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Weekly News Digest

February 11, 2016 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Nielsen Book Introduces U.K. Ebook Sales Tracker

Nielsen Book launched PubTrack Digital UK—the first dedicated service to report U.K. ebook sales—which consolidates ebook sales data from a panel of participating publishers to create a market measure of this data. It replicates the U.S. platform, which has been operational for 5 years.

Each month and 3 months in arrears, PubTrack Digital reports on ebook volume sales from publishers through all U.K. channels by ISBN, title, author, and Nielsen BookScan Product Class. Combining this data with BookScan allows for a better understanding of market trends for and sales of both print and digital books.

For more information, read the press release.

OpenText Creates Presidential Election Website

OpenText released Election Tracker ’16, a solution that analyzes Big Data to provide monitoring, comparison, and visualization of the media coverage for the U.S. presidential election. It curates content from online news articles and worldwide media outlets to create dashboards with summaries and comparisons across news outlets, candidates, and popular topics, among other election-related items.

For more information, read the press release.

LexisNexis Rolls Out New E-Discovery Tool

LexisNexis Legal & Professional launched the Lexis DiscoveryIQ e-discovery platform, which features visual analytics developed by data analysis provider Brainspace. Users will be able to access powerful analytics throughout the e-discovery process and get earlier insight into litigation data thanks to the platform’s ability to process massive datasets for review and reduce them to their most important elements. It offers comprehensive litigation support, data visibility from the outset of a case, flexible analytics during investigational efforts and case analysis as well as the traditional discovery workflow, and predictive coding technology that leads to a faster path to more accurate results.

For more information, read the press release.

Ingram and hoopla Join Forces for Ebook Distribution

Ingram Content Group partnered with hoopla to allow publishers working with Ingram’s CoreSource Plus to offer public library patrons instant access to their titles via hoopla. Adding titles from the CoreSource Plus digital distribution platform broadens hoopla’s catalog of 400,000-plus movies, TV shows, albums, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics.

For more information, read the article.

HighWire Press Announces CHORUS Integration

HighWire Press integrated CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) so that authors and publishers can easily make their research outputs freely available. With this integration, HighWire is able to automatically deposit the funding and licensing information required by CrossRef and CHORUS during the publishing process. CHORUS’ harvester authentication service provides the funding agencies with secure access to the articles so they can index them on their portals.

For more information, read the press release.

GPO Plans to Replace FDsys

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) introduced govinfo in beta, which is designed to replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) in 2017. This site is a mobile-friendly, easy-to-use navigation system to information on the three branches of government. It currently offers more than 1.5 million titles, with more added each day. The alphabetized list of collections available includes the Federal Register; congressional calendars, hearings, and reports; bills; the U.S. Code; court opinions; and the federal budget.

For more information, read the press release.

EBSCO Gains Penguin Random House Ebooks

Penguin Random House agreed to provide EBSCO eBooks with its entire collection of 21,000 fiction and nonfiction ebook titles. The ebooks are featured in several collections, including Popular Adult Fiction; Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction; and Popular Adult Nonfiction. There are flexible pricing models for frontlist and backlist ebooks based on libraries’ needs. EBSCO eBooks now has more than 800,000 titles for all types of libraries.

For more information, read the press release.

Annual Reviews Uses DataSalon Tool for Data Analysis

Annual Reviews is using DataSalon’s customer insight solution MasterVision to bring together its customer data on a secure platform. MasterVision will help Annual Reviews staffers gain insights and inform strategies, including gaining an understanding of how authors interact with their journals, customer interaction, and article usage tracking.

“This powerful data analytics tool [MasterVision] helps identify opportunities for the organization to extend our unique offer to new and existing customers who wish to license our collection of high impact journals across a broad range of disciplines,” says Andrea Lopez, Annual Reviews’ sales director.

For more information, read the press release.

ReadCube Indexes Earth Science Books and Journals

ReadCube Discover indexed the Geological Society of London’s scholarly journals and books, making more than 20,000 articles searchable across ReadCube’s web, desktop, and mobile reading portals. The articles are available in ReadCube’s Enhanced PDF reading format, with hyperlinked in-line citations and figures, annotations, clickable author names, and access to supplemental content, among other features.

For more information, read the press release.

SirsiDynix Pilots E-Resource Management Tool

SirsiDynix announced the pilot release of BLUEcloud eRM, an electronic resource management tool in the BLUEcloud Campus product line. It follows the lifecycle of electronic resources from trial and acquisition to licensing and implementation. Additionally, it is built on the open source system CORAL, which uses the data model and dictionary established by the Digital Library Federation’s Electronic Resources Management Initiative (ERMI) in collaboration with NISO (National Information Standards Organization).

For more information, read the press release.

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