Entries Tagged as 'Conferences/Events'

eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Interview with Kari Paulson, President of EBL and Kevin Sayar, Senior VP of ProQuest

January 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week, ProQuest announced a definitive agreement to acquire EBL.  I had a chance to interview two of the primary individuals involved in this acquisition, Kari Paulson, President of EBL, and Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President of ProQuest.  Kari and Kevin discussed with me how the acquisition plans developed, what customers can expect in the […]

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ProQuest to acquire EBL, ebrary and EBL services to merge

January 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments

ProQuest has done it again.  Just two years after the acquisition of ebrary, they announced today plans to acquire EBL.  EBL, a global ebook aggregator, was founded in 2004 and offers over 300,000 titles in their collection.  They have long been a competitor for ebrary, offering similar monograph content to academic and special libraries worldwide. […]

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OverDrive announces streaming video and audio services for libraries and schools

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Those of you attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting may want to stop by for a demo of the OverDrive streaming services.  The One-Step Checkout (TM) sounds great to me. Washington Convention Center, Seattle—Jan. 22, 2013—Today OverDrive announced that it will enhance its industry-leading library service platform with streaming video and audio technology. The new services […]

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NSR Interviews: 2012 in Review

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

NSR 2012 Interviews With 2012 coming to a close, I wanted to take another opportunity to introduce you to the wide array of interviews NSR offered this year. The 2012 interviews highlight  innovative new products and services from librarians, publishers, and information professionals, a focus on information literacy and core competencies, and creative business models.  […]

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DPLA Launch Event April 18-19, 2013

November 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

From the DPLA website: April 18-19, 2013 Boston Public Library Boston, MA Mark your calendars! On April 18-19, 2013, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will bring together librarians, technologists, creators, innovators, students, government leaders, and others interested in building a national digital library to the Boston Public Library in Boston, MA to celebrate […]

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End Users Speak: Outcomes from Recent Surveys, from the NISO eBook Forum

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

The following are my notes from the NISO eBook Forum Program – End Users Speak:  Outcomes from Recent Surveys.  Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Presented by – Steve Paxhia, President, Beacon Hill Strategic Solutions 3 of the studies presented today are not even published yet.  Most of the data shown was within just […]

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Creating Accessible E-books: Summary of NISO program

October 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The following are my notes from the presentation – Born accessible: making e-books fully inclusive from day one – held during the NISO- The E-Book Renaissance Part II:  Challenges and Opportunities.  Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Presenters: Larry Goldberg, Director, Media Access Group Director at WGBH Geoff Freed, Director of Technology Projects and Web […]

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The LJ/SLJ Digital Shift event is this Wednesday, are you registered?

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

I hope you will join me in attending this virtual conference on Wednesday.  There is a great line-up of speakers, panelists, and other events.  More info below from LJ/SLJ WHAT: The Digital Shift: Libraries, eBooks and Beyond, the  3rd annual online summit by Library Journal/School Library Journal,  will explore how libraries are navigating the transition […]

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Copia’s Inside-the-Ebook contest features crowd sourced definitions for The Devil’s Dictionary

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

Twice today I received news about crowd sourcing opportunities for two different dictionaries.  This one is a contest, with a $2,000 prize.  Hopefully it’s just as easy-peasy as the OED project. From the press release: COPIA OFFERS FIRST EVER INSIDE-THE-EBOOK CONTEST NEW YORK, September 24—Copia, the unique social eReading platform and web site, today announced […]

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