ProQuest expands History Vault, three new modules

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 23, 2015 – ProQuest aims to improve outcomes of research on 20th century events and the people who made them happen by expanding its visionary ProQuest® History Vault collection of digitized primary sources. Three new modules provide online access to hard-to-find original documents chronicling the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century (Federal Government Records supplement); the New Deal and World War II (President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies); and critical intelligence efforts during wartime from the Office of Strategic Services (OSS-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961). History Vault is part of ProQuest’s expansive digitization program that enables students and scholars to explore history as it happened and from diverse, often personal vantage points.

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Gale Expands Relationship with Google and Discovery Services

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 22, 2015 — Evolving to meet researchers where they begin their searching, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is supporting discovery by working with Google to index millions of documents in Google Scholar, and expanding the amount of content indexed by major library discovery services. In addition, Gale is promoting transparency in discovery through compliance with industry information standards to improve results for researchers and libraries.

“Information access is undergoing a revolution, and Gale is evolving, too. Indexing our content in Google Scholar where students and instructors want to do research is placing library resources directly into user workflow,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager for Gale. “Greater discoverability is vital and we’re making material available through multiple channels – integrating content in the classroom through MindTap, enhancing our products for mobile access across all types of devices, and working closely with discovery service providers to optimize our content for library users.” Continue reading Gale Expands Relationship with Google and Discovery Services

Recorded Books and iVerse Media Form Exclusive Partnership to Deliver Digital Comics and Graphic Novels to Libraries

Libraries using any ILS can now offer seamless access to an exclusive collection of more than 10,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga on all major mobile devices and desktop systems

PRINCE FREDERICK, MD – June 22, 2015 – Through an exclusive partnership, Recorded Books and iVerse Media will offer libraries and their patrons access to a selection of more than 10,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga titles both inside the library and remotely.

This partnership gives Recorded Books’ international sales team the exclusive right to sell Comics Plus: Library Edition (CP:LE) to public libraries in the United States and Canada. The Comics Plus product allows libraries to make the most diverse and unique content available to their patrons. As a result of this new partnership, libraries will have the flexibility to offer these titles either in a traditional desktop environment or via a mobile application for smartphones and tablets. Continue reading Recorded Books and iVerse Media Form Exclusive Partnership to Deliver Digital Comics and Graphic Novels to Libraries

EBSCO Discovery Service adds new resources

With EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) the highest quality information resources are available at your fingertips. To improve your experience with EDS, new content is regularly made available from the world’s top publishers.

Here are 3 new resources we’ve added to EBSCO Discovery Service:

1. Boardroom Insiders  

Boardroom Insiders provides more than 6,000 profiles of C‐level executives at major companies nationwide, as well as consulting services around key account marketing and CXO engagement strategy. Boardroom Insiders helps patrons start the right conversations with the right people to close more deals and build deeper relationships. All customers may search Boardroom Insiders metadata in EDS, but only subscribers have full access to their platform.

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Ebooks and Digital Content events at the ALA Conference

E-Books and Digital Content events at the upcoming ALA Conference, from the ALA What’s Happening Document:

Join a panel of Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and ALA leaders at this year’s Annual Conference as they discuss the results of a newly-released study on public library patrons’ use of digital content. At Digital Content in Public Libraries: What Do Patrons Think? panelists will discuss the results of the study, designed to provide insight into how readers interact with e-books in a library environment. Sunday, June 28, 3:00-4:00pm, Moscone Convention Center, 131 North. Continue reading Ebooks and Digital Content events at the ALA Conference

DPLA events at the upcoming ALA Conference

The American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference is right around the corner, so we here at the DPLA have pulled together a nifty little schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members of our staff, Board, Committees, and Hubs. Sessions involving DPLA staff are marked [S], while sessions involving Board, Committee, or Hub members are marked with [A], for ‘affiliate’.

FEATURED DPLA EVENTS

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

[S] Knight Foundation Grantee Demo Booth, Day #1
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM / Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Booth 3731

Connect with DPLA staffers at the Knight Foundation Grantee Demo Booth on Monday, June 29 from 10 AM – 11 AM.

Participants: Dan Cohen (DPLA Executive Director), Emily Gore (DPLA Director for Content), Amy Rudersdorf (DPLA Assistant Director for Content)
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eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, June 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 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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Amazon Changes the Structure of KDP Select

Onyx inkBOOK has e Ink Carta Screen and Runs Android Apps

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SAGE Research Methods Datasets launched to teach research methods through practice

Los Angeles, CA (June 18, 2015) SAGE today announces the launch of SAGE Research Methods Datasets, a new resource that supports the teaching and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. Using real-world data from around the world accompanied by step-by-step instructions, this resource teaches statistical and analytical techniques used in Business, Education, Health, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, among other disciplines.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets was designed to save time for research methods teaching faculty looking for teaching datasets and to support graduate students learning methods on their own. Each dataset comes with an explanation of the analytical approach, an example to demonstrate the method, and a review to reinforce the material. Users are invited to practice analyses themselves by downloading step-by-step guides and data files.  Continue reading SAGE Research Methods Datasets launched to teach research methods through practice

Odilo brings leading publishers to libraries

(Denver, CO) June 18, 2015:

Odilo’s global reach and rapid expansion in the United States continues to attract publishers from around the world. Just six months after launching their innovative eBook lending library, Odilo now offers digital content from all of the leading publishers, including frontlist and backlist titles, along with pre-orders.

With the addition of Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster, Odilo customers can easily choose from over 200,000 bestselling and popular titles, from over 550 publishers, in order to meet the needs and demands of their library patrons. Competitive pricing allows Odilo customers to use their savings for other essential library needs. Continue reading Odilo brings leading publishers to libraries

Rosen Publishing Buys Jackdaw Publications

NEW YORK, NY- Rosen Publishing, one of the leading publishers of print and digital materials for the school library, classroom, and public library markets, today announced it had signed a deal to acquire the assets of Jackdaw Publications, a DBA of Golden Owl Publishing, Inc., located in Amawalk, NY.

(Click here to see Jackdaws Primary Source Materials

Jackdaw Publications is the world’s largest educational company producing primary source facsimile materials. Jackdaw was for many years operated by the husband and wife team of Roger and Mary Jacques, who acquired the company in 1973, and later by their children. Rosen will assume operation of the purchased assets effective June 19, 2015 continuing to do business under the Jackdaws and Jackdaw Publications names. The editorial and production staffs of Rosen’s Jackdaws operation will be located in New York, NY at Rosen’s corporate headquarters. Continue reading Rosen Publishing Buys Jackdaw Publications

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