News & Announcements 7/3/13

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Cengage Learning files for bankruptcy;  Ingram Content Group and Hachette Livre offer titles from the Bibliothèque nationale; IEEE journals post impressive impact factors; SIPX partners with Elsevier; Launch of Version One of new STN begins new era in IP; Cognella Academic Publishing Signs 1000th Title; Ingram Spark launches; and additional British newspapers come to the Gale Newsvault

cengageLearning_v3 Cengage Learning Files for Bankruptcy

Last week we reported that Cengage might be filing for bankruptcy protection.  Well the NY Times reports that “Cengage Learning, a private equity-backed education company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday as part of an effort to shrink its $5.8 billion debt load. The company, based in Stamford, Conn., also said that it had entered into a restructuring agreement with lenders who hold $2 billion of its first-lien debt. The restructuring will eliminate more than $4 billion in debt from the company’s balance sheet…”

Related articles: Publisher’s Bankruptcy Filing Comes as Market for Print Textbooks Shrinks; Cengage Files for Bankruptcy Protection.

“Ingram Content Group Inc... announced a print-on-demand initiative that integrates Hachette Livre’s publishing program with Ingram’s on-demand print and distribution solutions to make thousands of Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) titles available in print for the first time in the U.S. and abroad…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “IEEE has maintained its position as one of the top publishers of science and technology journals. According to the 2012 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports (JCR) released in June 2013, IEEE journals sustained their status as premier scholarly publications, earning high rankings in the Impact Factor report…”

No Shelf Required reports on SIPX “a copyright management  and digital content delivery solution for content owners, libraries, publishers, MOOCs, end users, and others who need to provide or gain access to content in our digital world.”  The post draws particular attention to the fact that Elsevier has recently joined the SIPX Platform.

chemistry“The STN partners, FIZ Karlsruhe and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), are pleased to announce the launch of Version One of the new STN platform” which “delivers core STN content including the complete CAS REGISTRY and CAplus content along with Thomson Reuters’ Derwent World Patents Index, including the Derwent Chemistry Resource. Proprietary search technology offers new features that allow for STN’s unique content offering to be explored in new ways…”

“Cognella Academic Publishing, an imprint of Cognella Inc., today announced the signing of 1,000 titles since it began publishing higher education texts and anthologies in 2009. The imprint provides a distinctive approach for professors, allowing them to control the content of their course materials and decrease the time to market for nationally marketed titles…”

According to Michael Kozlowski at  “Ingram Spark has officially launched … and should be suitable for self-publishers and small/medium sized publishers. Spark gives you a very simplistic user interface and makes it easy to manage your ebook publishing needs. What makes this different? It allows you to opt into having your physical book distributed to thousands of bookstores that rely on Ingram to deliver them to their retail environments…”

Gale has launched “the Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 and British Newspapers, Part III: 1780-1950, bringing more than 200 years of celebrated journalism online to the Gale NewsVault platform. Offering an … window to the past, these new archives join Gale’s extensive list of historical newspaper and periodical collections, bringing the total number of available collections to 17…”


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