Entries Tagged as 'Accessibility'

No Shelf Required’s two new publications

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required has been busy this past year exploring the many topics of eBooks and libraries.  Very soon, two new publications will be available from ALA Publishing which share the No Shelf Required name.  These new publications contain completely new content, expanding upon No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2011. Details are […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · NSR Info · Open Access · Preservation · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Textbooks

SciVerse adds text-to-speech application, iSpeech Audio Reader

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from Elsevier about the new iSpeech Audio Reader application which instantly converts  any full-text article within ScienceDirect into a natural sounding voice file.  We see a lot of these mp3 files used for auditory learners, students with disabilities, and foreign language learners at my institution. More from the press release below: Elsevier, a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

NISO publishes special ebook issue of Information Standards Quarterly, free download

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

The Spring 2011 issue of NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) magazine has a special issue theme of Views of the E-book Renaissance. ISQ Guest Content Editor, October Ivins of Ivins eContent Solutions has pulled together a broad range of perspectives on what is happening today with e-books and particularly with e-book standards. As she states […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Standards · Vendor News

New Jersey eBook Summit Summary – part two

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Please note that the part two blog post has now been added to the New Jersey eBook Summit Summary. Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey.  The line-up of speakers included: Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbor District […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

ALA TechSource webinar series – Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource has just opened registration for the upcoming webinar series on e-books and e-readers.  I hope you can join us. Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka Two 90-minute sessions Thursdays 8/4/11 and 8/11/11 2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT 12:30 – 2:00 PM MDT | […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Public Libraries · School Libraries

ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans

May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release:  ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans.  Currently in beta, this groundbreaking model provides libraries with all of the benefits of traditional short-term loans with the added advantage of only paying if titles are used. ebrary’s new Short-Term Loans can […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries

The Ohio Digital Bookshelf, webinar summary

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Ohio Digital Bookshelf, Where will the 2nd Year Take Us?  A Webinar from the University System of Ohio TeachU, Presented by Stephen R. Acker, Research Director, The Ohio Digital Bookshelf The slides for the webinar are available on slideshare and the webinar archive. The following is a summary of my interpretation of the webinar.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Open Access · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Four No Shelf Required Contributors Named 2011 LJ Movers and Shakers

March 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

No Shelf Required II:  The Use and Management of E-Books is currently underway with ALA Editions.  The forthcoming book offers a look at digital only libraries, device lending programs, consortial purchasing, eBook access issues (digital divide, accessibility, archiving/preservation, and weeding/updating), digital textbooks, the use of ebook/ereader technology in the classroom, and much much more.  When […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks

TOC Keynote, Making the book truly accessible, Jim Fruchterman, Benetech

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Jim Fruchterman wants to make the book truly accessible and feels we have a good start, but a long way to go. Bookshare is the largest online library for people with disabilities, they download more than 1 million books per year. His service only serves about 1% of the population, and they turn away so […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Conferences/Events · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

TOC – EPUB 3 Update

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

EPUB 3 update panel included Robert Kasher (Book Masters), Keith Fahlgren (Threepress Consulting Inc.), George Kerscher (Daisy Consortium), Bill Kasdorf (Apex Content Solutions) EPUB 3 was just announced this morning by the IDPF.  The final draft of standard being readied for release at BEA 2011.  http://idpf.org/epub/30 – public release of standard here, ready for comment, looking for lots […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Conferences/Events · Enhanced eBooks · EPUB · Formats