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 ebooks in US libraries and reference services in academic libraries. I hope to share some of what I learn about ebooks in South America on the blog, particularly information on the US Embassy Information Resource Centers. Stay tuned for more information, photos, and perhaps an audio interview.
No Shelf Required II: The Use and Management of E-Books is currently underway with ALA Editions. The forthcoming book offers a look at digital only libraries, device lending programs, consortial purchasing, eBook access issues (digital divide, accessibility, archiving/preservation, and weeding/updating), digital textbooks, the use of ebook/ereader technology in the classroom, and much much more. When complete, it will contain 26 chapters written by 28 contributors, representing school, public, and academic libraries, publishers, consultants, and faculty.
I am pleased to announce that four of the contributors were named 2011 Library Journal Movers and Shakers. They are:
Buffy J. Hamilton
Congrats to these and all of the 2011 Library Journal Movers and Shakers!
I’m thrilled to inform you that No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries will be released in late August. This edited book, published by ALA Editions, discusses a variety of eBook topics for school, public, and academic libraries. Since I have a bit of clout with the publisher, I’m able to release the TOC and introduction for your review and consideration. It is below. Of course, it will be available in a variety of eBook formats, and print too. Continue reading
Well, I went crazy and bought all the urls, so take your pick. You can view the blog at it’s normal home here at Wright State University (very gracious hosts), or you can choose one of the others. All redirect you to the same great content.
Salem Press has announced its Library Blog Awards. Awards were given in five categories: General Interest, Academic, Public, School and “Quirky” library blogs. First prize in each category is awarded $500, second prize is $250 and third is $100.
In addition, the judges qualified approximately 80 blogs (out of a field of 400) as “notable.” All 400 blogs are included in Salem’s blog directories at www.SalemPress.com/blogs. You’ll also find discussions of judging criteria there (see Blog Thoughts) and short biographies of the judges.
I’m very honored to say that No Shelf Required was awarded first place in the academic category! Thanks blog judges.
For more information, please contact:
Peter W Tobey
Director, Sales & Marketing, Salem Press
We’re working on a redesign here at NSR. Please excuse the oddities you may see in the next couple of days. The content in the posts should be consistent, it just the colors, fonts, and images that are a bit off right now.
Thank you for your support, No Shelf Required readers, subscribers, and supporters. We hit a milestone in March with the 10,000th unique visitor to NSR. Clearly, ebooks are a hot topic with this much interest in the blog in less than one year. Let’s keep that interest and conversation going strong. We welcome your comments, posts, ideas, and more. Other NSR stats include: Continue reading
Wow, my first member! Thanks Lora. I’m glad to see that the resources in NSR are assisting library students too.
Dear Sue Polanka,
I’m a library student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I just did a research project on the future of reference books for a collection development class. In my research I came across several columns where you addressed just this topic. I just wanted to write and thank you for being such a proponent for electronic resources and encourage you to continue motivating librarians to edge their libraries into an online reference model! I’ve really enjoyed reading the columns!
Graduate Assistant, Instructional Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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