Entries Tagged as 'Collection Development'

Negotiating with vendors, 91% of librarians do not have a documented process

November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the Charleston Conference, Matt Dunie, President of Data-Planet, presented with colleagues Carl Grant and Mike Gruenberg in a session entitled, “Secrets in Vendor Negotiations.”  In preparation for this event, Matt sent a short survey (11 questions) to librarians to inquire about their preparations before vendor negotiations. Highlights of the survey: 239 respondents […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Electronic Resources · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

Harvard University Press partners with De Gruyter to re-release 2800 titles

November 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

2800 Harvard University Press titles will be re-released as e-ditions with De Gruyter beginning in January, 2014.  Libraries can choose e or p versions of the titles.  200 titles are ready and available at this time with the remainder slated for full release by the end of 2013 (updated information).  Here is more from the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · University Press · Vendor News

ProQuest signs O’Reilly Media for ebrary ebooks

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

2500 titles from O’Reilly Media and other partner publishers are included for the ebrary platform. EBL is not included at this time, but will be in the near future due to the merger of the products.  See more from the press release below: October 24, 2013 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Libraries are better […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

EBSCO adds 15 new eBook subject sets

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has introduced 15 new EBSCO eBook™ Subject Sets to help librarians build their e-book collections. Subject sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection development.

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EBSCO launches eBook business collection

September 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

EBSCO announced today a new eBook collection (over 9,400 titles) designed specifically for academic and business school libraries.  The full title and/or publisher lists are not on the EBSCO website at this time.  You’ll have to contact your rep for details. IPSWICH, Mass. — September 9, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the launch […]

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68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, developed this list of 68 essential resources about eBooks in libraries.  Ellyssa has organized the list into several broad categories including:  general, devices, blogs, purchasing, creating, and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Interview with Heather McCormack from 3M Cloud Library

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Heather McCormack is the Collection Development Manager for 3M’s Cloud Library.  I had a nice interview with Heather at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Talk about an expert in content!  Heather knows her authors, genres, publishers, and tools to make collecting ebooks a simple task for libraries.  In the interview she discusses 3Ms new […]

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ebrary launches new German-language e-book database

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

4,500 hundred titles in this new German-language collection featuring several prominent publishers.  Subscription pricing available. More from the press release: ebrary Launches Deutsche Sammlung – Company releases German-language e-book subscription database covering multiple disciplines Palo Alto, CA – March 12, 2013 – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new German-language e-book subscription database for […]

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EBSCO releases 23 new eBook subject sets

February 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 19, 2013 — Librarians have a convenient way to begin or expand their e-book collection with 23 new eBook Subjects Sets from EBSCO Publishing. The eBook Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topic areas chosen to meet libraries’ needs while simplifying collection development. This […]

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EBSCO creates ebooks subscription collections for engineering and technology professionals

February 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

New collections from EBSCO announced earlier this week.  More info from the press release below. EngineeringCore™ and ITCore™ E-book Subscription Collections Provide Access to Thousands of E-book Titles for Learning and Research IPSWICH, Mass. — February 5, 2013 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released EngineeringCore™ and ITCore™ , two e-book subscription collections designed to support […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News