Entries Tagged as 'Patron Driven Acquisition'

Proquest Acquires ebrary

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – As its content-unifying new search platform rolls out to libraries around the world, ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research.  The agreement will marry both companies’ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a […]

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ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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Ebooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice

September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion of the acquisition models of eBooks for academic libraries.  We chatted about business models, workflow issues and their opportunities and challenges, the pros and cons of electronic access,and the future of eBooks.  I was pretty busy doing my moderating duties […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing

Charleston Conference Program big on eBooks

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

The XXX Annual Charleston Conference, held in Charleston, S.C. November 3 – 6th, has just released it’s tentative program.  It’s loaded with discussions, papers, and panel presentations on e-books, patron driven acquisition, digital textbooks, and more.  I’ve listed a few of the sessions below, but for a closer look, check out the full program.  Early […]

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LYRASIS eBook Expo – 4th session, virtual attendance option

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Tuesday, October 5th LYRASIS is hosting the 4th in its eBook Expo series. This free event with both in-person and virtual components will look at the timely topics of patron driven acquisition and discovery of ebooks.   Speakers include: Samuel Klein, Wikimedia Foundation Trustee and Director of Outreach for One Laptop Per Child Mike […]

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LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Preview – eBooks and Academic Libraries

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

The LJ/SLJ eBook Summit on September 29th offers a variety of speakers and panel discussions relating to eBooks and libraries.  One such session, eBooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice, will discuss the myriad opportunities and challenges in purchasing, acquiring, and accessing eBooks in an academic library.  Speakers, representing publishers, libraries, and consortia, […]

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Articles of Interest

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? Ebooks: The $100 Sweet Spot has been Reached Another Press Stops Publishing – Inside Higher Ed Project Gutenberg: Timeline Events Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future? Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers – CNET News Espresso Book Machine Spreads to Bookstores […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Another interview on patron driven purchasing with Jason Price & John McDonald

August 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last Friday I spoke with Jason Price and John McDonald from Claremont Colleges about patron driven purchasing models.  We discussed many of the benefits and barriers to implementing patron driven models and got into detail about a study Jason and John conducted regarding the use of patron selected titles compared to librarian selected titles.  Here […]

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Patron Driven Purchasing, an interview with Michael Levine-Clark

July 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Last week I spoke with Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian from the University of Denver, about patron driven purchasing models and how they are being implemented at his library.  Michael has been researching, testing, and writing about patron driven techniques for quite a while and discusses his experiences with me in the interview. I hope to […]

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Collection Management Journal issues dedicated to Patron Driven Acquisition

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Routledge has dedicated two issues of their Collection Management journal to patron driven acquisition.  Volume 35, issues 3 & 4, 2010 – Patron-Driven Acquisitions:  Current Successes and Future Directions. The issues cover 4 general themes – introduction, acquiring print books through ILL requests, acquiring patron selected eBooks, and innovative services/new directions.  I think it’s great […]

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