Free, fabulous, library event – TDS14: Libraries@the Center

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Library Journal and School Library Journal’s 5th annual online conference: The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center is scheduled for October 1, 2014.  More information is available online at http://www.thedigitalshift.com/tds/libraries-at-the-center/

The event is free for attendees and will provide answers to some of the biggest challenges libraries face in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. This daylong professional development conference can be viewed in groups or privately. There are no travel or registration fees, and attendees will connect with each other as well as hear exciting keynotes from award-winning scientist and author Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, that will examine our shared digital future. Continue reading

New Media Consortium releases 2014 Library Edition Horizon Report

Lyon, France (August 20) – Today the New Media Consortium (NMC) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich are releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition at a special session of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 80th General Conference and Assembly. This is the first edition of the NMC Horizon Report that delves into the realm of academic and research libraries in a global context. Continue reading

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 17

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks.  I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those feeds for the week ending August 17.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday evening.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba

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New article by Ted Striphas: The Internet of Words http://t.co/Adb4TfP6l3

Self-publishing becomes larger focus at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair: The Frankfurt Book… http://t.co/rxbLJSt2Qc

OverDrive Launches International ‘Read an Ebook’ Day http://t.co/d7dqRHH942
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McGraw-Hill and Unbound Medicine deliver AccessMedicine to mobile clinicians with new app

McGraw-Hill Professional Chooses Unbound Medicine to Deliver AccessMedicine® to Mobile Clinicians - New App Leverages Institutional Capabilities of the Unbound™ Platform

Charlottesville, VA, July 31, 2014 –(PR.com)– Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for health care announces the availability of McGraw-Hill Professional’s AccessMedicine App powered by the award-winning Unbound Platform. Now subscribers can download trusted resources to iOS and Android® smartphones and tablets and consult critical information on the go without an internet connection. Continue reading

World Book’s new and improved Early World of Learning

I took a spin through World Book’s new Early World of Learning.  It’s now optimized for iPads (although my test run was on my PC) and offers three interactive learning environments designed for easy integration into classroom and library programming.  These environments are:

  • Trek’s Travels
  • Welcome to Reading
  • Know It

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BiblioBoard announces new partnerships for seamless file delivery

BiblioBoard® partners with ePub Direct, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand

BiblioBoard announces new partnerships with four major content delivery services: ePubDirect, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand Technologies. These partnerships will better serve current and future publisher partners by creating a seamless file delivery process from the publishers to BiblioBoard. Continue reading

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 10

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks.  I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those feeds for the week ending August 10.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday evening.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba

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This is the best damn analysis of the Amazon/Hachette debate. A must read. https://t.co/xqgu4SRGk8

Question: Hachette illegally conspired to fix ebook prices. How much of their credibility does this destroy? [no link]

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SirsiDynix and Total Boox announce partnership

This just in from SirsiDynix. The vendor has announced it has reached an agreement with Total BooX to make its entire catalog available to libraries via SirsiDynix’ eResource Central (eRC). This means that users in participating libraries will be able to discover and access Total BooX’ titles through their library’s catalog with a single click.

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