Entries Tagged as 'Interfaces/Platforms'

Baker & Taylor announce new evidence-based selection planning

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

This new service looks really exciting. A very practical way to use circulation data to determine the selection of forthcoming titles for specific library locations.  I think we will see much more evidence-based selection in the future.  CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 19, 2014 – Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Douglas County Libraries adds Rowman & Littlefield titles to the DCL platform

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

February 27, 2014 – (Lanham, MD) – Rowman & Littlefield is proud to announce its new partnership with Douglas County Libraries to provide e-books directly to the DCL e-book platform. This partnership is part of DCL’s move to partner directly with publishers to provide electronic content for patrons. The newly signed agreement stipulates that e-books […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Gale expands products and services, STEM content added to GVRL

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Gale hosted a webinar on the new products and services they have launched a couple weeks back, but I didn’t get to attend.  Below is a press release summarizing some of those initiatives.  Lots of new ebook collections were announced, including many with STEM monograph content for GVRL. Farmington Hills, Mich. – March 3, 2014 […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Reference News · Vendor News

Follett invests in ShowEvidence, partnership focused on advancing solutions for educational assessment

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

RIVER GROVE, Ill., March 6, 2014 – Follett Corporation today announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based education software company that provides innovative solutions for assessing student and teacher performance. The investment is the first from the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million venture fund focused on disruptive technologies in the education/technology […]

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SAGE Reference titles now indexed in Paratext’s Reference Universe

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles (March 11, 2014) – SAGE and Paratext are pleased to announce that thousands of additional links to nearly 400 SAGE Reference titles have been integrated into Paratext’s Reference Universe service. Paratext’s Reference Universe is the only research database that provides both collection-level scope and index-level analysis of Major Reference Works. Now, SAGE Reference’s […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

EBL unveils the new LibCentral, the foundation for an integrated EBL and ebrary ebook platform

March 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just received this press release from ProQuest.  I’m really excited to see this new platform and take it for a spin.  It sounds like it contains what I feel is one of the key components of ebook purchasing – flexibility. March 6, 2014 (Melbourne, AU) — EBL – Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

Total Boox, pay per page ebook service, an interview with Yoav Lorch and Udi Arad

February 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Total Boox is an ebook service for libraries. It gives library patrons access to thousands of ebooks in a wide range of categories, which can be downloaded to Android or iOs tablets. The reading is metered, with the library paying for pages read by their patrons.  Multiple patrons are able to download ebooks simultaneously.  Pages […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Vendor News

EBSCO rolls out 28 new ebook subject sets

February 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 20, 2014 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has added 28 new eBook Subject Sets to its extensive collection of eBooks. The Sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their eBook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers. Key collection areas that were increased with the release of […]

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EBSCO adds new international metadata for ebooks and media news to the EDS

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

EBSCO has had two recent press releases about new metadata added to the EDS from Maruzen Company in Japan (ebooks) and Newton Media Collaborate from Central and Eastern Europe (media news).  Excerpts from both press releases are below, with links to the full story.

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Baker & Taylor integrates digital media library with Blackboard Learn platform

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – February 19, 2014 – Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media library platform with Blackboard Learn™, Blackboard Inc.’s flagship Learning Management System, giving K-12 students and instructors quick access to digital library materials. […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · School Libraries · Vendor News