Entries Tagged as 'Collection Development'

Baker & Taylor announce new evidence-based selection planning

March 19th, 2014 · No Comments

This new service looks really exciting. A very practical way to use circulation data to determine the selection of forthcoming titles for specific library locations.  I think we will see much more evidence-based selection in the future.  CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 19, 2014 – Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books […]

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Gale expands products and services, STEM content added to GVRL

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Gale hosted a webinar on the new products and services they have launched a couple weeks back, but I didn’t get to attend.  Below is a press release summarizing some of those initiatives.  Lots of new ebook collections were announced, including many with STEM monograph content for GVRL. Farmington Hills, Mich. – March 3, 2014 […]

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eBooked! Integrating Free Online Book Sites into Your Library Collection

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

A friend and colleague of mine in Ohio, Tony Bandy, just announced a book he wrote on adding free ebooks to library collections.  Here’s what Tony has to say about the book: eBooked!  Integrating Free Online Book Sites Into Your Library Collection is primarily geared for libraries and library staff looking to work with all […]

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Knowledge Unlatched exceeds target, open access collection will launch with support of libraries

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I received an email from Christina Emery, the Project Coordinator of Knowledge Unlatched, today with very exciting news.  She was very pleased to announce that KU has reached (and exceeded) the target of 200 libraries sharing the unlatching costs for the Pilot.  They continue to invite more libraries to participate so that the cost per […]

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EBSCO rolls out 28 new ebook subject sets

February 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 20, 2014 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has added 28 new eBook Subject Sets to its extensive collection of eBooks. The Sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their eBook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers. Key collection areas that were increased with the release of […]

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ATG issue features articles on ebooks for academic librarians

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

The December 2013/January 2014 issue of Against The Grain features six feature articles and one opinion piece on ebooks in academic libraries.  The issue, eBook Platforms for Academic Librarians, was guest edited by Audrey Powers. Here is the Table of Contents (note you must be a subscriber to read the full-text): eBook Platforms for Academic […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Collection Development · Publishing · University Press

Oxford University Press Scholarship Online adds University of North Carolina Press

February 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

NEW YORK, February 5, 2014—Oxford University Press is pleased to announce it will partner with the University of North Carolina Press to launch North Carolina Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting-edge search and discovery functionality. “The University of North Carolina […]

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Ingram expands eBook profiling on OASIS platform with EBSCO and ProQuest’s EBL content

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Ingram Content Group announced two new partnerships for eBooks on their OASIS platform.  The first is with ProQuests’s EBL.  More than 400,000 EBL eBook titles will be available through Ingram’s OASIS.  The second is with EBSCO.  Print titles have been part of the OASIS platform for EBSCO eBooks but now customers can add eBook content […]

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New OCLC Research report provides evidence base for shift to shared print management approach

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 23, 2014—OCLC Research has released a new report, “Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections,” which establishes evidence that has allowed and encouraged libraries to begin the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, […]

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Unglue.it releases the first Buy-to-Unglue eBook

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Last month, Unglue.it announced their new program, Buy-to-Unglue, AKA “A bookstore for books that want to be free.”  Their first title is now available.  Details are below from an Unglue.it email. The first Buy-to-Unglue eBook is here, and it’s a good one. Lagos_2060 is a collection of science fiction stories that imagine what the city […]

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