ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans

May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release:  ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans.  Currently in beta, this groundbreaking model provides libraries with all of the benefits of traditional short-term loans with the added advantage of only paying if titles are used. ebrary’s new Short-Term Loans can […]

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Credo Launches Eight New Subject Collections

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Credo Reference Press Release: Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference service, is pleased to announce the launch of Subject Collections. These convenient collections, designed to provide comprehensive coverage of key subjects, add to the rapidly growing reference e-book offerings on Credo Reference. The eight new collections offer titles from 11 key reference publishers […]

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TOC – Publisher CTO Panel, the future of ebook technology, TeleRead

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Summary of Tools of Change session, reprinted in full from Teleread.com by Paul Biba Bill Godfrey (Elsevier), Rich Rothstein (HarperCollins Publishers), Andrew Savikas (O’Reilly Media, Inc.)Moderated by: Abe Murray (Google, Inc. ) Savikas: first foray in 1987. Stared with cd books and online books in 2001, which was first substantial digital presence. Wish is that […]

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SciVerse Hub Application Connects Researchers with U.S. Government Datasets

December 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

Elsevier has added another app to its SciVerse Hub Applications Marketplace, U.S. Government Datasets.  It’s a great example of collaboration, discovery, and semantic technology.  This article at Information Today offers additional information.

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SciVerse ScienceDirect app for iPhone, iPod, iPad

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Elsevier is now offering a mobile app for iOS, including the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  It’s a free download from the iTunes store. From an Elsevier email: Did you know? Users of SciVerse ScienceDirect and Scopus can now search for and download peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters from their iPhone They can also be […]

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ScienceDirect offers Image Search within eBook content

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Elsevier recently launched SciVerse Hub, which provides a discovery layer for ScienceDirect, Scopu, and Scirus.  A few weeks ago, they launched Image Search, new functionality within ScienceDirect, that offers searching of images within eBook content as well as millions of scholarly journals.  I wrote an article about the new Image Search for Information Today which […]

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Charleston Conference – Semantic Technology

November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Darrell Gunter, CEO of Gunter Media Group, Adam Marshall of Portland Press and Thane Kerner of Silver Chair presented on semantic technology and getting up to speed to better serve your user community. Each of the speakers posed 5 Questions with 5 Answers What prompted you to engage semantic technology into your products/applications? Darrell Gunter […]

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ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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Ingram Launches VitalSource Bookshelf application for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this email from Ingram today:  Ingram’s VitalSource launches Bookshelf® application for  iPad™, iPhone®, and iPod Touch®—now offers three ways to access content LA VERGNE, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., the leading e-textbook solution provider for publishers, academic institutions and students today announced the availability of the VitalSource Bookshelf application for Apple’s iPad™, iPhone®, […]

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Elsevier’s SciVerse Hub – Transforming Scientific Research

September 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

Check out Elsevier’s SciVerse Hub in Information Today’s Newsbreaks.  Another example of content integration at it’s finest, and what opportunities they bring to the table opening content to developers.

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