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February 28, 2023 — 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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Kudos and Impact Science Introduce the Sustainable Development Knowledge Cooperative

Kudos and Impact Science launched the Sustainable Development Knowledge Cooperative to support a better understanding of research related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Publisher partners will choose the content to be featured in the cooperative: research that focuses on reducing poverty and inequality, improving health education and economic outcomes, and protecting the environment, among other SDG topics. Impact Science will create plain-language summaries, videos, and infographics of the research so they are accessible to a wide audience.

For more information, read the blog post/press release.

EBSCO Information Services Commits to Helping the ReShare Community

EBSCO Information Services became a member of Project ReShare, meaning it will offer financial contributions and expertise to the ReShare Community of libraries, consortia, information organizations, and developers. Project ReShare is working on a user-centered, community-owned resource-sharing platform app for libraries. EBSCO aims to help develop the features and functionality of the ReShare platform, bring in additional expert input, and increase the number of vendors that contribute to ReShare.

For more information, read the press release.

Exact Editions Adds Archive of Contemporary Illustration Magazine

3x3, the only magazine focused on contemporary illustration, digitized its modern archive with Exact Editions. It’s available via subscription for individuals and institutions, with issues published three times a year. The magazine, whose mission is to preserve, protect, and promote illustrations in all forms, covers illustrators from around the world and offers industry news, career advice, profiles of prominent names in the field, and book reviews.

For more information, read the press release.

HeinOnline Rolls Out Labor and Employment Database

HeinOnline unveiled Labor and Employment: The American Worker, its newest database, available to institutions and organizations for a one-time payment. Researchers can use this collection of 10,000-plus titles—legislative histories, Supreme Court case briefs, firsthand accounts, etc.—to explore the challenges and successes of the U.S. working class, the history of labor conditions, and U.S. employment law. Court cases in the database date from 1842 to 2018, while scholarly articles date back to 1904 and get updated with new additions each month.

For more information, read the press release.

Bookshop's 2023 Plans

Ed Nawotka writes the following in “Bookshop.org to Sell E-Books, Publish First Print Title” for Publishers Weekly (PW):

Online bookseller Bookshop.org will begin selling e-books by the [end] of the year. It will also publish its first book, Our Strangers by Lydia Davis, in October.

According to Andy Hunter, founder and CEO of Bookshop.org, the initial rollout of will enable users to buy and read e-books in their web browser. The program will launch in Beta late this year. An e-reader app is also being developed and will be launched sometime thereafter.

‘We are building the platform entirely from scratch,’ said Hunter. ‘We want to give independent bookstores a way to sell e-books and capture those sales that they are losing to Amazon,’ Hunter told PW during an interview at the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute in Seattle.

For more information, read the article.



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