Entries Tagged as 'Conferences/Events'

DPLA Appfest scheduled for November 8 – 9, 2012

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is delighted to announce our first Appfest, an informal, open call for both ideas and functional examples of creative and engaging ways to use the content and metadata in the DPLA back-end platform. The first Appfest will take place on November 8-9, 2012, at the Chattanooga Public Library […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DPLA · Public Libraries

Upcoming event in Kentucky – From a Book to e-Books: The Many Ways to Access Children’s Literature

October 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

The 2012 Ohio Kentucky Indiana Children’s Literature conference, From a Book to e-Books: The Many Ways to Access Children’s Literature, will be held from 8:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, November 3, at Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky.   Keynote speakers are Gary Schmidt, National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature in 2011 and winner […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Public Libraries · School Libraries

ALA’s Sullivan speaks to AAP – Summary of Remarks

September 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Summary of Remarks of Maureen Sullivan, President, American Library Association“Libraries & Publishers Strengthening the E-Reading Ecosystem” Meeting at the Association of American Publishers, New York, September 27, 2012   We must build on the long-standing, successful partnership between publishers and libraries. Through our common goal of bringing authors and readers together, publishers and libraries have […]

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Tags: Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

Handheld Librarian 7 Workshop: State of the eReader

August 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

The Handheld Librarian 7 conference will be held virtually next Wednesday and Thursday, August 15th and 16th.  On day two, a 2-hour workshop on the state of the eReader is available. More information is below: State of the eReader:  This featured workshop will focus on the legal, ethical, and technical aspects of eReaders. The goal […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices

Challenge of eBooks workshop in London, participants needed

August 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

The following is an announcement from Ken Chad regarding a JISC study: The challenge of ebooks: Can you contribute? Workshop in London on Tuesday 21st August We are investigating the challenges of ebooks in academic institutions and would like to engage, early on in our project, with individuals interested in taking part in a workshop […]

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SEFLIN Virtual Conference- eBooks: Benefits, challenges and the future

August 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Here is some information on the SEFLIN virtual conference on eBooks, September 21st. Join us for an exciting one-day online conference as five nationally- and internationally-known speakers discuss wide-ranging aspects of the growing impact of eBooks on libraries. Brought to you by the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN). eBooks: Benefits, Challenges, and the Future […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News

ALA Program Summary: E-Elephant in the Room

July 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the ALA conference, several hundred librarians gathered for an interesting discussion on eBook collection development practices.  This ALA Program was a panel discussion featuing eBook collection development practices from both academic and public libraries.  It was organized by Serin Anderson and Christopher Platt. Heather McCormack from Library Journal moderated […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Library News · Public Libraries

Rosen Publishing offers new Interactive eBooks – an interview with Miriam Gilbert and Gina Strazzabosco

June 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Rosen Publishing will be launching a new series of interactive eBooks this August.  There are 120 books ranging in subjects that meet the needs of the common core and support transliteracy skills.  I spoke with Miriam Gilbert, Director, Rosen Digital and Gina Strazzabosco, Vice President, Rosen Publishing, this past weekend to find out more about […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

SAGE Knowledge – an interview with Lettie Conrad of SAGE

June 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

SAGE recently announced their new eBook platform, SAGE Knowledge.  It contains about 2500 titles, including SAGE Reference Online titles.  I spoke with Lettie Conrad, Manager of Online Product Management at SAGE about the new platform.  Our interview is available on the NSR interviews page.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Content will now be wrapped in software – Digital Book World webinar notes

June 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

Digital Book World sponsored a webinar today, “Digital Content:  Where are publishers investing and what challenges will they need to overcome? Speaker:  Marc Rubner, VP of Product Marketing at Innodata Consulting; mrubner at innodata dot com Marc presented the results of an Innodata Survey conducted by Digital Book World in April of 2012. What stuck […]

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