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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

STM publisher Wiley-Blackwell formed a new partnership beginning in 2012 with the TESOL International Association (TESOL) to publish its two journals, TESOL Quarterly and TESOL Journal, both of which are currently self-published by the association. First published in 1967, TESOL Quarterly publishes papers on topics of signi?cance to individuals concerned with English language teaching and learning.

Posted Jul 19, 2011

Five months after its acquisition of ebrary, ProQuest is linking the two companies' search platforms to enable users to discover ebooks in the context of their libraries' ProQuest content and use tools from both environments. The platform is rolling out in libraries around the world, and it adds a flexible technological architecture that lets users look deeper into multiple content sources in multiple formats.

Posted Jul 14, 2011

Springer announced its 50th SpringerOpen journal, the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS. The journal focuses on issues in disaster science and risk management and is being fully sponsored by the Beijing Normal University. The open access initiative SpringerOpen was launched one year ago with the goal of expanding open access to more disciplines within the science, technology, and medicine fields. Most of the newly launched SpringerOpen journals derive from the fields of engineering, medicine and mathematics.

Posted Jun 30, 2011

Elsevier expanded its offering to researchers by adding full text from its SciVerse ScienceDirect database to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) as well as the Ex Libris Primo Central Index. In other Elsevier news, the company expanded its SciVal Funding tool to users in Canada, U.K., and European Union, with plans to expand to Australia, Singapore, South Africa, India, New Zealand, and Ireland by the end of 2011.

Posted Jun 28, 2011

Cengage Learning announced an expanded partnership with the National Geographic Society through which it will acquire the National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit. The new agreement also allows Cengage Learning a wider use of the National Geographic Society brand and content.

Posted Jun 28, 2011

ProQuest linked ebrary's search platform to its own, which enables users to discover multiple formats from multiple content sources. Leveraging tools from both platforms, users can discover search results that include ebrary's ebook content along with ProQuest's relevant reports, videos, and articles, and access the full text of the result from either source.

Posted Jun 28, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced new series for three Gale Digital Collections: Slavery and Anti-Slavery, The Making of the Modern World, and The Making of Modern Law.

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Springer Science+Business Media launched SpringerReference.com, a new platform for researchers and both academic and corporate libraries. The site offers editions of Springer's e-references well in advance of their print editions across every subject. Scientists can use the platform to submit updates to articles whenever they want. SpringerReference.com is designed to offer a way to quickly publish major reference works, which need to be constantly updated.

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Credo Reference and Elsevier have teamed up to add 45 new health sciences titles to the Credo Reference Subject Collections. Launched with eight initial collections this spring, the subject collections are subject-specific reference titles curated and compiled by library professionals.

Posted Jun 21, 2011

EBSCO Publishing is transitioning its ebook titles to EBSCOhost, for availability starting in July of this year. Corporations will be able to make their ebooks and research materials more accessible to researchers through a more powerful search experience. Ebooks will be searchable through EBSCOhost, learning management systems, and corporate portals.

Posted Jun 14, 2011

Credo Reference and Ex Libris Group, a provider of library automation solutions, announced that content from Credo's General Reference, Publisher, and Subject Collections will now be accessible through the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly content. The agreement allows Primo search results to include both Credo Reference content and Credo Topic Pages.

Posted Jun 09, 2011

EBSCO Publishing merged with the H.W. Wilson Company to improve discovery services for libraries. EBSCO databases will have enhanced indexing because the Wilson controlled vocabularies will be integrated into EBSCO's controlled vocabularies. Subscribers of Wilson databases will be able to search the EBSCO Discovery Service for all Wilson indexing, abstracts, and full text.

Posted Jun 07, 2011

Paratext added links to the reference works from the Sharpe Online Reference collection to Reference Universe, a resource that contains nearly 50,000 scholarly subject encyclopedias and other reference titles. Sharpe Online Reference (SOLR) includes the titles that make up the U.S. and Global History and Culture collections and combines award-wining subject coverage with online research.

Posted Jun 02, 2011

ProQuest acquired BNI, a database for nursing and midwifery in the U.K. BNI - shortened from British Nursing Index -- has been compiled through a partnership of the libraries at Bournemouth University, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal College of Nursing and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. ProQuest built a long-term relationship with BNI through its distribution via Dialog, its business unit serving the professional market.

Posted Jun 02, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, partnered with TheGreenInterview.com to offer video interviews on a range of environmental issues as part of GREENR, Gale's electronic reference resource on sustainability, environment, energy, green technology, and natural resources. TheGreenInterview.com offers transcripts and audio files of the interviews, and biographies of the interviewees.

Posted May 17, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, debuted its Gale World Scholar line with Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean. The product is the first in a new family of Gale World Scholar regional resources. Gale World Scholar combines historical and contemporary references with archival materials and information on current events in a context-intelligent manner. Gale World Scholar seeks to provide users with a comprehensive picture of a particular region of the world, including insight into daily life, culture, traditions, its inhabitants, and a detailed chronicle of both history and the present day.

Posted Apr 28, 2011

Springer acquired RTS-Recherche Transports Sécurité, a French journal on traffic and transport safety, previously published by Lavoisier. The official journal of IFSTTAR, RTS intends to secure a position as the leading resource in the transport and traffic field. Springer's distribution channels will enable RTS to increase its readership and visibility among international French-speaking researchers.

Posted Apr 26, 2011

Ex Libris Group is adding content from ABC-CLIO to its Primo Central Index of scholarly content. The Primo Central Index is a cloud-based service that encompasses hundreds of millions of scholarly resources from numerous information providers, and is offered as an integral part of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery platform.

Posted Apr 21, 2011

Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press announced plans to launch an integrated online repository of academic video titles. Alexander Street plans to expand its offerings to include more than 10,000 titles in 2011, followed by a further expansion to 20,000 titles by 2013. The integrated online repository, Academic Video Online Complete, will also let subscribers cross-search videos throughout the platform from a single interface.

Posted Apr 07, 2011

Springer is launching the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (JESS), the official publication of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS). Starting in Spring 2011, the journal will be available both in print and on Springer's online platform, SpringerLink.

Posted Apr 07, 2011

ProQuest introduced the ProQuest History Vault, a digital archive which will store primary source content from University Publications of America (UPA). UPA resources, digitized for the first time, are being released in modules that match course curricula. Original archival arrangement schemes were preserved, and metadata records and PDFs of the original documents are packaged together at the archival folder level, replicating the experience of browsing through archival boxes.

Posted Apr 05, 2011

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