Entries Tagged as 'Business Models/Pricing'

Unglue.it opens a new chapter – a bookstore for books that want to be free

December 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

Unglue.it posted on their blog today about a new direction – a bookstore for books that want to be free.  Here is the full blog post: Soon, we’ll be launching a new phase of Unglue.it. How do we describe what we’re doing? When we did the first implementation of “Buy-To-Unglue” (as a test, not a […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Negotiating with vendors, 91% of librarians do not have a documented process

November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the Charleston Conference, Matt Dunie, President of Data-Planet, presented with colleagues Carl Grant and Mike Gruenberg in a session entitled, “Secrets in Vendor Negotiations.”  In preparation for this event, Matt sent a short survey (11 questions) to librarians to inquire about their preparations before vendor negotiations. Highlights of the survey: 239 respondents […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Electronic Resources · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

Unglue.it 2.0, “Buy to Unglue”

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Unglue.it is now testing the next phase of their program, 2.0.  The new “Buy to Unglue” campaigns use the ebook as an instant reward for supporting a campaign. They built a free ebook lending platform for libraries so that library users can buy ebooks for their library. A blog post at Unglue.it highlights the details […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Vendor News

ProQuest automates ebrary and EBL holdings into Summon and 360 services

November 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier this week, ProQuest announced a partnership with OCLC to automate ebook collection management.  Today, they expand that announcement to include Summon and 360.  The project is currently in beta testing.  More from the press release below: ANN ARBOR, MI — November 7, 2013 — ProQuest is streamlining librarian workflows by automating holdings updates for […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Vendor News

OCLC and ProQuest partner to automate eBook collection management

November 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

With this new service, libraries can request that ebrary and EBL provide OCLC with holdings data for purchased collections and DDA repositories.  See the complete press release below. DUBLIN, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Mich., November 4, 2013—A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL – […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Vendor News

Gale announces new Usage-Driven Acquisition model for GVRL

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier today Gale/Cengage announced a new business model for the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).  The model is “Usage-Driven Acquisition” (UDA) and is based on evidence-based decisions – you only buy what you use.  The press release states, “Unlike options currently offered by other e-book providers, this new purchase model will allow libraries to purchase […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Knowledge Unlatched announces pilot collection, libraries needed!

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

I am extremely excited to hear the news about the launch of the Knowledge Unlatched pilot collection.  I first heard about the project in 2010 when Frances Pinter, who developed the idea, presented at the Tools of Change conference.  Frances and I discussed the project back in 2010 in one of the NSR interviews and […]

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

WorldCat adds new international content to knowledge base

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, October 10, 2013—OCLC has finalized agreements with international content providers to add more electronic collections to the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive online catalog of resources available through libraries worldwide. Incorporating these databases into WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base will improve access to these collections and simplify administration for libraries that use […]

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

Create custom books with De Gruyter Select

September 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

De Gruyter has launched a new service called De Gruyter Select.  It’s PDA and POD wrapped into one, allowing users to create a custom print book with De Gruyter book chapters, newspaper articles, and database content (anything with a “chunk price” in De Gruyter Online).  The press release, below, mentions printing and delivering the book […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Print on demand · Vendor News

ALA’s eCourse on eBooks: Lessons Learned

August 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ALA’s new eCourse on ebooks starts September 2nd. Well, it’s not exactly new. I taught this four-week course last March and have accepted ALA’s invitation to teach it again this September. On the other hand, it’s not exactly the same class either, since much has changed since I developed the original syllabus in early 2013 — […]

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