4th annual Follett Challenge – Empowering Innovation – launched

MCHENRY, Ill., Oct. 2, 2014 – The fourth annual Follett Challenge, which will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st century skills to students, launches its 2014-15 contest Monday, Oct. 6.

“Our contest’s new tagline, ‘Follett Challenge – Empowering Innovation’ speaks to the idea that we’re not just rewarding innovative educators, but empowering them to share their stories and do more,” said Tom Schenck, president, Follett School Solutions. “Doing more with less is another theme we consistently see from the schools, and it is an ongoing source of pride for Follett to reward these passionate educators with resources to do even more.”

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Ingram adds tools to CoreSource, publishers can manage physical and digital content side-by-side

October 2, 2014 NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that it has added new tools to its CoreSource® digital asset management platform offered through Lightning Source Inc., that give publishers the ability to manage and distribute print book metadata and files worldwide.

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Vital Source collaborates with Metrodigi to enable production of interactive content

ORLANDO, FL –Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading digital textbook solution, and Metrodigi®, the leading global cloud-based content creation software company, today announced a collaboration at EDUCAUSE 2014, taking place this week in Orlando, FL. This collaboration provides educational publishers with a powerful end-to-end solution for the production and distribution of customizable, interactive digital products. As a result, publishers will be able to develop robust interactive content more efficiently and affordably, and students will be able to access highly interactive and visual course materials across a wide range of devices through the VitalSource Bookshelf® eReader and distribution platform.

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EBSCO launches free database – American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 30, 2014 — The print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU), is now available digitally as American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. This effort was made possible through a donation from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. Continue reading

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending October 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 feeds for the last week.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Copyright Apocalypse: Trolls Attack the Net, From the Future http://t.co/W7j689Cx1j

Release of Open Access Online Encyclopedia of First World War Coming Soon http://t.co/D1AmU91T0J

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De Gruyter Open converts eight subscription journals to Open Access megajournals

Berlin, 29. September 2014

Starting with volume 2015, De Gruyter Open (www.degruyteropen.com) will publish a group of eight Central European Journals now distributed in subscription model by Springer and turn them to Open Access.  This is a move unprecedented for a group of STM journals, being supplemented by three new launches in the humanities. Continue reading

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending September 28

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 feeds for the last week.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Kindle Voyage Back-Ordered, Now Ships on 21 November http://t.co/hJDTtwmoEb

Kindle Unlimited dictionaries http://t.co/mD9E88fhXO

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending September 21

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 feeds for the last week.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Amazon Expands No-Rush Shipping Credit to Include eBooks, Books http://t.co/yZ6jFOR2ni

Clay Shirky -Amazon, Publishers and Readers http://t.co/fabsyEMnGM

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