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Commercial digest (3 messages) SERIALST Moderator 05 Oct 2012 20:20 UTC

Commercial Digest, a once a week digest of messages containing
informational content from commercial bodies (i.e., publishers, vendors,
agents, etc.)

This weeks digest contains 3 messages:

1) Integrated Publishing at the De Gruyter Group

2) Serials Solutions(r) Announces Second Development Deployment for
Intota(tm) Library Management Solution

3) De Gruyter Presents New Model for Digital Content Distribution

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:01:08 +0200
Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Integrated Publishing at the De Gruyter Group: All
Digital Content at One Platform. De Gruyter Online now features all
content from Birkhäuser and the open-access publisher Versita


Integrated Publishing at the De Gruyter Group: All Digital Content at One

De Gruyter Online now features all content from Birkhäuser and the
open-access publisher Versita

Berlin, 2 October 2012 – Over 450,000 e-books and e-journal contributions,
over 15 million database entries, and some 17,000 open-access journal
articles are available as of today at De Gruyter Online. "The integration
of Birkhäuser and Versita content is the capstone of our platform
migration," says Sven Fund, Managing Director of De Gruyter. "Now
customers can access all publications from one platform, including all
content from De Gruyter and from our partners Harvard University Press and
Sellier European Law Publishers. Beginning in 2013, the platform will also
feature content from the publishing houses Böhlau and Otto Schmidt."

The consolidation of all content at a single platform offers scholars
enormous advantages, as research can now be conducted conveniently from
one interface, regardless of the publication format or distribution model.
Furthermore, there are a range of helpful features at De Gruyter Online to
make day-to-day use easier, including alerting services that inform users
about new releases in a specific field, as well as export interfaces for
all major citation services.

Thanks to its "integrated publishing" strategy, the Berlin-based academic
publisher is now prepared to move from the mere sale of books, journals,
and databases to a wider range of purchase and distribution models. "We're
convinced that old forms of production will be made obsolete by the new
digital environment," Fund adds. "We thus offer purchase models tailored
to all forms of need, from individual articles or chapters to our entire
portfolio of new publications."

With the integration of some 17,000 open-access articles from the Versita
imprint, De Gruyter is also catering to the desire of scholars to have
access to high-quality commercial and open-access content from a single
search interface.


Ulrike Lippe
Public Relations Manager
Telephone +49 030 260 05 153

De Gruyter: The academic publishing house De Gruyter can look back on a
history spanning over 260 years. The Berlin-based group of companies
releases over 800 new titles each year in the fields of medicine, the
humanities, natural sciences, and law, in addition to more than 500
journals and digital media publications.

Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:55:59 -0700
From: "Ahron, Brianna" <>
Cc: "Goetz, Christine" <>
Subject: Serials Solutions(r) Announces Second Development Deployment for Intota(tm) Library Management Solution

Press Release - For Immediate Distribution
Serials Solutions(r)Announces Second Development Deploymentt for
Intotta(tm) Library Management Solution

Game-changing SaaS solution shaped by development partners

Seattle, WA - October 3, 2012 – Serials Solutions(r)
(, a ProQuest(r) business, today announced its
six Development Partners
pment-partners) are actively using and providing feedback on the second
iteration of Intota (, a
web-scale collection management solution for academic and special
libraries. Integrated with a newly structured knowledgebase
(, this code drop represents
another milestone toward
of-todays-library-collections) with other information systems and unified,
intelligent workflows.

Functionality within this second release to Intota Development Partners

  * End-to-end ability to acquire material in a more efficient manner, with
flexible purchase order creation and management, plus new capabilities for
acquisitions budget management, fund management and financial reporting.

  * Simultaneous search and retrieval of electronic and print records from
the library's own catalog and the Serials Solutions Knowledgebase,
resulting in unified resource management, acquisitions and cataloging

  * Customizable user management features, including staff user accounts
and organizational definitions to support a multi-tenant environment,
which results in a more flexible and reliable system.

"We are thrilled to be experiencing first-hand the functionality that
re-conceptualizes how we manage our collections," said Judi Guzzy,
technical services librarian and associate professor, Johnson County
Community College, an Intota Development Partner. "Our feedback is shaping
the development of Intota and it's rewarding to be a part of creating this
transformational solution."

"We continue to receive feedback that the features and functionality we
are building for Intota is solving the workflow challenges facing
libraries today," said Jim Miesse, director, product management, Serials
Solutions. "This positive validation of our product strategy reinforces
our belief that Intota is the game-changing solution that libraries are
waiting for in a new web-scale management solution."

This iteration is indicative of how the company, founded by librarians, is
developing a new web-scale management solution that uniquely addresses
library collection management. Since announcing the Intota Development
Partners in April, and releasing the first
g-intota) in June, the development process continues to deliver robust
features that solve the work flow challenges facing libraries today.

To learn more about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud computing,
download a white paper

About Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions provides industry-leading technology solutions for
libraries worldwide. The company helps libraries work better by providing
innovative, practical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for discovery
and management. Driven by a comprehensive knowledgebase and coupled with
unparalleled client support services, these solutions uniquely merge
unsurpassed understanding of libraries. Serials Solutions is a dedicated
partner of libraries working to remain vital and relevant to their users
and communities.

Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is headquartered in Seattle,

Media Contacts:

Christine Goetz
Public Relations Manager
Telephone:  206-336-7585

Brianna Ahron
Serials Solutions
Public Relations Specialist

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:01:12 +0200
Subject: PRESS RELEASE: De Gruyter Presents New Model for Digital Content Distribution – Patron Driven Acquisition Offers Libraries Considerable Benefits


De Gruyter Presents New Model for Digital Content Distribution –

Patron Driven Acquisition Offers Libraries Considerable Benefits

Berlin, 4 October 2012 – The idea behind Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA)
is simple: to offer users access to all digital content, but only charge
for actual use. In partnership with the University of Hagen, Jülich
Research Center, and University of Mannheim, De Gruyter recently completed
a one-year trial of PDA, an innovative form of distribution that provides
users with full content access prior to purchase. Based on the insights of
this trial, De Gruyter has developed a new and consistent PDA model, which
it is showcasing at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The trial focused on answering three questions that have concerned
libraries and publishers: Is Patron Driven Acquisition an economically
sustainable strategy for both publishers and libraries? What metrics for
determining PDA fees, such as usage levels or the size of the library, are
applicable to the market as a whole? How should the PDA service be
structured when offered by a publisher, in contrast to retailers and
aggregators? The trial was supervised by Prof. Michael Seadle, Director of
the Berlin School for Library and Information Science at the Humboldt
University of Berlin.

"PDA is an excellent model for providing academic content to research
institutes in a particularly cost-effective way," says Katrin Siems, Vice
President of Marketing & Sales at De Gruyter. "During the trial we
witnessed an increase in usage statistics for our content, and, based on
the trial's insights, have developed a distribution model that is oriented
to the needs and concerns of libraries."

Libraries can rent full access to over 450,000 journal articles and book
chapters as well as over 15 million database entries. At the end of the
rental period the paid fees can then be applied to the purchase of desired
content. "The advantages are clear," Katrin Siems explains. "Libraries are
able to provide their users with a large volume of content, but have the
flexibility to only acquire content that is actually used.

With regard to retailers, Katrin Siems has a positive assessment of the
opportunity for cooperation: "It is important for De Gruyter to involve
retailers in this model."

For more information please visit:



Ulrike Lippe
Public Relations Manager
Telephone +49 030 260 05 153


De Gruyter: For more than 260 years the name De Gruyter has been
synonymous with high-quality academic publications. The independent
Berlin-based publishing group releases some 800 new titles each year in
the social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, and law, and also offers
over 600 journals and an extensive range of digital media.

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