Entries Tagged as 'New Products'

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

Knowledge Unlatched exceeds target, open access collection will launch with support of libraries

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I received an email from Christina Emery, the Project Coordinator of Knowledge Unlatched, today with very exciting news.  She was very pleased to announce that KU has reached (and exceeded) the target of 200 libraries sharing the unlatching costs for the Pilot.  They continue to invite more libraries to participate so that the cost per […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Library News · New Products · Open Access · University Press · 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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Oxford University Press Scholarship Online adds University of North Carolina Press

February 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

NEW YORK, February 5, 2014—Oxford University Press is pleased to announce it will partner with the University of North Carolina Press to launch North Carolina Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting-edge search and discovery functionality. “The University of North Carolina […]

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

Unglue.it releases the first Buy-to-Unglue eBook

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Last month, Unglue.it announced their new program, Buy-to-Unglue, AKA “A bookstore for books that want to be free.”  Their first title is now available.  Details are below from an Unglue.it email. The first Buy-to-Unglue eBook is here, and it’s a good one. Lagos_2060 is a collection of science fiction stories that imagine what the city […]

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Duke University Press launches new eBook platform

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press’s books: read.dukeupress.edu. Offering more than 1,600 titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries for purchase. […]

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Plum™ Analytics Becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 14, 2014 — In a deal that brings together the leading subscription services, database, e-book and discovery provider with the leading provider of alternative research metrics, EBSCO Information Services has acquired Plum™Analytics. Plum Analytics is the first altmetrics provider to move beyond metrics about articles and track all research output in […]

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ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-book Vendors, a new publication from the ReadersFirst Coalition

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

Take a look at this new publication (link updated 1/15/14 at 2:30 with new edition) from the ReadersFirst Coalition.  If you aren’t familiar with ReadersFirst, here is a bit more about them: Libraries have a responsibility to fight for the public and ensure that users have the same open, easy and free access to e-books […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Gale launches Career Online High School to public libraries for accredited high school diplomas

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

Gale Partners with Career Online High School to Deliver Accredited High School Diploma Program through Public Libraries Nationwide Farmington Hills, Mich., January 9, 2014 —Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses, announced today the launch of Career Online High School to its […]

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