Entries Tagged as 'Academic Libraries'

EBL & ebrary integration: a status update interview with Kathy Masnik

September 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last January, ProQuest announced plans to acquire EBL and merge the service with ebrary.  Kari Paulson and Kevin Sayer spoke with me right after the announcement about the acquisition and plans for integrating the two platforms.  In May of 2013, the process was complete.  Since that time, staff at ProQuest have been very busy with […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · NSR Info · Vendor News

EBSCO launches eBook business collection

September 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

EBSCO announced today a new eBook collection (over 9,400 titles) designed specifically for academic and business school libraries.  The full title and/or publisher lists are not on the EBSCO website at this time.  You’ll have to contact your rep for details. IPSWICH, Mass. — September 9, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the launch […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

ALA’s eCourse on eBooks: Lessons Learned

August 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ALA’s new eCourse on ebooks starts September 2nd. Well, it’s not exactly new. I taught this four-week course last March and have accepted ALA’s invitation to teach it again this September. On the other hand, it’s not exactly the same class either, since much has changed since I developed the original syllabus in early 2013 — […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Electronic Resources · Enhanced eBooks · Formats · Uncategorized

Library value in the developing world, new study published

August 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

SAGE, in consultation with Claire Creaser of LISU the national research and information centre based at Loughborough University (UK), and Lucy Browse of International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) have published the results of a research study, Library Value in the Developing World. The final report has been published and can be […]

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Brill Open now includes eBooks

August 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Brill announced on August 19th that it is extending its open access model to include books.  Titles will be made freely accessible on the Brill platform under a creative commons license.  Here is more from the press release: Brill extends Brill Open, its Open Access model, to include books. As a major publisher in the […]

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

SciELO launches blog to discuss open access and scholarly communication issues

August 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

SciELO, the Scientific Electronic Library Online, has launched a new blog, SciELO in Perspective.  The blog, available in 3 languages – Spanish, Portuguese, and English – aims to share information and knowledge oriented to the development of scientific communication.  The posts contain interviews, news, and analysis from an editorial team of nine.  SciELO has maintained […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, developed this list of 68 essential resources about eBooks in libraries.  Ellyssa has organized the list into several broad categories including:  general, devices, blogs, purchasing, creating, and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities.  Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order.  This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th. The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Audio Books · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

BiblioLabs, curating multimedia digital anthologies, an interview with Mitch Davis

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the ALA conference I held an interview with Mitch Davis, the Founder and Chief Business Officer of Bibliolabs.  We discussed BiblioBoard and BiblioBoard Creator in detail.  Mitch provided me with a brief description of the products below and is offering a 30 day free trial to any No Shelf Required readers (information […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Preservation · Vendor News

SIPX partners with Elsevier, adding more content for MOOCs, libraries, and users

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Academic librarians and publishers, take a look at SIPX.  They are a copyright management  and digital content delivery solution for content owners, libraries, publishers, MOOCs, end users, and others who need to provide or gain access to content in our digital world.    Their June newsletter gives some highlights of who they are, including links […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Electronic Resources · Interviews · Licenses/Licensing Issues · NSR Info · Vendor News