Entries Tagged as 'Articles of Interest'

Articles of Interest – PLA version

March 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Ebook Talks Continued:  ALA Meets with Distributors – eContent blog Boopsie Approaches Integration in Its Own Way; New Competitor Emerges at PLA | Digital Shift Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending; OverDrive APIs Coming in April Digital Shift OverDrive’s Library eReader is Better Than 3M’s Library eReader – The Digital […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Big Six · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Baker & Taylor, Axis 360, and the Blio Reader

March 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

It seems as though OverDrive and 3M garner all of the attention when it comes to ebooks for the public library market.  So, it’s nice to see Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 in the news this week.  Library Journal’s Mike Kelley wrote a fabulously detailed article about the service titled, “With Axis 360, Baker & […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Public Libraries · School Libraries · 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

Articles of Interest – Random House edition

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Librarians Feel Sticker Shock as Price for Random House Ebooks Rises as Much as 300 Percent – The Digital Shift ALA Issues Statement Asking Random House to Reconsider eBook Increase – INFODocket ALA calls on Random House to reconsider major ebook price increase – ALA Random House Not So Random with Library Ebook Price Increases – Agnostic […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest: Penguin, OverDrive, and libraries

February 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

It’s been coming for months.  Today Penguin announced it has ended its relationship with OverDrive.  Starting tomorrow, it will no longer sell e-books and audiobooks to OverDrive for library lending.  Interestingly, ALA and Big Six publishers met last week to discuss library e-book lending.  In an article in paidcontent.org, Laura Hazard Owen points out ALA’s […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

University Presses and eBooks: A New Horizon

February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

ONLINE magazine has a new column called Ebook Buzz.  The column, written by Sue Polanka, features a discussion of university presses and eBooks.  From the text: “What’s the buzz about? EBook Buzz, ONLINE’s newest column, will discuss and debate the advances of ebooks in libraries and scholarly publishing. EBook Buzz will explore varied topics from a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · University Press · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – Apple textbook version

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

Below is a summary of various news articles and related Apple sites discussing the Apple announcement today about digital textbooks. General news articles: CNN Techcrunch Video of the event

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Some numbers on the Kindle owners lending library and KDP – teleread.com B&N discounting Nooks with periodical subscriptions – marco.org Barnes & Noble to Offer Nook Discount to Subscribers of 2 publications – nytimes.com Launching the University Press Content Consortia – wordpress.com Guggenheim Museum Getting Into eBooks – mediabistro.com Reddit to Black Itself Out Next […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · University Press · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – Libraries, digital lending, and eReaders

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

The past few weeks there have been several interesting articles and interviews related to libraries and digital lending, the pros/cons of lending eBooks readers, and publisher/library relationships.  A few are listed below: Threats to Digital Lending – American Libraries Magazine Interview with Michael Porter of Library Renewal – via Teleread Interview with Paul Biba from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing