Entries Tagged as 'Collection Development'

EBSCO now offering the eBook Public Library Collection

January 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released the eBook Public Library Collection™   which includes over 25,000 general reference e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science & technology. According to the press release: The collection will provide libraries with a substantial selection in the areas of self-help, […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Douglas County Libraries and Impelsys partner on an acquisitions dashboard

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m a big fan of Douglas County Libraries.  They are innovative trail blazers.  This press release from December 27, 2012 is another example of their innovation.  They are partnering with Impelsys to create an acquisitions dashboard.  This sounds similar to the dashboards available at other vendors, where a publisher can send all title metadata and […]

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

EBSCO releases new K-8 and High School eBook Collections aligned with Common Core

November 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO Press Release on November 01, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its growth of e-book products with two new grade appropriate e-book subscription collections for the school market. eBook K-8 Collection™ and eBook High School Collection™ are available for schools looking to find full-text e-books specifically catered to their needs. The collections align […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · School Libraries · Vendor News

Open Access eBooks Part Five – Knowledge Unlatched

October 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day. The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections. If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. Today’s post is about Knowledge Unlatched. Knowledge Unlatched is not yet an eBook collection, but an initiative […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Open Access · Publishing · University Press

Open Access eBooks Part Four – CLACSO

October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day. The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections. If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. Today’s post is about CLACSO.  This collection was brought to my attention by Dominique Babini.  She said, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Open Access · Publishing

Open Access eBooks: Part Three – DOAB

October 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.  The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections.   If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. The Directory of Open Access Books – The DOAB – is a service of the OAPEN Foundation. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Publishing · University Press

Open Access eBooks, Part Two – SciELO Books

October 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.  The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections.   If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. I first learned about SciELO Books (Scientific Electronic Library Online) when I traveled to Brazil last month […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Publishing

Open Access eBooks: Part One, the OAPEN

October 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.  The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections.   If you have collections to suggest, please let me know.   The OAPEN OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Publishing · Reference Publishing · University Press

PDA and the University Press, a final project report from Joseph Esposito

October 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

Joseph Esposito has been studying the  patron driven acquisition business model with university presses for the last year. He blogs about it regularly at the Scholarly Kitchen.  Today, the final report has been released and is available online.  He has a nice summary of the study in a blog post as well.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Patron Driven Acquisition · University Press

DeGruyter White Paper on Patron Driven Acquisition

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

DeGruyter has released a white paper titled, Patron Driven Acquisition: A Model for Providing Complete Access to Electronic Content While Limiting Costs For Libraries.  It discusses a new business model for electronic content – books, journals, and databases. DeGruyter White Paper Below are a couple of snips from the white paper: “Based upon feedback from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics