Entries Tagged as 'Audio Books'

NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities.  Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order.  This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th. The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Audio Books · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

Acoustik app now available for the Nook

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 25, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced that library patrons who use Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK tablets can now borrow and download digital audiobooks directly to their devices using the popular Acoustik audiobook app. The Acoustik app, now […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Baker & Taylor and Findaway World launch AcoustikTM Audiobooks for the Axis 360 Digital Media Library

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

This sounds like a great app for audio files. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 17, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced the launch of its innovative Acoustik audiobook service for the Axis 360 digital media platform, enabling library patrons to borrow and download digital […]

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OverDrive adds over 40,000 new titles this month

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: Cleveland – September 13 – This month, millions of students and library patrons are returning to school and work, powering a new surge in eBook reading. To help libraries and schools meet this demand, OverDrive—the leading distributor of eBooks and other digital media to 19,000 libraries and schools worldwide—has set […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive to Provide Streaming Audiobooks to Libraries and Schools

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: OverDrive to Provide Streaming Audiobooks to Libraries and Schools — Library and school catalogs to enable instant access to spoken word audio (Cleveland) – June 13, 2012 – June is Audiobook Month, and leading digital distributor OverDrive announced today that it will update its popular audiobook download services to include […]

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EBSCO releases nine new audiobook collections

May 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO Press Release: IPSWICH, Mass. — May 24, 2012 — Highlighting its growing audiobook collection, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) released nine new audiobook collections in popular genres, providing public libraries with a quick and convenient way to begin or expand their audiobook offerings. The latest audiobook sets focus on niche areas of fiction and […]

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National Library Board and Singapore Airlines offer in flight audio books

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

From InfoDOCKET  02 May 2012 – Joint Release with National Library Board- Customers on board Singapore Airlines flights can now look forward to a wider selection of audio books on KrisWorld, the Airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, through a collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB). They can relax and enjoy a “good read” while […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Library News · Marketing · Mobile Devices · New Products

Baker & Taylor to deliver Spoken Word Audio content via Axis 360

April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

From and Baker and Taylor Press Release: Cleveland, OH, and Charlotte, NC—April 10, 2012— Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment product, and Findaway World, LLC (Findaway), the creators of Playaway®, Playaway View®, and Catalist Digital™, today announce their plans to launch a robust digital audiobook platform for […]

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New EBSCOhost Collection Manager released

April 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO press release:  IPSWICH, Mass. — April 10, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is making it easier for library staff to search for e-books and audiobooks and add them to their collections with the new EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM). ECM can be used to search or browse for e-books and audiobooks by title, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News