I have a new obsession. Well, not really a new obsession, as much as an old, new obsession. This Thanksgiving I found myself in an unsavory situation: I had to drive from Boston, Massachusetts all the way down to Arlington, Virginia the day before Thanksgiving. By the fourth hour on the road, when I was stuck trying to get through New York City, I had grown tired of music and was beginning to lose it a bit. I did something I haven't done in a while. I put on a podcast.
Posted Dec 18, 2014
According to a new survey, professionals who create and deliver training and educational content for both business and public sector organizations face a number of challenges in today's content-driven marketplace: lack of resources to maintain content, reduced time to market, and the analytics to measure effectiveness. These are the findings of the 2014 Educational and Training Content Trends Survey, conducted jointly by Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), DITA Strategies, and Lasselle-Ramsay.
Posted Dec 11, 2014
Onix Networking Corp. announced a new product offering called Equidox. It was developed to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and other government Acts around the world. These Acts dictate that government and industry make websites accessible to visually impaired users.
Posted Dec 04, 2014
Building on the success of their current global indexing partnership, Al Manhal has announced that EBSCO will also distribute its ebook database worldwide. A considerable expansion of Al Manhal's global reach, this new step will put its content onto the digital shelves of libraries worldwide.
Posted Nov 18, 2014
In 2013, when Edward Snowden leaked classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents, he brought the world's attention to the issues of privacy, security, and global surveillance. Now, researchers can go deeper into this controversial topic by exploring its history and impact through primary sources. Digital National Security Archive's Electronic Surveillance and the National Security Agency: From Shamrock to Snowden brings together a comprehensive, publicly available collection of materials on the subject.
Posted Nov 13, 2014
Cloudwords announced integration with Sitecore, a provider of customer experience management solutions, to deliver an automated solution for marketers to optimize the globalization of content to deliver highly relevant, personalized, and localized digital experiences to engage multilingual audiences, grow global market share, and drive international revenue. Cloudwords for Sitecore delivers workflow automation benefits designed to speed and simplify the localization of digital assets so world-ready content can be created and delivered in less time.
Posted Nov 11, 2014
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing Flipster, which allows library patrons to browse the latest issues of quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of their library.
Posted Nov 04, 2014
Across the country cord-cutters have been using their parents' and friends' HBO Go log-in info to watch Game of Thrones for years. But HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced during Time Warner Investor Day that his network would be going all out to gain audience share among the 80 million homes that do not have HBO, and that includes the debut of a standalone HBO Go subscription in 2015.
Posted Oct 21, 2014
For much of history, the primary obstacle preventing people from connecting with one another was distance. But in the mobile, social, always-on world in which we live today, distance is no longer the major challenge. Instead, our biggest challenge is the lack of a common language. It's the inability to understand one another that prevents us from making meaningful connections. Isn't there an app for that? Yes, there is. Machine translation (MT) hails from the discipline of computational linguistics and aims to help humans who speak different languages communicate with one another. And while MT is not actually an "app," many app makers are attempting to harness the power of automated translation by building MT into their products and services. But there are challenges.
Posted Oct 08, 2014
ProQuest and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have teamed to create the an online archive of the EIU's global economic analyses - a single source for comprehensive reports and statistical data on approximately 200 countries. Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports Archive will combine ProQuest's expertise in digitization, search technology, and data manipulation to make nearly a half-century of the EIU's Country Reports and Quarterly Economic Reviews accessible and searchable on the ProQuest platform, improving research outcomes in history, political science, international studies, and economics.
Posted Oct 07, 2014
Data scientist and master storyteller are two of the U.K.'s "Hottest Jobs in Marketing," recently identified by Marketing Week. These two careers seem like polar opposites-one generating business insight through an extreme focus on data analytics and the other winning customers' attention through the creative engagement of emotions, interests, and desires. But they are both trying to make sense of a deluge of customer interactions, while translating the internet-enabled fire hose into memorable, meaningful experiences-one customer at a time.
Posted Oct 07, 2014
Any organization with an interest in disseminating its content to a global audience needs to familiarize itself with the basics of machine translation. At a time when the globalization of commerce is yesterday's news, the number of companies with the capacity for international ecommerce has grown considerably. Machine translation is not necessarily reserved for the titans of industry, as many translation service providers are beginning to offer more scalable services to assist even small companies with translation projects.
Posted Oct 06, 2014
CloudCraze, a provider of Customer Engagement Commerce on the Salesforce1 Platform, announced four major product enhancements in its latest release Updates include subscription management, searcandizing, dynamic storefronts, and delegated ordering.
Posted Sep 30, 2014
Highwinds announced the availability of its content delivery network (CDN) in Manila, Philippines. This new point of presence (PoP), which joins several other Highwinds PoPs in the APAC region, was established at the request of customers. Highwinds' Manila PoP is being used for the delivery of media, advertising and games, including content for the world's largest online gaming platform.
Posted Sep 18, 2014
ProQuest Ebooks has partnered with O'Mahony's, Irish booksellers and library suppliers, to deliver content from publishers to institutions across Ireland and the UK. This new partnership will enable O'Mahony's customers to purchase over 600,000 ebook titles, which can be chosen title-by-title and then owned outright by the library.
Posted Sep 16, 2014
Libraries can own the 20th century collections of two of the leading business magazines now that the complete backfiles for Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek are available from EBSCO Information Services. The entire digital archives going back to volume 1, issue 1 of the magazines are included in EBSCO's Forbes Digital Archive and Bloomberg Businessweek Digital Archive.
Posted Sep 11, 2014
Ebooks published by Hachette Book Group are now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Hachette, a "Big 5" trade and educational publisher, has partnered with EBSCO to give customers of EBSCO eBooks access to titles from authors like David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Elin Hilderbrand, Anne River Siddons, and more.
Posted Aug 05, 2014
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