Entries Tagged as 'Licenses/Licensing Issues'

Book Snatching, the most violent act in the history of reading

March 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO of Total Boox, Ltd. sent me this story he wrote about snatching ebooks.  I think it’s a clever tale showing us the sad state of ebook borrowing in many of our libraries.  He gave me permission to post it here. Book Snatching Or Clearly the most violent act in the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

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

Department of Commerce needs input on digital first sale by November 13

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Several blogs and news sources are reporting on a public meeting regarding the first sale doctrine as it relates to digital files.  Teleread’s Juli Monroe posted last Thursday.  In her post she said, “There’s going to be a public meeting scheduled for December 12 in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Conferences/Events · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

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

SIPX partners with Elsevier, adding more content for MOOCs, libraries, and users

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Academic librarians and publishers, take a look at SIPX.  They are a copyright management  and digital content delivery solution for content owners, libraries, publishers, MOOCs, end users, and others who need to provide or gain access to content in our digital world.    Their June newsletter gives some highlights of who they are, including links […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Electronic Resources · Interviews · Licenses/Licensing Issues · NSR Info · Vendor News

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

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

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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