SendtoNews announced it has signed a multi-faceted, multi-year agreement with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) for the global syndication of Major League Baseball (MLB) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) short-form digital video content.
Posted Jul 10, 2014
Al Manhal signed a deal with Amazon to take its online library offline and deliver it to the hands of readers around the globe. This strategic partnership will greatly expand the company's reach, allowing it to deliver paperback copies of content from its research library.
Posted Jul 06, 2014
Another cult television favorite is being saved from cancellation by an online streaming service. This time, instead of Arrested Development or The Killing being picked up by Netflix, Yahoo is reviving the recently cancelled Community.
Posted Jul 01, 2014
OverDrive, a digital media lending platform for libraries and schools, announced an agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to offer hundreds of streaming video titles to public and government library partners in the U.S. and Canada. This deal expands a growing collection of quality, in-demand streaming videos available through OverDrive.
Posted Jun 26, 2014
AddThis announced an online marketplace featuring tools that enable online publishers to serve more targeted and relevant content to website visitors. The company has also expanded its offerings of recommended content and enhanced its analytics dashboard.
Posted Jun 19, 2014
ProQuest has added more than 1,650 ebook titles from publishers such as Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health to Academic Complete, the flagship ebook database from ebrary. The new content will help improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database - LibraryThing for Libraries Book Display Widget -- will enable libraries to easily display the titles visually for better discoverability and usage.
Posted Jun 17, 2014
Ingram Content Group Inc. announced it has enhanced the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) tools available for ebooks on its OASIS platform for academic libraries. Through an enhanced integration with EBSCO Information Services, libraries have access to a greater range of ebook content and collection development options through the OASIS platform.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Infotrieve Inc. have partnered to allow mutual customers to combine their search, content access, rights management and document delivery in one platform. Customers will be able to use Infotrieve's Mobile Library as their e-content access and management platform while using the search and metadata from EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
Posted Jun 05, 2014
More than 400 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ebooks are coming to Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). GVRL is the ebook platform offered by Gale, a publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools, and businesses. The new titles include monographs covering subjects such as business and economics, medicine, computer science, and psychology, and are part of Gale's recently announced effort to expand its ebook offerings for the growing STEM market.
Posted Jun 05, 2014
The "Netflix of Books" dreams just got one step closer to being a reality. Scribd and Oyster launched in 2013, offering access to unlimited books for less than $10 a month. However, the services have struggled to get buy-in from the big publishers. That all changed when Simon & Schuster announced it would make its backlist of about 10,000 ebooks available on both services, as Gigaom reports.
Posted May 22, 2014
Knovel has introduced the Knovel Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft SharePoint. This toolkit allows enterprises using SharePoint as a Knowledge Management System to integrate with Knovel's engineering resources. When users research topics and query internal references on SharePoint, they will also find search results highlighting resources available on Knovel.
Posted May 06, 2014
Long Island-based technology company Aereo provides a service that many entertainment consumers want: the ability to stream their favorite TV shows live or record them to view later. The company accomplishes this by leasing its customers a remote antenna that can pick up 28 different channels, including the major broadcast ones, and offering DVR recording space using their cloud service. Its customers can use the service on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, as well as via iOS devices or a Roku box. Aereo currently serves eleven main cities across the United States, and plans to cover 19 more in the near future.
Posted Apr 30, 2014
Good news for Sopranos and The Wire fans! Amazon.com, Inc. announced a content licensing agreement with HBO, making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for select HBO programming. This means that, even if you don't have an HBO subscription--or access to someone's HBO GO--you'll be able to stream older content straight to your living room. But you'll have to wait for access to some of HBO's newer hits.
Posted Apr 24, 2014
ProofHQ, the leading provider of cloud-based content review and approval software, has released Automated Workflow, a feature which provides marketing project managers with a simple way to automate the time-consuming, manual tasks required to complete their projects. Independent studies show that using ProofHQ cuts project delivery time by 56%, and the number of revisions by 29%.
Posted Apr 07, 2014
Macmillan Distribution (MDL), an international book distributor, is launching a new subscriptions platform to be delivered via Publishing Technology's advance enterprise system. MDL will implement the digitally-native Order to Cash module of advance, to expand into the journals fulfillment market, offering publishers an increasing number of subscription-based models for both digital and physical content.
Posted Apr 03, 2014
Findaway World, a provider of technology for the delivery of digital audiobook and ebook content, announced the release of AudioEngine-a new audiobook distribution platform that enables access to Findaway's library of audiobooks through a flexible API and SDK. AudioEngine enables partners to deliver over 50,000 professionally engineered digital audiobook titles directly to their users.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
In February Scott Abel and Rahel Bailie released a book they co-edited, The Language of Content Strategy. Bringing together 52 content experts to define the important terms that content strategists often toss around -- such as content quality assurance, content flow, and transclusion -- and why they are important, Abel and Bailie created a much-needed guide for the industry. As a relative newbie to the field of content strategy this book was a great resource, but this will be valuable to industry veterans as well. Perhaps even more interesting is the story behind the book.
Posted Mar 21, 2014
Online publishers can now provide readers with advanced subscription opportunities by using the SpecificFeeds RSS syndication service that now lets publishers provide readers with a customizable RSS feed from their own website. Previously, online publishers could only provide a link for their readers to register at SpecificFeeds.com for RSS subscriptions.
Posted Mar 11, 2014
OverDrive announced that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, an online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education. TeachersNotebook enables teachers to browse free and low-cost instructional resources, and to create their own shop where others may purchase original materials. The website operates with a "teachers helping teachers" mentality of engaging and educating students of all ages and optimizing the classroom experience.
Posted Mar 04, 2014
Facebook wants your eyeballs, and isn't about to let any competitor go unchallenged. This time around, the social media powerhouse has Flipboard in its sights as reports of the impending release of Facebook Paper filter out. According to re/code, Paper could be out sometime this month and will aggregate your news into a Flipboard-like app for mobile users.
Posted Jan 16, 2014
Libraries and universities with proprietary audio and video collections can now preserve and provide access to these information resources through ProQuest Video Preservation and Discovery Service. VPDS is a full service offering that includes digital conversion, transcription, metadata creation, and optional hosting and streaming. It also creates transcriptions and indexes A/V content stored on tapes, hard drives, and other media. All formats of video - even those that are obsolete -- are eligible for the service.
Posted Jan 08, 2014
Selling ebooks the old fashioned way-offering a fixed price for one digital tome that the reader owns for eternity-is the tried-and-true approach most publishers take. But just as some consumers prefer to lease a car, prepay for a set amount of mobile minutes, or sign up for movies streamed monthly, there is a niche audience that's interested in an unconventional approach to the conventional acquisition of electronic books-and an array of providers capable of catering to this demand.
Posted Jan 02, 2014
Brill and Semantico announced BrillOnline Primary Sources - Brill's new online platform for primary sources. The platform consists of thematic collections of unique materials such as rare books and documents from around the world. These essential research tools in the area of humanities and social sciences are an integrated part of Brill's product portfolio.
Posted Dec 17, 2013
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) announced it has entered into a co-operative agreement with the Library of Congress (LOC) to act as an agent for deposit of eSerials on behalf of publishers to fulfill mandatory deposit demands and deposits in support of copyright registration at the U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress. This agreement follows a Request for Information about Normalized Electronic Serial Content issued by LOC in April 2012, and subsequent public notice of invitation for third parties to act as agents for deposit.
Posted Dec 12, 2013
Even cord cutters needed the modern equivalent of bunny ears if they wanted to get live news on their television, but a deal between Bloomberg News and Apple TV may be changing that. According to Gigaom, Bloomberg launched an app on Apple TV on December 11, that provides a live feed of financial news and on-demand content.
Posted Dec 12, 2013