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Swets announced that SwetsWise Selection Support has entered into its beta testing phase.

Posted Feb 27, 2009

Credo Reference, an online reference library, recently signed an agreement to integrate five M.E. Sharpe multi-volume encyclopedias into the Credo General Reference collection.

Posted Feb 24, 2009

WebJunction, an online learning community for librarians and library staff, has released Library Management Competencies, a guide to courses and resources to help current and aspiring library managers.

Posted Feb 20, 2009

My husband often jokes that he married me for the gadgets. When we first met, this certainly wasn't the case—I was a literary scout, and my booty consisted of manuscripts of forthcoming books (exciting stuff only to those of us eternally on the lookout for a great read). Not long afterward, however, he did fall in love with me (or my job) all over again: I joined the team at EMedia magazine, where we reviewed exciting emerging technologies, such as CD and DVD burners; and a variety of related technologies, such as different types of surround sound.

Posted Feb 19, 2009

For decades, the fee versus free debate has carried on—with content industry players digging in deep at each end of the spectrum. Yet a more moderate model seems to be emerging: freemium. While not an entirely new concept in other sectors, traditional content players have only recently begun to leverage the business model in which the owner or service provider offers basic features to users at no cost and charges a premium for supplemental or advanced features. The term, which combines the words free and premium, was coined by Jarid Lukin of Alacra in 2006 after venture capitalist Fred Wilson developed the concept. With the launch of its Alacra Street Pulse product this week, the company is drinking its own catchphrase Kool-Aid.

Posted Feb 18, 2009

Reprints Desk, Inc., a content workflow company, announced the release of enhancements to its STM Document Delivery service.

Posted Feb 13, 2009

Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, medical, and technical products and services, introduced Reaxys, a new workflow solution for synthetic chemists.

Posted Feb 13, 2009

Publishing Opportunities Database is now available on EBSCOhost.

Posted Feb 10, 2009

ProQuest announced that all products hosted on the ProQuest platform are now Shibboleth compliant.

Posted Feb 10, 2009

Open Text, a global provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, announced that it has extended its new eDiscovery solution to its Open Text eDOCS customers.

Posted Feb 06, 2009

The New York Times Syndication Sales announced the re-launch of nytsyn.com.

Posted Feb 03, 2009

Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Reuters Messaging (RM) Interchange, which allows Enterprise Instant Messaging (EIM) users to connect and communicate with colleagues and counterparts by using one link.

Posted Feb 03, 2009

Ingram Digital, an Ingram content company focused on solutions for digital content management, distribution, and promotion, now offers an e-book collection branded by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).

Posted Jan 30, 2009

HathiTrust, a group of research libraries in the United States collaborating to create a repository of digital collections, and OCLC, a nonprofit library service and research organization, will work together to increase visibility of and access to items in the HathiTrust's shared digital repository.

Posted Jan 30, 2009

As we enter 2009, it's clear to any reputable scientist that our planet is in peril. Individuals and institutions alike—have begun to look at ways to reduce our impact on the planet. The publishing industry is no different, and there are a number of ways that it is working to minimize its negative impact.

Posted Jan 28, 2009

My column's moniker has a cruel irony to it this month as companies peer into the abyss of a business decline with no apparent bottom. Follow the Money only begs two questions nowadays: What money? Where do we follow it to? Like a fog-locked airport with a damaged radar dish, the emedia fleet feels grounded as we edge toward a wholly uncertain 2009.

Posted Jan 28, 2009

Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc., a health sciences book distribution company, announced the expansion of its R2 Digital Library service to include content from Cover Publishing Company.

Posted Jan 27, 2009

LexisNexis, a global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced the addition of EASI Market Planner to its interactive database, LexisNexis Statistical DataSets. LexisNexis also announced the release of the LexisNexis Serial Set Digital Collection Part II.

Posted Jan 27, 2009

OCLC's NetLibrary will now offer libraries five Sony Reader Mobile Collections groups of eBooks, which can be read on Sony's Reader Digital Book.

Posted Jan 27, 2009

Springer Science+Business Media, a publisher in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sectors, announced the launch of the website www.AuthorMapper.com, a free analytical online tool for discerning trends, patterns, and subject experts within scientific research. Springer Science+Business Media also announced it has published its 30,000th eBook.

Posted Jan 27, 2009

SirsiDynix, a provider of library automation technology, announced the release of Horizon PocketCirc 1.0, a handheld circulation solution that allows library staff to perform circulation tasks from any location.

Posted Jan 27, 2009

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has acquired Salem Press, a publisher of material in areas where EBSCOhost provides resources, including literature, history, and consumer health.

Posted Jan 27, 2009

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced a new agreement with YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company and a provider of materials to academic libraries.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

OCLC, a nonprofit library service and research organization, has launched a pilot program to make collections from libraries visible through mobile devices. OCLC has also released the new NetLibrary Media Center, a full-featured desktop application that allows library patrons to search, manage, transfer, and listen to downloadable eAudiobooks.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

Ex Libris Group, a provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries, announced a new Web 2.0 recommender service.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

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