Entries Tagged as 'Library News'

Credo announces Literati School and Literati Student Athlete

January 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

BREAKING NEWS FROM CREDO OFFICES IN BOSTON AND OXFORD, U.K. Credo’s information literacy platform, Literati, implemented in 600 academic and public library institutions, is now also available for K-12 schools and student athletes. Literati School and Literati Student Athlete share the same goal as the academic and public versions of Literati: to enable librarians and educators to […]

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Tags: Library News · Reference News · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

ALA Video – E-books and Digital Content

January 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

American Library Association video, with a special message from ALA President, Maureen Sullivan – E-books and Digital Content  

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Library News · Public Libraries

eContent Quarterly call for contributors

January 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

ALA Editions recently announced the 2013 launch of a new online journal: eContent Quarterly, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The journal will offer practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, integrating, and managing electronic content in rapidly-changing digital library environments. Each issue will consist of in-depth articles on the many facets of electronic […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

Douglas County Libraries and Impelsys partner on an acquisitions dashboard

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m a big fan of Douglas County Libraries.  They are innovative trail blazers.  This press release from December 27, 2012 is another example of their innovation.  They are partnering with Impelsys to create an acquisitions dashboard.  This sounds similar to the dashboards available at other vendors, where a publisher can send all title metadata and […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Douglas County Libraries adds 10,000 titles from Smashwords

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Back in August, 2012, Smashwords announced a new product, Library Direct.  This is a service that allows libraries and library networks to acquire and establish large opening collections of ebooks, direct from Smashwords.  Douglas County was one of the first customers back in August of 2012, loading 10,000 of the top titles.  The last day […]

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

NSR Interviews: 2012 in Review

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

NSR 2012 Interviews With 2012 coming to a close, I wanted to take another opportunity to introduce you to the wide array of interviews NSR offered this year. The 2012 interviews highlight  innovative new products and services from librarians, publishers, and information professionals, a focus on information literacy and core competencies, and creative business models.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Survey for librarians on personal/professional eBook use from Against the Grain

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Against the Grain is conducting a survey of librarians’ personal and professional eBook usage.  The following survey is 24 questions long, and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Take this survey Feel free to share this link with other librarians who may be interested in participating. We appreciate your time and thank you for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

ALA launches e-book media & communications toolkit

November 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ALA Press Release on November 27, 2012  As several large book publishers continue to deny libraries access to their e-books, and others make e-books available under difficult terms, libraries find themselves unable to provide the reading and educational materials demanded by their patrons. As a result, many librarians are asking, “What can I […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Big Six · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Press Releases · Public Libraries

eContent Quarterly: Call for Contributions

November 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Last week ALA Editions announced the 2013 launch of a new online journal: eContent Quarterly, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The journal will offer practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, integrating, and managing electronic content in rapidly-changing digital library environments. Each issue will consist of in-depth articles on the many facets of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Publishing · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

Delivering eReaders to homebound patrons, an interview with Rachel Gut from the Dayton Metro Library

November 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week I spoke with Rachel Gut, the Outreach Service Manager at the Dayton Metro Library.  Rachel and her colleagues launched an eReader lending program for homebound patrons.  The program started due to the lack of large print titles.  Rachel offers an overview of the program, details on the readers, and suggestions for funding. Interview […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries