Jun 26, 2014
ProQuest has added more than 1,650 ebook titles from publishers such as Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health to Academic Complete, the flagship ebook database from ebrary. The new content will help improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database - LibraryThing for Libraries Book Display Widget -- will enable libraries to easily display the titles visually for better discoverability and usage.
Posted Jun 17, 2014
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has increased the number of databases included in its policy for metadata sharing and technology collaboration partnerships with discover vendors. Now, EBSCO makes all metadata -- and full text when contractually allowed -- available for a new total of 179 EBSCO full-text databases, as well as all 74 EBSCO full-text historical digital archives and all 550,000+ EBSCO ebooks.
Posted Jun 17, 2014
Springer is launching CrossMark, an identification service from CrossRef, for forthcoming journal articles, to help the user always get the latest updates and most current content. All Springer journal content published from now on will have the CrossMark logo.
Posted May 15, 2014
It is one thing to talk about trends affecting the digital content industry, but it's something completely different to be one of the people whose job it is to bring those trends to life. From Big Data to content marketing, EContent talked with three people who exemplify what it means to be working in digital content today. Today we profile a Big Data expert: Vikram Somaya, General Manager, WeatherFX.
Posted May 07, 2014
Knovel has introduced the Knovel Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft SharePoint. This toolkit allows enterprises using SharePoint as a Knowledge Management System to integrate with Knovel's engineering resources. When users research topics and query internal references on SharePoint, they will also find search results highlighting resources available on Knovel.
Posted May 06, 2014
ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Pi2 Solutions, provider of product literature databases, workflow tools, and related outsourcing services for global pharmaceutical companies. The company plans to align Pi2 with its ProQuest Dialog corporate information service to create an integrated solution for pharmacovigilance and expand ProQuest's presence in the pharmaceutical industry.
Posted May 06, 2014
As the open access publishing model expands, new challenges arise for libraries, publishers, funders, and researchers. Libraries in particular are creating new workflows and procedures across their institutions. One of the major administrative burdens revolves around Article Processing Charges (APC's), which are paid to publishers for (Gold) Open Access papers. Swets has introduced a new APC management service in order to address this need directly.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's e-textbook solution, announced the general availability of a comprehensive e-textbook Building Block that integrates its VitalSource Bookshelf platform with Blackboard Learn.
Posted Jul 10, 2013
Ingram Content Group Inc. announced that it has grown its MyiLibrary platform, adding more than 50,000 titles and new functionality in and effort to meet the changing needs of today's libraries.
Posted Jul 01, 2013
A new partnership between NoveList and 3M will feature NoveList reading recommendations as part of the 3M SelfCheck experience. Readers will encounter NoveList's recommendations when they check out using a 3M SelfCheck station.
Posted Jun 26, 2013
Springer is offering two more language-specific ebook collections, in French and Italian. The French collection is comprised of about 330 titles, and the Italian collection offers over 400 titles. These collections aim to address the needs of the French- and Italian-language research communities who now have the option of accessing relevant scientific content from medicine, mathematics, computer science, and other fields. The Italian package is available in three subject collections, while the French package can be purchased in two subject collections.
Posted Jun 20, 2013
Swets announced it has released an update to its SwetsWise platform which includes a revitalized end-user environment for users of the SwetsWise Online Content module. The update is immediately available for all existing SwetsWise Online Content subscribers.
Posted Jun 13, 2013
The completely rebuilt Dialog information service made its official debut at the Special Libraries Association Conference in San Diego. Now called ProQuest Dialog the reinvented service makes about a billion documents accessible for the first time to searchers of all skill levels. Three intuitive search modes in the same interface enable content to be quickly pinpointed and delivered in ready-to-use form.
Posted Jun 11, 2013
LRP Publications, a source for practical and legal education guidance since 1985, announced that it has acquired the acclaimed Education Library from Thompson Media Group. By incorporating the Education Library into LRP Publications' content, LRP will be positioned to accelerate their ability to supply a wider variety of newsletters, books, pamphlets, eLearning courses, and training tools across all print and digital platforms.
Posted Jun 05, 2013
The Financial Times unveiled fastFT, a service that provides market-moving news and views 24 hours a day. Tailored for the active news consumer, fastFT delivers up-to-the-minute reporting and commentary in short, sharp and informed dispatches. Staffed by a team of journalists around the world, it will be updated 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday, and supplemented with exclusive content from the FT's network of journalists and guest contributors.
Posted May 29, 2013
EBSCO Information Services and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service.
Posted May 29, 2013
LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a provider of content and technology solutions, announced that, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, it has acquired the publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group. Financial details were not disclosed.
Posted May 23, 2013
ProQuest, an information company, has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. Kari Paulson, president of EBL, and EBL's current staff have joined ProQuest with Paulson in the role of VP and GM of the combined ebrary and EBL e-book business unit.
Posted May 14, 2013