3M Launches Cloud Library E-Book Lending Service The 3M Cloud Library E-Book Lending Service was introduced at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. This e-book solution provides libraries with a turnkey system by including both digital content and in-library hardware, along with apps for borrowing and reading. Random House and IPG are among the first publishers […]
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New CoverCake Channel Available from Boopsie Boopsie and CoverCake have simplified mobile discovery of books covered by pop media. Boopsie has announced that it will offer access to CoverCake’s book discovery platform, which makes it easy for consumers to find books mentioned by such popular media as news magazines, radio, and daytime talk shows. CoverCake […]
Tutor.com To Go Is Mobile Companion to Tutor.com It seems that we can do just about everything from our phones these days. But until now you couldn’t work with a tutor to finish a homework assignment or polish a resume. Now your patrons can do that and a whole lot more. Tutor.com To Go empowers […]
New Service from EBSCO Allows Libraries to Use EBSCOhost as the Front End of Their Online Catalog EBSCO Publishing is now enabling public libraries to use EBSCOhost as the front end of their online catalogs. Loading catalog records on EBSCOhost allows public libraries to provide their patrons with the features and functionality of EBSCOhost. Searching […]
Garden Minibeasts Up Close Did you know that ladybugs are brightly colored to warn birds and other predators that they taste awful? Did you know that crickets have long, powerful back legs and can jump about three feet into the air—more than thirty times the length of their bodies? That is like a human jumping […]
Geek the Library Campaign Now Available Geek the Library, a community-based public awareness campaign, is now available for adoption by any United States public library. The campaign is designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries in today’s challenging economic environment and to increase local library support. Geek the Library has proven ability to […]
OCLC Launches WorldShare Platform OCLC Online Computer Library Center recently announced the launch of the OCLC WorldShare Platform, which will enable library developers, partners, and other organizations to create, configure, and share a wide range of applications that deliver new functionality and value for libraries and their users. The OCLC WorldShare Platform facilitates collaboration and […]
Bibliotheca Launches New Global Product Range Bibliotheca has announced the launch of its 2012 product range, which now offers customers a breadth of choice not previously seen within the library market. The flagship self-service (smartserve) collection has been developed to provide customers with a choice of five distinct options, each of which offers a selection […]
E-Book Sales Drive New Delivery Models Booktrack, a startup headquartered in New York City, has announced the release of soundtrack-enhanced e-books. The experimental technology is something that Booktrack founders hope will catch on and change e-book readership. The company’s proprietary technology combines music, sound effects, and ambient sound, automatically paced to an individual’s reading speed. […]
Improving Numerical Literacy with Team Ten Team Ten is a set of plush toys in the shape of numbers zero through nine created by NumbersAlive! to encourage a child’s interaction with numbers. The colorful toys come in multiple colors and sizes, and each number has a back story. The team of ten numbers is lead […]
Recognizing the need for a consistent, full-featured app that will make lives easier for both patrons and staff, VTLS developed MozGo.
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, recently announced the launch of Gale Genealogy Connect, a new online tool for genealogical research.
Salem Press Releases Critical Survey of Graphic Novels Series Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Publishing, has announced the release of Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes, the first of several resources aiming to establish the graphic novel medium as an important academic discipline and research topic in high school, public, and academic […]
OverDrive Announces Streaming Audiobooks OverDrive recently announced that it will update its popular audiobook download services to include new options for readers to instantly “See Book—Hear Book.” Scheduled for launch later this year, streaming audiobooks will be available on a wide range of Internet-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. Streaming technology will eliminate long downloads. […]