Gale launches Miss Humblebee’s Academy, an early literacy product for children ages 3 – 6

Farmington Hills, Mich., April 23, 2015 — Supporting public libraries’ life-long learning initiatives, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is pleased to announce Miss Humblebee’s Academy, a new early literacy product that will assist the library’s youngest learners in building foundational literacy skills. Partnering with Miss Humblebee LLC., Gale has co-developed a robust product tailored specifically to the public library user, which includes the assessment tools libraries need to measure their impact on early literacy development in their communities. Studies show that participating in quality early learning can boost children’s educational attainment and earnings later in life, underscoring the importance for public libraries to provide resources that serve this young audience.

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, April 19

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Agency Pricing for eBooks to Return – This is a Good Thing

The Kindle Chronicles gets the inside story of @wattpad in wide-ranging interview w/ @AshleighGardner

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Total Boox Launches Free Reading Campaign

April 17, 2014 (New York, Tel Aviv) — In honor of National Library Week, Total Boox is making its entire collection of ebooks available for free reading through the end of April, 2015. Anyone with an Android, IOS, and Kindle Fire tablet or an Android phone can read over 35,000 quality titles for free at www.totalboox.com/campaigns/nlw.

Librarians are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity and encourage their patrons to explore the plethora of ebooks that Total Boox offers—from romance, mystery, and literary fiction to self-help, travel, and cooking—at no cost to the patron or the library. Continue reading Total Boox Launches Free Reading Campaign

EBSCO Introduces a New Resource for Arab Scholars

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 29, 2015 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the release of the eBook Arabic Collection, available via EBSCO eBooks. This Arabic-language collection of e-books is produced specifically for libraries in Arab League countries and for Arab scholars around the world.

The eBook Arabic Collection features over 1,000 customized, multi-disciplinary Arabic titles providing education content in several key academic disciplines. All titles in this subscription collection are available with unlimited user access, and titles are regularly added at no additional cost.   Continue reading EBSCO Introduces a New Resource for Arab Scholars

ProQuest Acquires SIPX

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 8, 2015 – ProQuest (through its affiliate Bowker) has acquired Palo Alto-based SIPX, creator of a unique digital course materials solution that addresses a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX eliminates duplicate spending on course packs (collections of assigned readings) by connecting students to materials already purchased and available to them through their university library.   Continue reading ProQuest Acquires SIPX

OCLC signs metadata agreements with publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 14, 2015—OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.

“OCLC partners with significant content providers on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries’ most critical and popular resources,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. Continue reading OCLC signs metadata agreements with publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business

LearningExpress Becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 15, 2015 — EBSCO Information Services is adding more resources for students and adult learners with the acquisition of the education technology company LearningExpress. LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career-oriented digital content.

 

LearningExpress features interactive online platforms, products and e-books designed to help users achieve their educational and career goals. Resources include:

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, April 12

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Dismantling the Stumbling Blocks that Impede Researchers’ Access to E-Resources http://t.co/S2Bim4SLZg

Wattpad : le Youtube de l’écriture ? Par Hubert Guillaud/ La Feuille http://t.co/wKg6D0B7ul

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, April 5

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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UK Authors Force Clean Reader App to Stop Some Book Sales http://t.co/qjGTwHufUi

Literary magazine Granta undergoes digital makeover http://t.co/9NSSyFuXvb

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, March 29

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past http://t.co/0tHEyYsvFf

Images Now Online: Archivists Unearth Rare First Edition of ‘The Map that Changed the World’ http://t.co/8OEUuhUegK

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