Entries Tagged as 'Vendor News'

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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Tags: Press Releases · School Libraries · Vendor News

Total Boox, pay per page ebook service, an interview with Yoav Lorch and Udi Arad

February 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Total Boox is an ebook service for libraries. It gives library patrons access to thousands of ebooks in a wide range of categories, which can be downloaded to Android or iOs tablets. The reading is metered, with the library paying for pages read by their patrons.  Multiple patrons are able to download ebooks simultaneously.  Pages […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Vendor News

Knowledge Unlatched exceeds target, open access collection will launch with support of libraries

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I received an email from Christina Emery, the Project Coordinator of Knowledge Unlatched, today with very exciting news.  She was very pleased to announce that KU has reached (and exceeded) the target of 200 libraries sharing the unlatching costs for the Pilot.  They continue to invite more libraries to participate so that the cost per […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Library News · New Products · Open Access · University Press · Vendor News

EBSCO rolls out 28 new ebook subject sets

February 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 20, 2014 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has added 28 new eBook Subject Sets to its extensive collection of eBooks. The Sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their eBook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers. Key collection areas that were increased with the release of […]

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

EBSCO adds new international metadata for ebooks and media news to the EDS

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

EBSCO has had two recent press releases about new metadata added to the EDS from Maruzen Company in Japan (ebooks) and Newton Media Collaborate from Central and Eastern Europe (media news).  Excerpts from both press releases are below, with links to the full story.

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

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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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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Tags: Reference News · Reference Publishing · University Press · Vendor News

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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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 […]

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

Oxford African American Studies Center offers free access to honor Black History Month

February 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Oxford to make The Oxford African American Studies Center Free through February 2014 February 1st – 28th, 2014   username: blackhistorymonth password: onlineaccess   In honor of Black History month, Oxford University Press will provide free access to its African American Studies Center, for the month of February.  The Oxford African American Studies Center is […]

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