Entries Tagged as 'Interviews'

Interview with Douglas County Libraries’ Jordana Vincent

November 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

The Douglas County Libraries (Colorado) have embarked on a quest to purchase eBook content to load on their own Adobe Content Server.  The first milestone in the project was a partnership with the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.  Since then, they have made headway with Gale and Lerner Digital.  Jordana Vincent, Collection Development Librarian at Douglas […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

Blio and Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor – an interview with Michael Bills

September 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week I interviewed Michael Bills,  Director for Sales, Digital Products,  from Baker & Taylor about their eReader software, Blio.  Michael discussed the functionality of Blio and discussed Axis 360, a hosting and circulation platform for the Blio reader. For more information on blio, visit http://www.baker-taylor.com/blio.cfm Michaels interview, along with 40+ others are available on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – Hear what it’s all about from Barbara Genco

September 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a lovely visit with Barbara Genco and Josh Hadro from Library Journal.  We discussed the upcoming LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks:  The New Normal. Barbara and I recorded a quick interview about the program.  She discusses the organization of the virtual summit, highlights keynote speakers and activities, and offers advice on who […]

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

New interview with OverDrive’s Dan Stasiewski about the WIN Platform

July 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

During the ALA Conference I interviewed Dan Stasiewski, Public Relations Manager at OverDrive.  Dan and I discussed the new WIN platform and the enhanced OverDrive Help which will launch in a few months.  Dan provides some details on DRM, formats, patron-driven acquisition, and simultaneous use titles. For more information, visit Overdrive.com or the Overdrive blog.  […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Mobile Devices · New Products · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Interview with Britannica’s Rick Lumsden about ebook platform and apps

June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last Saturday at the ALA Conference I met with Rick Lumsden, Executive Director for Institutional Sales and Marketing for Britannica.  We discussed Britannica’s new ebook platform and their mobile apps.  More information about Britannica’s ebooks and previews of the books can be found at ebooks.eb.com. Rick’s interview and over 40 others are available on the […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Interview with ebrary’s Matt Barnes about PDA and downloadable ebooks

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

On Sunday I met with Matt Barnes, Vice President of Marketing, for ebrary. Matt and I discussed ebrary’s new patron driven acquisition model, searching ebrary content through the ProQuest interface, and the results of an ebrary mobility study on the need for downloadable ebooks.  Matt shares a few of the results, which are not yet […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Forthcoming audio interviews for NSR – OverDrive, Britannica, ebrary

June 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA is a great time to connect with librarians and publishers for audio interviews.  Today I met with Dan Stasiewski at OverDrive to discuss the new OverDrive WIN platform features and Rick Lumsden from Encyclopaedia Britannica to discuss the new Britannica eBook platform.  Tomorrow I’ll be with Matt Barnes of ebrary to discuss the new […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · NSR Info

Interview with Jude Norris from Dawson Books

June 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

On Friday I interviewed Jude Norris, Marketing and Technology Director for Dawson Books. Dawson offers over 170,000 books (mostly academic).  Jude discussed the recent acquisition of Dawson Books by Smiths News PLC, the Dawsonera eBook platform and DawsonEnter, the ordering system for print and electronic books.  More information about Dawson books can be found at […]

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

Interview with DeGruyter CEO, Sven Fund, about DeGruyter eBooks

May 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday I spoke with Dr. Sven Fund, the CEO of DeGruyter.  News to me, DeGruyter has been publishing for 262 years! We discussed DeGruyter’s ebook program including their e-ditions program.  E-ditions provides “on demand” requests for digital or print copies of thousands of backlist titles.  Listen to the interview here. Over 30 interviews with librarians, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Print on demand · Publishing · Vendor News

Interview with Joseph Sanchez, Director of Red Rocks Community College

April 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

On Monday I chatted with Joseph Sanchez, the Director of the Red Rocks Community College, a 2011 LJ Mover and Shaker, and one of the founders of the Library eBook Partnership with the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. Joseph and I discussed the Library eBook Partnership in great detail.  Joseph’s interview and 30+ others are available […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Library News · New Products · Publishing