Entries Tagged as 'Mobile Devices'

OverDrive acquires Booki.sh, the developer of a cloud-based ebook platform

March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Big news from OverDrive and Booki.sh, an Australian ebook company, was announced yesterday in a joint press release.  The cloud based platform for distribution, selling, and reading brings OverDrive content a little closer to the end user.  3M also offers cloud based distribution for ebooks. More from the press release: OverDrive, Inc., the leading global […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

ebrary releases social media data from Global Student E-book Survey

February 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off

From a February 21 ebrary press release: ebrary®, a ProQuest business and leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced that the social media data of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey is now publicly available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/surveys along with the full report. Among other key findings, the addendum revealed the following: While 41% […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

SAGE Journals now in mobile-optimized format

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

From a SAGE press release: Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2012) SAGE’s entire online journal collection is now available in a mobile-optimized format with the help of HighWire Press’ Mobile Web Interface. Visitors to one of the more than 640 SAGE journal sites using their iPhones, Androids or other smartphones are automatically redirected to the […]

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

ebrary releases iOS app for eBooks

January 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

An ebrary press release on a new app for offline reading of content – for iOS device.  January 20, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – The demand for e-book accessibility, especially on mobile devices, is growing significantly.  In ebrary’s 2011 Global Student E-book Survey, announced today and available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/surveys, 60 percent of respondents […]

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

Articles of Interest – Apple textbook version

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

Below is a summary of various news articles and related Apple sites discussing the Apple announcement today about digital textbooks. General news articles: CNN Techcrunch Video of the event

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Reference Apps – feature article in Booklist

January 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

The January 1, 2012 issue of Booklist features Sue Polanka’s Off The Shelf column on reference apps.  Titled, “Reference- I’ve got an App for That,” the article highlights iOS and Android apps from 7 reference publishers.  Here is an excerpt and list of reference publishers included: Excerpt: “These days, it seems there’s an app for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Why Might A Publisher Pull Its E-Books From Libraries? by Laura Hazard Owen « INFOdocket Which E-Books Are Most Borrowed From Libraries, And Why? | paidContent So you want to start a Kindle lending program | code4lib How to add public domain books to the Kindle, by Piotr Kowalczyk | TeleRead: News and views on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · New Products · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Springer launches mobile app for iOS devices

January 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

49,000 eBooks from Springer are now a little more accessible for those with iOS devices.  The new app, available for free in the iTunes App Store, provides access to springerlink.com.  According to the press release, the new mobile app works on the iPhone and iPod Touch.  Nathan Brothers, Springer’s Product Manager for Mobile Application and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – What you’ve missed the last two weeks

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Many of you have been away on holiday the last two weeks, so here is a list of interesting articles you may have missed: Go To Hellman: 2011: The Year the eBook Wars Broke Out Five Big Publishing Stories of 2011 That Will Bleed into 2012 – DigitalBookWorld Five things we learned about publishing in […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Open Access · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – SOPA, Amazon & Local Bookstores, Digital Textbooks

December 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Go To Hellman: Book Lending Ignorance Go To Hellman: SOPA Could Put Common Library Software in the Soup More controversy over Amazon price-checking versus independent bookstores | TeleRead Amazon Doesn’t Care About Your Local Bookstore | Epicenter | Wired.com Stop Treating $9.99 As The Magic E-Book Price | paidContent E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks