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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

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

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