Entries Tagged as 'Preservation'

Open Access eBooks, part 4, by Eric Hellman

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s blog, Go To Hellman – The fourth section my book chapter on Open Access eBooks looks at theier relationship with libraries.  I previously posted the Introduction,  What does Open Access mean for eBooks and Business Models for Creation of Open Access E-Books. I’ll be posting one more section, a conclusion. Thank you […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Preservation · Publishing

Articles of Interest

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Archiving the Web for Scholars – (Internet Archive) Inside Higher Ed Barnes & Noble to launch next-generation Nook May 24th | TeleRead News: Picking a Fight – (Amazon and College Book Stores) Inside Higher Ed Petition against HarperCollins ebook/library policy garners 53,786 signatures | TeleRead Ereaders fail at education UK publishers and libraries in talks […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · Library News · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Gale’s Literary Collections added to the Portico Archive, over 1 million files

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Gale Press Release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, today announced Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico. This follows the completed ingest of 10 Gale Digital Collections—including 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources and Eighteenth Century […]

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Four No Shelf Required Contributors Named 2011 LJ Movers and Shakers

March 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

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 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks

Oxford University Press eBooks Preserved with Portico

March 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Portico Press Release:  Portico and OUP announced they have entered into an agreement to preserve the OUP’s entire collection of e-books from its Oxford Scholarship Online resource and Handbooks Online resource. With this agreement, OUP expands its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher’s commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals […]

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

Michigan and Kentucky University Presses Using Ingram’s CoreSource

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Wow, University Presses are in the news this week.  This is the 5th press release I’ve gotten! Ingram Content Group Inc., announced agreements with two notable university presses for e-content management. The University of Michigan Press and The University Press of Kentucky have selected Ingram’s digital asset management platform, CoreSource®, to archive and distribute materials […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Preservation · Press Releases · Print on demand · Publishing · Vendor News

ProQuest to Digitize 30,000 rare early books from National Library of the Netherlands

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

January 11, 2011 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – ProQuest will digitize more than 30,000 rare early books from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, capturing every volume in high-resolution color scans. This is the third major European national library to participate in ProQuest’s Early European Books project after the Danish Royal Library, […]

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“Books at JSTOR”

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week I posted a very brief announcement about JSTOR and eBooks.  I’ve since been emailed this more thorough press release. January 11, 2011 – New York, NY – Five of the nation’s leading university presses – Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, Princeton, and Yale – are at the forefront of a new effort to publish […]

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Proquest Acquires ebrary

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

January 6, 2011 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – As its content-unifying new search platform rolls out to libraries around the world, ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research.  The agreement will marry both companies’ inventive, user-centric technologies and add a growing pool of a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

eBook Preservation – An Interview with Toni Tracy of Portico

December 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday I discussed eBook preservation with Toni Tracy, Director of Portico.  Toni discussed Portico’s eBook preservation program in detail and suggested ways to involve publishers, libraries, and aggregators in the preservation solution.  More information on the importance of preservation is available on the Portico site. 25+ other interviews with librarians, publishers, and others in the […]

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Tags: Interviews · New Products · Preservation · Publishing · Vendor News