Entries Tagged as 'Preservation'

Are you weeding eBooks from your collection?

November 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I picked up this post about weeding eBooks from a colleague who monitors collib-l.  I asked the originator, Gary Daught, if I could post it here as well.  Please feel free to respond as Gary (and I) would love to hear your feedback.  If you prefer to email, Gary is at GFDaught@milligan.edu. Greetings. We now […]

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Charleston Conference – eBook Archiving

November 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday, I joined a panel of publishers, aggregators, and archiving agencies to discuss the issue of eBook archiving.  I had to set the stage for libraries, which was quite easy – we are in fear of losing our content to which we no longer have control of since it is housed on someone else’s server […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Preservation · Publishing

Portico Introduces New eBook Preservation Services

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

From a Portico Press Release:  In response to both the library community’s evolving preservation needs and the growth in publisher participation, Portico will offer separate e-book and e-journal preservation services beginning on January 1, 2011. These distinct services will enable libraries to choose where to invest their preservation resources based on their collections, needs and […]

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New Book About eBooks in Libraries – Release in August

August 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

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 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Marketing · New Products · NSR Info · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

Mad World of eBooks, part two – ALA discussion

June 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

For the introductory material on the session, please see part one of this blog post. Second group – Lenny Allen, OUP, Erin Igoe, Cambridge UP, Tony Horava, OCUL, Joy Kirchner, COPPUL Lenny – budget and workflow are concerns, always looking a year in advance. Erin – CBO general ebook platform focused on perpetual access of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Publishing · Vendor News

Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this information from an OCLC Press Release: Blue Ribbon Task Force to Host Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information Government, Industry, Academic Leaders Featured in Public “Conversation” April 1, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (BRTF-SDPA) will hold a one-day symposium convening a diverse […]

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Gale and Portico collaborate to preserve historical collections

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Gale Press Release: Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 1, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, announced today an agreement in which Portico will digitally preserve archival versions of a number of the Gale Digital Collections. “We chose to work with Portico because they are a […]

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New Audio Interview with Heather Staines from Springer

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Heather Staines, Global eProduct Manager for SpringerLink, Springer Science + Business Media, and I had a nice conversation about Springer’s eBook preservation strategy.  The conversation was based on Heather’s article in Against the Grain, February 2009.  Heather discusses Portico, LOCKSS, and general eBook preservation issues.   Listen to Heather’s interview and many others through the NSR […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interviews · Preservation · Vendor News