Entries Tagged as 'Interviews'

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

Total Boox, pay per page ebook service, an interview with Yoav Lorch and Udi Arad

February 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Total Boox is an ebook service for libraries. It gives library patrons access to thousands of ebooks in a wide range of categories, which can be downloaded to Android or iOs tablets. The reading is metered, with the library paying for pages read by their patrons.  Multiple patrons are able to download ebooks simultaneously.  Pages […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Vendor News

EBL & ebrary integration: a status update interview with Kathy Masnik

September 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last January, ProQuest announced plans to acquire EBL and merge the service with ebrary.  Kari Paulson and Kevin Sayer spoke with me right after the announcement about the acquisition and plans for integrating the two platforms.  In May of 2013, the process was complete.  Since that time, staff at ProQuest have been very busy with […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · NSR Info · Vendor News

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

NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities.  Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order.  This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th. The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Audio Books · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

BiblioLabs, curating multimedia digital anthologies, an interview with Mitch Davis

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the ALA conference I held an interview with Mitch Davis, the Founder and Chief Business Officer of Bibliolabs.  We discussed BiblioBoard and BiblioBoard Creator in detail.  Mitch provided me with a brief description of the products below and is offering a 30 day free trial to any No Shelf Required readers (information […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Preservation · Vendor News

Interview with Heather McCormack from 3M Cloud Library

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Heather McCormack is the Collection Development Manager for 3M’s Cloud Library.  I had a nice interview with Heather at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Talk about an expert in content!  Heather knows her authors, genres, publishers, and tools to make collecting ebooks a simple task for libraries.  In the interview she discusses 3Ms new […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Public Libraries · Vendor News

SIPX partners with Elsevier, adding more content for MOOCs, libraries, and users

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Academic librarians and publishers, take a look at SIPX.  They are a copyright management  and digital content delivery solution for content owners, libraries, publishers, MOOCs, end users, and others who need to provide or gain access to content in our digital world.    Their June newsletter gives some highlights of who they are, including links […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Electronic Resources · Interviews · Licenses/Licensing Issues · NSR Info · Vendor News

Gale launches first Smithsonian Institution collection

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last February, Gale announced a large-scale Gale-Smithsonian Institution partnership to digitize content. Today, Gale announced the availability of the first product in the line -  Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive.   This resource includes the complete back files of both magazines.  The full press release is below.  NSR’s Mirela  Roncevic featured a story on […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

Emery-Pratt and ebook distribution, an interview with Byron Shattuck

May 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier this week Byron Shattuck, Director of Business Development for Emery-Pratt, stopped by Wright State to visit with us.  I was able to have a quick interview with him to discuss the ebook offerings available from Emery-Pratt and discuss the  implications of a used ebook market and the most popular business models in our industry.  […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Vendor News