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providers. The service will also help libraries consolidate management of their e-re- websites. Yola features an intuitive drag-and-drop interface that helps users easily
source subscription data and its access control through the Serials Solutions Client incorporate a variety of content, including YouTube videos, Google Maps, and PayPal
Center, which will include a user authentication component and a SaaS proxy. shopping carts.
Source: Serials Solutions (www.serialssolutions.com) Source: Yola, Inc. (www.yola.com)
Thieme Relaunches E-Book Library Knovel Provides Problem
Thieme reintroduced its Thieme E-Book Library, an online destination for learn-
ing and research in medicine and the life sciences. The service is a continually ex-
Sets for Engineering Textbook
panding resource featuring books on anatomy, the clinical sciences, radiology, and the Knovel, a web application that combines technical information with analytical
basic sciences. The updated version of the E-Book Library contains additional titles, and search tools, is helping incorporate real-world problem sets into the sixth
as well as several new features including a redesigned Flash-based user interface, edition of The Science and
bookmarks, and personal notes. Engineering of Materials by
The Thieme E-Book Library gives students, researchers, and clinicians access to a Donald Askeland, Pradeep
collection of material, such as Thieme’s Color Atlas and the Flexibook series. Five titles Fulay, and Wendelin Wright.
were added in the relaunch, including Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated and The Retina Through collaboration with
in Systemic Disease, as well as ongoing updates of existing titles. There are now 48 books Cengage Learning, Knovel
in the online library, and future additions to the collection are under development. presented a set of problems
Source: Thieme (www.thieme.de) and solutions in each chapter
tailored to its specific engi-
neering topics, letting students
Yola Brings search Knovel’s engineering
content and use its search op-
Website timization features and data
Overhaul Online analysis tools. Students and
instructors at nonsubscribing
Yola, a do-it-yourself web- schools will have access to a
site-building service, recently trial of specific content for a semester so they can complete the problems.
enhanced its own website to Knovel’s science and engineering resources are used by thousands of researchers
provide a better customer ex- and engineers at more than 300 universities. The product lets students and practi-
perience. The revamped site tioners examine and manipulate data in spreadsheets, tables, and equations for a
features a new homepage with range of scientific and engineering disciplines.
intuitive visual cues, addition-