Content Distribution

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

Online reference library Credo Reference is expanding its agreement with the Berkshire Publishing Group. Five major Berkshire resources, 31 volumes in all, will be available for the first time through the Credo Publisher Collection service. Berkshire Publishing specializes in international relations, cross-cultural communication, global business and economic information, and environmental sustainability.

Posted Nov 16, 2010

Ebyline announced that it has raised $1.5 million through a Series A investment from The E.W. Scripps Company. Based in Los Angeles, Ebyline publicly launched in September 2010 as a content marketplace for news publishers and professional freelance journalists. The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, and syndication.

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Springer is becoming the exclusive distributor of the ebook versions of titles published by Wageningen Academic Publishers. The electronic versions of the Wageningen Academic Publishers' titles will become part of the Springer eBook packages, available on Springer's SpringerLink service.

Posted Nov 04, 2010

Vizrt Ltd., a provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced an agreement with Informa plc, a UK-based publishing company with over 2,500 subscription-based information services in their portfolio. As a result of the agreement, Informa plc will use Vizrt's new Viz App Framework to publish its magazines to portable devices such as iPads and Android smart phones.

Posted Nov 04, 2010

EBSCO Publishing announced that ABC-CLIO ebooks are now available through the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Users who already subscribe to both EDS and ABC-CLIO's eBook Collection will be able to access all content in ABC-CLIO's library through a single search box in EDS, simplifying the research process.

Posted Oct 26, 2010

Moreover Technologies, an organization specializing in media aggregation, released Newsdesk 4, a real-time news discovery and sharing service. The product gives users access to a unified portal of millions of daily news articles and other content, with the ability to refine results using multi-faceted search filters.

Posted Oct 26, 2010

Sario Marketing announced the completion of a multi-million euro growth financing round, carried out through funds advised by ViewPoint Capital Partners. Sario reports that the finances will be used to spur growth in existing markets and expand into new markets both within Europe and beyond.

Posted Oct 26, 2010

Starbucks launched the Starbucks Digital Network in its U.S. company-operated stores. Created through a partnership with Yahoo!, the Starbucks Digital Network will provide customers with a collection of hand-picked premium news, entertainment, and lifestyle content, plus info on local insights and events. The network will be delivered by free Wi-Fi and is available only in Starbucks stores via laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Posted Oct 21, 2010

Network Global Companies now offers users the ability to stream its Red Carpet Network video library on the iPhone and iPad via its RCN app. The Red Carpet Network interviews celebrities who star in popular films and television shows at Hollywood's red carpet events, and it remains an independent entertainment news outlet.

Posted Oct 05, 2010

Several companies are teaming up with the Royal Mail to issue the world's first interactive postage stamp. The Royal Mail`s Great British Railway Special Stamp issue will use the Royal Mail channel in the junaio augmented reality platform to provide online content through users' iPhones and Android smartphones.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

MediaBeacon, Inc., a developer of digital asset management and rich media products and software, has entered into an agreement with Aysling Digital Media Solutions which will allow MediaBeacon's digital asset management platform to be integrated and distributed with Aysling's WoodWing Suite of electronic publishing tools. MediaBeacon's presence in WoodWing Suite products will allow more options in the management of rich media during the development of publications.

Posted Aug 24, 2010

The New York Times Co. has reached an agreement with Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of college textbooks, to provide Flat World's library for free to users of The New York Times Knowledge Network Content Repository. The Content Repository includes issues of The New York Times and other resources dating from 1851.

Posted Aug 17, 2010

Springer is going Dutch, after a fashion, thanks to a new distribution deal with Sense Publishers, an academic publishing house based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. According to the deal, Springer will distribute Sense Publishers' ebook collection on SpringerLink, a run that covers about 100 new titles each year, starting in 2011.

Posted Jul 20, 2010