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Cambridge University Press launched University Publishing Online, an ebook and digital content platform that aggregates content from several scholarly presses worldwide. Extending the Cambridge Books Online offering, University Publishing Online aims to provide libraries with ebooks and database products from academic publishers.

Posted Nov 02, 2011

Elsevier B.V. collaborated with Ex Libris Group to deliver a bX article recommender application to mutual customers. The bX recommendations suggest further reading based on researchers' usage data, and will be available for integration with the Elsevier SciVerse interface. Users will see bX recommendations in addition to articles from Elsevier's Scopus and ScienceDirect databases.

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Taylor & Francis Group announced the second phase launch of Routledge Online, a reference database for the social sciences and humanities. Routledge Online will be incorporating over 400 reference titles. Routledge Online also updated its user interface and enhanced its search functionality.

Posted Oct 25, 2011

ProQuest digitized collections of historic American Jewish and regional newspapers, dating as far back as 1841, for its Historical Newspaper collection. The Jewish Advocate and The American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger are available now.

Posted Oct 13, 2011

EBSCO Publishing acquired Ergonomics Abstracts, a database focused on ergonomics and human factors, from Taylor & Francis. The database provides indexing for ebooks, journal articles, and reference works, and includes abstracts of articles and records from more than 135,000 works covering more than 25 years of ergonomics research.

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Ex Libris Group is adding content from several international sources to its Primo Central Index. Ex Libris signed agreements for content from several collections and publishers in Europe and Asia. These resources will be instantly available online to Ex Libris Primo users.

Posted Oct 13, 2011

EBSCO Publishing, in partnership with GESIS, will add German databases Social Science Research Information System (SOFIS) and Social Science Literature Information System (SOLIS) to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service.

Posted Oct 11, 2011

Wiley-Blackwell, of John Wiley & Songs, Inc., has teamed up with the International Reading Association (IRA) to publish its three journals: The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and Reading Research Quarterly.

Posted Oct 11, 2011

Elsevier B.V. launched SciVerse Scopus Alerts Individual, an iPhone and Android app for noninstitutional subscribers. The app allows users to peruse the Scopus database, which contains nearly 18,000 journal titles from more than 5,000 international publishers.

Posted Oct 11, 2011

Filmakers Library, an imprint of Alexander Street Press, added The Forgotten Man: Private Bradley Manning and the Wikileaks Controversy to its catalog. The film details the story behind Private Manning, the alleged source of the classified documents that were published by WikiLeaks.

Posted Oct 06, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, released Gale Business Insights: Global, an international online business resource designed to give students the necessary skills to progress from basic research to higher levels of understanding of international business topics.

Posted Sep 29, 2011

Tablet owners are more willing to pay for online content, according to a study by FTI Consulting, Inc., an advisory firm that helps organizations enhance enterprise value. The study, titled "The Effect of Tablets on U.S. Content Consumption," illustrates digital media consumption habits of tablet owners versus smartphone, laptop, or desktop owners.

Posted Sep 27, 2011

Springer signed a license agreement with the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, under which they acquire STM titles for SpringerLink. The French bibliographic agency for higher education (ABES) coordinated the agreement, which adds archived articles from more than 1,000 electronic journals and more than 8,500 ebooks.

Posted Sep 20, 2011

Oxford University Press has optimized its full range of journal websites for mobile delivery. The mobile-optimized versions of the Oxford Journals full websites are powered by the HighWire Press electronic publishing platform. The sites are designed for use across several different mobile devices.

Posted Sep 01, 2011

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) announced that Syngene International, an India-based contract research organization, expanded the access of the CAS SciFinder tool to all scientists at Syngene. The three-year contract provides scientists with unlimited access to SciFinder, a chemistry research tool.

Posted Aug 30, 2011

ProQuest's Early European Books program expanded its range to include digitized books from the National Library of the Netherlands and a new installment of content from the National Central Library of Florence. The online service digitally archives rare and early modern printed books from the birth of printing in the 1450s to the year 1700 from European libraries.

Posted Aug 16, 2011

EBSCO Publishing established an agreement with Philosophy Documentation Center that will allow users of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to access scholarly philosophy content. Researchers at institutions that subscribe to both EDS and Philosophy Documentation Center will be able to search for and view the full records of content from Philosophy Documentation Center.

Posted Aug 16, 2011

Wiley-Blackwell will partner with The Hastings Center to publish the Hastings Center Report, a journal that covers the bioethics field. Through the partnership, more libraries will be able to access the Hastings Center Report, which publishes essays, commentary, and research articles on the social and ethical issues raised by medical advancements.

Posted Aug 09, 2011

ebrary announced the availability of a new ebook collection on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The collection is priced under US$3,000 and offers a perpetual archive package that includes 40 current titles from renowned publishers such as Wiley, Springer, and Taylor & Francis. The ebooks may also be purchased individually, and they are not available in any ebrary subscription product.

Posted Aug 04, 2011

As of January 2012, Springer will begin publishing the Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (CJME), an official Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES) journal. CJME is a peer-reviewed publication, and will join Springer's Chinese Library of Science, a collection of more than 90 China-based international research journals.

Posted Aug 04, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning announced enhancements to the Gale PowerSearch platform, which offers cross-searching of periodical content, reference content, primary source information, multimedia, and ebooks. The new features include search assist, enhanced results lists, language customizability, expanded content ,and enhanced subject and publication search options, designed to make the search and discovery process more efficient.

Posted Aug 02, 2011

Springer is partnering with the Beijing Normal University to launch a fully sponsored open access (OA) journal called International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS). The journal will be included in the SpringerOpen portfolio, which allows the journal's contents to be OA immediately, and available on Springer's online platform SpringerLink to anyone with an internet connection.

Posted Aug 02, 2011

Cengage Learning completed its acquisition of the National Geographic Society's (NGS) digital and print school publishing unit, creating a new Cengage brand called National Geographic Learning. Cengage acquired extended rights to distribute NGS images, maps, videos, articles, and other content. The National Geographic Science Series, National Geographic Explorer! magazines, and Hampton Brown's literacy and language programs are now assimilated into Cengage's English Language Learning business.

Posted Aug 02, 2011

Springer announced the purchase of the Asia Europe Journal from The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), a long-time partner Springer. ASEF will no longer be associated with the journal, which will be relaunched with new editors-in-chief and refocused on its core topics. The journal will further promote discussion on the challenges and opportunities of a common future of Asia and Europe.

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Serials Solutions, part of ProQuest LLC, released updated comprehensive lists of key databases and packages of the serials titles and publishers available in the Summon index, a search and discovery service. Serials Solutions intends to provide librarians with transparency into the full-text searchable content indexed in the Summon service.

Posted Jul 26, 2011

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