ebrary Integrates with RefWorks and EndNote, Adds Printing to QuickView, Offers Search by Collection
May 18, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has enhanced its industry-renowned interface with a number of new capabilities that make content discovery, usage, and management quicker and more productive.
All ebrary products now integrate with RefWorks and EndNote for easy citation management. End-users may choose to enable RefWorks, EndNote, or both. Once enabled, these options appear under the new InfoTools™ menu in ebrary’s QuickView™ Reader, which does not require any software downloads or installations, as well as in search results and personal bookshelves. Continue reading ebrary Integrates with RefWorks and EndNote
University of Pittsburgh Press makes 500 titles avaialable
By Paul Biba
The following is a press release I thought you would find of interest:
PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh Press, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Library System and the Chicago Digital Distribution Center (CDDC), is making nearly 500 out-of-print Press titles available again for scholars and students around the world. Representing the full range of scholarly series and subject areas published by the Press, these titles are now part of the University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions collection, fully searchable and freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection through the University of Pittsburgh Library Systemʼs D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program. Continue reading University of Pittsburgh Press makes 500 Titles Available
The NY Times released it’s 2.0 Reader today, powered by Adobe Air. The basics:
- works on Windows, MAC, linux
- updates every 5 minutes
- stories run in multiple sections of the paper
- news feed for breaking news
- read off-line
- 7 day archive
- even has the crossword
- all for $3.95 a week
This short flash clip highlights the reader –Long Live the Newspaper!
NY Times article explaining the Reader.
An abledbody news article last week discusses the new Kindle DX and it’s text-to-speech program that will read a book aloud. According to the abledbody article, the Kindle does not go far enough to provide an accessible player to persons with disabilities. The eBook menus and controls are not audio accessible, limiting access to those with visual disabilities. I’m not certain Kindle had persons with disabilities in mind when they created this new text-to-speech feature since it is not limited to those with disabilities. Kindle will work with Pearson, Cengage Learning, Wiley and 75 other University Presses to provide textbooks on the Kindle this year. Additionally, 3 newspapers have given Amazon the rights to text-to-speech content, NYT, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. Sounds to me like the much broader market, with a potential to listen to books in the car, while walking, doing housework, or any other multitude of activities is what got Amazon tickled pink about text-to-speech. Just in case you didn’t hear, Kindle will begin a text book pilot program with 6 Universities this fall.
CWRU Chemistry and Computer Science students will use the new Kindle to access textbooks in Fall ’09. See the full article in either the Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 6, 2009 or The WSJ, May 5, 2009. Amazon has worked a deal with publishers to load the textbook content on the Kindle, which will be “supplied” to students. Nothing in the articles about costs…
The other universities are: Pace, Princeton, Reed, Darden School at the University of Virginia, and Arizona State.
Farmington Hills, Mich., May 5, 2009 – In support of National Women’s Health Week, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is providing one month’s free access to Health & Wellness Resource Center, an electronic resource providing a comprehensive array of medical reference and periodical materials. To obtain access to the resource center, libraries can download a specialized widget throughout the month of May at http://access.gale.com/widgets/whm. Continue reading Gale Offers Free Access to Health & Wellness Resource Center
EBL just announced the addition of new publishers to their platform. They include:
* Harvard Health Publications
* Continuum International Publishing Group
* Ashgate Publishing Group
* Spinifex Press (Australian publisher)
* Hindawi Publishing Corporation
* Perseus Books
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Apr. 20, 2009 – In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is offering free resources on its completely updated Environmental Resource Web site (http://www.galeschools.com/environment/).
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We’ve posted a new interview to our interviews page. This time, it’s with Kari Paulson, President of EBL. In this interview, Kari discusses various business models offered by EBL and unique features of their interface. She references some case studies that were done by CERN and Swinburne University. Kari’s interview adds to NSR’s collection of 12 previous interviews. Check them all out on the interviews page.
Last week NSR interviewed Roger Rosen, President and Publisher of Rosen Publishing. We discussed the process of a small publisher moving from print to an electronic environment. Download and listen to the interview, posted on the NSR interviews page.�