News You Need to Start the Week

On today’s menu: LSTA/IMLS FY 2013 funding; SAGE selects Ingram’s CoreSource; an ED-Tech podcast from the Chronicle; Elsevier launches TargetInsights; EBSCO releases Medline Complete; Semantico adds staff; and Factiva increases content.

LSTA level-funded in President’s FY2013 budget request

The District Dispatch reports “the president’s budget requested $184.7 million for LSTA to be administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This request is equal to the current funding level. These funds make access to online resources possible for job assistance, small businesses, homework help, summer reading programs, lifelong learning, and digital literacy for everyone.”

A full account of IMLS funding requests can be found in this press release : President Requests $231,953,777 for Institute of Museum and Library Services

SAGE Expands Work with Ingram Selects CoreSource® for Digital Asset Management and Distribution

SAGE has selected Ingram Content Group’s CoreSource for the distribution and management of the SAGE e-book and print-book files to a worldwide audience.  According to John Shaw, Executive Director of Publishing Technologies, SAGE “As the industry transforms and more of our customers are reading digitally, it’s important for SAGE to work with a distribution expert like Ingram that has a comprehensive platform and the expertise to get content seamlessly to destinations worldwide…”

Ed Tech Podcast: Big E-Textbook Companies Try to Make Things Easier for Faculty

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides a link to this podcast featuring ” chief executive of the e-textbook giant CourseSmart, Sean Devine, about making digital materials easier for professors to use. The company distributes digital versions of 30,000 texts—from Pearson, Cengage, Wiley, and others—across 7,000 campuses…”

Elsevier Launches TargetInsights for Early Drug Discovery

According to this report in Information Today,Elsevier announced the launch of TargetInsights. This online decision support tool enables scientists to search, monitor, and stay up-to-date with the latest biological insights reported in the scientific literature…

EBSCO Publishing Releases MEDLINE® Complete

EBSCO has released MEDLINE Complete which claims to be “the largest full-text companion to the MEDLINE index ever assembled and provides full text for more than 1,850 journals.”

Semantico expands development team in response to increased business

“Semantico, …provider of services and technology for online publishing, has recently recruited new personnel in response to an increase in sales. The new recruits will join the … development and project management teams.

Richard Padley, Managing Director said: “These latest hires come as a direct result of our strong sales growth and expanding client portfolio…”

Factiva Adds More Global Sources, Blogs, and Images

Another item from Information Today reports that, “Factiva’s content has increased by more than 20%, totaling more than 35,000 sources and furthering its position as one of the largest global digital business aggregators and archives. The new sources comprise 1,500 licensed publications, 1,600 websites, nearly 8,000 blogs, and more than 1.2 million images, covering 26 languages…”


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