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Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) and OverDrive, a full-service digital distributor of ebooks, agreed on plans for deep API integration of OverDrive services into III products, including Sierra and Encore Discovery Services Platform. The plans with OverDrive include an option to take the integration beyond digital and into the physical collection.

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Sally Ride Science, an innovative science education company founded by Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, has partnered with Kno, Inc. to launch its first interactive ebook series on the Kno platform, Cool Careers in Science. The new series is designed to engage and inspire upper elementary and middle school students to learn more about science and technology, as well as to explore career options in those fields.

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, announced an agreement with the Associated Press (AP) to digitize their corporate archives, including millions of pages of news copy, bureau records, correspondence, the personal papers of reporters and more.

Posted Apr 09, 2013

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, announced plans to unify, over the coming years, its digital humanities collections on one platform. The new research experience, Artemis, named for the Greek goddess who symbolizes new ideas, discovery, power, and "the hunt," will enable researchers to make connections and realize relationships among content.

Posted Apr 03, 2013

The academic publisher De Gruyter will be offering 100 titles from its e-dition series at the crowdfunding platform Unglue.it. Each individual title that raises $2,100 at the site will be made available worldwide as open access content.

Posted Apr 02, 2013

Users of Eloqua's marketing automation platform can now access ZoomInfo's profiles of 65 million businesspeople and 6 million businesses from within Eloqua, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oracle. ZoomInfo announced two new "SparkPlugs," provided by Sure Shot Media & Marketing.

Posted Mar 28, 2013

Knovel announced the addition of six new publishers. The new publishers allow Knovel, a leader in providing a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, to introduce more content to its existing collection.

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Credo, a provider of information and digital literacy solutions, announced it has acquired OnlineTutorSolutions.com, which will enhance its Literati solutions with technologies that connect students to on-staff, state-certified tutors at their point of need. The acquisition furthers Credo's mission to work with libraries, educators, publishers and technology providers to create a society in which everyone has the ability to learn and an opportunity to succeed.

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Semantico, suppliers of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, announced significant upgrades to the Prose Award-winning AccessEngineering platform for McGraw-Hill Professional. The latest upgrades to AccessEngineering are a result of user-focuser research sessions organized by Semantico and McGraw-Hill Professional.

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Reprints Desk, Inc. announced the launch of a new Open Access (OA) filter for the company's document delivery service. The OA filter sends customers to the source and supplements other Reprints Desk order filtering capabilities for subscription, token, print collection, and workgroup repository content, employing a dynamic process-driven approach to identify OA content.

Posted Mar 20, 2013

SpringerPlus, the interdisciplinary, fully open access journal, is now indexed by PubMed Central and Scopus. Consequently, authors publishing with SpringerPlus will enjoy broader exposure of their research work. SpringerPlus is part of SpringerOpen, the publisher's portfolio of over 120 open access journals across all areas of science.

Posted Mar 19, 2013

Ex Libris Group, a provider of library automation solutions, announced an agreement with Swets, that will enable mutual customers to search the SwetsWise Online Content database via the Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic materials.

Posted Mar 19, 2013

ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced a new German-language e-book subscription database for academic libraries. The ebrary Deutsche Sammlung collection includes STM, humanities and arts disciplines. It features more than 4,500 titles from publishers such as De Gruyter, Aarhus University Press, International Monetary Fund, Ohne Verlag, and Frank & Timme GmbH.

Posted Mar 12, 2013

Springer and the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) are partnering to publish the Journal of Analytical Science and Technology (JAST). As a fully sponsored open access journal, it will be part of the SpringerOpen portfolio, available on SpringerLink. This international peer-reviewed journal was launched by the KBSI in 2010, however, starting this year, it will be published in Springer's open access program.

Posted Mar 12, 2013

ProQuest is expanding its selection of historical news content as the global distributor to libraries and other institutions for NewspaperARCHIVE.com, a 130 million-page database that captures coverage from local newspapers throughout North America, the U.K., and select countries from 1607 to the present.

Posted Mar 11, 2013

Ingram Content Group announced it will add thousands of popular Harlequin titles to its MyiLibrary platform. Harlequin will add more than 12,000 titles to the MyiLibrary platform. Titles will be frontlist and backlist, nonfiction and fiction titles, and will be from multiple Harlequin imprints. The company will continue to use Ingram's Lightning Source print-on-demand solution for its print needs.

Posted Mar 06, 2013

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources, and the Smithsonian Institution announced a licensing agreement to distribute Smithsonian assets into the library and academic space.

Posted Mar 05, 2013

Spotify announced the release of their updated iOS app version 0.6.0. This update has been released to address some known issues but also to launch new features. It includes fixes to a few bugs, such as having "Now Playing" showing while the phone is locked. Additionally, there have been reported complaints from iPhone 5 users that the old Spotify app did not accommodate the new phone's screen size particularly well.

Posted Mar 04, 2013

De Gruyter is proud to announce the acquisition of two academic publishers, Akademie Verlag, based in Berlin, and Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag, based in Munich. Both companies were acquired retroactively as of January 1, 2013 from Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe, which is seeking to streamline its business.

Posted Feb 26, 2013

Ingram Content Group Inc. announced the launch of an on-demand print and fulfillment journals program. Ingram Content Group's solution provides publishers with the tools to manage their print journals, from file set-up to print on demand to delivery. From a website, publishers can upload and manage content and subscription lists, designate fulfillment requirements, place print orders for direct delivery to their subscribers, as well as order one-off issues for claims fulfillment.

Posted Feb 20, 2013

NoveList, a division of EBSCO Publishing, is introducing a new feature to NoveList Select, its catalog enrichment resource. The new feature adds e-resource recommendations to NoveList Select. The recommendations guide patrons to relevant e-resources directly from catalog records. This new feature will benefit libraries looking to make patrons more aware of the wealth of electronic resources available through the library.

Posted Feb 11, 2013

Even if you don't work in higher education, you're probably aware that most US universities are facing unprecedented challenges, and are, rightly, nervous about their future. The most immediate challenge, strained funding, has been well documented by the media since the recent recession. However, over the past year, a great deal of coverage has also been paid to disruptive models for delivering educational content. Many education experts predict that in the future, these new models will remove students from the traditional college track. This longer-term threat represents a huge concern for higher education administrators, as their approach to learning has been legitimately challenged by innovative solutions ready to meet the huge demand for quality educational content.

Posted Feb 08, 2013

Approximately two-thirds of college students need financial aid to begin or continue their studies, according to the United States Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. To help students find ways to fund their education, Credo announced it has partnered with Reference Service Press, an authority on college scholarships. Under the terms of the agreement, Credo will integrate financial aid information from Reference Service Press into its Literati solutions for schools, academic institutions, public libraries and student athlete programs.

Posted Jan 24, 2013

As libraries adjust their lending models to meet today's digital requirements, more are turning to Ingram's MyiLibrary platform. Ingram Content Group announced it will now offer Random House, Inc. U.S. titles to libraries via the platform.

Posted Jan 24, 2013

OverDrive announced it will enhance its library service platform with streaming video and audio technology. The new services will improve ease of use and device compatibility for OverDrive-hosted video, audiobook, and music collections at libraries and schools around the world.

Posted Jan 24, 2013

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