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.

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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

DPLA receives $96,000 grant from the Whiting Foundation to expand its impact in education

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce that it has received $96,000 from the Whiting Foundation to begin creating resources for users in K-12 and higher education. The grant will allow DPLA to develop and share primary source sets built on the foundation of national educational standards and under the guidance of a diverse group of education experts. DPLA will also refine tools for creating user-generated content so that students and teachers can curate their own resources as part of the learning process. Continue reading DPLA receives $96,000 grant from the Whiting Foundation to expand its impact in education

OCLC signs agreements with leading publishers worldwide

OCLC partners with global STEM and Open Access publishers to make content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 9, 2015—OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and other subject areas to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.

“OCLC continues to partner with leading content providers to ensure discovery and access to libraries’ most critical resources,” said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations. Continue reading OCLC signs agreements with leading publishers worldwide

New Online Collection of Declassified Documents Chronicles America’s “Year of Intelligence”

ProQuest and National Security Archive team on CIA Covert Operations II,now on the ProQuest platform

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 18, 2015 — As Americans once again scrutinize elements of the Patriot Act, the National Security Archive and its publishing partner ProQuest are providing new avenues for research on government spying. The Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) has expanded to include CIA Covert Operations II: The Year of Intelligence, 1975, a collection of 1,000 declassified documents that reveal the inner-workings of America’s spy agencies during a season of intense public inquiry. With this collection, DNSA becomes available on the ProQuest platform, enabling all DNSA documents to be cross-searched with the diverse content that students and faculty require to fully explore their area of research, such as newspaper archives, working papers, journal articles, ebooks, and other unique primary sources.

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e-Libro Adds 10,000 ebooks to e-Libro Premium, Launches New Collections

Spanish-language ebook platform now offers academic, special and public libraries over 80,000 titles from leading publishers including Puvill and Fondo Cultura Economica

Miami, FL – June 18, 2015 – e-Libro fortifies its position as the leading Spanish language ebook provider with the addition of 10,000 new titles to e-Libro Premium from esteemed Spanish language publishers including Puvill and Fondo Cultura Economica. These newly added titles join thousands of others available through flexible access models including subscription, Perpetual Access and DDA on both the ebrary and EBSCO platforms. e-Libro Premium now includes over 80,000 scholarly documents including more than 30,000 ebooks.  Additionally, e-Libro has launched a new ebook subscription in Religion and Philosophy. Continue reading e-Libro Adds 10,000 ebooks to e-Libro Premium, Launches New Collections

Califa and Total Boox announce new agreement

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June, 17, 2015 (New York, Tel Aviv) — Total Boox, a revolutionary ebook service for libraries, and Califa, the largest library network in California, are pleased to announce a groundbreaking agreement, which will make Total Boox’s collection of over 40,000 ebooks available to 32 libraries in California, including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Santa Clara Public Libraries. Continue reading Califa and Total Boox announce new agreement

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, June 14

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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Hermann Zapf Dies at 96

On the Dastardly Evil of Proprietary eBook Formats and the Inherent Righteousness of Industry Standard Formats

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Total Boox brings top travel brands to libraries

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On the heels of its recent agreements with Lonely Planet, Berlitz, and Insight Guides, Total Boox is giving librarians free access to its entire collection this summer. Librarians may sign up for a free trial today and download all ebooks for free through the end of July, enjoying the same benefits as if they were patrons of Total Boox’ customer libraries. Details below. Continue reading Total Boox brings top travel brands to libraries

ProQuest Completes Acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 1, 2015 — ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts’ expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well. They are being added to ProQuest’s Books unit, which encompasses the widest selection of ebooks supporting research and a rapidly evolving technology framework for discovery, access and management of book content. ProQuest’s vision is to combine these collective strengths, creating an integrated workflow for print and digital content that will save librarians time and provide a superior book experience for end users.

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eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, June 7

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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Statistics: U.S. E-Book Sales Down 6% in 2014 According to PubTrack Digital/Nielsen

Why Proprietary Ebook Formats Work
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