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A deal between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and World Book, Inc. (World Book) is adding twelve popular reference tools from World Book into EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The additions including metadata and full-text searching for World Book resources within the EDS Base Index. The twelve World Book resources that are being added to EDS include popular English language titles, plus French and Spanish language reference tools.

Posted Apr 14, 2011

Global Takeoff Inc., a provider of converged digital entertainment and advertising solutions, announced YCast.TV, an over-the-top (OTT) service that delivers live TV and video-on-demand to TVs, PCs, smartphones. and internet tablets. The solution provides broadcasters and content owners with a seamless solution for monetizing video content, seeking to eliminate the long time delays traditionally associated with video content distribution.

Posted Apr 14, 2011

Ingram Content Group, Inc. and O'Reilly Media partnered to come up with an inventory management initiative integrating O'Reilly's content with Ingram's print, distribution, and inventory management models. The new program uses real-time consumer demand, retail inventory requirements, and demand forecasting to enable O'Reilly to shift its traditional business model from inventory-based approach to an on-demand model.

Posted Apr 12, 2011

Public, school, and college libraries now provide direct EPUB eBook downloads on BlackBerry mobile devices with the free OverDrive Media Console app for BlackBerry. Users at more than 13,000 libraries worldwide can wirelessly download and enjoy EPUB e-books, as well as MP3 audiobooks, on their BlackBerry devices.

Posted Apr 07, 2011

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and provider of licensing solutions, announced the launch of "Get It Now," a service that complements academic institutions' Interlibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing services by providing immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals.

Posted Mar 31, 2011

ebrary, a provider of e-books and research technology, and long-time partner YBP Library Services, announced the launch of an integrated Demand Driven Acquisition model that can be used in conjunction with Short Term Loans. The new program lets libraries cost-effectively provide patrons with access to vast amounts of information through their existing YBP workflow and only purchase e-books that are used.

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, a part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, announced that Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico. This follows the completed adoption of 10 Gale Digital Collections, including 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources and Eighteenth Century Collections Online. The collection represents over 80 million files, which doubled the size of the Portico archive in just one year.

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Demand Media and Getty Images are launching a joint licensing agreement. Under the agreement with Getty Images, Demand Media will be able to use Getty Images' library of premium quality, rights-managed images, video footage, and audio clips for use on its owned and operated websites, which include typeF, LIVESTRONG.com, and eHow.

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Cengage Learning unveiled its new MindTap line of digital products and services for students at the annual TED conference. The platform is designed to engage students through interactivity while simultaneously offering instructors a choice in content, platforms, devices, and learning tools. MindTap is device agnostic, giving students access to their course materials on desktops, laptops, tablets, or mobile phones.

Posted Mar 03, 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will partner with the Economics for Equity and Environment (E3 Network) to feature additional resources on the GREENR website. E3 Network scholars will contribute a series of 10 essays as well as annotated bibliographies on environmental topics throughout this year. This content will be geared to meet the needs of college students and teachers who are looking into environmental debates.

Posted Feb 24, 2011

EBSCO Publishing is adding 24 new ebook subject sets to its collection. The sets join the existing collection of subject-grouped ebooks available from the company, which cover nine individual collection areas, including arts and humanities, business and economics, medical, personal growth, and science and technology.

Posted Feb 24, 2011

Three journals from Springer's Chinese Library of Science (CLoS) will be published as open access journals on SpringerOpen. This year Chinese Science Bulletin and Science China Life Sciences, co-published with Science China Press (SCP), and Photonic Sensor, co-published with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, will be available in the SpringerOpen portfolio.

Posted Feb 24, 2011

Google simultaneously announced and released Google One Pass, a new service from the search giant that lets publishers dictate pricing and subscription models for accessing digital content. The service is designed to allow users to access their content on tablets, smartphones, and desktops, using a single sign-on. The service can also accomodate existing subscribers.

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Elsevier and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) reached an agreement to automatically deliver the metadata of 90 J-STAGE journals in SciVerse Scopus. JST has been utilizing Scopus custom data to analyze scientific research in Japan at a national level.

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Wiley-Blackwell is partnering with the American Counseling Association to publish their ten formerly self-published journals, beginning in 2012. The Association, which currently manages nineteen chartered divisions and has nearly 45, 000 members, currently manages Adultspan Journal, The Career Development Quarterly, Counseling and Values, Counselor Education and Supervision, The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling and several other journals.

Posted Feb 17, 2011

At the very time that library budgets were being slashed, demand for the services provided by these institutions was increasing in the communities they served. Libraries have had to reprioritize and get creative with budgets. A new study called "Funding and Priorities: The Library Resource Guide Benchmark Study On 2011 Library Spending Plans" takes a look at how these pressures are manifesting in all types of libraries across the country. Produced by the Library Resource Guide (LRG) in conjunction with Unisphere Research, the market research division of Information Today, Inc (ITI), research was conducted in October and November 2010 among libraries listed in ITI's American Library Directory.

Posted Feb 15, 2011

Springer ebooks can now also be purchased via Google's eBookstore. Google currently holds the biggest collection of Springer ebooks with more than 52,000 books, which is a combination of physically scanned books published prior to 2006 and PDF file submissions since 2006. Springer adds 4,000 newly published titles per year.

Posted Feb 15, 2011

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released a new evidence-based resource for corporate learning. Competency Watch includes more than 200 evidence-based reports covering all aspects of professional "soft skills."

Posted Feb 15, 2011

Digital technology library Safari Books Online is releasing a new video player that aims to improve the video watching experience for its users across multiple platforms. Users will be able to tag or write notes on video clips and can share 30-second video clips with friends, as well as seeing improved delivery speeds thanks to the adoption of a content delivery network.

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Following positive feedback from the recent release of its latest version of its business continuity management software, ClearView announced the launch of two new modules to its continuity management platform. Clearview's new and innovative approach to business impact analysis uniquely blends the benefits of automation with Business Continuity professionals' expertise in a framework which allows both flexibility and ease of use for plan owners, together with structure and control for BC administrators.The exercise management module allows users to ensure that resulting plans are subject to a structured exercise program to support continual improvement. This is all in a flexible dashboard and reporting function, which enables key variables to be identified and highlighted quickly and efficiently.

Posted Feb 08, 2011

Taboola, an online video discovery and distribution platform for content publishers, announced that it has expanded its partnership with Brightcove, creators of the eponymous online video platform. The partnership will allow small and medium-sized businesses to run Taboola's video recommendation engine in conjunction with the Brightcove platform.

Posted Feb 03, 2011

Springer announced that it now offers more than 10,000 books for review on springer.com. The online book review copies encompass all fields of the English-language ebooks that have been published since 2006 and are intended for use by journalists, editors, and book reviewers who are granted temporary reading access. The list of available titles will be updated continually.

Posted Feb 03, 2011

EBSCO Publishing has released World Politics Review, a new full-text database on EBSCOhost that provides coverage of international politics and foreign affairs. World Politics Review is updated daily and provides detailed background material on global issues.

Posted Jan 27, 2011

Mergent, Inc. is adding metadata from its Annual Reports Database to EBSCO Discovery Service's (EDS) Base Index.

Posted Jan 25, 2011

MPS Limited, a Macmillan company, and The BookMasters Group, Inc. announced a strategic partnership that will offer customers a combined service across digital publishing, fulfillment, and print and electronic distribution.

Posted Jan 20, 2011

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