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A new collection of ebooks for government agencies and institutions has been released by ebrary. Government Complete, as the collection is called, features more than 47,000 ebooks and other titles from over 425 publishers, including McGraw-Hill, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, and Wiley.

Posted Apr 15, 2010

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When a 15-year-old kid doesn't know or care what people think about him, he tends to get a boost in punk-rock credibility. When a company doesn't know or care what people think about it, it tends to go out of business. Brand and reputation management is obviously important to a company, and Amherst, Mass.-based Lexalytics is trying to bring the kind of analytical advantages enjoyed by large corporations to smaller companies with Lexascope, the company's latest web-based API for the masses released Tuesday, March 23.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Emerald Group Publishing Limited, a publisher of scholarly journals and books, announced the launch of Emerald Education Plus and Emerald Sociology Plus, two new electronic collections of journals and books designed for education and sociology researchers, academics, and policy makers. With contributions from experts in 110 countries, both collections offer an international and authoritative perspective on their subject areas.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

PR Newswire and EDGAR Online, Inc. jointly announced that they have agreed to work together to deliver next-generation compliance and communications offerings based on XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) technology. As part of the agreement, PR Newswire's Vintage Filings division will immediately offer EDGAR Online's XBRL tagging and filing services as part of their SEC compliance offerings.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

H.W. Wilson and OCLC are working together to transition library subscriptions for H.W. Wilson databases provided on the OCLC FirstSearch service to the WilsonWeb platform. Until those items are up and running on WilsonWeb, OCLC will guarantee access on FirstSearch.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

Reuters will offer automated delivery of customizable, print-ready financial data layouts to U.S. newspapers. The service, Reuters Financial Infographics (RFI), culls information from Thomson Reuters financial news services.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

UBM TechWeb will be setting up new subscription options from InformationWeek Analytics. InformationWeek Analytics hosts roughly 900 reports and briefs spanning topics from security and networking to applications and cloud computing.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business announced that it has acquired ftwilliam.com, a software as a service (SaaS) company providing third-party administrators and other retirement plan professionals integrated workflow solutions to automate administrative functions, as well as securely comply with 5500 filing requirements.

Posted Mar 18, 2010

OCLC and EBSCO Publishing have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service.

Posted Mar 18, 2010

Nothing is free ... usually. But from March 15 to April 15, Alacra is offering free, unlimited access to its updated PulsePro, a configurable desktop and mobile solution that detects key business events from 3,000 hand-curated news feeds and blogs, extracting business intelligence in near-real time and delivering it to users.

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Infobase Publishing will distribute roughly 250 of its ebooks through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Posted Mar 16, 2010

EBSCO Publishing released two new databases focusing on the underwater environment: Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide (FFAB) and Waters & Oceans Worldwide (WOW).

Posted Mar 16, 2010

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