Flat World Knowledge releases Make It Your Own platform

April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from Information Today NewsBreaks, by Paula Hane. Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of free and open college textbooks for students, announced the release of a new platform called MIYO (Make It Your Own). The fully-automated system gives professors greater control over textbook content, and the ability, with one click, to make their […]

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Credo Reference adds Salem Press Collection

April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Credo Reference press release:  Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference service, is pleased to announce the launch of an in-depth new Publisher Collection from Salem Press. Joining a growing list of 33 other Publisher Collections, all available stand-alone or alongside a subscription to Credo General Reference, the new Salem Press Collection will be […]

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Open Access E-books Part One, from Eric Hellman

April 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’ve been working on on a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. My chapter covers “Open Access E-Books”. Over the next week or two, I’ll be posting drafts for the chapter on the blog. Many readers know things that I don’t about this area, and I would be grateful […]

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University of Michigan Library opens ECCO – Eighteenth Century Collections Online to the public

April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

The University of Michigan Library is opening to the public 2,229 searchable keyed-text editions of books from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).  The texts are available to the public at no cost. ECCO is a research database containing significant English- and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century and important works […]

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