Entries Tagged as 'Patron Driven Acquisition'

Interview with the YBP Library Services Digital Team

December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a great conversation with the Digital Team from YBP Library Services.  We discussed the services they offer to libraries for print and eBook purchasing, including their new demand-driven model for individual libraries and consortia.  More information on the program is available in the digital services section of the YBP site. The YBP […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – SOPA, Amazon & Local Bookstores, Digital Textbooks

December 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Go To Hellman: Book Lending Ignorance Go To Hellman: SOPA Could Put Common Library Software in the Soup More controversy over Amazon price-checking versus independent bookstores | TeleRead Amazon Doesn’t Care About Your Local Bookstore | Epicenter | Wired.com Stop Treating $9.99 As The Magic E-Book Price | paidContent E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Interview with David Swords, Editor of Patron Driven Acquisitions: History and Best Practices

December 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Earlier this week I had a chance to interview David Swords, VP of Sales and Marketing for EBL.  David is also the Editor of a new DeGruyter/Saur title, Patron Driven Acquistions:  History and Best Practices.  In the interview David discusses the content of the book and inserts specific examples of PDA programs in libraries today. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition

E-Everything: Putting It All Together

November 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

The November, 2011 issue of Against the Grain focuses on the e-everything future.  Edited by Audrey Powers from the University of South Florida, the issue discusses e-content procurement, access models and technology, content integration, first sale doctrine, and much more. It’s a great line-up of contributors and topics.  The table of contents should be posted […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Articles of Interest

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

E-Factor: How E-books Are Making an Impact in Libraries, by Sue Polanka | Booklist Online E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands | Inside Higher Ed IL2011: E-Book Preservation | Spinstah Pew Research Center releases study on tablets and news reading | TeleRead Encyclopedia Britannica releases iPad app | TeleRead Dan […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Formats · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Patron Driven Acquisition in Libraries

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Patron Driven Acquisition has gained much interest from libraries these days. As a result, many are writing about their experiences with the new business model. Today, Inside Higher Education featured an article on “PDA In the Library,” (E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands). This article discusses the benefits of PDA, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · School Libraries

eBooks and Interlibrary Loan? Short-term lease is a better option. An editorial by Michael Levine-Clark

August 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian at the University of Denver has written an editorial for Collaborative Librarianship.  His editorial, Whither ILL? Wither ILL: The Changing Nature of Resource Sharing for E-Books suggests that Interlibrary Loan is a wonderful way to share print books among libraries.  However, in a digital world Michael believes that a short-term leases […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries

eBook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On – Summary of Program

July 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Ebook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On For the second consecutive year, YBP sponsored a special meeting of academic library consortia and publishers at the ALA Annual Conference.  They invited select representatives of each community to discuss the special issues regarding the creation, distribution, models and formats of ebooks in consortia.   Below […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Formats · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing

eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost launches, integrates with your EBSCOhost databases

July 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost launched this week.  Hopefully you have all received the new url for access to your collections.  I gave my eBook collection a test spin this morning and it worked well.  The interface is very intuitive, particularly for those who are EBSCOhost users.  The same features apply.  Search results are returned […]

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

New Jersey Ebook Summit Summary

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Pictured from left to right:  Eli Neiberger, Patricia Tumulty, Mary Minow, Norma Blake, Robert Miller, Sue Polanka, Cheryl O’Connor, Joseph Sanchez, Peggy Cadigan. Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey.  The line-up of speakers included: Eli […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Uncategorized · Vendor News