Interview with Roger Rosen: On embracing technology selectively and holistically

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Navigating Rosen Publishing’s 2014 catalog of digital content may at first seem a bit overwhelming: it impresses both as a vibrant presentation of the company’s wide array of digital offerings but it also reminds us of just how “digital” K–12 publishing has become. Or at the very least, it makes those of us still tempted to […]

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eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Rosen Publishing offers new Interactive eBooks – an interview with Miriam Gilbert and Gina Strazzabosco

June 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Rosen Publishing will be launching a new series of interactive eBooks this August.  There are 120 books ranging in subjects that meet the needs of the common core and support transliteracy skills.  I spoke with Miriam Gilbert, Director, Rosen Digital and Gina Strazzabosco, Vice President, Rosen Publishing, this past weekend to find out more about […]

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More Interactive Features Added to Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness

August 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Rosen spent much of Spring and Summer updating their award winning Teen Health & Wellness resource with an abundance of new features.  The first interface was already a great one, so I’m glad to see even more features added. Here’s a summary of what’s NEW with Teen Health & Wellness for Fall 2010:

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eBook platform comparison chart

June 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m not sure how I didn’t find this earlier, but thanks to a colleague, Erik Christopher, I am now aware of the JISC eBook comparison chart. It is available on the JISC site at and offers a comparison of up to 7 different eBook platforms including:  Credo Reference, NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, MyiLibrary, Dawsonera, and Taylor and […]

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Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness – Translation and Social Bookmarking

April 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness database recently upgraded the interface to include two exciting new features – translation and social bookmarking. The translation widget offers content in 50 languages, instantly. Articles can also be shared on Facebook and other social networking sites.  Family and friends will be able to read the full text of the […]

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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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Interview with Roger Rosen, Rosen Publishing

April 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Last week NSR interviewed Roger Rosen, President and Publisher of Rosen Publishing.  We discussed the process of a small publisher moving from print to an electronic environment.  Download and listen to the interview, posted  on the NSR interviews page.�

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Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness – this is what I call a Reference Experience

November 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I recently attended the School Library Journal (SLJ) Summit and had the pleasure of working with Roger Rosen, of Rosen Publishing, on a panel about the future of digital reference.  Roger spoke about Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness product.  I finally had a chance to look it over.  WOW, this is what I call a reference […]

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