The lobbying behind publishing and textbooks – A First Street report

September 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

First Street, a new political intelligence product from CQ Press, a division of SAGE Inc., offers a look into the relationships between legislators, lobbyists, and others influencing policy making in the US.  The product launched earlier this year.  They have been releasing topical reports, highlighting the lobbying in the topic area as well as the […]

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CQ Press takes traditional print directories to a new level with First Street

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

First Street™ was launched this month by CQ Press. The new database takes data from 20 years of CQ Press print directories and a variety of other political resources and cross references them for relationships.  They have a visual aspect as well, called coalition builder.  It’s fascinating to see how traditional print reference directories have […]

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CQ to launch First Street – a database for researching political relationships

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

CQ Press will launch a new, revolutionary database in April of 2011 – First Street.  First Street consolidates congressional, government and lobbying data back to 1993, including CQs plethora of staff directories.  The First Street Coalition Builder (TM), the coolest part of the product, is a visual mapping tool which displays connections between staffers, lobbyists, […]

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Reference Publishers Debate Single Platform

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the Friday of the ALAMW Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group met for a panel presentation/discussion on using one single platform to host all reference content.  It was an interesting discussion.  I’ve summarized the panel in my notes below. Independent Reference Publishers Group Meeting Friday, January 23, 2009 Representatives from the following organizations were […]

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Ebrary adds 14 new publishers to ebook collection

August 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Ebrary has added 14 new publishers to their collection.  They are: Ashgate Publishing Continuum Books CQ Press Georgetown University Press The University of Washington Press The University of Alberta Press The University Press of Kentucky McFarland & Co. The International Monetary Fund Grey House Publishing The Policy Press Templeton Foundation Press Smithers Rapra Math Solutions […]

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Sage Acquires CQ Press

May 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

SAGE Acquires CQ Press, Book-Publishing Unit of Congressional Quarterly Inc. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington, DC (May 30, 2008) — CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly Inc. (CQ), has been sold to SAGE, the leading independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s […]

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