November 16, 2017

Database Marketplace 2010: Feast and Famine

By Carol Tenopir, Gayle Baker, & Jill Grogg

More and better choices, but belt-tightening forces libraries to cut subscriptions

With fancy new software developments and growth in both the richness of content and delivery options for information resources, the Database Marketplace 2010 is a feast for buyers. Unfortunately, institutional budget cuts may force more of a famine mentality—with belt-tightening for most, and only purchases that are life-sustaining being served in many libraries.

Gourmet dining

Major upgrades and enhancements made traditional systems fit for gourmets. New interfaces were introduced by many—Gale (Cengage Learning) upgraded its PowerSearch system to 2.0 with a new web interface and better cross-file searching. HighWire portal has an improved interface. And EBL launched a new interface with direct table of contents links. LexisNexis brought out a simpler interface to its Academic service and redesigned the interface for its statistical database, now called LexisNexis Statistical Insight, which features faceted search results and relevance ranking of output. JSTOR, now part of ITHAKA, has begun a Current Scholarship Program, where current issues of a journal are available on the same JSTOR platform as the back files, making it easier to search or browse for old and new articles of a journal on a single platform.

Better federated searching and collaborations with software companies provide a smorgasbord of content discovery. Swets improved its SwetsWise Searcher federated search system by partnering with Deep Web Technologies. EBSCO enhanced its Overlap Analysis reporting to help libraries identify overlaps in e-journal collections. Adam Matthew Digital Content released Archive Explorer to facilitate federated searching across all of its content. Elsevier debuted SciVal Funding to help searchers find grant information. Elsevier also partnered with PureDiscovery Corporation on the semantic search tool KnowledgeGraph, which improves patent searching; it is offering searching through Microsoft Office. ProQuest is creating a new integrated platform that melds its ProQuest, CSA Illumina, and Chadwyck-Healey systems. Eventually, all users will be migrated to the new integrated ProQuest system. The American Institute of Physics is migrating its journals to its new Scitation C3 platform, which uses a new Mark Logic XML content server and Polopoly web content management system.

International cuisine

Gourmet dining also means international cuisine. WilsonWeb’s article translation tool converts articles published in major European languages into English, while its interface translation tool converts the English interface into several languages. EBSCO has added back files of French databases PASCAL and FRANCIS and nursing resources in Spanish. In addition, EBSCO’s Fuente Academica Premier includes indexing and full text of Latin American, Portuguese-, and Spanish-language periodicals and books. Wiley ushered in MaterialsViewsChina.com, a news service for materials science, chemistry, and physics scholars in Chinese. Thomson Reuters is starting a Global Institutional Profiles Project to create portraits of research institutions worldwide.

Once rare delicacies such as streaming audio and video have become more quotidian. Companies such as Films Media Group offer educational video on demand by annual subscription. Content providers as varied in scope as NewsBank and Morningstar.com are adding video and other interactive features and multimedia to their products. Ethnographic Video Online is the newest streaming video collection from Alexander Street Press. Facts On File’s Curriculum Video on Demand offers 5000 films for high school audiences.

Sharing a feast

Opportunities for social networking and user involvement with content allow users to share in both the making and the consuming of the information feast. Some of these menus are aimed at specialists, such as ProQuest’s AtmosPeer.net, a social network that connects atmospheric scientists with one another and to research trends and scholarly content. Others are for broader audiences, such as Books in Print’s new visual discovery interface that includes word cloud visualization and Web 2.0 tools like rating, tagging, and other social networking features.

Open access publishing is another way to share the abundance of scholarly content. Openthesis.org enables authors to upload their dissertations or theses to be offered online at no charge. Author pays open access options are proliferating, with completely open access publishers such as Public Library of Science (PLoS) joined by open access options from more traditional publishers. Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG) new journal, Nature Communication, for rapid publication of research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, is the first Nature product with an open access option. NPG joins other houses that now have an open access business model alongside their subscription model, for example, Springer OpenChoice, Wiley OnlineOpen, American Chemical Society’s AuthorChoice, SAGE’s SAGE Open, Taylor & Francis’s iOpenAccess, and others. UNESCO initiated World Digital Library to furnish free web access to manuscripts, maps, books, recordings, and graphical materials from partner libraries and archives around the world.

Exclusive dining

Sharing, or, rather, not sharing came under fire this year, as EBSCO announced exclusive agreements to provide e-access to popular periodicals from Time Inc. and Forbes. Competitor Gale, faced with the need to eliminate back files from its InfoTrac archives, responded by urging librarians to oppose exclusive practices, saying the practice drives up prices by driving down competition. On the other hand, overlapping coverage by competing aggregators means libraries are paying multiple times for the same content. EBSCO is also the exclusive distributor of Footnote.com historical and genealogical resources.

Nature also generated controversy when it raised vastly the library price of the e-version of Scientific American.

Portion control

Smaller portions aren’t necessarily bad when it comes to gourmet cuisine or information technology. Development of content for mobile devices continued apace this year. Gale inaugurated AccessMyLibrary, a mobile application for the iPhone, which helps users find and access their local library wherever they are. Elsevier introduced mobile applications for the medical education market, such as Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards, and Wiley is releasing iPhone Apps tied to its "For Dummies" sources, such as "Selecting a Wine for Dummies" iPhone app. Both the American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Institute of Physics (AIP) have promoted iPhone applications for access to their e-journals. EBSCO has a mobile application for major smartphones to access databases on its EBSCOhost platform.

McGraw-Hill Professional’s "Select: eChapters in an Instant" will deliver book chapters to Kindle, nook, and iPhone readers, as well as to libraries for computer downloading.

Twitter feeds are the ultimate small plate, and information content providers are attracting followers to help interested parties keep up with new developments. DialogLLC tweets news and updates about ProQuest’s Dialog service. JSTOR provides Twitter feeds to librarians about new developments or new JSTOR titles and relies on librarians to forward relevant tweets to their users.

Take-out menu

Ebooks continue to gain momentum and market share, as readers like Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s nook, and the Sony Reader proliferate. Apple entered the ebook world, and its new, larger-screen iPad will increase the options (and, perhaps, the confusion) from numerous incompatible ebook devices.

Handhelds are convenient and fit the modern lifestyle of take-out, enabling a reader to digest whenever and wherever they happen to be. With prices lower than print-on-paper books, book lovers can read more for less: the web site BookLookr.com helps locate the cheapest prices for ebooks. Also, the British Library will make tens of thousands of 19th-century classics available this year to Kindle users for free.

Many libraries now offer ereaders for checkout, but the biggest ebook force in the academic library world continues to be through library subscriptions for downloading to a patron’s computer, notably from NetLibrary, ebrary, Books 24×7, and Knovel; on the public library front it is OverDrive. Cambridge University Press joined other publishers with their own platforms, with its new Cambridge Books Online, 6000 academic and professional ebooks available directly from Cambridge. Brill introduced ebook collections in the humanities and social sciences. Ebook Starter Packs from ebrary will make it easier for libraries to purchase titles in 24 high-use academic subject areas such as career guides, infectious diseases, and special needs education. Gale is adding 100 Rough Guides travel titles to its Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) ebook collection, and Baker & Taylor will partner with Gale to distribute GVRL to academic and public libraries.

ABC-CLIO launched its new eBook Collection, which brings together content from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Praeger, Linworth, and Libraries Unlimited. Elsevier added eBook Specialty Collections to its MD Consult medical service; Emerald added two ebook series; Books24x7 has added the Leadership Development Channel, a video collection, to its ebook holdings. Swets is beta testing an ebooks portal.

Patrons want digital content, including books and videos, regardless of unresolved legal issues. The Google Book Settlement case led by authors and publishers is still pending after more than a year; the ups and downs of this settlement dominate the ebook legal news.

Next to Google books, the biggest news on the library ebook front was the March 2010 announcement that EBSCO will purchase OCLC’s NetLibrary Division. OCLC has sold EBSCO the rights for some of the databases that have been available through the FirstSearch platform, and OCLC is migrating the H.W. Wilson databases off of FirstSearch, while adding indexing of Gale’s Academic OneFile and General OneFile to WorldCat Local.

Fast food

Research reports show that students go to web search engines first for research, choosing the easiest and most convenient fast-food option. Libraries and information companies are working on tools that instruct students and encourage them to use more nutritious information sources.

The Wall Street Journal is using a multimedia marketing campaign called "Live in the Know" to convince people of the value of "going beneath the headlines and sound bites so readers can gain a deeper understanding of the facts and perspectives behind news and events." EBSCO, Facts On File, and ProQuest offer widgets to help patrons reach high-quality answers to their reference questions quickly.

Cross-content searching is being improved through preharvested discovery solutions that provide a "Google-like" interface as a starting point for library searches, along with a fast response time. EBSCO Discovery Service was brought out this year to provide searching of an institution’s resources through a single search box. Metadata from both internal library sources and external vendor sources builds an index to offer fast searching of all content in this new family of search systems. EBSCO’s Discovery Service joins Serials Solutions’ Summon discovery system, which was introduced last year and continues to add customers.

New foods on the menu

Almost all information companies continue to add new resources or enlarge the size of existing ones. Content varies widely—the new African-American Newspapers, 1827–1998, from Readex, is a full-text collection of approximately 270 U.S. newspapers; Springer Science+Business Media introduced SpringerImages, a database of over two million images with searchable captions; and Images of America, from Alexander Street Press, is a repository of full text and images about local and regional history, created in partnership with Arcadia Press. Alexander Street Press also added Jazz Music Library to its streaming audio collections.

In response to current issues, EBSCO developed a Sustainability Reference Center and a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center for businesses and corporations. The resources contain full-text articles from journals and trade publications, reports, and other materials.

Not all new content carries a price tag. Several purveyors (including EBSCO, ebrary, Gale, Oxford, Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley) have made available some of their H1N1-related material for free during flu season to either the public or health professionals. ebrary will also make a research database of government documents on natural disasters and extreme weather available at no charge. Chemical Abstracts Service partnered with Wikipedia on a web site for nonchemists, called Common Chemistry, that provides the CAS Registry Number for 7900 chemical compounds and a link to Wikipedia.

Tightening our belts

In spite of new content and improved systems, budget woes are putting many libraries on a belt-tightening diet. A ProQuest survey of North American academic libraries found that three-quarters of them expect budget cuts in 2010. Special librarians have been notably vulnerable to job cuts, so Dialog is offering recently laid-off librarians discounted access to the Dialog service for up to a year. Alexander Street Press froze prices on its most popular products, including its streaming video and music collections, meanwhile increasing their size. Credo Reference held 2009–10 subscription rates to 2008 levels, while adding 100 new titles and enhancing its platform with image searching.

Financial woes are not limited to libraries. Owing to cuts, the Getty Research Institute will no longer fund the creation of the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). EBSCO will add AgeLine to its subscription services after purchasing it from AARP, which had made it available for free in previous years.

The global economic downturn continues to be of concern to content providers and librarians alike. Of some 50 database publishers responding to the 2010 database marketplace survey, 15 reported that they had fewer new subscriptions in 2008–09 than they did in 2006–07. And one-third revealed they had more subscription cancellations in 2008–09 than in the previous year. While only a handful of producers said they were cutting back on new product creation, that was not the case with CABI, which decided the wiser course was to enhance its current offerings. Even those who have not seen major cuts or nonrenewals from library customers agree that the threat of library resource famine is not over yet.

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ORG.
NAME
PRIMARY
MARKET
SIGNATURE
PRODUCT
NOTABLE
NEW
PRODUCTS/
SERVICES
CONTENT
TYPES
PRIMARY
SUBJECT
OTHER
WAYS
SUPPORTING
ACCESS
DIGITAL
SERVICE
%
ABC-CLIO
abc-clio.com
school American
History 2.0
3.0 release
of social
studies
databases
Directories,
encyclopedias,
fact or reference
books;
full-text ebooks
Social
sciences
Select books
for Kindle;
iPhone applications
50–74
Adam Matthew
Digital

amdigital.co.uk
academic Slavery, Abolition,
and Social Justice,
1490–2007
Jewish Life in America,
c1654–1954;
Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969;
Medieval Family Life
Full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text newspapers/other news sources;
other (manuscripts, broadsides,
rare books,
diaries, and more)
Arts &
humanities
>75
Alexander Street
Press

alexander
street.com
academic American History
in Video
Ethnographic Video Online;
Underground and Independent Comics,
Comix, and Graphic Novels;
Audio Drama: The L.A.
Theatre Works Collection
Other
(e-reference collections,
primary materials,
streaming music & video,
and musical scores)
Arts &
humanities
Handheld mobile
devices; search widgets;
embeddable video player;
live and remote
streaming content
(in-class or distance)
>75
Annual
Reviews

annual
reviews.org
academic Annual Reviews
Sciences Collection
Site License
Three new Annual Reviews
(Food Science & Technology;
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering;
Condensed Matter Physics);
new web site
Full-text
periodicals/journals
Life sciences — medicine Developing new
web site;
investigating mobile
delivery
>75
ARTstor
artstor.org
academic ARTstor Digital
Library
Other
(primary source
images)
Arts &
humanities
Currently evaluating
many discovery
mechanisms
>75
Association for
Computing
Machinery

acm.org
academic ACM Digital
Library
New look for
Digital Library;
four new
titles
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
full-text
periodicals/journals;
other
(conference proceedings
and magazines)
Other sciences &
engineering
>75
Books24X7, Inc.
books24x7.com
academic ITPro ™ Full-text ebooks;
other (streaming video
on on demand
platform)
Other sciences &
engineering
High level of security
for access and authentication;
partnering with companies
developing search and
discovery mechanisms
>75
Bowker
bowker.com
public Syndetic Solutions Syndetics Plus;
enhanced Books in Print;
enhanced LibraryThing
for Libraries
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
other (OPAC enhancement
elements)
General
interest
Widgets;
user-created content;
mobile devices
>75
Brepols Publishers
brepolis.net
academic Library of
Latin Texts
Bibliography of British
and Irish History (new entries);
Bibliographie des
écrivains Français Online
Bibliographic
databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
other (full-text Latin literature)
Arts &
humanities
>75
Brill
brill.nl
academic Encyclopedia of
Islam
Encyclopedia of Jews
in the Islamic World Online;
Bibliography of Arabic Books Online;
Christian-Muslim Relations:
A Biblio-graphical
History Online
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks
Arts &
humanities
>75
CABI
cabi.org
academic CAB Abstracts Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks;
other
(calendars of
events, reports,
commented news
articles and
blogs and more)
Other sciences &
engineering
Investigating mobile
access;
capturing Google traffic;
using free
"dashboard"
mashups
>75
Columbia
University
Press

columbia.edu
academic CIAO; Gazetteer of the World Online;
Granger’s World of Poetry
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks;
other (working papers,
policy briefs, case studies)
Social sciences;
Arts & humanities
>75
CQ Press
cqpress.com
academic CQ Researcher and
CQ Global Researcher
Encyclopedia of US
Political History;
Encyclopedia of Religion
in America;
Encyclopedia of Political
Science
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks;
statistical/numeric
databases
Social
sciences
>75
CRC Press
crcnetbase.com
special ENGnetBASE CRCnetBASE
2.0
Full-text
ebooks
Other sciences &
engineering
>75
Credo Reference
corp.
credoreference.com
academic Credo
Unlimited
Three new collections
on Credo: SAGE Reference;
CABI Agriculture;
IGI Global
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks
Multidisciplinary Facebook search application;
provides HTML code to
libraries for
search boxes
>75
Duke University
Press

dukeupress.edu/
library
academic e-Duke Journals
Scholarly Collection
New web site;
new standard and
expanded collections;
three new journals
Full-text
periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks
Arts &
humanities
Currently
exploring
>75
Ebook Library, EBL
eblib.com
academic EBL’s patron
driven acquisitions
options
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks
Other sciences &
engineering
Downloaded and offline
access via desktop,
laptop or mobile device;
pay-per-view and
short-term loan
>75
ebrary
ebrary.com
academic Academic Complete
with DASH!
(Data Sharing, Fast)
Patron Driven
Acquisition;
E-approvals;
applications for
handheld devices
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks;
other
(sheet music, maps,
reports, and more)
Multidisciplinary Web-enabled devices
(e.g., iPhone and iPod Touch
through QuickView)
>75
EBSCO Publishing
ebscohost.com
academic Business Source
Complete and Academic
Search Complete
Small Business Reference Center;
Legal Information Reference Center;
Entrepreneurial Studies
Source
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text newspapers/other news sources;
other
(clinical point-of-care tools,
executive business
book summaries)
BusinessEconomics EBSCO Discovery Service;
EBSCOhost Mobile;
Geo-location
authentication;
search box builder;
widgets
>75
Elsevier Academic and
Government

elsevier.com
academic ScienceDirect SciVal Spotlight;
SciVal Funding
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks;
other (SciVal)
Multidisciplinary Smartphones;
widgets
Elsevier Health
Sciences

us.elsevier
health.com
special MD
Consult
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories,
encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks
Life sciences MD Consult Mobile;
widgets;
additional CME
opportunities for
physicians
50–74
Emerald Group
Publishing
Limited

emeraldinsight.com
academic Emerald Management
Plus
Education Plus;
Sociology Plus;
Emerald Management
First — Public Sector
Zone
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts;
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks
Business-Economics Currently
investigating
>75
Encyclopaedia
Britannica, Inc.

info.eb.com
school Britannica
Online
21st Century Explorer;
Learn English with
Ben & Bella;
Britannica Educational
Publishing
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks;
other
(video and audio, lessons
and study guides, and more)
Social sciences Interactive whiteboards;
mobile devices;
search box widgets
50–74
Facts On File
factsonfile.com
school Science Online Writer’s Reference Center;
World Geography and Culture;
eLearning Modules
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks;
other (PDF curriculum
support)
Social
sciences
Search widgets;
XML API;
currently investigating
mobile
>75
Faculty of 1000
f1000.com
academic Faculty of
1000
Merging F1000 Biology
and F1000 Medicine
with new features,
including journal,
author, and institute
rankings
Full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text newspapers/other
news sources;
other
(article evaluations and
rankings)
Life sciences Adding RSS and
developing mobile
application
>75
Films Media Group
films.com
academic Films on Demand 500 new titles Other
(streaming educational video)
Social sciences Digital rights for
local hosting;
evaluating mobile
applications
>75
Gale gale.com public Global Issues
in Context;InfoTrac
Restructuring traditional
resource centers into
knowledge portals;
creating new series
of tools for libraries
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text newspapers/other news sources;
full-text ebooks;
other
(historical collections in
digital format)
Multidisciplinary Building free library web sites;
widgets;
AccessMyLibrary service;
mobile applications;
currently investigating other
search and discovery
mechanisms
>75
HighWire Press
highwire.
stanford.edu
academic HighWire’s hosting
platform
New publications;
support for nonweb
applications
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks
Life
sciences-medicine
Developing/expanding
Smartphone/other mobile applications;
Kindle;
testing Sony reader;
RSS feeds
>75
Humanities E-Book
(ACLS)

humanities
ebook.org
academic Humanities
E-Book
HEB Portal Full-text
ebooks
Arts &
humanities
Experimenting with
mobile delivery
>75
IGI Global
igi-global.com
academic InfoSci-Databases Business-Technology-Solution;
InfoSci subject ebook collections;
InfoSci-Journals on
ebrary platform
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks
Business —
economics
Offers XML and PDF,
which allows access
via mobile devices
and allows reuse
by libraries
>75
InfoGroup/Reference
Division

referenceusa.com
public ReferenceUSA Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
statistical/numeric databases;
other
(millions of U.S. and
Canadian business and
resident information)
Business-economics >75
Informa Healthcare
informa
healthcare.com
academic Informa Healthcare Expanded print and
ebook offerings;
new integrated web
platform
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text newspapers/other news sources;
full-text ebooks
Life sciences-medicine >75
JSTOR
jstor.org
academic JSTOR Multidisciplinary
Collections
Current Scholarship Program;
Business III Collection;
Arts & Sciences
IX Collection
Full-text periodicals/journals;
other (select monographs, primary sources,
plant specimens)
Arts &
humanities
Facebook search
application;
search widget
>75
McGraw-Hill
Professional

MHProfessional.com
special AccessMedicine Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands;
Perfect Phrases;
Access PT, Stacy
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks;
other (customized curriculum tools
in medical online products)
Life sciences
medicine
>75
MarketResearch.com
academic.
marketresearch.com
academic Kalorama Information Continual addition
of new titles
Other
(full-text market
research reports)
Life sciences
medicine
>75
Marshall Cavendish
marshall
cavendish-
digital.com
school Marshall Cavendish
Digital
Civil War;
World and Its Peoples: Sub-Saharan Africa, Australasia, and
the Pacific;
Colonial America
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books
Life sciences
medicine
Investigating development
of widgets
>75
Morningstar Library
Services

library.
morningstar.com
public Morningstar Mutual
Funds
Other
(investment research database,
including financial data
and analyst commentary)
Business economics >75
Nature Publishing Group
(NPG)

nature.com
academic Nature Nature Communications;
Nature Climate Change
Full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text newspapers/other
news sources;
other (online-only databases as
well as gateways,
video, blogs,
podcasts, and more)
Life sciences
medicine
iPhone/iPod Touch applications;
remote searching via
nature.com OpenSearch;
nature.com
search desktop
widgets
50 – 74
NewsBank, Inc.
NewsBank.com
public Access World News New enhancements
and features
Other
(text, video, digital editions
of primary news
materials)
News >75
OpinionArchives
opinionarchives.com
academic OpinionArchives Adding new
publishers and
archives
Full-text
periodicals/journals
Arts &
humanities
Enhancing connections
to other products
>75
Oxford University Press
oup.com/us
academic Oxford English
Dictionary Online
Oxford Bibliographies Online;
Oxford Dictionaries Online
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks
Arts &
humanities
>75
p4A.com, ltd
info.
p4aantiques
reference.com/
overview.asp
public p4A Antiques
Reference
Other
(auction records from over 140 auction
houses with catalog descriptions,
condition reports, provenances,
dimensions, and photographs)
Arts &
humanities
26–49
Paratext
paratext.com
academic Reference Universe Better linking,
enhanced/improved user navigation,
APIs, widgets
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts)
Multidisciplinary Widgets; investigating
mobile
>75
ProQuest
proquest.com
academic ProQuest Central,
ProQuest Historical Newspapers,
and and The Summon
service
Early European Books Online;
continual addition to historical
news collections;
new ProQuest platform
service
Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text
newspapers/other news
sources;
full-text ebooks
News Mobile access;
smartphone;
search widgets;
RSS feeds;
social networking
sites
>75
Rosen Publishing
teenhealth
and-wellness.com
school Teen Health &
Wellness:
Real Life,
Real Answers
Teen Health &
Wellness 2010
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text
ebooks
General interest Widgets;
article-level social
bookmarking;
user-generated content
(text and video)
>75
SAGE Publications
sagepub.com
academic SAGE Journals
Online
New online encyclopedias;
SAGE Research Methods
Online
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks
Social sciences PDA download >75
UKPressOnline
ukpressonline.co.uk
academic Daily Express archive,
1900current
Sunday Express 1918-current;
Daily Star 1978-current;
Daily Star on Sunday
2002-current
Full-text
newspapers/other
news sources
News Registered iPad
developer
50–74
University of
California Press,
Journals Division

ucpressjournals.com
academic caliber.ucpress.net Journal of the
Society of Architectural Historians;
American Biology
Teacher
Full-text
periodicals/journals
Social sciences >75
H.W. Wilson
hwwilson.com
academic Readers’ Guide to
Periodical Literature
Careers Bibliographic databases
(citations and/or abstracts);
directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text
periodicals/journals
Arts &
humanities
Readspeaker text-to-speech
downloads to iPod,
MP3 devices;
widgets;
developing expanded
mobile access
>75
World Bank
Publications

publications.
worldbank
.org/online
academic World Development
Indicators (WDI)
Complete World Development
Report Online
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text periodicals/journals;
full-text ebooks;
statistical/numeric databases
Business
economics
Mobile applications;
widgets
>75
World Trade Press
worldtrade
press.com
public Global Road
Warrior
AtoZtheUSA.com;
AtoZtheWorld.com;
AtoZWorldTravel.com
Directories, encyclopedias,
fact or reference books;
full-text ebooks;
statistical/numeric
databases
Social sciences Mobile;
developing Kindle
availability
>75
SOURCE: LJ DATABESE MARKETPLACE SURVEY 2010
NOTE: ORGANIZATIONS LISTED RESPONDED TO A DETAILED SURVEY

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Author Information
Carol Tenopir is Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Gayle Baker is Electronic Services, Coordinator, UTK Libraries; and Jill Grogg is Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Birmingham. The idea for "Feast and Famine" came from Professor Rong Tang’s Digital Information Services & Providers class at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, in particular Dan Borden. Also thanks to UTK Graduate Assistant Sheeji Kathuria for her work in compiling trends and specific events. The authors thank you all
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