Entries Tagged as 'Conferences/Events'

DPLAfest accepting proposals

July 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

A message from the DPLA Team: This is a quick reminder that we’re still accepting workshop suggestions for the first annual DPLAfest, October 24-25, 2013 in Boston, MA. If you have a great idea for a DPLA-related session or workshop for Friday, October 25, please let us know via the following form by Thursday, August 9: http://bit.ly/11KXhch

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DPLA · Public Libraries

NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities.  Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order.  This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th. The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Audio Books · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

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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Tags: Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Public Libraries · Vendor News

SmashWords research analyzes self-published book sales data

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

I finally had time to read this very interesting article in the Huffington Post written by Mark Coker about the  Smashwords study conducted to analyze self-published book sales data.  Coker highlights seven key findings from the study and includes his slides from a presentation at the RT Booklovers Convention earlier this year.  It’s worth a […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

ALA’s 3rd supplement on ebooks and digital content now available

May 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

The third supplement on ebooks and digital content from American Libraries examines both the big picture and the nitty-gritty of libraries and publishing, looking at how libraries are evolving in response to the digital revolution, from taking advantage of opportunities in content creation to advocating for equitable access to ebooks produced by the world’s largest […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

Big Library Read pilot program via OverDrive shows library impact on literacy, books sales, and author recognition

May 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is a great idea.  I hope many of you will read the book and promote it to your patrons.  I look forward to seeing the results of this pilot program. Follow the program on twitter – #BigLibraryRead. Cleveland, May 16, 2013 – Today, more than 7,500 libraries around the world are participating in the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Springer releases white paper on eBook use and acceptance in an undergraduate institution

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Springer has released a White Paper on ebook use and attitudes.  The study was conducted at Wellesley College.  Deborah Lenares of the Margaret Clapp Library at Wellesley College, and Steven Smith, formerly of Wellesley College and now Head of Collection Management at Boston University Libraries co-authored the white paper. More information, including key findings and […]

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National Archives to help launch first DPLA project

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

March 12, 2013 Washington, DC. . . Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that the National Archives, as a leading content provider to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will help launch its first pilot project. The DPLA is a large-scale, collaborative project across government, research institutions, museums, libraries and […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DPLA · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries

OverDrive’s Digipalooza, August 1st – 4th

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m not an OverDrive customer, but I’ve always wanted to attend the Digipalooza conference.  It looks like it is very educational and entertaining.  Registration is open.  Visit www.digipalooza.com for more information.  Here’s a bit from the site: OverDrive’s International User Group Conference for partner libraries, Digipalooza offers a unique blend of education, networking and fun. […]

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Credo survey suggests students lack basic information skills

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

Credo Survey Suggests Students Lack Basic Information Skills Critical for Academic and Workforce Success Survey finds 37% of students do not feel adequately prepared to start research More information from the press release below.  Note the opportunity to attend an event at ACRL relating to the study as well as receive the full text of […]

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