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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

Gale, part of Cengage Learning announced the release of British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance, the second installment of the British Literary Manuscripts Online series. Following the release of the first installment in May 2009, this additional digital archive brings nearly 565,000 pages of unique author manuscripts into the hands of students, educators and researchers.

Posted Jan 20, 2011

BroadVision, Inc., a developer of e-business and enterprise social networking solutions, announced the release of Clearvale Enterprise for Corporate Communications, a solution that streamlines the process of creating, managing, and publicizing corporate marketing materials on private and public networks. Clearvale(TM) Enterprise for Corporate Communications is part of the Clearvale Enterprise Ecosystems, which lets users create and manage multiple networks with different user profiles.

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Unicorn Media, Inc., a provider of enterprise online video workflow tools, will be providing its Media-as-a-Service 4.0 platform to DesiYou, a content agency specializing in digital video distribution and original productions for Hollywood/Indian entertainment markets. DesiYou will use the platform to easily deliver short films and original programming to over 55 countries, as well as to over 4,400 IP-enabled devices.

Posted Jan 13, 2011

Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, extended its distribution agreement with APA Publications, part of the Langenscheidt Publishing Group. Under the agreement, Langenscheidt Dictionaries and Phrasebooks will be distributed by Ingram.

Posted Jan 13, 2011

Readex, a division of NewsBank, will release Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971, in spring 2011. Featuring more than 130 searchable newspapers in 10 languages from 25 states—including many rare 19th-century titles—the online collection will provide coverage of many influential ethnic groups in U.S. history. Emphasis will be on Americans of Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, and Welsh descent. The resource will enable students and scholars to explore aspects of U.S. history, politics, and culture.

Posted Jan 11, 2011

All eyes are on Las Vegas this week as the shiny, new tech toys for 2011 are being unveiled at International CES, held January 6-9. One company launching its products at the show is Live Editions, which provides a range of professional digital publishing products and services that let publishers and information-intensive organizations publish rich, interactive multimedia ebooks or "live editions." The company debuted its products at the Lunch at Piero's media event January 6 and 7."Our solutions enable our clients to repurpose their content by automatically transforming documents into interactive enhanced ePubs, creating new revenue opportunities and leverage their existing content assets," says co-founder Eric Kmiec.

Posted Jan 06, 2011

Ex Libris Group announced that additional information providers have joined the group of publishers whose content is indexed in the Primo Central Index of scholarly materials.

Posted Jan 06, 2011

EBSCO Publishing and JSTOR have agreed to load metadata from academic journals on JSTOR to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Content on JSTOR covers more than 1,000 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials for academic work.

Posted Jan 06, 2011

Coutts Information Services, Ltd., an Ingram Content Group company, announced that it has been selected to develop library programs for The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Singapore Management University (SMU).

Posted Jan 06, 2011

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced open access options for fifteen additional journals. Forty-one journals published by NPG now offer authors an open access option or are wholly open access, including 80% of its 50 academic and society journals. NPG currently publishes 83 journals, of which 49% offer an open access option to authors.

Posted Dec 21, 2010

Amazon delivered an update to its Kindle for Android app that enables users to buy, read, and sync over 100 Kindle-based newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Atlantic. Users can choose to buy a single issue or subscribe to newspapers and magazines, which will then be automatically delivered to an Android-powered device.

Posted Dec 21, 2010

Yahoo! launched the Yahoo! Contributor Network, a platform for people to publish creative content. Based on Yahoo!'s Associated Content service, the company reports that this new platform will showcase contributions from more than 400,000 writers, photographers, and videographers.

Posted Nov 18, 2010

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