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Along with the explosion of social media and user-generated content, the information industry continues to grow. Outsell predicts that the information industry will reach $448 billion in revenues by 2010, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% from 2007 to 2010.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

The annual EContent 100 list provides an opportunity to consider the industry as a whole, and it reflects the content industry’s need to look at its present and its future from many perspectives. Long gone is the era in which print, online, audio, and video media formed distinct publishing markets, as is the time when enterprise firewalls defined the boundaries of where professionals discovered professional-grade content.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

A closer look at Newstex, which doesn't add just any old blog to its network.

Posted Nov 14, 2007

Credo Reference (formerly Xrefer), a provider of customizable online reference collections to libraries worldwide, and Greenwood Publishing recently agreed to integrate eight key Greenwood titles into the Credo General Reference collection.

Posted Nov 13, 2007

ProQuest has added a new copyright permission feature to CSA Illustrata: Natural Sciences as a free service for current subscribers.

Posted Nov 09, 2007

An agreement between ProQuest and Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is intended to connect the two digital research databases of early modern English books, used at more than 200 universities worldwide, through cross-search technology.

Posted Nov 09, 2007

Springer, an STM publisher, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, have signed an agreement to co-publish Kew Bulletin, the official scientific journal of the Gardens.

Posted Nov 09, 2007

Scopus, an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, announced that it has added new features intended to further improve research productivity and support the researcher's workflow.

Posted Nov 09, 2007

D&B, a provider of global business information, tools, and commercial insight, announced it has acquired Purisma, a provider of solutions-driven Customer Data Integration (CDI) technology, for $48 million.

Posted Nov 09, 2007

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and a provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, announced that it has added EMBASE Classic to the Dialog and DataStar platforms.

Posted Nov 02, 2007

Safari Books Online, an on-demand electronic reference and learning platform and a joint venture of O'Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, announced an agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Posted Nov 02, 2007

Through a partnership with The National Archives in the UK, ProQuest is now offering digital access to Colonial State Papers.

Posted Oct 30, 2007

Three trade associations, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), and the Professional /Scholarly Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers released a further step towards establishing clear rules for users of copyright works.

Posted Oct 30, 2007

Elsevier, a publisher of science, technology, and medical (STM) information, announced that it has collaborated with academic libraries to offer new supportive tools for researchers.

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information, announced that it has added more development-partner-tested features on its ScienceDirect platform.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, has announced enhancements to Ulrichsweb.com and Ulrich's Serials Analysis System.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

OCLC, a library service and research organization, is uniting all offices under one name and visual brand identity in order to serve libraries worldwide.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

EBSCO A-to-Z customers who also subscribe to EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service (EJS) can now view their EJS holdings within their A-to-Z title listing service.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

The likelihood of any bottled water originating from pristine tropical falls may be questionable, but it does arouse my thoughts about evolving perceptions.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a professional engineering and technical society and an international scientific and technical publisher, announced the launch of Inspec Direct.

Posted Oct 19, 2007

Yale University Press is adding digital content to NetLibrary, OCLC's leading platform for econtent to libraries worldwide.

Posted Oct 16, 2007

Dow Jones & Company announced the availability of Factiva Insight: Agency Analytics.

Posted Oct 16, 2007

Ebrary, a provider of econtent services and technology, announced that Duke University Press has licensed its platform.

Posted Oct 12, 2007

Swets announced that it recently signed agreements with seven publishers to make their journals available via SwetsWise Online Content--Swets' ejournal gateway.

Posted Oct 09, 2007

EBSCO, a service provider for ejournal, ebook package, and print subscriptions, has announced that Wiley InterScience OnlineBooks may now be purchased through EBSCO Information Services.

Posted Oct 09, 2007

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