Entries Tagged as 'Formats'

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

Acoustik app now available for the Nook

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 25, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced that library patrons who use Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK tablets can now borrow and download digital audiobooks directly to their devices using the popular Acoustik audiobook app. The Acoustik app, now […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Readium Open Source Initiative Launched to Accelerate Adoption of EPUB 3

February 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ACCESS, Adobe, Barnes & Noble, Copia, Google, Kobo/Rakuten, O’Reilly, Samsung, Sony, others support project to advance universal digital publishing format New York, NY, February 13, 2012 -The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) today announced the Readium Project, a new open source initiative to develop a comprehensive reference implementation of the IDPF EPUB® 3 standard. This vision […]

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Tags: Accessibility · EPUB · Formats · Press Releases · Standards · Vendor News

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

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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Tags: Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News

New BISG Policy Statement Endorses EPUB 3

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Board approved Policy Statement supports EPUB 3 as the preferred global standard for multimedia publishing New York, NY (August 6, 2012) — The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a leading U.S.-based trade association representing the entire book supply chain, announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement endorsing EPUB 3 as the accepted and […]

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Tags: EPUB · Formats · Press Releases · Publishing · Standards

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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Tags: Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

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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Articles of Interest

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Some numbers on the Kindle owners lending library and KDP – teleread.com B&N discounting Nooks with periodical subscriptions – marco.org Barnes & Noble to Offer Nook Discount to Subscribers of 2 publications – nytimes.com Launching the University Press Content Consortia – wordpress.com Guggenheim Museum Getting Into eBooks – mediabistro.com Reddit to Black Itself Out Next […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · University Press · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Why Might A Publisher Pull Its E-Books From Libraries? by Laura Hazard Owen « INFOdocket Which E-Books Are Most Borrowed From Libraries, And Why? | paidContent So you want to start a Kindle lending program | code4lib How to add public domain books to the Kindle, by Piotr Kowalczyk | TeleRead: News and views on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · New Products · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News