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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

It's no secret that "cloud computing" is fast becoming one of 2010's hottest buzzwords. With this in mind, Alfresco, an open source enterprise content management system provider, announced on Tuesday, January 12, the company the availability of Alfresco Enterprise Edition 3.2 - the new features of which focus largely on cloud capability.

Posted Jan 15, 2010

SAGE expanded the list of titles available through its SAGE Open service.

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Cengage Learning premiered a new website, CengageBrain.com, which functions as a retail outlet for students.

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Bookseller Barnes & Noble moved to expand its pilot program for textbook rentals through its prolific college bookstores.

Posted Jan 15, 2010

ProQuest announced that it has acquired the International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS), a database for indexing interdisciplinary research founded in 1951 and produced by the London School of Economics.

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Digital content provider ebrary has announced a new data sharing feature for its Academic Complete subscribers.

Posted Jan 12, 2010

EBSCO announced the completion of the beta and feedback portions of its development for EBSCONET ERM Essentials, an upcoming product designed to help librarians manage e-resources.

Posted Jan 08, 2010

Serials Solutions added the ability to search resources by Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to KnowledgeWorks and the 360 Core E-Journal Portal.

Posted Jan 08, 2010

Serials Solutions has released a new version of its 360 Search federated search device.

Posted Jan 05, 2010

Information giant Thomson Reuters got a little bit bigger with its acquisition of Discovery Logic, Inc, an analytics and decision support company with roots in scientific research.

Posted Jan 05, 2010

West announced that it has made close to 500 law publications available for purchase in PDF format through its website and online store.

Posted Dec 29, 2009

The Peace Corps announced a new digital library featuring electronic material documenting the Peace Corps between 1961 and the present.

Posted Dec 29, 2009

Serials Solutions 360 services have had their Japanese-language search capabilities modified.

Posted Dec 22, 2009

Emerald Group Publishing Limited has announced an agreement with Knovel under which 11 titles from Emerald's Transport portfolio will be accessible through Knovel's online database.

Posted Dec 22, 2009

Credo Reference announced an agreement with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to integrate that organization's Factbook 2010 into the Credo online collection.

Posted Dec 18, 2009

Thomson Reuters Foundation launched the Emergency Information Service, a new program designed to respond to major national disasters around the world by deploying expert "Action-Units" of journalists to the scenes of major catastrophes to seek out, collect, and disseminate life-saving information.

Posted Dec 18, 2009

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced the launch of an iPhone application for its AccessMyLibrary library advocacy program.

Posted Dec 18, 2009

Photo-hosting site Photobucket and wireless imaging services provider Ontela announced that they reached an agreement whereby the two companies will merge operations

Posted Dec 18, 2009

Ex Libris Group has announced a new group of partners, the first academic institutions to collaborate with the company on its Primo Central index of scholarly materials.

Posted Dec 15, 2009

Wiley-Blackwell announced the launch of Essential Evidence, an online addition to its evidence-based content resource Essential Evidence Plus.

Posted Dec 15, 2009

Springer Science+Business Media is under new ownership.

Posted Dec 15, 2009

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