April 17, 2014

Virginia bill commends Dr. Vinod Chachra of VTLS. VTLS, Inc.

VTLS announced that Dr. Vinod Chachra, President and CEO of VTLS, was commended by Virginia House Joint Resolution No. 405 offered on February 28, 2014. The bill was introduced by Delegate Nick Rush, who represents House District 7.

April 16, 2014

New agreement between EBSCO and NewsBank adds Readex content to EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

American historical collections from NewsBank’s Readex Division will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service. The new agreement will add metadata from Readex’s digital collection, Archive of Americana, into EDS and provide seamless access and full text searching for mutual customers, enabling them to search many of the most widely used collections of primary source research alongside their own library’s collection.

Five university presses select Ingram's CoreSource for digital asset management and distribution . Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group announced that New York University Press, Penn State University Press, University Press of Kansas, Ohio University Press and the University Press of Mississippi have selected Ingram's CoreSource digital asset management platform for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content.

Harvard Library unifies discovery of its resources with Ex Libris Primo . Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the Harvard Library has decided to offer the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery system as a single search interface for Harvard University’s vast local and electronic collections. The Library is adding Primo to a suite of Ex Libris solutions consisting of the Aleph integrated library system, Primo Central Index of scholarly resources, SFX OpenURL link resolver, MetaLib gateway and metasearch solution, and bX article recommender.

Follett renews partnership with MetaMetrics to promote reading growth. Follett Software Company

Follett solidified its ongoing partnership with MetaMetrics, the developer of the Lexile Framework for Reading. This marriage of education-focused content and reading data helps ease educators’ struggles to connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources.

Lucidea announces new Chief Marketing Officer. Lucidea Corporation

Lucidea announced the appointment of former EOS International executive, Sal Provenza, as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Provenza's appointment expands Lucidea’s executive team and will drive the company's global growth.

April 15, 2014

OCLC and Ingram help libraries manage e-book collections more efficiently. OCLC

OCLC is working with Ingram, one of the world’s largest distributors of physical and digital content, to set and maintain holdings for e-books in WorldCat automatically, saving library staff valuable time and effort. This new program enables libraries with an OCLC cataloging subscription and an account with MyiLibrary, Ingram’s online e-content platform for libraries, to request integration of their MyiLibrary e-book holdings information with the WorldCat knowledge base. E-book holdings information will then be populated and updated automatically, with no need for manual work by library staff.

Harvard Business Review Press e-Books Now Available. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services and Harvard Business Review Press have extended the availability of Harvard Business Review Press products to EBSCO Corporate, Government and Hospital users. For the first time, all digital editions of Harvard Business Review Press titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of both new and backlist titles from the publisher. This exciting agreement builds upon an existing strong relationship between the two organizations, which also allows EBSCO users to access exclusive book summaries from Harvard Business Review Press.

Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute to advance access to academic research. Thomson Reuters

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management to power a unique academic research portal through the Web of Science, the premier scientific search and discovery platform and industry authority in science, social science, and arts & humanities citation indexes.

April 14, 2014

Atypon Systems acquires Metapress from EBSCO Online, Inc.. EBSCO Industries

Atypon Systems and EBSCO Online, Inc. announced that Atypon has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Atypon and EBSCO will work together to transition Metapress clients to Atypon’s Literatum platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Metapress will continue to service its current clients through the transition.

MuseGlobal, in conjunction with EduLib, a member of the MuseGlobal group, announces the availability of Muse version 2.7. MuseGlobal, Inc.

MuseGlobal, in conjunction with EduLib, a member of the MuseGlobal group, announces the availability of Muse version 2.7. While the full release includes dozens of enhancements and corrections.

April 11, 2014

ProQuest and J.P. Morgan team to broaden access to award-winning analyst reports . ProQuest

ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, and J.P. Morgan, a leading global financial services firm, have joined forces to help business students and faculty make use of J.P. Morgan’s company and economic research. The companies have created J.P. Morgan Research, which contains intelligence and insight on more than 3,000 corporations worldwide and all major economies. The new research solution provides in-depth trend, forecast and macro analysis on companies and global economies, and integrates approximately 1,500 reports published each month by J.P. Morgan, plus a selection of archived items, into one single resource.

April 10, 2014

Gale’s Analytics On Demand delivers powerful insights to data-driven libraries . Gale Group

Gale announced the launch of Analytics On Demand, an innovative data analysis tool to help libraries discover key insights about their library community—who is and isn’t using their resources—to better inform strategic planning, collection development, programming and to measure the impact of day-to-day decision making.

EBSCO continues to reinforce dedication to discovery innovation; hires three industry leaders to address discovery needs of libraries. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO has hired three industry veterans to interact closely with the library community to further understand the strategic needs of each segment, and help establish the framework for next phases of library innovation through discovery. Neil Block, Gar Sydnor, and Tamir Borensztajn are the latest additions to EBSCO’s growing discovery team.

Ex Libris Alma and Primo selected by the Natural History Museum in London. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that London’s Natural History Museum has selected Ex Libris Alma for next-generation resource management services and Ex Libris Primo for unified resource discovery and delivery. These tightly integrated solutions will support the museum’s strategic goal of providing a pioneering digital library of the future.

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