Entries Tagged as 'Academic Libraries'

Duke University Press launches new eBook platform

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press’s books: read.dukeupress.edu. Offering more than 1,600 titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries for purchase. […]

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SAGE white paper explores discoverability of scholarly content, recommends standards, transparency, metadata, and partnerships

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2014)   In a changing academic environment, discoverability of scholarly content demands cooperative efforts across the communications supply chain. A new SAGE white paper, out today, summarizes the current discovery landscape for scholarly communications, advocates for cooperative efforts across the industry, and proposes specific recommendations for discoverability improvement for librarians, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Publishing · Standards · Surveys/Statistics

Negotiating with vendors, 91% of librarians do not have a documented process

November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the Charleston Conference, Matt Dunie, President of Data-Planet, presented with colleagues Carl Grant and Mike Gruenberg in a session entitled, “Secrets in Vendor Negotiations.”  In preparation for this event, Matt sent a short survey (11 questions) to librarians to inquire about their preparations before vendor negotiations. Highlights of the survey: 239 respondents […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Electronic Resources · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

Harvard University Press partners with De Gruyter to re-release 2800 titles

November 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

2800 Harvard University Press titles will be re-released as e-ditions with De Gruyter beginning in January, 2014.  Libraries can choose e or p versions of the titles.  200 titles are ready and available at this time with the remainder slated for full release by the end of 2013 (updated information).  Here is more from the […]

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ProQuest signs O’Reilly Media for ebrary ebooks

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

2500 titles from O’Reilly Media and other partner publishers are included for the ebrary platform. EBL is not included at this time, but will be in the near future due to the merger of the products.  See more from the press release below: October 24, 2013 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Libraries are better […]

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Highwire launches Folio, a new ebook product

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Highwire announced the launch of Folio, a new eBooks product, this past week during the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Folio is built on the Highwire Open platform.  According to the press release, “Folio is a flexible ebook solution designed for publishers to rapidly bring their books online. Key components of the product include a publisher home […]

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Knowledge Unlatched announces pilot collection, libraries needed!

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

I am extremely excited to hear the news about the launch of the Knowledge Unlatched pilot collection.  I first heard about the project in 2010 when Frances Pinter, who developed the idea, presented at the Tools of Change conference.  Frances and I discussed the project back in 2010 in one of the NSR interviews and […]

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Ingram Content Group expands international reach and offers new features to VitalSource Bookshelf

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ingram has had a number of announcements in the last couple of weeks about new international initiatives as well as new features and enhancements to the VitalSource Bookshelf platform.  Check the Ingram site for the full press releases.  Here are some of the highlights: Ingram Content Group  expanded its distribution reach to Russia and the […]

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WorldCat adds new international content to knowledge base

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, October 10, 2013—OCLC has finalized agreements with international content providers to add more electronic collections to the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive online catalog of resources available through libraries worldwide. Incorporating these databases into WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base will improve access to these collections and simplify administration for libraries that use […]

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eContent Quarterly launches

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required is extremely pleased to announce the launch of eContent Quarterly, a new journal from American Library Association’s TechSource, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The free issue of the journal was released at this year’s ALA conference in Chicago. Issue 1 is now available in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats on ALA TechSource’s […]

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