Entries Tagged as 'Interfaces/Platforms'

Public libraries in Colorado to use the Odilo eBook platform for purchasing, management, and lending

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Below is a press release about a partnership between OdiloTID, USA and the Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot project (eVokeColorado).  If you have heard about the Douglas County Model regarding ebooks, this partnership sets some of the groundwork for other libraries to expand upon the same model.  For some background information on the players and the […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

Plum™ Analytics Becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 14, 2014 — In a deal that brings together the leading subscription services, database, e-book and discovery provider with the leading provider of alternative research metrics, EBSCO Information Services has acquired Plum™Analytics. Plum Analytics is the first altmetrics provider to move beyond metrics about articles and track all research output in […]

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

ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-book Vendors, a new publication from the ReadersFirst Coalition

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

Take a look at this new publication (link updated 1/15/14 at 2:30 with new edition) from the ReadersFirst Coalition.  If you aren’t familiar with ReadersFirst, here is a bit more about them: Libraries have a responsibility to fight for the public and ensure that users have the same open, easy and free access to e-books […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Unglue.it opens a new chapter – a bookstore for books that want to be free

December 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

Unglue.it posted on their blog today about a new direction – a bookstore for books that want to be free.  Here is the full blog post: Soon, we’ll be launching a new phase of Unglue.it. How do we describe what we’re doing? When we did the first implementation of “Buy-To-Unglue” (as a test, not a […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Baker &Taylor’s Axis 360 announces pilot project with Simon & Schuster for school libraries

December 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

  CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 9, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced today that through a pilot program it will now be able to make available more than 450 popular ebook titles from Simon & Schuster imprints to classrooms and school libraries using the […]

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Tags: Big Six · Interfaces/Platforms · School Libraries · Vendor News

McGraw-Hill professional ebooks now available on OverDrive

December 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, Dec. 5, 2013 – McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the business, education, technical and medical communities, and OverDrive, the world’s largest eBook, audiobook, music and video lending service for schools and libraries, announced today that McGraw-Hill Professional’s eBook catalog is now available for […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive’s streaming video lending service launches at LAPL

November 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cleveland, Ohio—November 20, 2013—OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to libraries and schools, announced today that the Streaming Video lending service has launched in its first pilot at Los Angeles Public Library (http://lapl.lib.overdrive.com). The Streaming Video service is a convenient and exciting way to instantly borrow from your library and watch […]

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Italy’s MediaLibraryOnline experimenting with ILL for ebooks

November 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received an email message from Silvia Franchini in Italy about a new ebook ILL experiment with MediaLibraryOnline (MLOL) http://www.medialibrary.it/, the first Italian network of digital public libraries.  MLOL operates in libraries in 12 Italian regions, in Switzerland, Slovenia and in the IIC of Tokyo and Osaka.  The program is in a six-month beta period […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Vendor News

Unglue.it 2.0, “Buy to Unglue”

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Unglue.it is now testing the next phase of their program, 2.0.  The new “Buy to Unglue” campaigns use the ebook as an instant reward for supporting a campaign. They built a free ebook lending platform for libraries so that library users can buy ebooks for their library. A blog post at Unglue.it highlights the details […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Vendor News

OverDrive Media Stations available to all libraries

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

  OverDrive announced today the availability of the media stations to all libraries.  The picture here was taken at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago earlier this year.  OverDrive has been piloting the media stations at several libraries and now the service is available to all libraries.  See the press release below for more info. […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News