Facts “on file” and “Common Core-aligned”

November 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Common Core is all the rage in K-12 publishing catering to middle and high school students these days. When Common Core first began to make waves a couple of years ago, reference publishers in particular were quick to recognize the value of their content—especially in digital form—for educators implementing the newly proposed standards into their […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference News · Reference Publishing

Gale and Infobase Announce eBook Deal for GVRL

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Middle and High School librarians looking for eBooks will be happy to hear that over 250 titles from Facts on File and Ferguson Publishing will now be available through Gale’s GVRL platform.  The titles will cover the areas of careers, teen health, global warming, and science.  For more information and a list of titles please […]

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Big news in online reference

November 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve gotten a flurry of press releases in the past 2 weeks from a variety of reference publishers.  Some are offering mobile search, others are teaming up to distribute content, or they are offering new products.  Here’s a sampling of what’s going on (in no apparent order): Oxford University Press launched Oxford Handbooks Online SAGE […]

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Infobase Publishing Acquires World Almanac Brand

September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

Infobase Publishing Acquires Iconic World Almanac Brand New York, NY (September 1, 2009)—Infobase Publishing announced today that it has acquired the World Almanac imprint from Weekly Reader Publishing Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. World Almanac’s long and storied history as a publisher of award-winning reference titles dates back to 1868. Most notably, […]

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Infobase Publishing Launches Widgets

July 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Infobase Publishing (Facts on File, Chelsea House, Ferguson Publishing) has just launched search widgets for their eBook platform.  See the press release here. The widgets search only the eBook content that your institution has access to.  From the press release, “Infobase Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of our new account-specific eBook Search Widgets, […]

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Infobase to release eBook platform this Fall

September 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

Attention public, school, and community college libraries. Infobase, publisher for Chelsea House, Facts on File, Ferguson, and Bloom’s Literary Criticism will release it’s own eBook platform this Fall.  However, titles will still be available from previously established interfaces. Current titles and backlist titles will be available at launch (1800+) and forthcoming titles will also come […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · School Libraries