Entries Tagged as 'Library News'

Total BooX Launches Free Reading for All

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Libraries are used to receiving a lot of love from vendors and publishers during National Library Week, which this year kicks off on April 13th. Many vendors have already made announcements about opening up their content, including ProQuest and Oxford University Press. Total Boox is joining them today with its own initiative. This is a […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Public Libraries · Uncategorized

DPLA receives $594,000 in new funding from Mellon Foundation

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

DPLA Announces $594,000 in New Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Research and Pursue Sustainability Model BOSTON — The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year […]

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Tags: DPLA · Library News · Press Releases

Douglas County Libraries adds Rowman & Littlefield titles to the DCL platform

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

February 27, 2014 – (Lanham, MD) – Rowman & Littlefield is proud to announce its new partnership with Douglas County Libraries to provide e-books directly to the DCL e-book platform. This partnership is part of DCL’s move to partner directly with publishers to provide electronic content for patrons. The newly signed agreement stipulates that e-books […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Knowledge Unlatched exceeds target, open access collection will launch with support of libraries

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I received an email from Christina Emery, the Project Coordinator of Knowledge Unlatched, today with very exciting news.  She was very pleased to announce that KU has reached (and exceeded) the target of 200 libraries sharing the unlatching costs for the Pilot.  They continue to invite more libraries to participate so that the cost per […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Library News · New Products · Open Access · University Press · Vendor News

New OCLC Research report provides evidence base for shift to shared print management approach

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 23, 2014—OCLC Research has released a new report, “Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections,” which establishes evidence that has allowed and encouraged libraries to begin the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Collection Development · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

Tennessee Public Library launches publishing program with IngramSpark platform

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Press release received 1/23/14 NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched an innovative publishing program using IngramSpark®, Ingram’s comprehensive print and digital independent publisher platform. “The creation of our first book and the development of our publishing program has been a labor […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Self Publishing · Vendor News

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

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

Ohio public libraries receive grant funding to create network of coordinated digitization hubs

December 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Cleveland Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Toledo-Lucas County Public Library were recently awarded a combined total of $508,457 in federal LSTA funds from the State Library of Ohio, matched with $251,964 from OPLIN (Ohio Public Information Network) to create a network of coordinated Digitization Hubs.  The […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Preservation · Press Releases · Public Libraries

Douglas County and CLC receive LSTA grant to expand eVoke project for digital content purchasing and lending

November 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Congratulations to everyone in Colorado on receiving this grant!  I’m pleased to see that the forward thinking librarians in Colorado will continue with their important work.  Please see the press release below for details on the program. LSTA awards Douglas County Libraries and CLiC more than $209,000 Douglas County Libraries (DCL) and partner the Colorado […]

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Tags: Library News · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries