Entries Tagged as 'Electronic Resources'

Total BooX Launches Free Reading for All

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Libraries are used to receiving a lot of love from vendors and publishers during National Library Week, which this year kicks off on April 13th. Many vendors have already made announcements about opening up their content, including ProQuest and Oxford University Press. Total Boox is joining them today with its own initiative. This is a […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Public Libraries · Uncategorized

Interview with Roger Rosen: On embracing technology selectively and holistically

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Navigating Rosen Publishing’s 2014 catalog of digital content may at first seem a bit overwhelming: it impresses both as a vibrant presentation of the company’s wide array of digital offerings but it also reminds us of just how “digital” K–12 publishing has become. Or at the very least, it makes those of us still tempted to […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interviews · Publishing · Reviews · School Libraries

Gale launches several new digital collections; adds to Gale Artemis: Primary Sources

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Farmington Hills, Mich., March 26, 2014 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of several new Gale Digital Collections products for academic and special libraries, as well as additions to the Gale Artemis: Primary Sources platform.   “The […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

ProQuest completes digitization of the NAACP papers

March 25th, 2014 · No Comments

March 24, 2014 (ANN ARBOR, MI) — ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, has completed the digitization of the archives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), making one of the most famous chronicles of the civil rights movement accessible to millions of researchers and students. Nearly 2 million […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

BiblioBoard adds new publishing partners, expands to over 125,000 eBooks

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you are not familiar with BiblioBoard, take a listen to an interview with Mitch Davis, the Founder and CEO of BiblioLabs from July, 2013.  Read on the for press release. BiblioBoard® adds more than 370 new book publishing partners to platform; PatronsFirst™ Library set to expand to over 125,000 eBooks In advance of the […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

Ohio public libraries receive grant funding to create network of coordinated digitization hubs

December 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Cleveland Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Toledo-Lucas County Public Library were recently awarded a combined total of $508,457 in federal LSTA funds from the State Library of Ohio, matched with $251,964 from OPLIN (Ohio Public Information Network) to create a network of coordinated Digitization Hubs.  The […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Preservation · Press Releases · Public Libraries

Negotiating with vendors, 91% of librarians do not have a documented process

November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the Charleston Conference, Matt Dunie, President of Data-Planet, presented with colleagues Carl Grant and Mike Gruenberg in a session entitled, “Secrets in Vendor Negotiations.”  In preparation for this event, Matt sent a short survey (11 questions) to librarians to inquire about their preparations before vendor negotiations. Highlights of the survey: 239 respondents […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Electronic Resources · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

EBSCO provides complimentary ERIC A&I data during government shutdown

October 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

I don’t know about the rest of my fellow librarians, but we at WSU are extremely frustrated with the lack of government websites right now.  Census data, LC, copyright, USDA, ERIC and many more are either not being updated or not available.  EBSCO is responding to this frustration by offering a complimentary version of ERIC […]

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ALA’s eCourse on eBooks: Lessons Learned

August 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ALA’s new eCourse on ebooks starts September 2nd. Well, it’s not exactly new. I taught this four-week course last March and have accepted ALA’s invitation to teach it again this September. On the other hand, it’s not exactly the same class either, since much has changed since I developed the original syllabus in early 2013 — […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Electronic Resources · Enhanced eBooks · Formats · Uncategorized

BiblioLabs metadata now in EDS, EBSCO to sell Bibliolabs products

July 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

Some interesting news from EBSCO and BiblioLabs.  If you would like to learn more about BiblioLabs, check out the interview I conducted with Mitch Davis, Founder of BiblioLabs.  Here is the EBSCO press release: IPSWICH, Mass. — July 24, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces an agreement with BiblioLabs that will give more people […]

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Tags: Discovery · Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News