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Industry News

Selected news items from the industry.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 9:17pm
ARL has released Open Source Software, SPEC Kit 340, which investigates ARL member libraries’ adoption and/or development of open source software (OSS) for functions such as integrated library...
Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 9:13pm
CrossRef and the California Digital Library (CDL) have signed an agreement that opens a route for library publishers to participate in the scholarly communications hub created by CrossRef. Through...
Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 6:16pm
The Bowker book report indicates that both traditional and non traditional print publishing declined in 2013.Traditional printProduction of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United...
Monday, 4 August 2014 - 10:22pm
Chegg, The Student Hub, has announced a significant strategic alliance with Ingram Content Group Inc., the world's largest distributor of books.Key elements of the alliance include Chegg...
Monday, 4 August 2014 - 10:19pm
O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Pearson's 50% interest in Safari Books Online, LLC. Safari is now a wholly owned subsidiary of O'Reilly. Developed by O'Reilly and...
Monday, 4 August 2014 - 10:13pm
WT Cox Information Services appoints Beth Hoskins as Director of Publisher Relations and Services.Formerly Library Relations Coordinator of Duke University Press, Hoskins has worked with libraries...
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 10:03pm
Publishers are increasingly concerned with quality as they move towards digital productions, according to a new survey on trends in the digital publishing industry. Of the respondents, 84 percent are...
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 8:52pm
The Wellcome Library and Jisc have announced nine partner institutions whose holdings will be digitised and added to the UK Medical Heritage Library, an online resource for the history of...
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 8:28pm
The American Psychological Association announced that they have made significant content additions to their full-text book database PsycBOOKS®. Thirty-three new books from the 2014 copyright year...
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 6:25pm
Swets, the global leader in the management of professional information, announced earlier today that it has signed a reseller agreement with Eduserv, the non-profit dedicated to developing and...

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