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Credo, a provider of solutions for information skills, announced the availability of Literati School and Literati Student Athlete. Following the launch of Literati Academic and Literati Public, these two new solutions enable librarians and educators to cost-effectively help learners of all types gain the information skills they need.

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Starting in January 2013, Springer and Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, will cooperate to publish the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. As of Volume 43, Issue 1, the journal will be part of the SpringerOpen portfolio. As a fully sponsored open access journal, it will be freely available on www.nzjforestryscience.com and SpringerLink without subscription charges or registration barriers.

Posted Jan 17, 2013

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Ingram announced an agreement aimed at benefitting mutual customers of Ingram's OASIS (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) and eBooks on EBSCOhost. The agreement will allow libraries to order eBooks on EBSCOhost through OASIS.

Posted Jan 16, 2013

The MIT Press announced it will partner with Oxford University Press to launch MIT Press Scholarship Online on OUP's University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment.

Posted Jan 15, 2013

Talis announced the launch of its new software service -- Talis Aspire Digitised Content. Developed with the collaboration of university library partners, The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), and using data supplied via the OCLC xISBN service, the new software service will help universities and colleges in the United Kingdom manage complex digitization workflows, and help ensure they are compliant with copyright legislation.

Posted Jan 15, 2013

EBSCO Publishing has released a new library resource featuring a comprehensive digital collection of poetry and short stories available for use by students, teachers and researchers. Poetry & Short Story Reference Center offers users access to a collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary full-text poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays.

Posted Jan 10, 2013

EBSCO Publishing has expanded its evidence-based healthcare content with the acquisition of PEMSoft, a pediatric point-of-care clinical information resource. PEMSoft is an online clinical library and multimedia decision support system that addresses acute and chronic illness, as well as injury conditions in children from newborn to young adult. PEMSoft was founded in 2003 by Ronald Dieckmann, MD, MPH, and Rob Pitt, MD.

Posted Jan 09, 2013

Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.

Posted Jan 07, 2013

Amazon Studios, the original film and series production arm of Amazon.com, announced that it plans to produce pilots for six original comedy series. The series come from a diverse set of writers including newcomers to Hollywood and industry veterans. This marks the studios' first pilot production since expanding into original programming development earlier this year.

Posted Dec 20, 2012

ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced that it is moving ahead with its efforts to support non-English language programs for customers around the world. The company is launching a new ebook subscription database, ebrary Nordic Collection, as well as recently acquired content from renowned German publishers including Verlag C.H. Beck, W. Bertelsmann Verlag (WBV), and Frank & Timme.

Posted Dec 18, 2012

Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's e-textbook solution for publishers, academic institutions, and students, announced that 60 new publishers have added more than 35,000 new digital textbooks and online course materials to its VitalSource Bookshelf platform.

Posted Dec 04, 2012

The idea behind Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) is simple: to offer users access to all digital content, but only charge for actual use. Beginning in 2013, two of De Gruyter's publishing partners - Harvard University Press, and Böhlau Publishers - will offer their content globally through De Gruyter Online as part of the PDA distribution model. By participating in PDA distribution, these publishing houses will be able to provide customers with access to an expanded range of academic content.

Posted Nov 28, 2012

For electronic content providers and digital publishers, the age-old question remains: fee or free? Today, the answer for many lies somewhere in between-in other words, freemium. As a business model, freemium-offering a completely gratis but possibly feature-limited product or service that also allows options for premium upgrades/options that users can pay for-is increasingly in vogue, as evidenced by the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, Skype, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Google, and countless other businesses offering free versions of products used by millions today. (Case in point: IHS recently revealed that an astounding 96% of all smartphone apps downloaded in 2011 were free.)

Posted Nov 26, 2012

Publishing and education group Pearson, PLC announced in August that it has launched a higher education college in the U.K. As of September 2012, Pearson College offers business degrees to a small "pioneer" intake of 40 students, becoming the first FTSE 100 company directly delivering undergraduate degrees in the U.K. A larger intake of students will embark on their studies in September 2013.

Posted Nov 20, 2012

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced a new collaboration with TED, the non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, to create and supply instructor materials for its recently launched series of "TED Studies." To support the demand for integrating TEDTalks into classroom coursework, TED created TED Studies - 21 collections of curated talks, organized into popular academic subject areas. Wiley will commission instructor materials to accompany TED's offering to educators. These materials will be offered at no cost with TED's video content on iTunesU, Wiley.com, and other platforms.

Posted Nov 12, 2012

Springer Science+Business Media has reached an agreement to acquire Mekentosj BV and Lifve Ltd. which includes the software tool Papers. Papers is a reference manager which allows researchers to organize, use, share and cite research literature more effectively.

Posted Nov 06, 2012

Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business and the Japan Medical Abstracts Society (JAMAS) have improved access to Japanese-language article abstracts in Ichushi-Web through the Summon web-scale discovery service. The inclusion of metadata from the JAMAS abstracting and indexing database for more than 5,800 journals covering medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy subjects will be available to mutual subscribers of each company's service.

Posted Oct 29, 2012

EBSCO Publishing's recent agreement with content partner, Digitalia will enable Spanish content, serving a vast range of interest and needs, to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service. Digitalia has thousands of ebooks from Spanish and Latin American publishing houses, as well as relevant Spanish journals.

Posted Oct 26, 2012

ProQuest announced The Globe and Mail will be accessible in the ProQuest digital research environment. As part of ProQuest's Historical Newspaper collection, the archive of The Globe and Mail will be cross-searchable with a worldwide selection of both major and specialty newspapers - from The New York Times and The Guardian to the Chicago Defender and the Jerusalem Post.

Posted Oct 22, 2012

In addition to using scholarly journals for active research projects, business faculty rely on materials that share insights and ideas ahead of publication, according to a new study from ProQuest. Business faculty members are using working papers, printed books, pre-prints, conference proceedings, and dissertations to explore,specific research topics. When asked about passive forms of research -- such as staying up-to-date in the field or identifying ideas for further research -- newspapers join books at the top of most-used resources.

Posted Oct 18, 2012

The Oxford English Dictionary announces the launch of OED Appeals, a major online initiative set to involve the public in tracing the history of English words. Using a dedicated community space on the OED website, editors are soliciting help in unearthing new information about the history and usage of English. The website will enable the public to post evidence in direct response to OED editors online, fostering a collective effort to record the English language.

Posted Oct 04, 2012

Elsevier, a provider of STM information products and services, and Ex Libris Group, a provider of library automation solutions, announced a collaborative initiative that will enable joint customers to search the Scopus abstracting and indexing database via the Ex Libris Primo Central Index.

Posted Oct 02, 2012

Springer will begin migrating its global library customers to the new version of its platform, SpringerLink. The platform was re-engineered with a focus on improving the user experience based on three principles: speed, simplicity and optimization.

Posted Oct 01, 2012

Oxford University Press is continuing to expand its digital publishing program this September with the launch of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) and the re-launch of the Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford Reference.

Posted Sep 06, 2012

SPIE has announced a new program that provides Gold Open Access upon publication for a journal article for which authors or their institutions pay voluntary page charges, beginning 2013. Authors will retain copyright under the Creative Commons CC-BY license.

Posted Sep 06, 2012

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