Entries Tagged as 'Reference News'

Britannica unveils new reference and research site for libraries – all ages, all devices

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

I took the new Britannica research site for a very quick spin.  It’s a clean, colorful interface with intuitive icons, links, and features – very easy to navigate.  The landing page features three search boxes, each specialized for a different age group (curious if we can choose one as a default depending on our library […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · School 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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OED Editors crowdsourcing WWI word origins, appeal for help

February 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, the OED is revising a set of vocabulary related to, or coined during, the war. Part of the revision process involves searching for earlier or additional evidence, and for this we need the help of the US public.  OUP is gathering all contributions on […]

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Gale announces new Usage-Driven Acquisition model for GVRL

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier today Gale/Cengage announced a new business model for the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).  The model is “Usage-Driven Acquisition” (UDA) and is based on evidence-based decisions – you only buy what you use.  The press release states, “Unlike options currently offered by other e-book providers, this new purchase model will allow libraries to purchase […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Paratext’s Reference Universe updates interface

October 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Yesterday, Paratext’s Reference Universe launched several new enhancements to the interface.  The enhancements were completed based on suggestions from library clients.  For those not familiar with Reference Universe, here is a brief description, taken from the website:  Reference Universe includes data not contained in any other service, and is designed to illuminate your library’s carefully-crafted collection at […]

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Credo releases 19 new and updated collections, including one all-video

September 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

September 5, 2013, Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, has launched 19 new and updated Subject and Publisher Collections, adding to the more than 80 collections currently available for perpetual purchase or subscription. Credo’s new collections help librarians grow their reference shelves through their Literati or Credo Online Reference Service […]

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Credo Adds ASTD, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and QA International

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

June 27, 2013, Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that it has finalized distribution agreements with three industry-leading publishers, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and QA International, making it possible to offer additional enhanced content under both subscription and perpetual access models through its […]

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CQ Researcher celebrates 90 years with a new interface and Hot Topics launch

June 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

One of my favorite sources, CQ Researcher, is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary!  SAGE is honoring this long standing resource with a new interface and a new feature – Hot Topics.  The Hot Topics section should hit the target for many English Composition research papers.  More from the press release below:   Los Angeles, CA (June 24, […]

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Gale metadata to be indexed in EBSCO Discovery Service

May 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Big news today from EBSCO.  They will begin to index the metadata from Gale databases, ebooks, and archival collections.  More information, including the full list of Gale resources included in the agreement, is below.  Gale announced a similar partnership with OCLC for WorldShare program in January of this year. IPSWICH, Mass. / BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  — […]

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Cengage Learning restructuring: articles of interest

May 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

Cengage Learning has announced some restructuring plans this week.  Below is a summary of articles and blog posts highlighting the news.  Later this week, NSR’s Mirela Roncevic will post her article on Gale (part of Cengage Learning) and their recent partnerships.  The article includes an interview with Jim Draper, Vice President and General Manager for Gale. Cengage […]

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