Entries Tagged as 'Licenses/Licensing Issues'

Unglue.it releases two more free ebooks

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Really pleased to see additional books becoming unglued through the Unglue.it crowdfunding program.  Congrats to all involved. January 21, 2013 — Unglue.it, the crowdfunding website for Creative Commons licensed ebooks, has funded and released two more free ebooks, now available for download. The most recent “unglued book” is So You Want to Be a Librarian, […]

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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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SAGE license agreements extend access to university alumni

November 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

This press release was sent out in early November.  I just now found it in my email.  What great news from SAGE.  We have plenty of faculty who contact us requesting access to databases, journals, and ebooks from our collection.  This will make it so much easier now.  Thanks SAGE! Los Angeles, CA (November,02  2012) […]

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ALA’s Sullivan speaks to AAP – Summary of Remarks

September 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Summary of Remarks of Maureen Sullivan, President, American Library Association“Libraries & Publishers Strengthening the E-Reading Ecosystem” Meeting at the Association of American Publishers, New York, September 27, 2012   We must build on the long-standing, successful partnership between publishers and libraries. Through our common goal of bringing authors and readers together, publishers and libraries have […]

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Douglas County Libraries monthly eBook price comparison

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Jamie LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries, sent this information to me about a new monthly price comparison of eBooks.  In addition to its appearance in American Libraries, it will be available at both the American Libraries e-Content blog (americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content) and at evoke.cvlsites.org. In the past months, the prices of ebooks for libraries—and in […]

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Life with E-Books

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Andrew Richard Albanese from Publisher’s Weekly wrote a very nice article about life with eBooks in public libraries.  I have clipped a couple of paragraphs below.  The fulltext is available on the Publisher’s Weekly site. Begin clip: Discussions between libraries and the big six publishers over e-book lending have grabbed headlines in 2012, but despite […]

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IMLS grant awarded to OCLC to study challenges PL face in providing eBook content

July 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OCLC press release: DUBLIN, Ohio, July 10, 2012—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $99,957 grant to OCLC for a new initiative, “The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digital Future.” The purpose of the grant is to more fully understand the challenges that U.S. public libraries […]

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Content will now be wrapped in software – Digital Book World webinar notes

June 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

Digital Book World sponsored a webinar today, “Digital Content:  Where are publishers investing and what challenges will they need to overcome? Speaker:  Marc Rubner, VP of Product Marketing at Innodata Consulting; mrubner at innodata dot com Marc presented the results of an Innodata Survey conducted by Digital Book World in April of 2012. What stuck […]

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Unglue.it to launch on May 17 at 12 noon EDT

April 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

From an Unglue.it email:  So: here it is.  On May 17, at 12 noon EDT, unglue.it will launch its first set of campaigns. Between now and then we’ll be eyeballs-deep in code and paperwork, running the final tests on our payment processing system, applying some last-minute usability and design tweaks, and working with our rights […]

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Articles of Interest

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

E-Books Drive Revenue Growth Across Book Trade in January 2012 – Digital Book World JK Rowling’s Pottermore Breaks eBook Lockdown, Might Change eBooks Forever – Huffington Post LG Begins Mass Production of first flexible , plastic eInk displays – Extreme Tech An Academic Spring – American Libraries A Look at Students using eTextbooks (Infographic) – […]

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