Entries Tagged as 'Public Libraries'

Total BooX Launches Free Reading for All

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Libraries are used to receiving a lot of love from vendors and publishers during National Library Week, which this year kicks off on April 13th. Many vendors have already made announcements about opening up their content, including ProQuest and Oxford University Press. Total Boox is joining them today with its own initiative. This is a […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Public Libraries · Uncategorized

Oxford University Press offers free content for National Library Week

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

New York, NY, April 7, 2014–In celebration of National Library Week in the US (April 13 -19, 2014), a week taken to highlight the value of libraries and librarians, Oxford University Press (OUP) will be making all OUP online products, excluding journals, freely available in the US. This free access will begin on April 13 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · University Press · Vendor News

EBSCO eBooks adds 30,000 Random House titles

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Great news from EBSCO and Random House.  The full press release is below.  If you want to skip to the title list, go here:  For more information on EBSCO eBooks and featured collections including Random House titles, go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/popular-fiction IPSWICH, Mass. — April 8, 2014 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now offering popular […]

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Tags: Big Six · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive sunsets Media Console app for BlackBerry

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Received this email from OverDrive.  Not surprising, the BlackBerry app isn’t seeing a lot of traffic. Dear Library Partner, Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices.

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Book Snatching, the most violent act in the history of reading

March 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO of Total Boox, Ltd. sent me this story he wrote about snatching ebooks.  I think it’s a clever tale showing us the sad state of ebook borrowing in many of our libraries.  He gave me permission to post it here. Book Snatching Or Clearly the most violent act in the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

Britannica unveils new reference and research site for libraries – all ages, all devices

March 19th, 2014 · No Comments

I took the new Britannica research site for a very quick spin.  It’s a clean, colorful interface with intuitive icons, links, and features – very easy to navigate.  The landing page features three search boxes, each specialized for a different age group (curious if we can choose one as a default depending on our library […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Baker & Taylor announce new evidence-based selection planning

March 19th, 2014 · No Comments

This new service looks really exciting. A very practical way to use circulation data to determine the selection of forthcoming titles for specific library locations.  I think we will see much more evidence-based selection in the future.  CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 19, 2014 – Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Douglas County Libraries adds Rowman & Littlefield titles to the DCL platform

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

February 27, 2014 – (Lanham, MD) – Rowman & Littlefield is proud to announce its new partnership with Douglas County Libraries to provide e-books directly to the DCL e-book platform. This partnership is part of DCL’s move to partner directly with publishers to provide electronic content for patrons. The newly signed agreement stipulates that e-books […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Tennessee Public Library launches publishing program with IngramSpark platform

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Press release received 1/23/14 NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched an innovative publishing program using IngramSpark®, Ingram’s comprehensive print and digital independent publisher platform. “The creation of our first book and the development of our publishing program has been a labor […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Self Publishing · Vendor News

Public libraries in Colorado to use the Odilo eBook platform for purchasing, management, and lending

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Below is a press release about a partnership between OdiloTID, USA and the Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot project (eVokeColorado).  If you have heard about the Douglas County Model regarding ebooks, this partnership sets some of the groundwork for other libraries to expand upon the same model.  For some background information on the players and the […]

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