Entries Tagged as 'Articles of Interest'

Book Snatching, the most violent act in the history of reading

March 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO of Total Boox, Ltd. sent me this story he wrote about snatching ebooks.  I think it’s a clever tale showing us the sad state of ebook borrowing in many of our libraries.  He gave me permission to post it here. Book Snatching Or Clearly the most violent act in the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

ATG issue features articles on ebooks for academic librarians

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

The December 2013/January 2014 issue of Against The Grain features six feature articles and one opinion piece on ebooks in academic libraries.  The issue, eBook Platforms for Academic Librarians, was guest edited by Audrey Powers. Here is the Table of Contents (note you must be a subscriber to read the full-text): eBook Platforms for Academic […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Collection Development · Publishing · University Press

New OCLC Research report provides evidence base for shift to shared print management approach

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 23, 2014—OCLC Research has released a new report, “Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections,” which establishes evidence that has allowed and encouraged libraries to begin the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Collection Development · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

50% of American adults own eReader or tablet says new Pew report

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Pew Internet Research released a new report yesterday on eReaders and eReading.  The report, “E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps” reports an increase in device ownership and eReading among Americans. Some highlights: 50% of American adults own either an eReader or tablet device eReaders and tablet devices used for reading ebooks nearly twice as much […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Surveys/Statistics

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

Google Books prevails, lawsuit dismissed

November 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Google Books prevails and the lawsuit is dismissed. Quote from the Authors Guild v Google – Summary Judgment Decision (Case 1:05-cv-08136-DC Document 1088 Filed 11/14/13): In my view, Google Books provides significant public benefits. It advances the progress of the arts and sciences, while maintaining respectful consideration for the rights of authors and other creative […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Google Books

DPLAfest highlights

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

The DPLA just emailed out these links, summarizing events held last month. On October 24-25, we held our first DPLAfest—two days of vibrant discussions  and workshops that brought together hundreds of ibrarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students and other participants from across the country. Since then we’ve published a short series […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · DPLA · Library News · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Do not turn off your electronic devices, keep on reading

November 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

eBook lovers  – read on. FAA green-lights gadget use during entire flight (CNet) Can I use my e-book reader/tablet/cell phone throughout my flight now?  from the FAA’s FAQ Once your airline has shown the FAA its airplanes can safely handle radio interference from portable electronics, they can let you use your devices in airplane mode […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest

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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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · School Libraries

School library eBook market must reads

September 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

School Library Journal has published two recent articles about the eBook market in schools.  The first is the “School Ebook Market Directory.”  This piece features a snapshot of 19 eBook vendors for school libraries.  Some of these include ABC-CLIO, Capstone, Rosen, OverDrive, Gale, StarWalk Kids, and Tumblebooks.   The second article is “E. It’s Complicated.  How […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News