Entries Tagged as 'Business Models/Pricing'

Brill Open now includes eBooks

August 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Brill announced on August 19th that it is extending its open access model to include books.  Titles will be made freely accessible on the Brill platform under a creative commons license.  Here is more from the press release: Brill extends Brill Open, its Open Access model, to include books. As a major publisher in the […]

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

SciELO launches blog to discuss open access and scholarly communication issues

August 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

SciELO, the Scientific Electronic Library Online, has launched a new blog, SciELO in Perspective.  The blog, available in 3 languages – Spanish, Portuguese, and English – aims to share information and knowledge oriented to the development of scientific communication.  The posts contain interviews, news, and analysis from an editorial team of nine.  SciELO has maintained […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, developed this list of 68 essential resources about eBooks in libraries.  Ellyssa has organized the list into several broad categories including:  general, devices, blogs, purchasing, creating, and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Big Six eBooks in libraries, a comparison chart

July 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

I came across this wonderful PDF from ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) showing the availability of Big Six (soon to be Big Five) ebook titles to libraries.  Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster are included.  It highlights the amount of content available for purchase, license/use terms, and the vendor platforms […]

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Tags: Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Internet Archive – 15m downloads per month, 2m ebooks scanned,1,000 partners and other new facts

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Robert Miller, Global Director of eBooks for the Internet Archive, sent this email to IA sponsors, partners, and content contributors.  It has some really interesting facts, figures, and updates from the IA and Robert was kind enough to let me repost it here on NSR in full. I have highlighted some of those remarkable facts […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Preservation · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

OdiloTID enables libraries to directly negotiate with publishers for ebooks, following DCL Model

June 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received this press release today from Douglas County Libraries about OdiloTID. Interesting to see an international company step up to take on this important role for libraries. Bibliotheca had announced support for this type of service last summer, but I haven’t heard anything from them since.  Here is more from the DCL press release: […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Ingram’s new service manages complete life cycle of print books

May 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received this news release from Ingram this morning about their new service, Life PrintSM.  This service will manage the distribution of a print title, using one electronic file and order process.  It merges print on demand with outside book printing companies.  It sounds really interesting to me.  I’ll be anxious to see how it […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · New Products · Press Releases · Print on demand · Vendor News

Elsevier acquires Mendeley – articles of interest

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

A flurry of articles and blog posts have been published with the announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of Mendeley.  Here is a sampling below: Elsevier’s Press Release Mendeley blog, Q/A about the acquisition   Confirmed:  Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley…TechCrunch Sale to Elsevier Casts Doubt….Chronicle A Matter of Perspective….Scholarly Kitchen    

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

De Gruyter and Unglue.it partner to expand open access titles

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is fabulous news.  Way to go De Gruyter!  I’m so pleased to see publishers working direct with Unglue.it. Berlin, 2 April 2013 – Starting today, the academic publisher De Gruyter will be offering 100 titles from its e-dition series at the crowdfunding platform Unglue.it. Each individual title that raises 2,100 dollars at the site […]

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

SciELO open access ebooks, an interview with Nicholas Cop

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Open Access ebook collections are on the rise. One of the newer collections is SciELO (pronounced like the initials C-L-O).  The SciELO ebooks operation began in March of 2012 and officially announced itself to the international community last month.  I interviewed Nicholas Cop, President of Nicholas Cop Consulting and principle consultant of the SciELO program […]

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