Semantic Content Enrichment solutions provider TEMIS, US, has announced that its Luxid for SharePoint 2013 integration will become commercially available with immediate effect. Luxid for SharePoint 2013 is an integration of TEMIS' flagship Luxid Content Enrichment Platform into SharePoint 2013.
Based on patented and award-winning technology, Luxid Content Enrichment Platform is a powerful and scalable content enrichment solution that natively supports 20 languages and exploits specialised engines called Skill Cartridges to automatically extract relevant topics, entities, facts, sentiments, or categories from documents and generate rich metadata. This semantic metadata, stored in SharePoint 2013 columns, is then freely available for use by any application, opening new perspectives for content management, archival, business process automation, analytics and search.
Luxid includes a library of off-the shelf Skill Cartridges that address areas of recurring interest, as well as a suite of productivity tools that help customise them and create new ones that are relevant to customer business areas.
Luxid for SharePoint 2013 is a second-generation integration that builds on the same foundations as the TEMIS' Luxid for SharePoint 2010 integration, with significant extensions in key functional areas based on customer feedback.
Accelrys, Inc., a US-based provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, has announced the latest release of the Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook (AELN), which now offers extensive integration with the unifying, scientifically aware Accelrys Enterprise Platform (AEP). Expanded integration with AEP supports the management and orchestration of information, data, people, tasks and processes within and across labs, enhancing collaboration, externalization, chemistry harmonization, instrument integration, experiment design and reporting.
As a key application within the Accelrys Process Management and Compliance Suite of software products, the latest release of the Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook also offers significant synthetic chemistry enhancements and full integration of interactive Pipeline Pilot scientific authoring protocols that speed data access, review and analysis for medicinal, analytical, formulations and process scientists using the notebook.
The AEP provides a broad, secure foundation supporting tighter integration of the latest notebook release with other applications within the Accelrys Process Management and Compliance Suite and with the platform's extensive scientific Component Collections. The integration with the Accelrys Enterprise Platform has been greatly expanded in this latest notebook release, providing industry-leading data analysis and reporting capabilities that deliver improved experiment insight and productivity for virtually any scientific discipline with lower cost of ownership.
The latest release of the Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook also offers significant enhancements to overall usability and synthetic chemistry for medicinal, analytical, formulations and process scientists.
Enterprise technology and innovative solutions provider Blackboard Inc., US, and Vital Source Technologies, Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, have launched pilot programs with a number of colleges and universities to test-drive an integrated offering that makes the VitalSource Bookshelf platform and its hundreds of thousands of e-Textbooks available directly within Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship learning management system (LMS).
Indiana University - Fort Wayne, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Fayetteville Technical Community College - are among the institutions participating in the field trial. With the integration instructors can preview and select e-textbooks, content and learning objects from the VitalSource Bookshelf platform that students can then access through a single sign-on.
Participants in the field trial will provide ongoing feedback to the companies about their experience to strengthen the offering. Participating instructors have expressed satisfaction with the ability to annotate e-textbooks, link to content from anywhere within a course or assignment and assess how students are progressing through content. Students have been enthusiastic about using e-textbooks on mobile devices through native iOS and Android applications, including deep linking that makes pages and features such as notes, highlights and annotations look the same on e-textbooks as they do in printed textbooks.
The integrated solution, expected to be available this summer, would offer two purchase models. Institutions that include textbooks as part of tuition could place e-textbooks directly into Blackboard Learn courses for immediate student access. Alternatively, a student-purchase option would give instructors the opportunity to make e-textbooks available for students to purchase or rent from within their Blackboard Learn course environment.
Vital Source Technologies, one of Ingram's fastest growing businesses, powers online access and full-book downloads through native apps on computers and leading mobile devices. 3 million students across 6,000 campuses in 200 countries currently leverage the company to access digital content that meets the needs of both upper and lower-level courses from 300 publishers in 17 languages.
Credo, a US-based provider of information and digital literacy solutions for libraries, has launched 12 new and updated Subject and Publisher Collections. This new collection adds to more than 75 collections which is currently available for perpetual purchase or subscription. Libraries now have even more options for enhancing their Literati solution or Credo Online Reference Service with essential titles.
Credo has also released updates to seven existing Subject and Publisher Collections, including the popular Focus Medica Health Animation Collection and the Omnigraphics Health Reference Series. By embedding these high-quality reference collections in the award-winning Literati solution, libraries are able to build deep, specific e-book collections and combine authoritative content with innovative, customisable technology that links users of reference through to all of their library's resources.
A series of three advocacy webinars, presented by the AASL Advocacy Committee in conjunction with School Library Month, is now available as part of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) professional development archive, eCOLLAB.
Presented in a new 20-minute format, these webinars focus on a single topic and explore AASL advocacy tools attendees need to most effectively promote their programme. The webinar series include: 'Quantity vs. Quality,' presented by Judi Repman; 'A Space vs. A LEARNING Space,' presented by Rebecca Morris; and 'Strong School Library Programs Build Strong Communities,' presented by Andrea Ange and LeeAnna Mills.
AASL members can access the webinar via eCOLLAB by logging into the AASL website using their ALA-provided website login. Non-members who wish to view the webinar and other archived professional development can receive access to eCOLLAB resources with an annual subscription of $199 per year.
eCOLLAB, a repository of AASL professional development, provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their e-learning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as access to a read-only version of the latest issue of Knowledge Quest.