Entries Tagged as 'Public Libraries'

OdiloTID enables libraries to directly negotiate with publishers for ebooks, following DCL Model

June 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received this press release today from Douglas County Libraries about OdiloTID. Interesting to see an international company step up to take on this important role for libraries. Bibliotheca had announced support for this type of service last summer, but I haven’t heard anything from them since.  Here is more from the DCL press release: […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

French Ministry of Culture and Communication releases ebook study

June 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

The French Ministry of Culture and Communication released the findings of a study they commissioned for ebooks.  IDATA conducted the study and collected data from June 2012 to February 2013 through interviews with nearly forty experts and professionals from selected countries (U.S., Canada, Germany, Spain, UK, Sweden, Netherlands).  The full report (in French) can be […]

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Tags: Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

HathiTrust partners with DPLA for discovery of public domain and open content

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ann Arbor, MI – The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content. DPLA provides an online portal to freely available digital material held by libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. By […]

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Tags: Discovery · DPLA · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries

ALA’s 3rd supplement on ebooks and digital content now available

May 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

The third supplement on ebooks and digital content from American Libraries examines both the big picture and the nitty-gritty of libraries and publishing, looking at how libraries are evolving in response to the digital revolution, from taking advantage of opportunities in content creation to advocating for equitable access to ebooks produced by the world’s largest […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries

Big Library Read pilot program via OverDrive shows library impact on literacy, books sales, and author recognition

May 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is a great idea.  I hope many of you will read the book and promote it to your patrons.  I look forward to seeing the results of this pilot program. Follow the program on twitter – #BigLibraryRead. Cleveland, May 16, 2013 – Today, more than 7,500 libraries around the world are participating in the […]

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

Baker & Taylor launches axisReader app

May 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news from Baker & Taylor about a new app (iOS and Android) for direct download of titles to tablet devices.  axisReader is another option for Axis patrons and provides ereading solely for EPUB and PDF formats.   When patrons use Axis 360, they can choose between B&T’s blio reader or axisReader depending on the format […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

DPLA partners with David Rumsey Map Collection for metadata of 38,000 maps and images

April 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Digital Public Library of America Announces Partnership with David Rumsey Map Collection April 30, 2013 Cambridge, MA — The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce it is partnering with the David Rumsey Map Collection to provide online access to tens of thousands of significant historical maps and images. As part of the relationship, David Rumsey will […]

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Tags: DPLA · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries

Simon and Schuster begins ebook pilot projects with libraries in New York

April 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news for libraries, the last of the big 6 (big 5 now I guess) has begun a pilot project to license content to several libraries in New York.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts.  Thanks to Molly Raphael for posting these links on the ALA Council listserv. The Digital Reader: http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/04/15/simon-schuster-announces-ebook-pilot-program-in-nyc  […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Acoustik app now available for the Nook

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 25, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced that library patrons who use Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK tablets can now borrow and download digital audiobooks directly to their devices using the popular Acoustik audiobook app. The Acoustik app, now […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Penguin removes 6 month embargo for libraries

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news from Penguin yesterday.  They will remove the 6 month embargo period for library licenses.  Other limitations are also expected to be removed.  See the full article in ALA’s E-content blog – http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/penguin-revisits-library-pilot-terms Here is a brief snip from the blog post: Penguin Group USA revealed today that, as of April 2, it will […]

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