Last week NSR interviewed Roger Rosen, President and Publisher of Rosen Publishing. We discussed the process of a small publisher moving from print to an electronic environment. Download and listen to the interview, posted on the NSR interviews page.�
NSR introduces a new interview with Susan Danziger, CEO and Founder of DailyLit. Susan discusses the idea behind DailyLit, to bring books to readers in small bit and pieces, via email or RSS feed. For more info on DailyLit see the NSR Sept. 2008 blog post.
Catch up on other NSR interviews by visiting the interviews page.
A new audio interview has been posted to NSR’s interviews page. This one features Leslie Lees, VP-Content and Market Development, ebrary. Leslie and I discussed methods of ebook purchasing that involve patrons and what ebrary is doing to plan for these new business models. Check it out, it’s absolutely the best thing you’ll hear all week!
NSR interviews are generally 15 – 20 minutes in length. I recommend you download the mp3 file, then listen.
UT-Austin Libraries has a huge eBook collection, about 600,000 titles in all. Lindsey Schell, Librarian for Journals, English Lit, and Women’s Studies, has had plenty of experience in acquiring eBooks for UT-Austin.
In this interview, Lindsey and I discuss the variety of eBook collections/platforms at UT, the successes and challenges of their eBook program, purchasing eBooks through Patron Driven Acquisition, and other neat and cool things about eBooks. So, if you have eBooks, want to expand your collection, or are on the fence about starting an eBook collection, give it a listen. You’re bound to learn something. And, hopefully you’ll be jazzed about eBooks!
Other NSR interviews can be found on our Interviews page.
Yesterday I had a wonderful conversation with Cynthia Cleto, Global eProduct Manager for eBooks, Springer. We discussed the Springer content, business models, and results of some usage surveys they have done. IMHO, it’s very informative and touches on some interesting eBook issues like DRM and Interlibrary Loan. Yes, I did just mention eBooks and ILL in the same sentence!
The August interview is with Michelle Harper, Global Product Manager of NetLibrary. Check it out here, or on the interviews page.
John Dove spent an afternoon with me at WSU. We sat down for a chat about reference, the role of reference, and of the reference librarian in the digital world. Have a listen.
I recommend you save the file to your computer first, then listen. Enjoy!
Listen to other No Shelf Required interviews here.