Self-Publishing Company, Infinity Publishing, to Distribute eBooks via SONY Reader Store

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m posting this because the COSLA report and some of the speakers at the eBook Summit yesterday believe that libraries should become self-publishers in an effort to increase their viability in the community and bring the community to the 21st century world.  Infinity is a vibrant, self-publishing company.  Perhaps we can learn something or start […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Press Releases · Print on demand · Publishing · Self Publishing · Vendor News

Credo Reference Adds Ashgate Titles

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Credo Reference is adding a Publisher Collection from Ashgate. Fifteen comprehensive, specialty titles will soon be available on the Credo Reference platform. Ashgate publishes over 60 reference titles annually in humanities and social sciences. The titles to be available through Credo Reference are representative of the cutting edge research for which the company is known. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Gale Launches Biography In Context

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

From the Booklist Points of Reference blog: Gale  announced yesterday the availability of Biography in Context, a new next-gen resource evolving from, and soon replacing, the Biography Resource Center database. Biography in Context includes the following: Read Speaker text-to-speech technology, available on every page, is an ideal option for struggling readers and the visually impaired […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

New Articles of Interest

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing · School Libraries · Standards · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ebooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice

September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion of the acquisition models of eBooks for academic libraries.  We chatted about business models, workflow issues and their opportunities and challenges, the pros and cons of electronic access,and the future of eBooks.  I was pretty busy doing my moderating duties […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing