SIPX partners with Elsevier, adding more content for MOOCs, libraries, and users

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Academic librarians and publishers, take a look at SIPX.  They are a copyright management  and digital content delivery solution for content owners, libraries, publishers, MOOCs, end users, and others who need to provide or gain access to content in our digital world.    Their June newsletter gives some highlights of who they are, including links […]

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Elsevier acquires Mendeley – articles of interest

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

A flurry of articles and blog posts have been published with the announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of Mendeley.  Here is a sampling below: Elsevier’s Press Release Mendeley blog, Q/A about the acquisition   Confirmed:  Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley…TechCrunch Sale to Elsevier Casts Doubt….Chronicle A Matter of Perspective….Scholarly Kitchen    

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Elsevier major reference works now indexed in Paratext’s Reference Universe

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

ALDIE, Va., April 3, 2013 – Paratext announces that thousands of links to nearly 250 Major Reference Works from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect will be integrated into Paratext’s Reference Universe service. Elsevier’s Major Reference Works provide foundational content that gives cross-disciplinary perspective to researchers, librarians, teachers and students worldwide. They serve a broad spectrum of scientific, technical […]

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Over 1,000 Elsevier titles added to ebrary’s Academic Complete

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

August 8, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced that Elsevier Science & Technology Books is adding over 1,000 titles to Academic Complete™, the industry’s first and most scholarly subscription database of more than 78,000 e-books with unlimited, multi-user access.  This marks the first time that these Elsevier titles, […]

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Full text from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect available via WorldCat Local

February 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

OCLC and Elsevier have expanded their partnership to improve discovery of content.  More from the press release: DUBLIN, Ohio, January 31, 2012—OCLC and Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information products and services worldwide, have signed an agreement that will make the full text from Elsevier’s SciVerse ScienceDirect journals and e-books […]

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SciVerse adds text-to-speech application, iSpeech Audio Reader

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from Elsevier about the new iSpeech Audio Reader application which instantly converts  any full-text article within ScienceDirect into a natural sounding voice file.  We see a lot of these mp3 files used for auditory learners, students with disabilities, and foreign language learners at my institution. More from the press release below: Elsevier, a […]

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EBSCO Discovery Service secures Elsevier content

June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Another discover service has secured the Elsevier ScienceDirect content, this time EBSCO Publishing’s Discovery Service.  Great to see this cooperation to provide library content in a centralized discovery tool. More from the press release:  Full text from SciVerse ScienceDirect is being added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) thanks to a new agreement from Elsevier and […]

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Summon secures Elsevier content

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Big news from Serials Solutions today – they will index Elsevier content from ScienceDirect! More from the press release: Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products, today announced their intention that the full-text of SciVerse ScienceDirect® content will be indexed within the […]

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45 Elsevier health science titles to be available in Credo Reference Subject Collections

June 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Credo continues to expand it’s subject collections with the new addition of Elsevier titles.  There was no indication in the press release of the date these titles will be available. More from the press release:  Credo Reference (, the award-winning online reference service, and Elsevier, an international provider of scientific, technical and medical information products […]

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Download e-books from ScienceDirect in EPUB and mobi formats

June 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday we had a visit from our Elsevier Account Manager who updated us on the SciVerse Hub as well as e-book content within ScienceDirect.  I learned several interesting things during the session including: ScienceDirect e-books can be downloaded for offline reading in EPUB and Mobipocket formats. I believe they said chapters, not the entire book. […]

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