Entries Tagged as 'Articles of Interest'

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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HathiTrust settlement, fair use protected – articles of interest

October 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Wednesday, Judge Harold Baer Jr. of the Southern District of New York issued a judgement in the “HathiTrust” lawsuit.  Below are several links to articles and blog posts on the topic.  The full text of the legal opinion is also linked below. Opinion The Laboratorium blog post:  HathiTrust Wins The Michigan Daily:  U wins copyright […]

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Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the ROI for Libraries, a Springer White Paper

July 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Springer, in collaboration with PCG (Publishers Communication Group) released a white paper, Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, today.  It is available for a free download from the Springer site. The following is the introduction:  The Return on Investment (RoI) of scholarly eBooks in research and academic libraries can be difficult to […]

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ALA OITP releases backgrounder document on eBooks and libraries

July 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

reprinted from the District Dispatch: As part of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy’s work with the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group, several member leaders have requested we develop and distribute communications resources that will support local libraries around digital content issues. Today OITP released the first of these documents, a backgrounder (pdf) that […]

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SAGE and LISU report on demonstrating library value released

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

SAGE released the results of a six month research project on demonstrating library value.  More below from the press release. Los Angeles, CA (18 June, 2012) – Providing evidence of value remains an elusive goal for academic libraries across geographic borders, according to a new report published today.  The findings are the results of a […]

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Self Publishing fuels steady title growth in 2011

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Bowker press release.  Lots of interesting data here about title output from 2011. June 5, 2012 (New Providence, NJ) — Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information, released its annual report on U. S. print book publishing for 2011, compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker […]

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ALA releases E-Content: The Digital Dialogue

May 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

Available online now! E-Content: The Digital Dialogue This digital supplement addresses critical issues related to ebooks, e-content, digital literacy, and more! You can read it online or pick up one of a limited supply of print copies at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim—pick yours up at Office for Information Technology Policy programs and in […]

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Articles of Interest

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

E-Books Drive Revenue Growth Across Book Trade in January 2012 – Digital Book World JK Rowling’s Pottermore Breaks eBook Lockdown, Might Change eBooks Forever – Huffington Post LG Begins Mass Production of first flexible , plastic eInk displays – Extreme Tech An Academic Spring – American Libraries A Look at Students using eTextbooks (Infographic) – […]

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Articles of Interest: Pottermore version

March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great reads today about the launch of e-book sales from Pottermore. Pottermore Shop (for ebooks, U.S. site) Announcements:  Potter Available on Nook and Kindle – Digital Book World You Can Buy the Harry Potter E-Books Now – Here’s What You Need to Know – paidcontent.org Harry Potter Digital Checkouts Start Thursday – Digital Shift Why […]

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Articles of Interest

March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Library Publishing Report Suggests Partnerships, Creating Positions   – Library Journal Aloha Encyclopaedia Britannica Print Edition – Information Today Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do – The Shatzkin Files Libraries as Community Publishers:  How to Turn the Tables – Publishers Weekly How to Protect Copyright Is Key Topic at […]

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