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Paratext Releases bird

Scholarly publisher Paratext announced the release of its newest application, bird: Base Inventory of Research Data base. Published by Paratext, in technology partnership with Compendium Library Services, bird is a cloudbased application covering the vast

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The identification and curation of all data is administered by the bird editorial team of experienced
research librarians, who know the data and how it is used.
bird currently includes contextual assessments and bibliographic detail for more than 7,500 commercial
and Open-Access web-based databases. bird comprehensively covers fee-based and OA databases, but
also includes those that have ceased publication entirely or are no longer updated.
bird itself is updated daily by the librarian editorial team. It also filters
resources to those databases a library currently owns. Additionally, each
library account has point-and-click ability to keep local holdings current
with bird, along with sophisticated analytical tools.
Paratext president Eric M. Calaluca notes that “bird offers a synoptic
assessment of the scholarly database realm. This new application aligns the
wisdom of experienced librarians with the flexibility of cloud-based data exchange. I fully expect bird will
do for databases what the venerated Guide to Reference Books did for general information awareness a
generation ago, and become a staple of serious research.”
About Paratext:
Paratext, founded in 1993, is an independent database and analytics company based in Middleburg,
Virginia. Paratext products include Eight Centuries, Reference Universe, and United States Masterfile,
which are used by libraries in North America and throughout the world.
About Compendium Library Services:
Compendium Library Services specializes in cloud-based public services solutions, including Desk Tracker
and Space Tracker. Compendium was founded in northern Colorado in 2006.
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