Category Archives: Preservation

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

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 magazine. Available to libraries this spring, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 will include all issues of the magazine in a fully searchable and intuitive interface.

“The National Geographic Society, one of the most respected organizations in the world, has inspired people to care about the planet for more than 100 years,” said Jim Draper, vice president and publisher, Gale. “We are honored to bring National Geographic magazine, the Society’s publication of record, to libraries everywhere, and to open a world of discovery, exploration and appreciation for cultures near and far for all patrons.” Continue reading Gale/Cengage Learning & National Geographic to provide National Geographic Magazine Archive

Portico to preserve Cambridge University Press eBooks

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 Portico’s eBook preservation service.  Here is more from the press release:

Portico is pleased to announce that Cambridge University Press will preserve its Cambridge Books Online content with Portico. Through this agreement, Cambridge extends its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher’s commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals in the Portico archive. Continue reading Portico to preserve Cambridge University Press eBooks

No Shelf Required’s two new publications

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 below.  For a complete list of NSR publications, please visit our publications page.

The first publication will be the No Shelf Required Guide to E-Book Purchasing.  This guide will appear in the November/December (v. 47 n. 8)  issue of Library Technology Reports (direct URL coming soon).  Chapters and contributors in this double issue include: Continue reading No Shelf Required’s two new publications

Articles of Interest

E-Factor: How E-books Are Making an Impact in Libraries, by Sue Polanka | Booklist Online

E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands | Inside Higher Ed

IL2011: E-Book Preservation | Spinstah

Pew Research Center releases study on tablets and news reading | TeleRead

Encyclopedia Britannica releases iPad app | TeleRead

Dan Cohen’s Digital Humanities Blog: The Digital Public Library of America: First Things First

Go To Hellman: The DPLA Muster

Getting Real About the Digital Public Library of America

Kindle Format 8 is On the Way | ALA TechSource

Copyright Office Announces 17 Policy Priorities

Articles of Interest

This is a super long list – so much going on in the past week.

Amazon bites Apple, by Meredith Greene | TeleRead

Ebook sales doubled in July | TeleRead

Digital Public Library of America: Pro and Con

Four Librarians, Four Ereaders, One Month

EPUB 3 Becomes Final IDPF Specification | TeleRead

Peter Brantley on preserving digital copies | TeleRead

The Emergence of the Disposable E-Book Reader — An Inflection Point in Ambient Computing? « The Scholarly Kitchen

Amazon Places Kindle Fire Products In New “Seesaw” Spinoff

Kansas State Librarian Can Transfer Thousands of Titles from OverDrive to 3M at No Charge

Store for safekeeping – DIGITAL PRESERVATION – Research Information

Which format has the cheapest eBooks? (infographic) – eBookNewser

Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote? –

Perseus Creates New Service for Authors Seeking to Self-Publish –

OverDrive: “A Note on Library Patron and Student Privacy” « INFOdocket

Lightening fast interlibrary loan

Authors Guild adds international writers groups to HathiTrust lawsuit; says universities acting as “pirates” | TeleRead

66% of Schoolchildren Never Plan to Give up Paper Books – eBookNewser

Amazon & Google Open eBookstores In France, UK – GalleyCat

Articles of Interest – HathiTrust/Author’s Guild Edition

Authors Guild, Australian Society of Authors, Quebec Writers Union Sue Five U.S. Universities « INFOdocket

Authors Sue to Remove Books From Digital Archive –

Authors Guild Sues University Libraries

Association of Research Libraries :: LCA Statement on Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. HathiTrust et al.

Copyright Clash: Authors Guild and Others Sue HathiTrust and Five Universities

Authors Guild, Australian Society of Authors, Quebec Writers Union Sue Five U.S. Universities | Our Blog

Found one! We re-unite an author with an “orphaned work.” | Our Blog

News: Wards of the Court – Inside Higher Ed

Authors’ Guild sues universities over book digitization project

Medical eBook Publishing Trends Webinar Summary

Today I attended the MLA webinar on e-books, 2011 Medical eBook Publishing Trends, sponsored by Ovid. My notes are below.

Moderator, Mark Funk, Weill Cornell Medical Library


  • Deb Blecic, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Liz Lorbeer, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
  • Jennie Stewart, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Dan Doody, Doody Enterprises

The current environment – Mark set the stage with some statistics on the popularity of eBooks. He discussed the digitization Waves in libraires, citing ebooks as the 4th wave.  abs/ins, ref tools, ejournals were the first 3 waves.

Why are ebooks more difficult?  Mark believes it’s in the final deliverable product.  The final product is much more complex to produce than a journal article.  It has more editing, illustrations, authors are paid, and individual sales to students are important to publishers for revenue.  All of these factors lead to a higher cost for the ebook than a journal article. Continue reading Medical eBook Publishing Trends Webinar Summary

eReference Publishing: Current Issues and Trends in Preservation

The RUSA/Codes Reference Publishing Advisory Committee sponsored a program at the Annual Conference in New Orleans, “eReference Publishing: Current Issues and Trends in Preservation.”   Joseph, Yue, Chair of the committee, moderated the panel discussion.  Speakers included:

  • Jacob Nadal, Preservation Officer, UCLA Library
  • Heather Ruland Staines, Sr. Manager eOperations at Springer Science + Business Media
  • Marie McCaffrey, Executive Director,
  • Ken DiFiore, Associate Director, Outreach & Participation Services,Portico

Continue reading eReference Publishing: Current Issues and Trends in Preservation

ALA Programs on Reference – Preservation of eReference and the Wikipedia Effect

As you prepare your ALA Annual schedule, please consider the following two programs sponsored by the RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee and the Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board.
RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee Program:
Reference Publishing: Preservation Trends & Issues – June 25 Sat 1:30-3:30
As electronic reference products transform to electronic formats, often with continuously updated content instead of one time publications, new challenges for archiving and preservation arise. Building on recent developments for archiving electronic books and journal content, this program will highlight the issues and challenges of preserving free and licensed e-reference content as well as foster discussion on possible solutions. Continue reading ALA Programs on Reference – Preservation of eReference and the Wikipedia Effect

Articles of Interest

New library study: demand up for technology, budget cuts limit access | American Libraries Magazine

Library E-Book Checkouts Get a Major Boost –