Entries Tagged as 'DRM'

Articles of Interest

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Online textbooks moving into schools – The Washington Post Public Library eBooks on the Amazon Kindle – We Got Screwed | Librarian by Day Amazon Kindle Fire: Tablet Product Strategy Done Right | Forrester Blogs Mental Graffiti: Will Amazon Offer Purchasing and/or Donation Options for Library-Owed E-Books? Ebook Summit 2011: “Don’t Buy Ebooks” bepress CEO […]

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eBook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On – Summary of Program

July 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Ebook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On For the second consecutive year, YBP sponsored a special meeting of academic library consortia and publishers at the ALA Annual Conference.  They invited select representatives of each community to discuss the special issues regarding the creation, distribution, models and formats of ebooks in consortia.   Below […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Formats · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing

Articles of Interest – ALA Annual eBook Wrap-up version

July 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Archive of the 2011 ALA Annual Tech Wrapup | ALA TechSource Ebook Developments Were HOT at ALA – Information Today eBook Tip Sheets – ALA OITP – Anne Behler eBook FAQs. 36 Most Common Questions Answered by the OITP eBook Task Force | Librarian by Day Go To Hellman: 3M’s eBook Cloud Library Didn’t Come […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

July 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Cambridge University Press expands ebook platform to include other academic publishers | TeleRead E-Book Readers, Netbooks Have Most to Fear From Tablets | Gadget Lab | Wired.com Amazon Plans iPad Rival – WSJ.com Apple bringing media apps into compliance with in-app purchase guidelines | TeleRead For ebook devotees, reading is a whole new experience – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Publishing · Vendor News

New Jersey eBook Summit Summary – part two

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Please note that the part two blog post has now been added to the New Jersey eBook Summit Summary. Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey.  The line-up of speakers included: Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbor District […]

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OverDrive announces DRM-free eBooks

July 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From the OverDrive blog:  For the past few months, OverDrive has been beta testing DRM-free eBook distribution in libraries. Today, we’re excited to announce that all OverDrive-powered libraries can now add DRM-free eBooks to their digital collections. To coincide with the launch of this new functionality, we would also like to welcome new publishers who […]

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New interview with OverDrive’s Dan Stasiewski about the WIN Platform

July 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

During the ALA Conference I interviewed Dan Stasiewski, Public Relations Manager at OverDrive.  Dan and I discussed the new WIN platform and the enhanced OverDrive Help which will launch in a few months.  Dan provides some details on DRM, formats, patron-driven acquisition, and simultaneous use titles. For more information, visit Overdrive.com or the Overdrive blog.  […]

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Medical eBook Publishing Trends Webinar Summary

June 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Today I attended the MLA webinar on e-books, 2011 Medical eBook Publishing Trends, sponsored by Ovid. My notes are below. Moderator, Mark Funk, Weill Cornell Medical Library Panelists: Deb Blecic, University of Illinois, Chicago Liz Lorbeer, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences Jennie Stewart, Wiley-Blackwell Dan Doody, Doody Enterprises The current environment – Mark set […]

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OverDrive to provide DRM-free eBook titles from O’Reilly Media

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

This announcement from OverDrive to offer 1500 DRM free eBook titles from O’Reilly is in relation to the new WIN platform.  Great news! More from the press release:  OverDrive announced today that booksellers, libraries, and schools in its global network will soon have access to DRM-free eBook titles from O’Reilly Media. The publisher’s entire eBook […]

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ALA TechSource webinar series – Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource has just opened registration for the upcoming webinar series on e-books and e-readers.  I hope you can join us. Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka Two 90-minute sessions Thursdays 8/4/11 and 8/11/11 2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT 12:30 – 2:00 PM MDT | […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Public Libraries · School Libraries