Entries Tagged as 'Enhanced eBooks'

Articles of Interest

August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Exclusive: What Electronic Textbook Provider Has The Biggest Library? Why Print Can Exist in Harmony with Digital | Apartment Therapy Unplggd The Laboratorium: Google Books Settlement, 2008-2011 Next Steps in the eReader Journey: The Nook Simple Touch « The Unquiet Librarian Digital Public Library of America announces “Beta Sprint” | TeleRead Court of Appeals kills […]

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Enhanced e-books and “portal books” – publisher/library partnerships

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

The following is the second post from Sylvia Miller, Project Director, “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” University of North Carolina Press.  This post discusses enhanced e-books and “portal books,” those that offer multimedia links from annotations within the book. This is a follow up to a recent posting on what we have learned from the […]

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Lessons Learned: The UNC Press ‘Long Civil Rights Movement’ pilot project summarized

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Sylvia Miller, Project Director for “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement,” University of North Carolina Press has given me permission to post in entirety, the following.  It is a summary of the Long Civil Rights Movement pilot project, which took place over the past 14 months. This post contains 4 sections: 1. Close of the […]

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Ingram’s Vital Source acquires VPG Integrated Media, specializing in enhanced e-textbooks

July 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

From an Ingram Press Release:  Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that Vital Source has grown its e-textbook offering with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media (VPG), a leading developer of award-winning enhanced e-textbook applications, interactive learning objects and e-whiteboard content, and state-of-the-art video, audio, and animation production services for educational publishers. The acquisition of […]

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Articles of Interest

April 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

eBook Tops All Trade Publishing Categories in February – eBookNewser World Book Mobile Launched Libraries and E-Content: Toward a More Universal Design Copyright Office submission to Congress: analysis of digitization and legal framework of the Google case David Rothman speculates On A Two Part National Digital Library More Graphic Textbooks from Flat World Knowledge The […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Enhanced eBooks · Google Books · Library News · Mobile Devices · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

CQ Press takes traditional print directories to a new level with First Street

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

First Street™ was launched this month by CQ Press. The new database takes data from 20 years of CQ Press print directories and a variety of other political resources and cross references them for relationships.  They have a visual aspect as well, called coalition builder.  It’s fascinating to see how traditional print reference directories have […]

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OhioLINK receives $750,000 EDUCAUSE grant for multimedia course material

April 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

OhioLINK has been named a recipient of a $750,000 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), a new initiative focused on identifying and scaling technology-enabled approaches to dramatically improve college readiness and completion, especially for low-income young adults. OhioLINK’s winning project will build off of its successful Ohio Digital Bookshelf program by creating multimedia and […]

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Sesame Street eBookstore iPad app launched

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an iPublishCentral press release:  Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization that produces Sesame Street, and Impelsys today announced the launch of the Sesame Street eBookstore iPad app. The app provides access to more than 150 Sesame Street eBooks, which are also available via an online subscription at http://ebooks.sesamestreet.org/. The app is available for free in […]

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Cengage’s MindTap, an interview with Nader Qaimari

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last Friday I spoke with Nader Qaimari, the Senior VP of Marketing for Cengage Learning, about MindTap (TM).  MindTap is a program of digital products and service, including Cengage content, that engages students via interactivity.  MindTap plans to bring digital textbooks to life.  In the interview, Nader discusses how library resources fit into MindTap.  More […]

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Pearson and McGraw Hill invest in Inkling

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The New York Times reported that Inkling, an interactive textbook development company who make textbooks for the iPad, has received funding from two large textbook publishers, Pearson and McGraw Hill. From the article: “The amount invested by Pearson and McGraw-Hill, among the biggest textbook publishers, was not disclosed. Inkling’s total investment to date, including money […]

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