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Speakers at the Information Industry Summit (IIS) held in New York, Jan. 26-27, agreed about one thing: Content providers can survive. However, everyone seemed to have a different idea about how.

Posted Feb 22, 2010

Kluwer Law International has launched a new e-store that will allow customers without subscriptions to buy and pay for journal articles individually.

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Subscription services company Swets announced enhancements to its SwetsWise Searcher federated search service, powered by a partnership with Deep Web Technologies, a developer of custom federated search solutions.

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Ex Libris Group and Ingram Content Group announced an agreement between the two companies to make ebook content from Ingram's MyiLibrary available through Ex Libris's suite of discovery products, including the Primo Central scholarly content aggregator and the MetaLib gateway.

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Bibliographic info provider Bowker announced the acquisition of BML, a provider of market research for the UK book market, from previous owner Publishing New Ltd.

Posted Feb 12, 2010

EBSCO Publishing and Footnote released the Footnote History and Genealogy Archives PLUS and Footnote Holocaust Archives.

Posted Feb 09, 2010

SPIE has moved its ebook collection out of beta and launched the SPIE Digital Library in full.

Posted Feb 09, 2010

While tempting, it would be a mistake to write off the dire state of the news business as simply a reflection of the general decline in print readership since the rise of the internet or as just another casualty of the recession. The problems run deeper. And to make things worse, the newspaper industry finds itself in this sorry state just as a new generation enters the work force-one with less connection to traditional news media than ever before.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

Westlaw unveiled a new search tool, an all-encompassing legal search tool called WestlawNext.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

Springer Science+Business Media announced a change of ownership, having been sold to funds managed by EQT V, a European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) by previous owners Cinven and Candover.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

Getty Images, iStockphoto, and Jupiterimages have collaborated to create Thinkstock, a new online image database that features millions of royalty-free images, vectors and illustrations from Getty, iStockphoto, and Jupiterimages.

Posted Feb 02, 2010

Wolters Kluwer Health has launched XtraCredit, an iPhone and iPod Touch application that provides physicians with continuing medical education (CME) credit for clinical research done online.

Posted Feb 02, 2010

Bain Capital Ventures has purchased $12 million in stock from EDGAR Online, Inc.

Posted Feb 02, 2010

In the spring of 2009, Anne Zafian, VP, deputy publisher, children's books, says Simon & Schuster found itself with a "bestselling paranormal young adult series, The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare, whose sales we wanted to support and grow into the summer and beyond." More important, Zafian had a specific target audience in mind: "This is a paranormal series with lots of crossover appeal to adults, and we wanted to specifically target that crossover audience and to incrementally build Cassandra's audience."

Posted Jan 29, 2010

Credo Reference signed an agreement with National Gallery, London to provide images and information from the National Gallery's collection of historic works to its online resources.

Posted Jan 29, 2010

Elsevier announced the adoption of two journal metrics, SNIP and SJR, for its Scopus database of abstracts and scholarly journal articles.

Posted Jan 29, 2010

ProQuest has unveiled a new social network designed to connect researchers, scholars, librarians, and students in the atmospheric science community.

Posted Jan 26, 2010

Micromedex 2.0, the web-based version of the clinical information system from Thomson Reuters, is now available.

Posted Jan 26, 2010

In September, The Washington Post's senior editor Milton Coleman published guidelines to the paper's staff members about their activities on the internet-while on and off the job. His email to staff said, in part: "Social networks ... can be valuable tools in gathering and disseminating news and information. They also create some potential hazards we need to recognize. When using social networking tools for reporting or for our personal lives, we must remember that Washington Post journalists are always Washington Post journalists." It was the "or for our personal lives" part that created a firestorm for The Washington Post. But its concern about what its staff members-particularly reporters-are saying online is understandable.

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Credo Reference has signed an agreement with Hodder Education by which the online reference library will gain access to three subject references into the Credo collection.

Posted Jan 22, 2010

EBSCO Publishing has acquired The Music Index Online from music reference publisher Information Coordinators, Inc.

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Though the decline in newspaper profits and readership has been discussed ad nauseam, most papers have refused to charge for online content.

Posted Jan 22, 2010

You can't read a story or watch a broadcast report about the news business without hearing dire predictions of how bad things are. Yet while so many people are focused on the bad news, both Politico.com and TMZ.com, in just a very short time, have built major media companies. So what makes these two upstarts so successful while stalwarts lay off staff and struggle to say in the black?

Posted Jan 20, 2010

Ex Libris Group announced the beginning of the beta test phase for Primo Central, the company's upcoming scholarly e-content aggregator.

Posted Jan 19, 2010

Innovative and EBSCO Publishing announced a new technology partnership between the two companies that will offer integrated access to a library's own EBSCOhost subscriptions through the Innovative Encore Discovery platform.

Posted Jan 19, 2010

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