Entries Tagged as 'Vendor News'

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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17 Knowledge Unlatched titles now available

March 21st, 2014 · No Comments

I received an email from Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Directory of Knowledge Unlatched.  She provided an update on the progress of unlatching the first collection of open access books.  Here are the highlights of her message: We have now begun the process of making the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons license via […]

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

March 19th, 2014 · No Comments

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 · No Comments

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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Douglas County Libraries adds Rowman & Littlefield titles to the DCL platform

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

February 27, 2014 – (Lanham, MD) – Rowman & Littlefield is proud to announce its new partnership with Douglas County Libraries to provide e-books directly to the DCL e-book platform. This partnership is part of DCL’s move to partner directly with publishers to provide electronic content for patrons. The newly signed agreement stipulates that e-books […]

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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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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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SAGE Reference titles now indexed in Paratext’s Reference Universe

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles (March 11, 2014) – SAGE and Paratext are pleased to announce that thousands of additional links to nearly 400 SAGE Reference titles have been integrated into Paratext’s Reference Universe service. Paratext’s Reference Universe is the only research database that provides both collection-level scope and index-level analysis of Major Reference Works. Now, SAGE Reference’s […]

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Nearly 300 libraries in 24 countries pledge support for Knowledge Unlatched

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

10 March 2014 – KU is pleased to announce that its Pilot Collection of 28 new books from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The Knowledge Unlatched (KU) Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books. Support from a minimum […]

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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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