April 2010 www.infotoday.com
service. The Lulu Publication API lets individuals, publishers, and businesses de-
ploy on-demand publishing applications using Lulu as a back end, while retaining
their own unique branding. The announcement was made in conjunction with the
O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference in New York.
Lulu is a free publication service for hardcover, paper, and ebook content, fea-
(continued from page 39) turing more than 1 million creators across 80 countries. More information about the
API is available at Lulu’s site.
as a road map for statewide broadband improvement initiatives. The data can also Source: Lulu (www.lulu.com)
be used for grant writing, economic development, and feasibility studies.
Connect Ohio and Connect Illinois were demonstrated for more than 200 com-
munity leaders, broadband providers, and other stakeholders in the push for im- The Financial Times and
proving network infrastructure. The free service was developed in collaboration with
ESRI, a geographic information system developer.
Cengage Delve Into the Past
Source: Connected Nation Cengage Learning initiated the commercial release of its Financial Times His-
(www.connectednation.com) torical Archive 1888–2006, a database of articles and content spanning nearly 120
years of publication by the
daily business newspaper. The
Lulu Grants database features more than
812,000 articles on topics such
Developers as history, business, and man-
API Access agement. Also included in the
collection are both magazines
Open publishing developer published by the company, FT
Lulu recently made its API Magazine and How to Spend It.
available to outside develop- In addition to article con-
ers, giving third parties open tent, the Financial Times
access to its platform to gen- Historical Archive 1888–2009
erate innovation within the features advanced search ca-
pabilities, including detailed
indexing and categorization
as well as robust data sets to
aid in extracting specific information. The database also allows for account inte-
FCC Advocates Faster gration with other Cengage Learning products.
Source: Cengage Learning (www.cengagelearning.com)
Broadband Speeds FEATURED PRODUCT Unisfair Introduces Virtual
Engagement Platform Version 9
he Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently debuted a way
to boost broadband speeds across the U.S. as part of the National Broad- Virtual event coordinator Unisfair announced Version 9 of its Virtual Engagement