Entries Tagged as 'Public Libraries'

ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-book Vendors, a new publication from the ReadersFirst Coalition

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

Take a look at this new publication (link updated 1/15/14 at 2:30 with new edition) from the ReadersFirst Coalition.  If you aren’t familiar with ReadersFirst, here is a bit more about them: Libraries have a responsibility to fight for the public and ensure that users have the same open, easy and free access to e-books […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Gale launches Career Online High School to public libraries for accredited high school diplomas

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

Gale Partners with Career Online High School to Deliver Accredited High School Diploma Program through Public Libraries Nationwide Farmington Hills, Mich., January 9, 2014 —Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses, announced today the launch of Career Online High School to its […]

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Tags: New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Ohio public libraries receive grant funding to create network of coordinated digitization hubs

December 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Cleveland Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Toledo-Lucas County Public Library were recently awarded a combined total of $508,457 in federal LSTA funds from the State Library of Ohio, matched with $251,964 from OPLIN (Ohio Public Information Network) to create a network of coordinated Digitization Hubs.  The […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Preservation · Press Releases · Public Libraries

McGraw-Hill professional ebooks now available on OverDrive

December 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, Dec. 5, 2013 – McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the business, education, technical and medical communities, and OverDrive, the world’s largest eBook, audiobook, music and video lending service for schools and libraries, announced today that McGraw-Hill Professional’s eBook catalog is now available for […]

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

Douglas County and CLC receive LSTA grant to expand eVoke project for digital content purchasing and lending

November 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Congratulations to everyone in Colorado on receiving this grant!  I’m pleased to see that the forward thinking librarians in Colorado will continue with their important work.  Please see the press release below for details on the program. LSTA awards Douglas County Libraries and CLiC more than $209,000 Douglas County Libraries (DCL) and partner the Colorado […]

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Tags: Library News · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries

OverDrive’s streaming video lending service launches at LAPL

November 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cleveland, Ohio—November 20, 2013—OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to libraries and schools, announced today that the Streaming Video lending service has launched in its first pilot at Los Angeles Public Library (http://lapl.lib.overdrive.com). The Streaming Video service is a convenient and exciting way to instantly borrow from your library and watch […]

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

DPLAfest highlights

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

The DPLA just emailed out these links, summarizing events held last month. On October 24-25, we held our first DPLAfest—two days of vibrant discussions  and workshops that brought together hundreds of ibrarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students and other participants from across the country. Since then we’ve published a short series […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · DPLA · Library News · Public Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive Media Stations available to all libraries

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

  OverDrive announced today the availability of the media stations to all libraries.  The picture here was taken at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago earlier this year.  OverDrive has been piloting the media stations at several libraries and now the service is available to all libraries.  See the press release below for more info. […]

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

Gale announces new Usage-Driven Acquisition model for GVRL

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier today Gale/Cengage announced a new business model for the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).  The model is “Usage-Driven Acquisition” (UDA) and is based on evidence-based decisions – you only buy what you use.  The press release states, “Unlike options currently offered by other e-book providers, this new purchase model will allow libraries to purchase […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Macmillan opens ebook backlist to libraries via Axis 360

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m a little behind on my posts from last week.  This is great news regardless. CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 18, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, today announced that Macmillan’s entire ebook backlist catalog of more than 11,000 ebooks are being made available to all […]

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