Entries Tagged as 'Preservation'

Knowledge Unlatched to preserve ebooks with Portico

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Knowledge Unlatched and Portico have entered into an agreement to preserve Knowledge Unlatched’s Pilot Collection of Open Access e-books in the Portico Archive. “We want to ensure libraries that this content will be available to researchers and students for the long term,” stated Frances Pinter, executive director, Knowledge Unlatched. “To that end, we are delighted […]

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Tags: Open Access · Preservation · Press Releases · Vendor News

Ohio public libraries receive grant funding to create network of coordinated digitization hubs

December 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Cleveland Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Toledo-Lucas County Public Library were recently awarded a combined total of $508,457 in federal LSTA funds from the State Library of Ohio, matched with $251,964 from OPLIN (Ohio Public Information Network) to create a network of coordinated Digitization Hubs.  The […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Preservation · Press Releases · Public Libraries

Internet Archive – 15m downloads per month, 2m ebooks scanned,1,000 partners and other new facts

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Robert Miller, Global Director of eBooks for the Internet Archive, sent this email to IA sponsors, partners, and content contributors.  It has some really interesting facts, figures, and updates from the IA and Robert was kind enough to let me repost it here on NSR in full. I have highlighted some of those remarkable facts […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Preservation · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

BiblioLabs, curating multimedia digital anthologies, an interview with Mitch Davis

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the ALA conference I held an interview with Mitch Davis, the Founder and Chief Business Officer of Bibliolabs.  We discussed BiblioBoard and BiblioBoard Creator in detail.  Mitch provided me with a brief description of the products below and is offering a 30 day free trial to any No Shelf Required readers (information […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Preservation · Vendor News

Three new publishers join Portico’s e-book service

December 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

Portico is pleased to announce the following publishers are now preserving their e-books with Portico: American Chemical Society(ACS) American Psychological Association(APA) BiblioRossica The Portico archive is certified as a “trustworthy digital repository” by the Center for Research Libraries; more than 14,000 e-journals, nearly 170,000 e-books, and 55 d-collections have been entrusted to it. For a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Preservation · Vendor News

Portico and Project MUSE partner on eBook preservation

September 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

September 25, 2012 – New York, NY Portico and Project MUSE are pleased to announce that they are partnering to secure the long-term preservation of e-books published online in MUSE through the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC). Working together, Project MUSE and Portico will ensure that the e-book offerings of the UPCC—73 presses and more […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Preservation · Press Releases · University Press · Vendor News

Unglue.it looking to finish it’s first campaign

June 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

Have you heard of Unglue.it?  If not, read on… Unglue.it is a a place for individuals and institutions to join together to give their favorite ebooks to the world. We work with rights holders to decide on fair compensation for releasing a free, legal edition of their already-published books, under Creative Commons licensing. Then everyone […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Preservation · Vendor News

Gale/Cengage Learning & National Geographic to provide National Geographic Magazine Archive

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Gale/Cengage Learning press release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and National Geographic, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, today announced an agreement to provide an online archive of more than 100 years of National Geographic […]

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Portico to preserve Cambridge University Press eBooks

December 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

eBook preservation has been a hot topic of late.  There have been several presentations at Charleston and Internet Librarian about eBook preservation.  Additionally, Amy Kirchhoff from Portico wrote a chapter on eBook preservation for the forthcoming No Shelf Required 2 title.   Today, Cambridge University Press announced they will make an annual contribution to support […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Preservation · Press Releases · University Press · Vendor News

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