Entries Tagged as 'Business Models/Pricing'

Penguin removes 6 month embargo for libraries

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news from Penguin yesterday.  They will remove the 6 month embargo period for library licenses.  Other limitations are also expected to be removed.  See the full article in ALA’s E-content blog – http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/penguin-revisits-library-pilot-terms Here is a brief snip from the blog post: Penguin Group USA revealed today that, as of April 2, it will […]

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SciELO announces open access eBook collection from Brazil

March 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last Fall, I wrote about the SciELO ebook collection  for Open Access Week.  I just received this official press release announcing the collection of 300 open access ebooks from Brazil.  The press release is also available in Espanol and Portugues. SÃO PAULO, March 2013 – SciELO, a major indexer and publisher of Open Access online […]

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Unglue.it and Open Book Publishers launch new campaign

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Happy to see another campaign being launched at Unglue.it.  This title is really unique.  It’s an English language book about Mumbai’s unique Dabbawala food delivery co-operative, Feeding the City.  Below is more from the press release: Unglue.it is pleased to announce a second crowdfunding campaign from the nonprofit UK company Open Book Publishers for the […]

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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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SAGE Open author publication fee discounted to $99 per article

January 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

Below is a press release from SAGE regarding the author fees for SAGE Open.  They are lowering them to $99 per article from $395 in 2012.  This is great news for social science and humanities researchers.  When asked why the fee was lowered, SAGE sources said: SAGE has been a passionate champion of the social […]

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Ingram’s new Access Model provides access credits for simultaneous use.

January 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

This new Access Model from Ingram sounds like a cross between EBL’s Non-Linear Lending model and Freading’s token model.  I like the idea of less turnaways for patrons.  This can be particularly useful for titles that have high demand for a short-time period.  Full press release below. Ingram adds new e-book lending model to MyiLibrary® […]

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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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NSR Interviews: 2012 in Review

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

NSR 2012 Interviews With 2012 coming to a close, I wanted to take another opportunity to introduce you to the wide array of interviews NSR offered this year. The 2012 interviews highlight  innovative new products and services from librarians, publishers, and information professionals, a focus on information literacy and core competencies, and creative business models.  […]

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Harvard University Press and Bohlau Publishers to offer PDA model via De Gruyter

November 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Below is a bit of detail on two publishers that will work with De Gruyter’s new PDA model.  If you haven’t read about the new PDA model from De Gruyter, take a look at the white paper. Press release from De Gruyter:  Berlin, 28 November 2012 – The idea behind Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) is […]

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Library borrowers DO buy eBooks, don’t they?

November 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

OverDrive and the ALA conducted an online survey at U.S. public library websites in June/July 2012.  They asked a variety of questions, but the most important ones revolved around eBook purchasing.  The survey asked, “If a digital audiobook or eBook is unavailable in the library’s digital collection or there is a wait time, would you […]

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