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September 2009

                                                                                                    Northern Light editorial team in cooperation with the client to emphasize the data
                                                                                                    the client needs.
                                                                                                       Source: Northern Light Group, LLC (

      (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 under the search term H1N1.                    next generation of polyglots,
         Source: Springer Science+Business Media (                                 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 (

          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 (
         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-
                                                                                                    phony integrated library system increases overall staff efficiency with new features
                                                                                                    such as an acquisitions vendor interface port and group item circulation as well as
                                                                                                    enhanced usability wizards and more. Web Reporter 3.3 gains new report templates,
                                                                                                    reporting attributes and metrics, and filters, while Enterprise 3.0 introduces a sin-
                                                                                                    gle “search well” that helps users discover all the resources available at a library.
                                                                                                       Source: SirsiDynix (

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