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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

Springer is expanding its open access program by offering a fully open access option for books, which will extend Springer's established SpringerOpen and BioMed Central journal portfolio, and its Springer Open Choice option. Any electronic version of a SpringerOpen book is fully and immediately open access, and thus freely accessible on SpringerLink for anyone in the world with access to the internet.

Posted Aug 29, 2012

To help K-12 libraries acquire ebooks more strategically, ebrary, a ProQuest business, has added hundreds of ebooks across acquisition models. The database now includes a growing selection of more than 8,500 titles with unlimited, multi-user access and a wealth of information in professional development and training resources. Almost 4,500 titles in the database have relevance to state, national or provincial curriculum standards - with coverage of all common core subjects.

Posted Aug 20, 2012

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary review publication called WIREs Energy and Environment. This publication will serve as an interdisciplinary review work which the company says will highlight the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in research and education.

Posted Aug 01, 2012

Scientific publisher, Springer Science + Business Media, announced the company has acquired UK-based Canopus Academic Publishing. Canopus is a publisher that specializes in the subjects of physics and astronomy. With this acquisition, Springer will absorb more than 50 published or planned works.

Posted Aug 01, 2012

ebrary has announced the company's ebook collection, College Complete, is about to get a lot bigger with the acquisition of over 1,000 new ebook titles. The collection, designed for community and career colleges, will be adding titles from publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Packt Publishing, and Emerale Group Publishing.

Posted Jul 30, 2012

Scope eKnowledgeCenter announced the newest version of ConSCIse, which generates abstracts and keywords for scholarly literature. According to the company, ConSCIse has the ability to extract keywords from the document based on sophisticated statistical linguistic rules and will then take sentences from the document to form the abstract.

Posted Jul 19, 2012

Scientific publisher, Springer, announced plans to extend the period of free access to its online platform in Haiti through the year 2015. This will give over 15,000 students and researchers in the country access to Springer's scientific content from 2,000 research-level scientific journals including French-language editions.

Posted Jul 16, 2012

Gale, a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, announced the launch of its newest resource Business Insights: Essentials. The company believes this new resource will make information easier to find and will also allow users to make connections among disparate data.

Posted Jul 12, 2012

ebrary, a ProQuest business, will offer two new subscription products in Employee Development and Human Resources in an effort to assist libraries with strategic ebook acquisitions. The Employee Development database will cover topics such as business communication, strategic thinking, and creativity. The Human Resource database will cover recruitment, retention, training and development, and corporate diversity.

Posted Jul 09, 2012

Cambridge University Press announced the launch of new open access journals in Mathematics called Pi and Forum of Mathematics. Cambridge says the two journals will be published with peer-review standards set by an international editorial board of a very high caliber.

Posted Jul 02, 2012

Research and scholarly publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced its open access option for individual journal articles will be available to authors in 81% of the journals it publishes. By granting this open access format, the company says it will give authors the option to publish an open access paper in their journal of choice.

Posted Jul 02, 2012

Gale has announced a new program, ed2go, which the company says will provide education solutions through public libraries. Ed2go is designed to provide online training courses for adult education, career, and corporate training markets while working in conjunction with libraries.

Posted Jun 20, 2012

EBSCO Publishing announced the release of the Leadership & Management Video Collection, which the company says is designed to address key learning objectives of leaders and managers. With this collection of videos, EBSCO believes it will provide current and future leaders and managers with a large online database of videos covering topics such as ethics, employee engagement, coaching, communication skills, and leadership.

Posted Jun 20, 2012

Cambridge Journals Online announced a new feature which will allow users to send articles on the website to their Kindle or Kindle app. By allowing articles to be sent to mobile devices, it will give users more of an option as to how they would like to read the content Cambridge Journals produces.

Posted Jun 19, 2012

Cloud business content management company SpringCM has announced that SpringCM Mobile for Android devices is now available for download on Google Play and Amazon AppStore. This app allows business people to securely share content and work together from any mobile device. SpringCM says this will allow businesses to efficiently complete tasks while addressing IT requirements to keep content safe.

Posted Jun 07, 2012

Ebook company ebrary has announced their new app for Android devices which the company says will allow users greater access to scholarly ebooks. Among the features of this app will be early check-in of ebrary's ebooks, copy and paste with automatic citation for offline documents, simple and advanced search and seamless downloading of full titles.

Posted Jun 07, 2012

Library automation solutions company Ex Libris has announced the release of Primo 4.0, which the company says will allow users to personalize discovery when conducting library searches. Primo 4.0 will also benefit library staff members to benefit from the enhanced administration tools.

Posted Jun 05, 2012

Library technology solution provider Innovative Interfaces has announced the company's new institutional repository module, Content Pro IRX, has been completed and several libraries will begin beta testing it this month. The company says this add-on module to its Content Pro will greatly simplify the management of an institution's digital collection by providing users with a central store for documents, academic research, special collections and archival materials.

Posted Jun 04, 2012

Research publisher Gale has announced the launch of Classroom in Context, a curriculum-based collection of resources designed to supplement textbooks while enhancing learning. This new product is designed to be used in conjunction with Gale's In Context product suite. Classroom in Context will also provide teachers with current digital content while assisting schools in making the transition to digital curriculum.

Posted Jun 01, 2012

Library customers will now have access to millions of Associated Press images thanks to a new distribution agreement with EBSCO Publishing. This will give users the ability to look at millions of images which date back to more than 100 years ago.

Posted Jun 01, 2012

BA Insight, a company that works in agile information integration, has announced a partnership with MuseGlobal, a content integration firm. Under this partnership, MuseGlobal's library of connectors to hundreds of "beyond the firewall" content sources will now be added to BA Insight's existing library of connectors.

Posted May 24, 2012

Be it in the form of a private collection of rare manuscripts to the massive assortment of images, documents, letters, and much more gathered at the grandest public institutions, curation - organizing and maintaining a collection -- has been around as long as there were things of value and places to keep them safe. Yet many of these collections sit in isolation, available to only a privileged few. They also are at risk of damage, deterioration, and even destruction.It is with these issues in mind that Gale, part of Cengage Learning, set about to create its Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) collection. NCCO brings together rare primary source materials - monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs and more - from more than 100 individual collections.

Posted May 18, 2012

Digital business aggregator Factiva will begin to incorporate selected Twitter feeds on its site. The Twitter streams will act as compliments to the wide range of content in Factiva which include 8,000 business blogs. Factiva says is customers will be able to follow along with what industry leaders are talking about.

Posted May 17, 2012

Dutch publisher Brill, and software provider Publishing Technology, have partnered up to launch a new aggregated scholarly portal call Brill Online Books and Journals. As a result, all of Brill's content, including 2,400 ebooks and 175 journals, will be available in one location.

Posted May 17, 2012

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