March 2010 www.infotoday.com
NewsBytes lections could help generate revenue. Ac- tion agreement. Under the deal, IPS will platform, giving users access to blogs, dis-
(continued from page 9) cording to the survey, 86% of respondents become the distributor for Fitzhenry & cussions, and idea sharing and allowing
report that faculty and students do not Whiteside and its wholly owned associ- them to collaborate and share video.
coupled architecture to work with exist- understand their collections totally, and ate publishers: Fifth House Publishers, Kaltura’s open source video solution
ing open systems and allow developers to 94% feel that the collections are not ex- Red Deer Press, Stoddart Kids, and gives users access to such features as di-
create the next generation of collabora- plored to their greatest potential. Robert J. Sawyer Books. rect webcam upload, multiple encoding
tive applications. Its features will be de- The survey totaled 63 respondents from Fitzhenry & Whiteside specializes in types, custom playlists and content syndi-
livered in future releases of LotusLive, academic libraries across North America Canadian books, as well as education cation, advanced video editing, and ad-
Lotus Notes, Domino, WebSphere Portal, and will be published as an article written and children’s titles, publishing about vertising capabilities. The platform also
and other offerings. by ProQuest senior vice president of mar- 1,300 books in all. featured integrated analytics capabilities.
Lastly, IBM partnered with Research keting Lynda James-Gilboe called “Rais- Source: Ingram Publisher Services, Source: Mzinga, Inc. (www.mzinga.com)
In Motion (RIM) to develop a series of ing the Library Profile to Fight Budget Inc. (www.ingrampublisherservices.com)
new social networking applications for Challenges” in Serials Librarian.
BlackBerries, including BlackBerry ProQuest also signed an agreement Facebook Launches
Client for IBM Lotus Quickr and a new with The Boston Globe that extends the Mzinga Partners With Fellowship Program
version of BlackBerry Client for IBM Lo- company’s digital archives to the paper’s
tus Connections. These offerings were complete run. That content will become Kaltura for Open Source, Social networking service Facebook
unveiled at the 17th annual Lotusphere
conference in Orlando, Fla.
part of ProQuest’s Historical Newspa-
pers collection called Newsstand.
Social Video announced the introduction of a program
to aid graduate students through a series
Source: IBM (www.ibm.com) The company also acquired the Inter-