SAGE and LISU report on demonstrating library value released

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

SAGE released the results of a six month research project on demonstrating library value.  More below from the press release. Los Angeles, CA (18 June, 2012) – Providing evidence of value remains an elusive goal for academic libraries across geographic borders, according to a new report published today.  The findings are the results of a […]

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SAGE Journals now in mobile-optimized format

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

From a SAGE press release: Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2012) SAGE’s entire online journal collection is now available in a mobile-optimized format with the help of HighWire Press’ Mobile Web Interface. Visitors to one of the more than 640 SAGE journal sites using their iPhones, Androids or other smartphones are automatically redirected to the […]

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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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More Content Added to WorldCat Local

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  In addition to the 200 million records contributed by OCLC member libraries worldwide, 500 million items from leading publishers, aggregators and mass digitization efforts are also now accessible through WorldCat Local. OCLC has recently added content to WorldCat Local from EBSCO; Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Modern Language Association; ProQuest […]

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Digital Textbooks, an interview with Michele Sordi of SAGE

October 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

On Monday I visited SAGE in Thousand Oaks, California and had the chance to talk with Michele Sordi, Vice President and Editorial Director for the Higher Education Group, about digital textbooks.  We discussed the SAGE textbook program, barriers to digital textbook adoption, and the role of librarians in digital textbooks on campus. Michele will join […]

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SAGE Research Methods Online – Free access to beta until Jan. 2011

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO): the essential tool for researchers has been release in beta.  SRMO provides advanced search and discovery tools to support researchers and students as they explore relevant content across the social and behavioral sciences, covering quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. It was designed by iFactory. “SRMO combines world-leading content from a […]

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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 http://www.jisc-adat.com/adat/adat_ebooks.pl 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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Credo Reference announces SAGE Reference Publisher Collection

November 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Credo Press Release: A significant majority of SAGE Reference titles to be available through Credo Boston and Oxford, (November 3, 2009) – Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, has signed an agreement to launch a SAGE Reference Publisher Collection. Nearly 70 SAGE Reference titles will now be available through the acclaimed Credo […]

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Recent Articles

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve marked the following articles in my delicious account, which are also listed on the NSR home page. Some numbers on popularity of ereaders As classrooms go digital, textbooks are history Random House, other pubs miserly toward IDPF/ePub, but new e-readers and Sigil editor show there’s hope Blackwell and Ingram sign ebook deal; Credo partnering […]

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E-Reference Ratings from LJ

November 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

LJ just released E-Reference Ratings, “an evaluation of nearly 180 subscription based electronic resources in 14 subject categories.”  Of course, many of these are eBook platforms like Britannica, Credo, GVRL, Oxford, and Sage.   There was no category for eBooks, instead you’ll find them listed under the various subject categories. Products were reviewed by a team […]

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