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InformationToday 39 www.infotoday.com July/August 2010 time Wolters Kluwer Law & Business has partnered with a device manufacturer of this kind to offer its material in this interactive style. The eDGe is a dual-screen hybrid e-reader, tablet, notepad, and multimedia recorder and player, using both E Ink and LCD technology. In addition to the con- tent from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, enTourage Systems’ ebookstore includes Aptela: Finding Its more than 200,000 trade titles, etextbooks, magazines, and newspapers, as well as more than 1 million free public domain books digitized by Google. Source: enTourage Systems, Inc. (www.entourageedge.com) Place in the Cloud FEATURED PRODUCT W hen Aptela was first launched in 2001, the world was a different place. The internet offered new ways of communicating, innovative Columbia University, LC avenues of telecommunications were being created, and users were Create Data Preservation Clearinghouse getting connected around the world. The first version of the Aptela VoIP (voice over internet protocol) technology The Library of Congress (LC) and Columbia University announced plans to create worked well for the first decade, according to Douglas Strahan, president and a web-based clearinghouse of information about the preservation of geospatial data. CEO. “But it was time to deliver a better platform. The soft switch in cloud The LC’s National Digital In- computing hadn’t been designed yet,” he says. “In fact, the cloud didn’t even formation Infrastructure and exist. So it was time to push forward with new innovation and develop a new Preservation Program (NDI- platform that will sustain Aptela for years to come.” IPP) will fund development of the clearinghouse at the Cen- ter for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia’s Earth Institute. A beta version of the clearinghouse will launch later this year. The clearinghouse is a di- rect outcome of a meeting held at the LC with representa- tives of the geospatial stewardship community in late 2009. Participants reached a consensus that a web-based information service would be the best way to address the explosive growth of geospatial data. Source: Library of Congress (www.loc.gov) Baker & Taylor, LibreDigital Create Digital Media Suite Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital expanded an agreement to partner in the de- livery of ebooks, creating a comprehensive suite of services for publishers. The pair’s enhanced digital services platform spans all forms of digital media, from books to magazines, and supports dig- Strahan is proud of Aptela v5.0, which meets the evolving needs of telecom- ital devices and applications, munications’ users these days, calling it “reliable, scalable, and stable” in keep- including the Baker & Taylor- ing the home base connected with the mobile work force where
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