Aptela: Finding Its Place in the Cloud

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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




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                                                                                                       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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Description: When Aptela was first launched in 2001, the world was a different place. The Internet offered new ways of communicating, innovative avenues of telecommunications were being created, and users were getting connected around the world. The first version of the Aptela VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) technology worked well for the first decade, according to Douglas Strahan, president and CEO. Strahan is proud of Aptela v5.0, which meets the evolving needs of telecommunications' users these days, calling it "reliable, scalable, and stable" in keeping the home base connected with the mobile work force wherever they roam.
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