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Thomson Reuters announced that Building Simulation, an international journal co-published by Springer and Tsinghua University Press, is now listed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-E). The English-language journal is part of Springer's Chinese Library of Science (CLoS), which currently includes 94 journals. According to Springer, CLoS is the largest collection of research from China in English.

Posted May 19, 2011

Bowker released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from from the company‘s Books In Print database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%, despite the increased popularity of ebooks. The output of new titles and editions increased from 302,410 in 2009 to a projected 316,480 in 2010.

Posted May 19, 2011

Elsevier is launching a contest to create app ideas for its SciVerse service. Dubbed the SciVerse Apps for Library Idea Challenge, the international competition will encourage librarians and information professionals to come up with app ideas that respond to challenges faced by info pros when dealing with the search and discovery of information.

Posted May 19, 2011

Ex Libris Group announced the third installment of the Alma library management service. The third release is being deployed to partners in the Ex Libris cloud environment and represents another milestone on the road to the solution's general release, which is planned for early 2012.

Posted May 05, 2011

ebrary released details about its new usage-triggered short-term loans. Currently in beta, the new loan model is designed to give libraries the benefits of traditional short-term loans with the ability to only pay if titles are actually used. The new short-term loans are available for one or seven day periods.

Posted May 05, 2011

France's National Library, BnF, established a partnership with the Jouve Group, Safig, and Diadies to digitize more than 70,000 of its works each year. Roughly 70% of these books will come from the print collections of the BnF, while the remaining 30% will come from the collections of partner libraries. The project will be financed by the Centre National du Livre and is currently slated for a three-year period.

Posted Apr 28, 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

MUZU.TV and Metacafe signed a content deal that extends MUZU.TV's collection of 85,000 music videos to Metacafe's users. Next month, video content from four major record labels and independent artists will be accessible to Metacafe 10 million European monthly users. Users outside of Europe, including those in the U.S., will be able to access MUZU.TV's independent catalogue, expanding the content's geographic reach.

Posted Apr 26, 2011

The University of Michigan Library announced that 2,231 titles from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) are now available to the public as searchable digital editions, thanks to the Text Creation Partnership (TCP). TCP, a partnership between the University of Michigan and Oxford University, produced the keyed-text editions in collaboration with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, which publishes ECCO and provided the page images.

Posted Apr 26, 2011

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

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