McHENRY, Ill., Feb. 1, 2016 â€“Follett announced it is partnering with EBSCO Information Services to make approximately 600,000 EBSCO-hosted eBooks available for ordering through Titlewave, Follettâ€™s premier collection development and order platform for K-12 schools.
Farmington Hills, Mich., Nov. 5, 2015 â€” Putting research technology directly into user workflow, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded the integration of Google Apps for Education â€“ Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more â€“ into its most-popular product lines. Researchers can seamlessly log into many of their school or libraryâ€™s Gale resources with their Google Account credentials and easily save, share, and download content (including bookmarks and their personal highlights and notes) using Gmail, Drive, and Docs. In December, the new Google Classroom share button will be integrated with these resources, allowing educators to seamlessly link third party content, including Gale content, to classroom assignments. Continue reading Gale Expands Integration of Google Apps for Education into Popular Product Lines→
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2015 â€“ Follett continues to expand its market-leading Destiny solution to be an open agnostic discovery tool for print and digital content that supports PreK-12 classroom and curriculum needs. Another major step in that direction was announced today when Follett unveiled new product integrations with OverDrive and Mackin Educational Resources.
McHENRY, Ill., Oct. 5, 2015 â€“Follett announced this week it is unveiling a new offering â€“ Managed Services â€“ directed at administrators and designed to help districts eliminate both routine and seasonal tasks involved in managing resources, ultimately saving significant time, money and space.
â€œWe are excited as Managed Services is a brand-new offering from Follett, and comes in response to educators telling us they are spending too much time on operational activities, which takes attention away from their primary goal of student learning,â€ said Tom Schenck, president, Follett School Solutions. â€œOur customized program provides valuable outsourced services for administrators when theyâ€™re lacking the resources â€“ staffing, facilities or time â€“ to efficiently and effectively run their district.â€ Continue reading New â€˜Managed Servicesâ€™ Offering From Follett Designed to Help K-12 Administrators Save Time, Money, Space→
NEW YORK, NY-Â Rosen Publishing, one of the leading publishers of print and digital materials for the school library, classroom, and public library markets, today announced it had signed a deal to acquire the assets of Jackdaw Publications, a DBA of Golden Owl Publishing, Inc., located in Amawalk, NY.
Jackdaw Publications is the world’s largest educational company producing primary source facsimile materials. Jackdaw was for many years operated by the husband and wife team of Roger and Mary Jacques, who acquired the company in 1973, and later by their children. Rosen will assume operation of the purchased assets effective June 19, 2015 continuing to do business under the Jackdaws and Jackdaw Publications names. The editorial and production staffs of Rosen’s Jackdaws operation will be located in New York, NY at Rosen’s corporate headquarters. Continue reading Rosen Publishing Buys Jackdaw Publications→
IPSWICH, Mass. â€” January 30, 2015 â€”EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing Exploraâ„¢, an appealing new EBSCOhostÂ® interface for K12 schools and public libraries. EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.
CLEVELANDâ€”January 8, 2015â€”Capitalizing on the latest advances in eBook technology and popular catalog availability, public libraries saw digital checkouts rise again to record levels in 2014.Â OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools, announced today that circulation of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media increased 33% in 2014 to 137 million checkouts, while web traffic and discoverability similarly increased, especially on mobile devices.
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