Entries Tagged as 'Mobile Devices'

Introducing BrowZine, an iPad app to access library journal subscriptions

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

This new iPad app looks really interesting.  Add it as another way to market/discover existing library journal subscriptions.  More from the press release: ST PAUL, MN – September 25, 201 – Third Iron, LLC, a leading library technology company, announced today the release of BrowZine, a new app for the iPad.  BrowZine combines articles from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

Handheld Librarian 7 Workshop: State of the eReader

August 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

The Handheld Librarian 7 conference will be held virtually next Wednesday and Thursday, August 15th and 16th.  On day two, a 2-hour workshop on the state of the eReader is available. More information is below: State of the eReader:  This featured workshop will focus on the legal, ethical, and technical aspects of eReaders. The goal […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices

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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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · Publishing

OverDrive to Provide Streaming Audiobooks to Libraries and Schools

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: OverDrive to Provide Streaming Audiobooks to Libraries and Schools — Library and school catalogs to enable instant access to spoken word audio (Cleveland) – June 13, 2012 – June is Audiobook Month, and leading digital distributor OverDrive announced today that it will update its popular audiobook download services to include […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

ebrary launches new Android app

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: June 7, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Less than six months after launching a dedicated iOS app, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new Android™ app that will be freely available on Google Play this summer.  With the increasing popularity of smart phones, tablets, and other devices, […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

National Library Board and Singapore Airlines offer in flight audio books

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

From InfoDOCKET  02 May 2012 – Joint Release with National Library Board- Customers on board Singapore Airlines flights can now look forward to a wider selection of audio books on KrisWorld, the Airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, through a collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB). They can relax and enjoy a “good read” while […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Library News · Marketing · Mobile Devices · New Products

Rise of E-Reading – Pew releases new data on eBooks

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Pew Internet and American Life Project has just released the results of a new study – The Rise of E-Reading.  From the report tagline: 21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them. by […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Ingram launches Android App for VitalSource e-textbook platform

April 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

From an Ingram Press Release:  As students look for more ways to interact with digital textbooks, they are increasingly turning to smartphones and tablets powered by the Android® operating system. To meet this demand, VitalSource®, the most-used e-textbook platform in the industry today announced the expansion of its mobile footprint with the addition of an […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ohio high school issues iPads for 2012-13 students

March 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio recently announced that every student in Mercy’s Class of 2016 (entering this fall) will be issued their very own iPad as part of the school’s techKNOWLEDGEy program.  I am particularly excited to report this news as I am a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School. The […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks

Articles of Interest – PLA version

March 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Ebook Talks Continued:  ALA Meets with Distributors – eContent blog Boopsie Approaches Integration in Its Own Way; New Competitor Emerges at PLA | Digital Shift Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending; OverDrive APIs Coming in April Digital Shift OverDrive’s Library eReader is Better Than 3M’s Library eReader – The Digital […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Big Six · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News