Entries Tagged as 'Print on demand'

Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

A must read OCLC newsletter article written by Andy Havens and Tom Storey – Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers.  Havens and Storey interviewed Catherine Mitchell from the California Digital Library and Andrew Pate of On-Demand Books.  Topics include: the university as publishers embedded librarians library as publisher (espresso book machine) libraries […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Print on demand · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

Student Public Interest Groups Lobby for Open Source Textbooks

October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

An article in Inside Higher Education today discusses the Student PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) call to action for open textbook solutions.  It’s an interesting piece, demonstrating the need for cheaper textbook alternatives and the lack of faculty interest in open access books due to lack of quality and reliability.  The author compares the situation […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Print on demand · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Self-Publishing Company, Infinity Publishing, to Distribute eBooks via SONY Reader Store

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m posting this because the COSLA report and some of the speakers at the eBook Summit yesterday believe that libraries should become self-publishers in an effort to increase their viability in the community and bring the community to the 21st century world.  Infinity is a vibrant, self-publishing company.  Perhaps we can learn something or start […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Press Releases · Print on demand · Publishing · Self Publishing · Vendor News

New Articles of Interest

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing · School Libraries · Standards · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ebooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice

September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion of the acquisition models of eBooks for academic libraries.  We chatted about business models, workflow issues and their opportunities and challenges, the pros and cons of electronic access,and the future of eBooks.  I was pretty busy doing my moderating duties […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing

Lightning Source Heads “Down Under”

September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

News Release, September 22, 2010 NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced it will expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific market by establishing a full-scale Lightning Source print-on-demand book manufacturing operation in Australia. “The expansion of our Lightning Source global print solution into Australia is a significant step in the ongoing mission of […]

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

Charleston Conference Program big on eBooks

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

The XXX Annual Charleston Conference, held in Charleston, S.C. November 3 – 6th, has just released it’s tentative program.  It’s loaded with discussions, papers, and panel presentations on e-books, patron driven acquisition, digital textbooks, and more.  I’ve listed a few of the sessions below, but for a closer look, check out the full program.  Early […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Macmillan to use Ingram’s print-on-demand service

September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

From a press release: Ingram Content Group Inc. and Macmillan today announced a new distribution services model that will integrate Ingram’s print on demand (POD) and fulfillment capability with Macmillan’s publishing program.  Macmillan will use Ingram’s print on demand and physical distribution infrastructure to manage traditional inventory and POD for “”long tail” titles.  Macmillan will […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Print on demand · Publishing · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

A Truly Bookless Library – Inside Higher Ed IBooks App more popular than Facebook and Twitter Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad How to Digitize Your Textbooks E-reader roundup: 8 devices compete for the crown Arizona State University Is Bringing Kindles And YA eBooks To Library Dynamic Books, College Open Textbooks […]

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Articles of Interest

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? Ebooks: The $100 Sweet Spot has been Reached Another Press Stops Publishing – Inside Higher Ed Project Gutenberg: Timeline Events Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future? Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers – CNET News Espresso Book Machine Spreads to Bookstores […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News