Entries Tagged as 'Patron Driven Acquisition'

New interview with OverDrive’s Dan Stasiewski about the WIN Platform

July 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

During the ALA Conference I interviewed Dan Stasiewski, Public Relations Manager at OverDrive.  Dan and I discussed the new WIN platform and the enhanced OverDrive Help which will launch in a few months.  Dan provides some details on DRM, formats, patron-driven acquisition, and simultaneous use titles. For more information, visit Overdrive.com or the Overdrive blog.  […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Mobile Devices · New Products · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Interview with ebrary’s Matt Barnes about PDA and downloadable ebooks

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

On Sunday I met with Matt Barnes, Vice President of Marketing, for ebrary. Matt and I discussed ebrary’s new patron driven acquisition model, searching ebrary content through the ProQuest interface, and the results of an ebrary mobility study on the need for downloadable ebooks.  Matt shares a few of the results, which are not yet […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Medical eBook Publishing Trends Webinar Summary

June 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Today I attended the MLA webinar on e-books, 2011 Medical eBook Publishing Trends, sponsored by Ovid. My notes are below. Moderator, Mark Funk, Weill Cornell Medical Library Panelists: Deb Blecic, University of Illinois, Chicago Liz Lorbeer, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences Jennie Stewart, Wiley-Blackwell Dan Doody, Doody Enterprises The current environment – Mark set […]

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

ebrary launches corporate computing database

June 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

This was announced on June 8th, but I’ve just received the press release.  ebrary now has 210 titles available in a corporate computing subscription database. More from the press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology to libraries worldwide, today announced the availability of its new Corporate Computing subscription database. The growing […]

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

New – OverDrive WIN – platform enhancements that support libraries and offer patron driven acquisition

June 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from Ohio today – the Ohio Metro Library Directors and OverDrive met to discuss various eBook challenges.  OverDrive will launch Overdrive WIN, a series of platform enhancements this June. More from the press release: As a result of unprecedented demand for eBooks, library directors, advocacy groups, and readers challenged leading eBook supplier OverDrive […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

Interview with Jude Norris from Dawson Books

June 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

On Friday I interviewed Jude Norris, Marketing and Technology Director for Dawson Books. Dawson offers over 170,000 books (mostly academic).  Jude discussed the recent acquisition of Dawson Books by Smiths News PLC, the Dawsonera eBook platform and DawsonEnter, the ordering system for print and electronic books.  More information about Dawson books can be found at […]

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

Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

ALA TechSource webinar series – Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource has just opened registration for the upcoming webinar series on e-books and e-readers.  I hope you can join us. Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka Two 90-minute sessions Thursdays 8/4/11 and 8/11/11 2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT 12:30 – 2:00 PM MDT | […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Public Libraries · School Libraries

ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans

May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release:  ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans.  Currently in beta, this groundbreaking model provides libraries with all of the benefits of traditional short-term loans with the added advantage of only paying if titles are used. ebrary’s new Short-Term Loans can […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries

The Ohio Digital Bookshelf, webinar summary

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Ohio Digital Bookshelf, Where will the 2nd Year Take Us?  A Webinar from the University System of Ohio TeachU, Presented by Stephen R. Acker, Research Director, The Ohio Digital Bookshelf The slides for the webinar are available on slideshare and the webinar archive. The following is a summary of my interpretation of the webinar.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Open Access · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks