Entries Tagged as 'DRM'

Report: State of eBooks and eReaders

June 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Picked this up on the LITA listserv today: A joint Poudre River Public, Front Range Community College, and Colorado State University libraries committee has released a report on the state of eBooks and eReaders. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of this rapidly-developing topic, and to make recommendations aimed at […]

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Articles of Interest

May 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Mourning the Printed Book — The Aesthetic and Sensory Deprivation of E-books « The Scholarly Kitchen 10 Websites To Download Free eBooks – eBookNewser The subscription model for ebooks hasn’t emerged yet, but it will – The Shatzkin Files Best-selling authors criticize HarperCollins library ebook policy Will Amazon make a tablet? ‘Stay tuned,’ says Jeff […]

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Articles of Interest

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Archiving the Web for Scholars – (Internet Archive) Inside Higher Ed Barnes & Noble to launch next-generation Nook May 24th | TeleRead News: Picking a Fight – (Amazon and College Book Stores) Inside Higher Ed Petition against HarperCollins ebook/library policy garners 53,786 signatures | TeleRead Ereaders fail at education UK publishers and libraries in talks […]

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Articles of Interest

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Apologies for the long list, I’ve been away for a week and lots has happened! Ingram Announces New Library Ebook Access Model and Audiobook Shift In the era of ebooks, what is a book worth (I) Is signing with a mainstream publisher now a mistake? Digital book subscriptions, by Jane Litte Publishers Weekly: Librarians at […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

EQUACC issues interim report

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) Task Force met for the first time at a meeting held at ALA Midwinter and had a more substantive session at a one-and-a-half day retreat at the Washington Office, March 7-8, 2011.  The retreat happened to coincide with the announcement that HarperCollins would limit loans for its e-books.  […]

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Articles of Interest

March 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 21st Inkling: Another Digital Textbook Approacheth, But this time, It has Friends: The Scholarly Kitchen Research Triangle Libraries Get $41K Grant To Explore Consortial Ebook Models The Vexed Problem of Libraries, Publishers, and E-books ” The … HarperCollinsGate: Some Thoughts ” The Scholarly Kitchen Innovation and Longevity in Digital Publishing: […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

CIL Conference – Empowering the Reader in a Digital World

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

This CIL session was presented by Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian at St. Petersberg College and Al Carlson, System Administrator for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Al Carlson: Library automation, the internet, and EPUB are the three big things he feels have hit the library industry during his career. The book is the content and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Mobile Devices · New Products · Public Libraries · Textbooks

CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

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Articles of Interest

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 14th: Readers, authors and librarians against DRM Two Colorado Libraries Break New E-book Ground | American Libraries Magazine Read the Fine Print | American Libraries Magazine  (Terms of Service on ebook Readers) Must We Abide? | American Libraries Magazine 25% of textbook annual revenue to be from digital by 2015 […]

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Calibre Launches Open Books – DRM Free eBooks

March 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

calibre recently introduced Open Books, a site for easy browsing of DRM-free e-books (e-books without DRM) that are not in the public domain. From their website:  calibre has a cornucopia of features including library management, e-book conversion, syncing with devices, news download, e-book viewing etc, but to make the most of these features with your […]

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