Entries Tagged as 'NSR Info'

Salem Press Library Blog Awards announced

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congratulations to all of the blogs and bloggers – those nominated and those awarded.  Thanks to all for your continued support of No Shelf Required, the Academic Honorable Mention for 2012. Salem Press once again surveyed the library blog landscape in search of exceptional thinking, writing, and information. Hundreds of blog nominations poured in, thousands […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Library News · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

Dquarium – Where Technology Comes to Talk…to Librarians

March 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Looking for detailed discussions of new technologies, libraries, publishing, and everything in between?  Then check out Dquarium, a collection of audio and video podcasts hosted by Kayhan B., Erin Anderson and Doug Mirams. From their site:  “Dquarium.com is an Internet network of audio and video podcasts that discusses everything and anything related to digital technology. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Interviews · Library News · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

A Guide to Ebook Purchasing – American Libraries

November 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Check out the latest article in American Libraries Magazine (Dispatches from the Field column) about eBook purchasing.  It is a condensed version of a larger piece that will appear in Library Technology Reports Nov/Dec issue, which should be available very soon. Topics include: print to digital, business models, publishers/aggregators/wholesalers, buying through consortia, and evaluating vendors. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · NSR Info · Public Libraries · School Libraries

No Shelf Required’s two new publications

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required has been busy this past year exploring the many topics of eBooks and libraries.  Very soon, two new publications will be available from ALA Publishing which share the No Shelf Required name.  These new publications contain completely new content, expanding upon No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2011. Details are […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · NSR Info · Open Access · Preservation · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Textbooks

E-Discovering Reference

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

With the advent of the internet and growing popularity of Wikipedia, traditional library reference tools have experienced a decline in use.  As a result, many reference publishers began producing electronic books or converting traditional print multi-volume titles to online databases.  While this has been a valiant effort, much of the content still goes undiscovered due […]

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

OverDrive adds ALA Editions and Information Today titles to collections

September 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

Good news from OverDrive for those librarians seeking professional development titles in eBook format.  OverDrive announced on Sept. 6th that ALA Editions and Information Today are now publishing partners.  ALA Editions is offering 75 titles, which will likely grow.  No word on the number of Information Today titles. Thanks to INFODocket for tweeting this one. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

New Jersey Ebook Summit Summary

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Pictured from left to right:  Eli Neiberger, Patricia Tumulty, Mary Minow, Norma Blake, Robert Miller, Sue Polanka, Cheryl O’Connor, Joseph Sanchez, Peggy Cadigan. Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey.  The line-up of speakers included: Eli […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Uncategorized · Vendor News

Forthcoming audio interviews for NSR – OverDrive, Britannica, ebrary

June 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA is a great time to connect with librarians and publishers for audio interviews.  Today I met with Dan Stasiewski at OverDrive to discuss the new OverDrive WIN platform features and Rick Lumsden from Encyclopaedia Britannica to discuss the new Britannica eBook platform.  Tomorrow I’ll be with Matt Barnes of ebrary to discuss the new […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · NSR Info

Argentine Library Association Conference -eBook Highlights

April 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today I presented at the Argentine Library Association Conference about ebooks in US Libraries, thanks to an invitation from the American Embassy (in Buenos Aires) Information Resource Center.  I offered information about purchasing and accessing eBooks and about lending eReaders in libraries.  But, I learned quite a bit in return!  For example, no one who […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · NSR Info · Publishing · Vendor News

NSR is headed to the 33rd Buenos Aires International Book Fair

April 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

On Sunday I’m headed to Buenos Aires to attend the Buenos Aires International Book Fair, and in particular, the Argentine Library Association Annual Conference.  I’m very excited to have this opportunity to learn more about libraries, publishing and eBooks in Argentina and South America.  While there, I will be presenting a couple of session on […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Library News · NSR Info · Publishing