Entries Tagged as 'Library News'

Italy’s MediaLibraryOnline experimenting with ILL for ebooks

November 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received an email message from Silvia Franchini in Italy about a new ebook ILL experiment with MediaLibraryOnline (MLOL) http://www.medialibrary.it/, the first Italian network of digital public libraries.  MLOL operates in libraries in 12 Italian regions, in Switzerland, Slovenia and in the IIC of Tokyo and Osaka.  The program is in a six-month beta period […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Vendor News

Negotiating with vendors, 91% of librarians do not have a documented process

November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the Charleston Conference, Matt Dunie, President of Data-Planet, presented with colleagues Carl Grant and Mike Gruenberg in a session entitled, “Secrets in Vendor Negotiations.”  In preparation for this event, Matt sent a short survey (11 questions) to librarians to inquire about their preparations before vendor negotiations. Highlights of the survey: 239 respondents […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Electronic Resources · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

DPLAfest highlights

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

The DPLA just emailed out these links, summarizing events held last month. On October 24-25, we held our first DPLAfest—two days of vibrant discussions  and workshops that brought together hundreds of ibrarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students and other participants from across the country. Since then we’ve published a short series […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · DPLA · Library News · Public Libraries · Vendor News

eContent Quarterly launches

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required is extremely pleased to announce the launch of eContent Quarterly, a new journal from American Library Association’s TechSource, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The free issue of the journal was released at this year’s ALA conference in Chicago. Issue 1 is now available in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats on ALA TechSource’s […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Douglas County Libraries debuts new blog for authors – The Wire: A Writer’s Resource

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) announces the debut of “The Wire: A Writer’s Resource,” a blog for new and aspiring authors. The new initiative provides information to people hoping to write, publish and find markets for their books, and is a step toward the library’s goal of making locally-produced content available to its audience. DCL has […]

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Tags: Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · Self Publishing

School library eBook market must reads

September 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

School Library Journal has published two recent articles about the eBook market in schools.  The first is the “School Ebook Market Directory.”  This piece features a snapshot of 19 eBook vendors for school libraries.  Some of these include ABC-CLIO, Capstone, Rosen, OverDrive, Gale, StarWalk Kids, and Tumblebooks.   The second article is “E. It’s Complicated.  How […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Big Six eBooks in libraries, a comparison chart

July 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

I came across this wonderful PDF from ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) showing the availability of Big Six (soon to be Big Five) ebook titles to libraries.  Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster are included.  It highlights the amount of content available for purchase, license/use terms, and the vendor platforms […]

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Tags: Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

ALA launches “Authors for Library E-books” campaign

June 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

CHICAGO —Today, Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the launch of “Authors for Library Ebooks,” a new initiative that asks authors to stand with libraries in their quest for equitable access to e-books. Bestselling authors Cory Doctorow, Ursula K. Le Guin and Jodi Picoult are helping kick off the campaign. The […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries

OdiloTID enables libraries to directly negotiate with publishers for ebooks, following DCL Model

June 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received this press release today from Douglas County Libraries about OdiloTID. Interesting to see an international company step up to take on this important role for libraries. Bibliotheca had announced support for this type of service last summer, but I haven’t heard anything from them since.  Here is more from the DCL press release: […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

ALA’s 3rd supplement on ebooks and digital content now available

May 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

The third supplement on ebooks and digital content from American Libraries examines both the big picture and the nitty-gritty of libraries and publishing, looking at how libraries are evolving in response to the digital revolution, from taking advantage of opportunities in content creation to advocating for equitable access to ebooks produced by the world’s largest […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries