Entries Tagged as 'Ebook Readers'

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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Tags: Accessibility · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB

Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform now offers EPUB and PDF formats for compatible ereaders

October 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great news from Baker and Taylor.  The blio platform is quite nice, but downloading to one’s personal device in EPUB or PDF is another great addition to the service.  From the press release: CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2012 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment, today released an […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Publishing · Vendor News

3M Cloud Library eReading App now available for Nook

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

Seems like everyone is jumping on the Nook app bandwagon. 3M just released their own nook app.  The full press release is below, courtesy of DBW. 3M Cloud Library eReading App Now Available Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Apps™ Storefront —- NOOK® HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™ users can wirelessly access 3M […]

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OverDrive App now available for Nook Color and Tablet Devices

September 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great news for those with nook tablet or color devices. There is now an app for OverDrive.  This will allow you to search the public library collections and directly download content to your device! Get the app here:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/overdrive-media-console-overdrive-inc/1113021293   Goodreader has a bit more info on this.

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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

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 OITP releases backgrounder document on eBooks and libraries

July 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

reprinted from the District Dispatch: As part of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy’s work with the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group, several member leaders have requested we develop and distribute communications resources that will support local libraries around digital content issues. Today OITP released the first of these documents, a backgrounder (pdf) that […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

OverDrive announces Next Generation eBook and audiobook service

June 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

OverDrive’s Next Generation eBook Service to Extend Value of Digital Libraries (Anaheim, Calif.) – American Library Association Annual Conference – June 21, 2012 – As the nation’s librarians convene this week in Anaheim, Calif., OverDrive will present its Next Generation eBook and audiobook service for libraries and schools, further extending the value of digital collections […]

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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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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · Publishing

OverDrive Read, a browser-based eBook reader to launch later this year

May 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great news from OverDrive about a forthcoming browser-based eBook reader.  This should really open up many more ereading alternatives for patrons who don’t have a dedicated eReading device or a tablet. More from the press release: (Cleveland) – May 30, 2012 – Leading global eBook distributor OverDrive today announced plans to launch later this year […]

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