Baker & Taylor With eBook Platform, McGraw-Hill Has New site Thomson Reuters Launches Streaming Video, Ref Works Goes Mobile

In the past month and beginning of April the library database vendors had a lot to offer and News Breaks blog from Information Today caught most of the changes.

Baker & Taylor launched a digital media distribution platform for ebooks in licensing partnership with ebrary (

The partnership enables Baker & Taylor to develop its own digital content products and services, as well as to integrate tens of thousands of ebooks and other titles that ebrary has aggregated from more than 350 leading publishers.

Information Today's News Break blog has more.

McGraw-Hill announced a new AccessEngineering ( with new primary navigation for books and new content added. Read more at Information Today's News Break blog.

Another famous publisher Thomson Reuters announced the launch of a new streaming video service to "deliver financial news, live market coverage, and other multimedia content directly to users’ desktops." Get on News Break blog to learn the details.

Hoover, one of the primary business database vendors decided to integrate Linked In contact data to its subscribers.

The addition is designed to give Hoover's subscribers an additional avenue for professional networking. When viewing a targeted company or person on the Hoover's site, customers can now instantly view contacts in that company that are already in their own LinkedIn network.

In the middle of April RefWorks started RefMobile, a "new interface that enables students and researchers to use the RefWorks web-based research management service via web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs)." E-Content blog captured the details.

Last but not least ProQuest signed an agreement with Gannett Company to be the exclusive provider of 85 newspapers. The full text of the newspapers will be distributed on “ProQuest Newsstand, ProQuest Archiver, and ProQuest's Newspapers in Microfilm, and as an add-on package to ProQuest Central.”

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