Entries Tagged as 'Advocacy Groups'

ALA meets with publishers in NYC, a summary

October 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

The e-content blog at American Libraries has a nice summary about the ALA/publisher meetings in New York. Not only does it summarize the meetings, but provides links to many other valuable resources concerning eBooks, public libraries, and pricing. http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/focus-future-two-days-publisher-meetings-new-york-city

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Public Libraries

An open letter to America’s publishers from ALA President Maureen Sullivan

September 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

An open letter to America’s publishers from ALA President Maureen Sullivan September 24, 2012, CHICAGO — The following open letter was released by American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan regarding Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin refusal to provide access to their e-books in U.S. libraries. The open letter states: It’s a rare thing […]

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

Life with E-Books

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Andrew Richard Albanese from Publisher’s Weekly wrote a very nice article about life with eBooks in public libraries.  I have clipped a couple of paragraphs below.  The fulltext is available on the Publisher’s Weekly site. Begin clip: Discussions between libraries and the big six publishers over e-book lending have grabbed headlines in 2012, but despite […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

IMLS grant awarded to OCLC to study challenges PL face in providing eBook content

July 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OCLC press release: DUBLIN, Ohio, July 10, 2012—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $99,957 grant to OCLC for a new initiative, “The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digital Future.” The purpose of the grant is to more fully understand the challenges that U.S. public libraries […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Libraries Thriving Collaborative Space – an interview with Laura Warren of Credo Reference

June 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Libraries Thriving is a Collaborative Space for e-Resource Innovation and Information Literacy Promotion. Thinking and doing.  I had the chance to speak with Laura Warren, Solutions Associate for Credo Reference (a supporter of Libraries Thriving) about the program.  Our interview is now available on the NSR interviews page. Here is more information about Libraries Thriving: […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Library News · Public Libraries

Unglue.it celebrates the first successful campaign

June 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congrats to everyone at Unglue.it for the first successful campaign.  Here is the official press release: Two hundred and fifty-nine supporters pledged a total of $7,578 to a campaign to “unglue” Ruth Finnegan’s 1970 classic, “Oral Literature in Africa”. The campaign, which lasted 33 days, topped the campaign’s target at 12:30AM EDT on June 20 […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Unglue.it looking to finish it’s first campaign

June 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

Have you heard of Unglue.it?  If not, read on… Unglue.it is a a place for individuals and institutions to join together to give their favorite ebooks to the world. We work with rights holders to decide on fair compensation for releasing a free, legal edition of their already-published books, under Creative Commons licensing. Then everyone […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Preservation · Vendor News

Should Libraries Get Out of the Ebook Business by Bobbi Newman

March 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bobbi Newman, who blogs at Librarian by Day, has an excellent editorial post about current Ebook conditions in public libraries.  She questions whether libraries should step back and wait for better options, quoting several other prominent bloggers on the subject.  It’s an interesting thought piece from a public library perspective.  The comments are just as […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · Publishing

Library Renewal Article – The Arithmetic of Library E-Book Lending

March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

A great article is available on the Library Renewal site  – $2 BILLION FOR $1 BILLION OF BOOKS: THE ARITHMETIC OF LIBRARY E-BOOK LENDING written by Jonathan Chambers. Here is a clip from the introductory material:  Library Renewal wants to help libraries build a powerful new way to get econtent to their patrons. We envision […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Life after the Statistical Abstract – ALAMW discussion summary

January 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

The following is a summary of: RUSA/CODES Reference Publishing Discussion Forum: Life after the Statistical Abstract. What will the proposed demise of the Statistical Abstract mean for reference librarians and library users?  Now in its 130th annual edition, Statistical Abstract has played a central role in guiding users to statistics since before we were born.   […]

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