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Northern Light editorial team in cooperation with the client to emphasize the data
the client needs.
Source: Northern Light Group, LLC (www.northernlight.com)
(continued from page 37) Gale, K12 Plan New Line of Language Tools
Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and K12, Inc. are joining forces to develop a
more than 70 countries. In response to this, Springer’s journal articles that deal with new set of second-language acquisition tools that they plan to market to libraries.
swine flu (318 in total) will be available to download or print for free until Dec. 31. The In an effort to produce the
articles are available at www.springerlink.com under the search term H1N1. next generation of polyglots,
Source: Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) K12 subsidiary powerspeaK12,
Inc. will develop web-based
courses in Spanish, French,
Northern Light Adds New Consulting Service German, Chinese, and other
Northern Light Group, LLC produced a customizable consultancy service called languages; Gale will market
MI Insight that the company is pitching as an easy way to consolidate and dissem- the language tool to libraries.
inate useful market information. Each MI Insight is designed and managed by the The programs will emphasize
audiovisual content and chal-
lenge users to speak and
write through several different interactive modules.
Source: Gale, a part of Cengage Learning (www.gale.com)
Jigsaw: Adding More Pieces LC, DuraSpace Begin
Experiment in Data Preservation
to the Marketplace FEATURED PRODUCT
The Library of Congress and DuraSpace announced a yearlong pilot program to
T he past 9 months have been busy for Jigsaw CEO Jim Fowler and his team,
and the year isn’t over yet.
Although Jigsaw was founded in 2004 (and formally launched in December
test the feasibility of using cloud technology for long-term access to digital content.
The program is designed to ensure that data are not only preserved but that they are
accessible far in the future. The program will run on DuraSpace’s DuraCloud service
of that year), Fowler says the company “has doubled revenue each year start- and will include The New York Public Library and the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
ing in 2006, and then in 2007, 2008, and 2009. We’ll be bringing in over $20 Source: Library of Congress (www.loc.gov)
million in revenue this year with a forecast of doubling that and more next
year,” he says. “OK, we have to remember the law of large numbers though.
The bigger you get, the harder it is to double your growth, but so far, I’m still SirsiDynix Unveils Three Product Upgrades
pinching myself.” SirsiDynix revealed details on three new products: SirsiDynix Symphony 3.3,
SirsiDynix Web Reporter 3.3 for Oracle, and SirsiDynix Enterprise 3.0. The Sym-