Entries Tagged as 'Reference Publishing'

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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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SAGE announces a major partnership with Coursera

May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

SAGE has just announced a partnership with Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) provider, to make its educational resources available to more than three million Coursera students. Starting today, this partnership grants Coursera instructors the option to supplement their video lectures with SAGE’s wide-range of titles at no cost to students. The partnership is […]

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Credo titles now available through GOBI3

May 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

A press release from Credo this morning discusses the ability to order reference titles on the Credo platform via GOBI3.  More below:   May 7, 2013, Boston, Oxford – In an effort to simplify the process of enhancing library collections with authoritative reference content from world-renowned publishers, Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions […]

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Elsevier major reference works now indexed in Paratext’s Reference Universe

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

ALDIE, Va., April 3, 2013 – Paratext announces that thousands of links to nearly 250 Major Reference Works from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect will be integrated into Paratext’s Reference Universe service. Elsevier’s Major Reference Works provide foundational content that gives cross-disciplinary perspective to researchers, librarians, teachers and students worldwide. They serve a broad spectrum of scientific, technical […]

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