Entries Tagged as 'Public Libraries'

GVRL adds 200 new children’s reference titles from Encyclopaedia Britannica

October 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Nice to see new preK-6 content added to the GVRL interface, especially EB titles. Farmington Hills, Mich., October 23, 2013 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the addition of nearly 200 new children’s reference titles from revered publisher, Encyclopaedia […]

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

eContent Quarterly launches

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required is extremely pleased to announce the launch of eContent Quarterly, a new journal from American Library Association’s TechSource, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The free issue of the journal was released at this year’s ALA conference in Chicago. Issue 1 is now available in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats on ALA TechSource’s […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Douglas County Libraries debuts new blog for authors – The Wire: A Writer’s Resource

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) announces the debut of “The Wire: A Writer’s Resource,” a blog for new and aspiring authors. The new initiative provides information to people hoping to write, publish and find markets for their books, and is a step toward the library’s goal of making locally-produced content available to its audience. DCL has […]

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Tags: Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · Self Publishing

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, developed this list of 68 essential resources about eBooks in libraries.  Ellyssa has organized the list into several broad categories including:  general, devices, blogs, purchasing, creating, and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

DPLA receives major grant from anonymous donor

August 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

From a DPLA Press Release, August 1, 2013 Boston, MA — The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is extremely excited to announce that an anonymous donor has stepped forward to provide substantial support towards its efforts. The $447,000 grant will allow the DPLA to accelerate its work of bringing together America’s collections and providing […]

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Tags: DPLA · Public Libraries

DPLAfest accepting proposals

July 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

A message from the DPLA Team: This is a quick reminder that we’re still accepting workshop suggestions for the first annual DPLAfest, October 24-25, 2013 in Boston, MA. If you have a great idea for a DPLA-related session or workshop for Friday, October 25, please let us know via the following form by Thursday, August 9: http://bit.ly/11KXhch

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DPLA · Public Libraries

Big Six eBooks in libraries, a comparison chart

July 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

I came across this wonderful PDF from ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) showing the availability of Big Six (soon to be Big Five) ebook titles to libraries.  Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster are included.  It highlights the amount of content available for purchase, license/use terms, and the vendor platforms […]

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Tags: Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Interview with Heather McCormack from 3M Cloud Library

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Heather McCormack is the Collection Development Manager for 3M’s Cloud Library.  I had a nice interview with Heather at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Talk about an expert in content!  Heather knows her authors, genres, publishers, and tools to make collecting ebooks a simple task for libraries.  In the interview she discusses 3Ms new […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Public Libraries · Vendor News

WorldCat signs agreements with over 25 publishers and aggregators, including 3M and Freading

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

WorldCat continues to grow in it’s discovery of content from around the world.  This recent press release lists the publisher and aggregator agreements added since January of 2013.  It’s a pretty impressive list.  I’m particularly thrilled to see 3M and Freading on the list for the creation and delivery of WorldCat records. DUBLIN, Ohio, June […]

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Tags: Discovery · Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

ALA launches “Authors for Library E-books” campaign

June 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

CHICAGO —Today, Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the launch of “Authors for Library Ebooks,” a new initiative that asks authors to stand with libraries in their quest for equitable access to e-books. Bestselling authors Cory Doctorow, Ursula K. Le Guin and Jodi Picoult are helping kick off the campaign. The […]

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