Entries Tagged as 'Articles of Interest'

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

SmashWords research analyzes self-published book sales data

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

I finally had time to read this very interesting article in the Huffington Post written by Mark Coker about the  Smashwords study conducted to analyze self-published book sales data.  Coker highlights seven key findings from the study and includes his slides from a presentation at the RT Booklovers Convention earlier this year.  It’s worth a […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Gale launches first Smithsonian Institution collection

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last February, Gale announced a large-scale Gale-Smithsonian Institution partnership to digitize content. Today, Gale announced the availability of the first product in the line -  Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive.   This resource includes the complete back files of both magazines.  The full press release is below.  NSR’s Mirela  Roncevic featured a story on […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

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

Cengage Learning restructuring: articles of interest

May 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

Cengage Learning has announced some restructuring plans this week.  Below is a summary of articles and blog posts highlighting the news.  Later this week, NSR’s Mirela Roncevic will post her article on Gale (part of Cengage Learning) and their recent partnerships.  The article includes an interview with Jim Draper, Vice President and General Manager for Gale. Cengage […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Publishing · Reference News · Vendor News

ALA’s Ebook Platforms for Libraries – What it’s about and what it’s for

May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last Friday, ALA released it’s latest Library Technology Report (LTR)  entitled, “Ebook Platforms for Libraries.”  Mirela Roncevic, a No Shelf Required contributor, wrote and compiled the LTR.  Mirela posted on her personal blog about the report including background information about what the report contains, what it’s for, and how it can be used by librarians.  […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Reviews

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

Elsevier acquires Mendeley – articles of interest

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

A flurry of articles and blog posts have been published with the announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of Mendeley.  Here is a sampling below: Elsevier’s Press Release Mendeley blog, Q/A about the acquisition   Confirmed:  Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley…TechCrunch Sale to Elsevier Casts Doubt….Chronicle A Matter of Perspective….Scholarly Kitchen    

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Flipboard app releases update, allows consumers and advertisers to publish

March 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

A colleague forwarded this interesting blog post to me about Flipboard.  The author, Mathew Ingram, discusses Flipboard’s new release features.  He discusses the ability for advertisers and readers to now become publishers. Here is a snip from the post:  “Flipboard’s new version is more than just an evolution, it’s a significant departure from what the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Publishing · Self Publishing

Springer releases white paper on eBook use and acceptance in an undergraduate institution

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Springer has released a White Paper on ebook use and attitudes.  The study was conducted at Wellesley College.  Deborah Lenares of the Margaret Clapp Library at Wellesley College, and Steven Smith, formerly of Wellesley College and now Head of Collection Management at Boston University Libraries co-authored the white paper. More information, including key findings and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Library News · Surveys/Statistics