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Google announces new licensing program to support news industry

Google announced a licensing program to pay publishers for high-quality content for a new news experience launching later this year. This program will help participating publishers monetize their content through an enhanced storytelling experience that lets people go deeper into more complex stories, stay informed and be exposed to a world of different issues and interests. To start, Google has signed partnerships and is working with publishing partners with local and national publications in Germany, Australia and Brazil, with more publishers in a number of countries around the globe to come soon. The new product will launch first on Google News and Discover.

This endeavor will diversify Google’s support for news businesses, building on the value already provided through Search and our ongoing efforts with the Google News Initiative to help journalism thrive in the digital age. While they’ve previously funded high-quality content, this program is a step forward in how they will support the creation of this kind of journalism. Where available, Google will also offer to pay for free access for users to read paywalled articles on a publisher’s site. This will let paywalled publishers grow their audiences and open an opportunity for people to read content they might not ordinarily see.

https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/google-news-initiative/licensing-program-support-news-industry-/

ProQuest streamlines discoverability of subscription and open access content

ProQuest is improving the accessibility of subscription and open access content on its platform with a series of enhancements designed to boost research, teaching and learning outcomes. These enhancements include:

  • A new starting point for research: Now, users can begin their search from the open web by visiting search.proquest.com. Through their search results, they’ll be delivered straight to the resources their library subscribes to.
  • New preview feature: Users can search, find and preview the content of nearly a billion ProQuest documents directly from the open web for better discoverability.
  • Broader discovery of open access content: Researchers can access an ever-expanding universe of scholarly full-text open access sources directly – all indexed and delivered with the same level of quality and precision as ProQuest’s subscription content.

These enhancements are now live, with no action required by libraries or their users to activate. They’re part of ProQuest’s larger, ongoing initiative to add value to its solutions, expand pathways to access and help libraries increase usage of their resources.

https://www.proquest.com

GIGXR announces new immersive learning system

GIGXR, Inc., a provider of extended reality (XR) learning systems for instructor-led teaching and training, announced the availability of its GIG Immersive Learning System for the Fall 2020 Northern Hemisphere academic year. The cloud-based System was created to enhance learning outcomes while simplifying complex, real-life teaching and training scenarios in medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare and hospitals. The GIG Immersive Learning System is available for demos and pre-order now, and includes three core components:

  • Remote and Socially Distanced Learning: Enables teaching and training with students in a distributed classroom through extended reality. Students can be co-located, remote or safely socially distanced, and participate in sessions anywhere using 3D mixed reality immersive devices and mobile phones, tablets or laptops for a 2.5D experience.
  • Mixed Reality Applications: GIGXR’s products HoloPatient and HoloHuman run on Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, placing the 3D digital world in a collaborative physical space for safe development of clinical skills and exploration into human pathologies and anatomies.
  • Immersive Learning Platform: Cloud-based infrastructure that supports GIGXR’s mixed reality applications and remote learning capabilities with additional features such as visual login, instructor content creation, holographic content management, session planning, roles and rights, license management, security, privacy, and long-term data management.

https://www.gigxr.com/

EditShare and Adobe partner on enhanced collaborative editing for Adobe users

EditShare’s new Flow panel for Adobe Premiere Pro is designed to simplify content management, proxy and remote editing, and review and approval workflows for editors. For open storage, EditShare’s EFS enhances collaborative editing with support for project-locking for Productions in Premiere Pro. With the Productions feature set, Premiere Pro can now handle projects with “an extraordinary number of assets” while maintaining peak performance. Sharing and organizing those assets is also simplified. Flow manages the entire media technology stack with tools to orchestrate assets and workflows across tiered on-premise, nearline and cloud storage environments. A secure platform for remote, collaborative productions, Flow offers an advanced proxy-based workflow with support for more than 500 codecs. Its enhanced Premiere Pro panel connects individual editors and production teams directly to the Flow media asset management and its productivity-focused toolset including extensive asset tracking, collaborative proxy editing workflow, and review and approval workflows across cities, countries and continents. EFS scalable storage enables media organizations to build extensive collaborative workflows on premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid installations, shielding creative personnel from the underlying technical complexity while equipping administrators and technicians with storage management tools. For Adobe editors, EFS is fast and flexible collaborative storage that supports Productions in Premiere Pro for project sharing.

https://www.adobe.com, https://www.editshare.com

Syncro Soft updates Oxygen XML suite

Syncro Soft announced the availability of version 22.1 of its XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author, WebHelp, PDF Chemistry, and the Oxygen Publishing Engine. Oxygen Feedback, the new comments management platform was also updated to version 1.2.

New features and improvements added in Oxygen XML Editor/Author/Developer version 22.1 include: improvements for DITA authoring, customization options and change bars for CSS-based DITA to PDF publishing, enhanced JSON and HTML editing support, the ability to copy content from Author mode and paste it in HTML-aware tools while preserving the styling, the availability of the visual file comparison tool in the Eclipse plugin distributions, better search and replace functionality, API additions, and component updates.

Oxygen XML Web Author includes a new Outline pane to navigate through the document, to provide insight about the location of modifications, hierarchical dependencies between elements, and to visualize the XML structure. It is available by default for DocBook, TEI, and XHTML documents, but it is also possible to configure other frameworks (such as DITA).

Oxygen PDF Chemistry provides new possibilities for the CSS Paged Media processor that allows for PDF output from HTML or XML documents simply by styling them with CSS.

Oxygen Feedback includes a new Dashboard page in the administration interface that aggregates information and statistics for all site configurations, and provides an activity stream to see the most recent activity by your community.

http://www.oxygenxml.com

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