Entries Tagged as 'Library News'

Big Library Read pilot program via OverDrive shows library impact on literacy, books sales, and author recognition

May 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is a great idea.  I hope many of you will read the book and promote it to your patrons.  I look forward to seeing the results of this pilot program. Follow the program on twitter – #BigLibraryRead. Cleveland, May 16, 2013 – Today, more than 7,500 libraries around the world are participating in the […]

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

New ALA report on ebook platforms for libraries is out

May 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Months in the making, ALA’ Library Technology Report (Volume 49, Issue 3) on ebook platforms for libraries is finally out. Note from author Mirela Roncevic: “Librarians, I hope you find the comparative tables useful and the vast landscape of ebooks a bit less daunting after having read this report. Library vendors, I hope you benefit […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Reviews · Uncategorized

DPLA partners with David Rumsey Map Collection for metadata of 38,000 maps and images

April 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Digital Public Library of America Announces Partnership with David Rumsey Map Collection April 30, 2013 Cambridge, MA — The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce it is partnering with the David Rumsey Map Collection to provide online access to tens of thousands of significant historical maps and images. As part of the relationship, David Rumsey will […]

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Tags: DPLA · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries

Simon and Schuster begins ebook pilot projects with libraries in New York

April 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news for libraries, the last of the big 6 (big 5 now I guess) has begun a pilot project to license content to several libraries in New York.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts.  Thanks to Molly Raphael for posting these links on the ALA Council listserv. The Digital Reader: http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/04/15/simon-schuster-announces-ebook-pilot-program-in-nyc  […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · Vendor News

April episode of AL Live tackles the present and future of ebooks

April 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Mark your calendars. April 18th episode of American Libraries Live will focus on the present and future of ebooks and what their continued popularity means for libraries and librarians everywhere. The interactive (and free) discussion will be moderated by No Shelf Required blogger and ebook expert Sue Polanka and will include contributions from: • Jamie LaRue, Director of […]

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Gale sets the stage for the launch of Artemis

April 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

 According to the press release just received from Gale (see below), the company plans to bring together more than 130 million pages of its digital humanities content onto one platform. Artemis, the name of the product, will be released in a series of phases over the next few years and will become the world’s largest curated primary […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Reference Publishing · Uncategorized

Penguin removes 6 month embargo for libraries

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news from Penguin yesterday.  They will remove the 6 month embargo period for library licenses.  Other limitations are also expected to be removed.  See the full article in ALA’s E-content blog – http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/penguin-revisits-library-pilot-terms Here is a brief snip from the blog post: Penguin Group USA revealed today that, as of April 2, it will […]

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

Springer releases white paper on eBook use and acceptance in an undergraduate institution

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Springer has released a White Paper on ebook use and attitudes.  The study was conducted at Wellesley College.  Deborah Lenares of the Margaret Clapp Library at Wellesley College, and Steven Smith, formerly of Wellesley College and now Head of Collection Management at Boston University Libraries co-authored the white paper. More information, including key findings and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

National Archives to help launch first DPLA project

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

March 12, 2013 Washington, DC. . . Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that the National Archives, as a leading content provider to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will help launch its first pilot project. The DPLA is a large-scale, collaborative project across government, research institutions, museums, libraries and […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DPLA · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries

IFLA launches principles, research and advice for eLending in Libraries

February 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Picked this up from the ALA Council listserv: IFLA is pleased to launch a new set of resources relating to eBooks and libraries. Providing access to eBooks is one of the most pressing issues facing libraries right now. Public libraries, in particular, are dealing with implications of rapidly changing business and access models. IFLA has […]

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