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EBSCO has announced the availability of two digital archive databases entitled "Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York" and "Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books." The "Gateway to America" collection is a series of historical directories, year books, registers, member lists, organization reports and primary source documents. "Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books" has over 30,000 pages of handwritten material from 1748 to 1817 documenting day-to-day military life with a concentration on the Revolutionary War.

Posted May 15, 2012

Academic publisher Springer will be working together with the Italian National Institute for Higher Mathematics to publish a series of books in the field of pure and applied mathematics called Springer INdaAM. Beginning in 2012, the Springer INdAM Series will publish textbooks, multi-author books, theses, and monographs which result from various academic activities and events carried out at the Italian National Institute for Higher Mathematics.

Posted May 14, 2012

Vital Source announced the company's conformance certification for IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) v 1.1 with learning outcomes, which the company says will help more institutions, faculty and students take advantage of what the platform has to offer. The LTI platform will make textbooks easier to port into e-textbooks which Vital Source, a distributor of e-textbooks, sees as a significant plus and makes e-textbooks a much more appealing option for schools.

Posted May 14, 2012

A new podcast called "Social Science Bites" and is now available to download. It features interviews with influential social scientists. The podcast has been put together by academic publisher SAGE and will be hosted by social scientists and authors Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds.

Posted May 03, 2012

Ingram is expanding its ebook offering for libraries with a subscription option for popular Sesame Street ebooks. The Sesame Street e-bookstore subscription on ipage provides libraries of any size unlimited access to more than 150 read-along, audio, animated and interactive books through their Ingram library account.

Posted May 01, 2012

In an effort to make it easier for users to find the ebooks they want, EBSCO developed 39 new ebook Subject Sets as a way of grouping books together by a specific subject. EBSCO's goal is for libraries to use these sets to make the process of selecting needed books quicker while also growing the number of titles libraries have on hand.

Posted Apr 30, 2012

ebrary, a ProQuest business, is expanding its ebook selection across acquisition models. The company reports this is in an effort to strengthen its new approach to strategic ebook acquisition based on three steps: Transition, Diversify, and Streamline.

Posted Apr 10, 2012

Approximately 18,000 geological maps from SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology will be integrated into Elsevier B.V.'s web-based research tool Geofacets. Maps will be sourced from four SEPM publications focused on sedimentary geological topics.

Posted Apr 03, 2012

Publishing Technology, PLC and online scholarly publishing startup GSE Research launched a research portal for digital academic publishing. The site supports rapid publication, open and traditional peer review options, and collaboration tools, with article metrics to follow.

Posted Mar 27, 2012

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. acquired Structurae, an online structural and civil engineering database. Structurae has been combined with Wiley's Ernst & Sohn, a construction publisher for German-speaking countries. Nicolas Janberg will join Wiley as chief editor of the database.

Posted Mar 23, 2012

EBSCO Publishing and QUOSA, Inc., an Elsevier B.V. company, have partnered to create an EBSCOhost Premium Channel in the QUOSA System. The partnership enables mutual customers to utilize EBSCOhost in conjunction with QUOSA's management tools.

Posted Mar 20, 2012

The National Library of Russia (NLR), located in St. Petersburg, will adopt Ex Libris Ltd.'s Aleph integrated library system for the management of the library's vast print and digitized collections. Aleph will replace numerous locally developed systems NLR currently uses.

Posted Mar 15, 2012

DemographicsNow: Business & People is an online business and residential reference tool and the latest offering from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. It provides data on more than 23 million businesses and 206 million consumers.

Posted Mar 13, 2012

Now available is the eBook Academic Subscription Collection from EBSCO Publishing. The collection supplies full-text ebooks, amassing to nearly 70,000 individual titles that cover a number of academic subjects. New titles will be added each month.

Posted Mar 07, 2012

Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., will add 44 titles new to its journal program, including 16 new launches and 40 journals published in collaboration with societies and other organizations. The titles will be rolled out this year.

Posted Feb 28, 2012

Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., expanded its partnership with the British Educational Research Association. In 2013, they will publish two journals together: the British Educational Research Journal and the new Review of Education.

Posted Feb 27, 2012

Ex Libris Ltd. announced that Cairn.info has joined the group of more than 80 publishers whose scholarly content is searchable in Ex Libris' Primo Central Index. The Cairn.info platform contains academic journals in French, Belgian, and Swiss.

Posted Feb 22, 2012

HitFox, a game distribution website provided by GS Internet GmbH, has acquired Chili Entertainment GmbH. Chili Entertainment's game advertising network, ad2games, will join HitFox's marketing portfolio. HitFox is seeking further gaming partnerships.

Posted Feb 07, 2012

Oxford University Press has made the publications of the British Academy available online. British Academy Publications Online (BAPO) offers readers full-text access to 100 print titles, including both monographs and essay collections.

Posted Feb 07, 2012

Google is expected to upgrade its One Pass paid content system in the next few weeks. The updates, specifics of which are yet unknown, will reportedly be designed to increase slow take-up among publishers and are reportedly based on feedback from One Pass' trialist partners.

Posted Feb 06, 2012

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) launched a YouTube channel that features content from its collection of video programming. The channel will showcase "Off Duty," a daily lifestyle show debuting Feb. 1 that is based on the section of the same name from WSJ Weekend.

Posted Feb 01, 2012

MusicRevolution, LLC expanded its collection of royalty-free music that is freely available via MP3 download at its website, www.musicrevolution.com. MusicRevolution is an online marketplace for production music that offers more than 16,000 tracks.

Posted Jan 31, 2012

Cambridge University Press added six more academic presses to its University Publishing Online (UPO) platform. Content from these publishers will roll out in the coming months, bringing UPO's offering to more than 14,000 titles from a total of ten global presses.

Posted Jan 23, 2012

EBSCO Publishing has introduced the Points of View Debate Blog to the Points of View Reference Center as to provide a forum for students to discuss topics in the news and debate them with their peers. The blog is free to subscribers of the reference center.

Posted Jan 20, 2012

The National Geographic Society has partnered with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, to create an online archive of more than 100 years of National Geographic magazine. The collection will be available to libraries this spring and is expected to contain more than 100,000 pages.

Posted Jan 20, 2012

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