Entries Tagged as 'Open Access'

Unglue.it releases two more free ebooks

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Really pleased to see additional books becoming unglued through the Unglue.it crowdfunding program.  Congrats to all involved. January 21, 2013 — Unglue.it, the crowdfunding website for Creative Commons licensed ebooks, has funded and released two more free ebooks, now available for download. The most recent “unglued book” is So You Want to Be a Librarian, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Open Access · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Open Access eBooks Part Five – Knowledge Unlatched

October 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day. The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections. If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. Today’s post is about Knowledge Unlatched. Knowledge Unlatched is not yet an eBook collection, but an initiative […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Open Access · Publishing · University Press

Open Access eBooks Part Four – CLACSO

October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day. The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections. If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. Today’s post is about CLACSO.  This collection was brought to my attention by Dominique Babini.  She said, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Open Access · Publishing

Open Access eBooks: Part Three – DOAB

October 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.  The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections.   If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. The Directory of Open Access Books – The DOAB – is a service of the OAPEN Foundation. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Publishing · University Press

Open Access eBooks, Part Two – SciELO Books

October 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.  The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections.   If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. I first learned about SciELO Books (Scientific Electronic Library Online) when I traveled to Brazil last month […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Publishing

Open Access eBooks: Part One, the OAPEN

October 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.  The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections.   If you have collections to suggest, please let me know.   The OAPEN OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Publishing · Reference Publishing · University Press

Unglue.it is back with 5 new campaigns

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

I’m happy to see that Unglue.it is back in business with a new payment provider, Stripe.  Eric Hellman announced five new title campaigns as well, including one by fellow librarian, Lauren Pressley.  More information is below in the press release. October 15, 2012 – Two months after being forced to shut down by Amazon Payments, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

De Gruyter announces one platform for digital content

October 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

The following is a press release received from De Gruyter: Integrated Publishing at the De Gruyter Group: All Digital Content at One Platform De Gruyter Online now features all content from Birkhäuser and the open-access publisher Versita Berlin, 2 October 2012 – Over 450,000 e-books and e-journal contributions, over 15 million database entries, and some […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Interview with John Seguin, President & Chief Librarian of Third Iron, who recently released the iPad app, BrowZine

October 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week, I posted a press release from Third Iron, a company founded by a librarian, John Seguin.  Third Iron released an iPad app called BrowZine.  This app allows patrons the ability to browse open access journals and library subscription journals (library subscription required) and keep track of articles on individual devices.  As was stated […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interviews · New Products · Open Access · Vendor News

Unglue.it announces the availability of Oral Literature in Africa

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an email message sent by the Unglue.it team:  Thanks to your support, the unglued edition of Oral Literature in Africa is now available for download. You can get your copy from the same place you supported its creation, the Unglue.it book page. It’s available in pdf, epub (iBooks, Nook, Kobo), and mobi (Kindle) formats. […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Vendor News