Entries Tagged as 'School Libraries'

Interview with Roger Rosen: On embracing technology selectively and holistically

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Navigating Rosen Publishing’s 2014 catalog of digital content may at first seem a bit overwhelming: it impresses both as a vibrant presentation of the company’s wide array of digital offerings but it also reminds us of just how “digital” K–12 publishing has become. Or at the very least, it makes those of us still tempted to […]

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17,000 Penguin ebooks available to U.S. school libraries via OverDrive

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

CLEVELAND—March 28, 2014—OverDrive announced today that more than 17,000 Penguin Group (USA) eBooks are now available for school digital libraries in the United States. Educators now have access to Penguin Group’s full catalog of bestselling and classic titles, previously offered only to public libraries.

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Follett’s PreK-12 Businesses Unite as Follett School Solutions, Inc.

March 25th, 2014 · No Comments

MCHENRY, Ill., March 25, 2014 – Follett’s PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1.  The new entity is part of Follett’s strategy to deliver increased value to customers by integrating and leveraging the content and technology capabilities of its previously separate businesses: Follett Educational Services, Follett Library […]

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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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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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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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OverDrive acquires TeachersNotebook.com

March 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

CLEVELAND—March 3, 2014—OverDrive announced today that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, a leading online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education. TeachersNotebook.com enables teachers to not only browse free and low-cost instructional resources, but also to create their own “shop” where others may purchase their original materials. The website operates with a “teachers helping teachers” […]

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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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Follett announces ebook partnership with Penguin Group

February 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

MCHENRY, Ill., Feb. 13, 2014 –Follett today announced it has launched a collection of nearly 17,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students from Penguin Group (USA).  Penguin is the fifth major book publisher to partner with Follett in the past six months, joining Random House, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan. The Penguin collection is available […]

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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 […]

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