eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing News for Week Ending Sunday, May 24

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 tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Apple Releases iBooks Author Starter Kit

Digital Content: hoopla Launches Ebooks and Shares List of All Content Provider

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, May 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 tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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The New York Times reboots NYT Now as a free app with a new look

Why all-you-can-read subscriptions need curation

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, May 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 tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Macmillan Partners with BitLit on Ebook Bundling

Total Boox and BlueInk Review bring notable self-published books to libraries
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Knowledge Unlatched releases use data on pilot collection

From the Knowledge Unlatched site:

Summary

In March 2014 Knowledge Unlatched started to unlatch books in its Pilot Collection, making them available to anyone in the world to read or download for free on a Creative Commons licence. This was the culmination of a behind-the-scenes process of loading the titles onto our partner host platforms: OAPEN and HathiTrust. The books became live on the OAPEN platform first – followed soon after by HathiTrust. The final book in the Pilot Collection was published and made OA on 2 September 2014.

You can view a list of Pilot Collection titles and download them via the KU collections website here.

OAPEN Statistics

The period covered by the data below is from 11 March 2014 to 31 March 2015. As well as the OAPEN statistics, which use COUNTER-compliant methodology to count each book download, the HathiTrust figures below count views per page. The KU Pilot Collection has also been uploaded to the Internet Archive. The Internet Archive’s website does not indicate a starting date to their reporting period.

Landmark agreement between Total Boox and BlueInk Review brings notable self-published books to libraries

May 4, 2015. Denver, CO & New York, NY – BlueInk Review has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Total Boox, an ebook distributor to libraries, to offer select self-published titles for inclusion in library catalogs nationwide. This represents one of the first serious attempts at integrating vetted self-published titles into the mainstream operations of libraries across the county.

“We are thrilled to be part of this venture, which acknowledges that self-publishing is here to stay and that carefully selected titles deserve a spot in libraries alongside traditionally published books,” said Patti Thorn, a managing partner of BlueInk Review. Continue reading Landmark agreement between Total Boox and BlueInk Review brings notable self-published books to libraries

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, May 3

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 tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Google Chrome will stop running Silverlight, affecting many streaming services

Publishers can follow these twelve guidelines to undo print habits in digital production
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ProQuest to Acquire Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group

Libraries will gain widest selection of titles, integrated print and ebook systems, plus continued access to Ingram’s fast print fulfillment and delivery

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2015 — ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, adding Coutts’ renowned expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuest’s vast selection of ebooks and innovative technology framework. The move paves the way to combine Coutts’ acquisitions strengths with ProQuest’s inventive digital tools to deliver a superior end-to-end workflow across print and electronic. Ingram will play a continuing role in print fulfillment in North America, supporting ProQuest with its extensive print inventory, fast on-demand print capabilities and delivery network. The acquisition is expected to close within weeks.

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, April 26

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 tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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10 Bookish iPhone Apps You May Not Have Heard Of

Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings
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DeGruyter to distribute Columbia University Press eContent

Berlin, 23 April 2015 – Columbia University Press and De Gruyter are proud to announce their global distribution partnership for ebook content. De Gruyter will electronically distribute a selection of current CUP publications and an extensive backlist of over 1,000 eBooks. Furthermore, in a joint digitalization project, over 3,000 out-of-print titles will be made available as eBooks and hardcover reprints. This transatlantic partnership will expand the international reach of Columbia University Press while also strengthening De Gruyter’s catalog with a wide range of high-quality academic publications. Continue reading DeGruyter to distribute Columbia University Press eContent

collectionHQ and 3M partner to manage and improve eBook collections

CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  April 23, 2015 – collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution and 3M, the global leader in library innovation, are pleased to announce their eagerly-anticipated partnership which will offer 3M Cloud Library subscribers the ability to load their circulation data into collectionHQ’s ebook module.

The partnership means that collectionHQ public libraries with 3M Cloud Library collections will now be able to include their 3M ebook circulation data in the ebook tools available within collectionHQ, including comparative circulation across genres, summaries of popular authors and their top-circulating titles, circulation of digital copies relative to print copies, and more.

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