Content Distribution

RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (FullTEXT) is now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO).

Posted May 19, 2009

Scribd, Inc. will begin beta tests of an ecommerce platform in an effort to tap into publishers' increasing interest in charging consumers directly for digital content.

Posted May 19, 2009

Newstex, a provider of full-text Blogs On Demand and real-time news, announced a strategic alliance with LexisNexis to deliver its new Video On Demand product through LexisNexis research platforms.

Posted May 08, 2009

OverDrive, a global distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and more, recently signed an agreement with BBC Audiobooks to make digital audiobook titles available to libraries in the United Kingdom and other territories.

Posted Apr 17, 2009

EMpact Sales (EMpact), the publisher representation group of EBSCO Information Services, and e-libro, an international partner of e-content services and technology provider ebrary, have entered into a three-year partnership agreement.

Posted Apr 14, 2009

Safari Books Online announced that it has expanded into German-speaking markets by launching the Safari Books Online German Basic Tech Library.

Posted Apr 14, 2009

When I was a bartender back in my college days, I often marveled at what people were willing to do to get a free t-shirt. OK, it went beyond marveling: Sometimes the bouncers and I would really push it, trying to find a point at which the crowd would cry out, "No, we will not do a chicken dance while singing ‘The Tide Is High' just to get that Jägermeister t-shirt." The thing is, there was almost always someone willing.

Posted Apr 02, 2009

There is no getting around it. This column's moniker begs for a snarky retort in these dark times, so I may as well beat you to the punch line. By the time you read this, I expect that more than a few startups that made a big splash last year will be running out of cash, fading away, and/or selling out cheap.

Posted Mar 30, 2009

Scott Abel of The Content Wrangler Interviews Quark's Michael Boses about the Need for User-Friendly XML Authoring Tools and the Role of Structured Content in Dynamic Publishing

Posted Mar 22, 2009

Guardian News & Media announced the official launch of its Open Platform, a suite of services that makes it possible to build applications with the Guardian.

Posted Mar 13, 2009

Baker & Taylor, Inc., a distributor of books and entertainment products, launched the first phase of its integrated digital media distribution platform through a strategic licensing partnership with ebrary, a provider of econtent services and technologies.

Posted Mar 10, 2009

As the eyes of old print, radio, and TV media turn to the internet for a bridge to take them across the current media business abyss, one troubling fact is becoming abundantly clear: The "real money" isn't there yet. Top executives at TV networks, magazine companies, and even newspapers have known for a while that on-air minutes and print pages sell at much higher rates and produce more revenue in most cases than even the most ambitious digital models.

Posted Mar 05, 2009

BBC Audiobooks announced a distribution agreement with OverDrive, a global distributor of digital audiobooks, eBooks, and more to libraries, to enable BBC Audiobooks content to be made available as downloads to library borrowers.

Posted Feb 20, 2009

Google and Amazon announced they are making more e-books available on mobile phones.

Posted Feb 09, 2009

Knexus Digital, a digital marketing resource for marketing and communications professionals, launched a new ‘Content License' offering.

Posted Feb 06, 2009

Technology providers who not only recognize the necessity and difficulty of the local and global content marketplace, but are there to help: From analytics to location awareness, content management to translation management, translation services to language specific search solutions, there are a range of solutions that will enable organizations to adapt to the needs of the new consumer.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ex Libris Group, a provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries, announced the release of Ex Libris Rosetta for digital libraries.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Aflexi, a provider of content delivery solutions for ISPs and content distributors, launched its new service and content delivery management solution that enables web hosts and content distributors to provide scalable and secure content distribution.

Posted Jan 06, 2009

Swets, a subscription services company, announced the appointment of TED Engineering Documents JSC, a document delivery services provider, as its sales distributor in Vietnam.

Posted Nov 11, 2008

Demand Media, a provider of social media, announced the launch of Pluck On Demand, a free self-serve widget-based product.

Posted Nov 11, 2008

NewspaperDirect Inc., provider of multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization, announced that the newspaper publication import distributor in Turkey, Dünya Süper Dagitim A.S., has joined NewspaperDirect's License Partner Network.

Posted Oct 28, 2008

OCLC, a nonprofit library service and research organization, and Recorded Books, have signed an agreement under which Recorded Books eAudiobooks will continue to be available to libraries through NetLibrary, OCLC's platform for eContent.

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Comtex News Network, Inc., provider of electronic real-time news, content, and SmarTrend market products, announced that it now provides new content from Al Bawaba covering Middle East business and the economy throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Posted Sep 05, 2008

Serials Solutions, a global provider of e-resource access and management services, has announced that it has partnered with the Health Communication Network (HCN), an Australian electronic health solutions provider, in a reseller agreement.

Posted Sep 05, 2008

Technorati, provider of blog search technology, announced the acquisition of, an online community of bloggers and a full service news and reviews source.

Posted Aug 29, 2008