Entries Tagged as 'Formats'

Articles of Interest

August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Amazon Student app lets students buy and resell textbooks, other items | TeleRead The Centered Librarian: Readable college textbooks on Facebook GenCon panel: Michael Stackpole on self-publishing in a post-paper world | TeleRead Will print and ebook publishers ultimately be doing the same books? – The Shatzkin Files Kno Taking Electronic Textbooks to Web, Facebook […]

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Articles of Interest

August 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

Vook Explains Why $3, $4, or even $9.99 Isn’t Always the Best Price for an eBook – eBookNewser Do e-Textbooks Help Students Save Money? E-Textbooks: 4 Keys to Going All-Digital — Campus Technology Time for book publishers to fight dirty – chicagotribune.com Inkling Raises $17M for Digital Textbooks – Liz Gannes – Media – AllThingsD […]

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British Library’s 19th Century Historical Collection App now offers 45K titles

August 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

This was announced back in June but the collection has grown significantly since that date.  It now includes 45K titles, up from 19K.  Here is more from the press release: BiblioLabs, LLC and the British Library have launched their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App for iPad – now available on the App Store. […]

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Articles of Interest

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

O’Reilly publishes unfinished book, plans to raise price as it nears completion | TeleRead E-Reading Application Showdown, Part 2: Typography | Digital Book World Report: Amazon To Use Two-Finger Touchscreen To Keep Tablet Competitive With The iPad | TechCrunch Sony Preparing New E-Book Reader to Challenge Amazon – Bloomberg E-Books – Things of interest to […]

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eBook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On – Summary of Program

July 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Ebook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On For the second consecutive year, YBP sponsored a special meeting of academic library consortia and publishers at the ALA Annual Conference.  They invited select representatives of each community to discuss the special issues regarding the creation, distribution, models and formats of ebooks in consortia.   Below […]

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SciVerse adds text-to-speech application, iSpeech Audio Reader

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from Elsevier about the new iSpeech Audio Reader application which instantly converts  any full-text article within ScienceDirect into a natural sounding voice file.  We see a lot of these mp3 files used for auditory learners, students with disabilities, and foreign language learners at my institution. More from the press release below: Elsevier, a […]

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Articles of Interest

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Textbook Rentals Come to the Kindle: Probably Not a Money-Saver E-books, Young Professionals, and Reinventing ALA | American Libraries Magazine Amazon confirms Harry Potter e-books to be available for Kindle | TeleRead Library of Alexandria makes 19,000 titles available on the Espresso Book Machine | TeleRead Borders’ liquidation: Winners and losers – The Week Japanese […]

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Articles of Interest – ALA Annual eBook Wrap-up version

July 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Archive of the 2011 ALA Annual Tech Wrapup | ALA TechSource Ebook Developments Were HOT at ALA – Information Today eBook Tip Sheets – ALA OITP – Anne Behler eBook FAQs. 36 Most Common Questions Answered by the OITP eBook Task Force | Librarian by Day Go To Hellman: 3M’s eBook Cloud Library Didn’t Come […]

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Articles of Interest

July 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Cambridge University Press expands ebook platform to include other academic publishers | TeleRead E-Book Readers, Netbooks Have Most to Fear From Tablets | Gadget Lab | Wired.com Amazon Plans iPad Rival – WSJ.com Apple bringing media apps into compliance with in-app purchase guidelines | TeleRead For ebook devotees, reading is a whole new experience – […]

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New Jersey Ebook Summit Summary

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Pictured from left to right:  Eli Neiberger, Patricia Tumulty, Mary Minow, Norma Blake, Robert Miller, Sue Polanka, Cheryl O’Connor, Joseph Sanchez, Peggy Cadigan. Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey.  The line-up of speakers included: Eli […]

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