Entries Tagged as 'Interviews'

Articles of Interest – PLA version

March 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Ebook Talks Continued:  ALA Meets with Distributors – eContent blog Boopsie Approaches Integration in Its Own Way; New Competitor Emerges at PLA | Digital Shift Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending; OverDrive APIs Coming in April Digital Shift OverDrive’s Library eReader is Better Than 3M’s Library eReader – The Digital […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Big Six · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

3M Cloud Library, an interview with Matt Tempelis

March 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had the chance to speak with Matt Tempelis, Cloud Library Global Business Manager, about the 3M Cloud Library.  Matt and I discussed why 3M got into the ebook lending business, the unique features of the 3M Cloud Library, and what the future will bring to the program. 3M recently announced an integration with […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Dquarium – Where Technology Comes to Talk…to Librarians

March 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Looking for detailed discussions of new technologies, libraries, publishing, and everything in between?  Then check out Dquarium, a collection of audio and video podcasts hosted by Kayhan B., Erin Anderson and Doug Mirams. From their site:  “Dquarium.com is an Internet network of audio and video podcasts that discusses everything and anything related to digital technology. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Interviews · Library News · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

Baker & Taylor, Axis 360, and the Blio Reader

March 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

It seems as though OverDrive and 3M garner all of the attention when it comes to ebooks for the public library market.  So, it’s nice to see Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 in the news this week.  Library Journal’s Mike Kelley wrote a fabulously detailed article about the service titled, “With Axis 360, Baker & […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Interview with Mike Sweet of Credo Reference

January 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Recently Credo Reference launched a service called literati.  Literati adds a new dimension to Credo Reference and Topic Pages by bringing together technology, content, tools, and services.  To learn more about Literati, listen to the interview with Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Reference. The NSR interviews page offers nearly 50 audio interviews with publishers, librarians, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Mediasurfer offers self-service iPad checkout for libraries, an interview

January 26th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Last week while roaming the exhibit hall at the ALAMW conference in Dallas, Texas, I discovered Mediasurfer.  Mediasurfer offers self-checkout machines for iPads (and other tablet devices in the near future).  Users swipe a library card to borrow the iPad.  Upon return, the devices are returned to original settings. If you’d like to know more […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interviews · Lending Readers · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Interview with the YBP Library Services Digital Team

December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a great conversation with the Digital Team from YBP Library Services.  We discussed the services they offer to libraries for print and eBook purchasing, including their new demand-driven model for individual libraries and consortia.  More information on the program is available in the digital services section of the YBP site. The YBP […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Vendor News

92% of librarians say offline access to eBooks more or equally important than online access

December 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

ebrary has done a number of survey’s over the years.   They recently released the results of their 2011 survey of librarians regarding mobile and offline access.  The results are available (registration required) at http://www.tfaforms.com/222151.  Last June, I interviewed Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing at ebrary about the download survey and ebrary’s new PDA program. Feel […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Interview with David Swords, Editor of Patron Driven Acquisitions: History and Best Practices

December 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Earlier this week I had a chance to interview David Swords, VP of Sales and Marketing for EBL.  David is also the Editor of a new DeGruyter/Saur title, Patron Driven Acquistions:  History and Best Practices.  In the interview David discusses the content of the book and inserts specific examples of PDA programs in libraries today. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition

Accessibility and eReaders: functional requirements

November 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

eReaders aren’t designed with accessibility in mind. Ken Petri, Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, contributed a chapter about eBook accessibility to the forthcoming No Shelf Required 2:  Use and Management of Ebooks title from ALA Editions.  Due to the need for currency of this topic, Ken has posted some […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interviews · Public Libraries · School Libraries