Entries Tagged as 'Advocacy Groups'

ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-book Vendors, a new publication from the ReadersFirst Coalition

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

Take a look at this new publication (link updated 1/15/14 at 2:30 with new edition) from the ReadersFirst Coalition.  If you aren’t familiar with ReadersFirst, here is a bit more about them: Libraries have a responsibility to fight for the public and ensure that users have the same open, easy and free access to e-books […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Unglue.it 2.0, “Buy to Unglue”

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Unglue.it is now testing the next phase of their program, 2.0.  The new “Buy to Unglue” campaigns use the ebook as an instant reward for supporting a campaign. They built a free ebook lending platform for libraries so that library users can buy ebooks for their library. A blog post at Unglue.it highlights the details […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Vendor News

Department of Commerce needs input on digital first sale by November 13

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Several blogs and news sources are reporting on a public meeting regarding the first sale doctrine as it relates to digital files.  Teleread’s Juli Monroe posted last Thursday.  In her post she said, “There’s going to be a public meeting scheduled for December 12 in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Conferences/Events · Licenses/Licensing Issues · 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

ALA launches “Authors for Library E-books” campaign

June 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

CHICAGO —Today, Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the launch of “Authors for Library Ebooks,” a new initiative that asks authors to stand with libraries in their quest for equitable access to e-books. Bestselling authors Cory Doctorow, Ursula K. Le Guin and Jodi Picoult are helping kick off the campaign. The […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries

ALA’s 3rd supplement on ebooks and digital content now available

May 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

The third supplement on ebooks and digital content from American Libraries examines both the big picture and the nitty-gritty of libraries and publishing, looking at how libraries are evolving in response to the digital revolution, from taking advantage of opportunities in content creation to advocating for equitable access to ebooks produced by the world’s largest […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

Simon and Schuster begins ebook pilot projects with libraries in New York

April 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news for libraries, the last of the big 6 (big 5 now I guess) has begun a pilot project to license content to several libraries in New York.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts.  Thanks to Molly Raphael for posting these links on the ALA Council listserv. The Digital Reader: http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/04/15/simon-schuster-announces-ebook-pilot-program-in-nyc  […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · Vendor News

IFLA launches principles, research and advice for eLending in Libraries

February 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Picked this up from the ALA Council listserv: IFLA is pleased to launch a new set of resources relating to eBooks and libraries. Providing access to eBooks is one of the most pressing issues facing libraries right now. Public libraries, in particular, are dealing with implications of rapidly changing business and access models. IFLA has […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · School Libraries

ALA Video – E-books and Digital Content

January 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

American Library Association video, with a special message from ALA President, Maureen Sullivan – E-books and Digital Content  

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Library News · Public Libraries

ALA launches e-book media & communications toolkit

November 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ALA Press Release on November 27, 2012  As several large book publishers continue to deny libraries access to their e-books, and others make e-books available under difficult terms, libraries find themselves unable to provide the reading and educational materials demanded by their patrons. As a result, many librarians are asking, “What can I […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Big Six · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Press Releases · Public Libraries