Entries Tagged as 'Publishing'

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 […]

[Read more →]

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

Dictionary of American Regional English Debuts Online

February 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

This was announced several weeks ago, but I missed it.  It looks intriguing with the audio recordings, maps showing the regional distribution of words, and social media aspects. 100 terms available for free preview.  If you are snowed in today, take a look at hooky bob. Cambridge, Mass. The Dictionary of American Regional English, the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

O’Reilly Media & Safari Books Online Donate Over $100 Million in Technology Education Resources to US K-12 Schools

February 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Sebastopol, CA—O’Reilly Media, in partnership with Safari Books Online, has committed to making over $100 million in educational content and tools available, for free, to 15,000 schools in America. The donation, announced by President Obama today, supports the ConnectED initiative to enrich K-12 education and provide students with the technological skills they need to be […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Press Releases · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

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. […]

[Read more →]

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

Public libraries in Colorado to use the Odilo eBook platform for purchasing, management, and lending

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Below is a press release about a partnership between OdiloTID, USA and the Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot project (eVokeColorado).  If you have heard about the Douglas County Model regarding ebooks, this partnership sets some of the groundwork for other libraries to expand upon the same model.  For some background information on the players and the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

SAGE white paper explores discoverability of scholarly content, recommends standards, transparency, metadata, and partnerships

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2014)   In a changing academic environment, discoverability of scholarly content demands cooperative efforts across the communications supply chain. A new SAGE white paper, out today, summarizes the current discovery landscape for scholarly communications, advocates for cooperative efforts across the industry, and proposes specific recommendations for discoverability improvement for librarians, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Publishing · Standards · Surveys/Statistics

Baker &Taylor’s Axis 360 announces pilot project with Simon & Schuster for school libraries

December 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

  CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 9, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced today that through a pilot program it will now be able to make available more than 450 popular ebook titles from Simon & Schuster imprints to classrooms and school libraries using the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Big Six · Interfaces/Platforms · School Libraries · Vendor News

Harvard University Press partners with De Gruyter to re-release 2800 titles

November 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

2800 Harvard University Press titles will be re-released as e-ditions with De Gruyter beginning in January, 2014.  Libraries can choose e or p versions of the titles.  200 titles are ready and available at this time with the remainder slated for full release by the end of 2013 (updated information).  Here is more from the […]

[Read more →]

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

Macmillan opens ebook backlist to libraries via Axis 360

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m a little behind on my posts from last week.  This is great news regardless. CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 18, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, today announced that Macmillan’s entire ebook backlist catalog of more than 11,000 ebooks are being made available to all […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Big Six · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Highwire launches Folio, a new ebook product

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Highwire announced the launch of Folio, a new eBooks product, this past week during the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Folio is built on the Highwire Open platform.  According to the press release, “Folio is a flexible ebook solution designed for publishers to rapidly bring their books online. Key components of the product include a publisher home […]

[Read more →]

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