Entries Tagged as 'Big Six'

Ingram Content Group adds 36,000 Random House titles to MyiLibrary platform

January 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

NASHVILLE, TN – As libraries adjust their lending models to meet today’s digital requirements, more are turning to Ingram’s MyiLibrary® platform. Ingram Content Group announced it will now offer Random House, Inc. U.S. titles to libraries via the platform. “We are pleased to be working with a partner as respected as Ingram to further serve […]

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ALA launches e-book media & communications toolkit

November 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ALA Press Release on November 27, 2012  As several large book publishers continue to deny libraries access to their e-books, and others make e-books available under difficult terms, libraries find themselves unable to provide the reading and educational materials demanded by their patrons. As a result, many librarians are asking, “What can I […]

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Library borrowers DO buy eBooks, don’t they?

November 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

OverDrive and the ALA conducted an online survey at U.S. public library websites in June/July 2012.  They asked a variety of questions, but the most important ones revolved around eBook purchasing.  The survey asked, “If a digital audiobook or eBook is unavailable in the library’s digital collection or there is a wait time, would you […]

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ALA meets with publishers in NYC, a summary

October 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

The e-content blog at American Libraries has a nice summary about the ALA/publisher meetings in New York. Not only does it summarize the meetings, but provides links to many other valuable resources concerning eBooks, public libraries, and pricing. http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/focus-future-two-days-publisher-meetings-new-york-city

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Penguin titles available to 3M Cloud Library customers by end of year

October 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Several stories are popping up today regarding the Penguin ebook pilot project between the NYPL, BPL, and 3M.  They are reporting the possibility of Penguin titles available to all public libraries (with 3M service) by the end of this year.  From the DBW article linked below, “According to an announcement from library e-books provider 3M, […]

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ALA’s Sullivan speaks to AAP – Summary of Remarks

September 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Summary of Remarks of Maureen Sullivan, President, American Library Association“Libraries & Publishers Strengthening the E-Reading Ecosystem” Meeting at the Association of American Publishers, New York, September 27, 2012   We must build on the long-standing, successful partnership between publishers and libraries. Through our common goal of bringing authors and readers together, publishers and libraries have […]

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An open letter to America’s publishers from ALA President Maureen Sullivan

September 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

An open letter to America’s publishers from ALA President Maureen Sullivan September 24, 2012, CHICAGO — The following open letter was released by American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan regarding Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin refusal to provide access to their e-books in U.S. libraries. The open letter states: It’s a rare thing […]

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Hatchette eBooks prices will increase 220% on OverDrive

September 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

INFODocket reported this news yesterday about Hatchette prices rising 220% on OverDrive beginning October 1, 2012.  For the full post, see INFODocket.  Dear Library Partner, Hachette will be raising its eBook prices on October 1, 2012 on their currently available eBook catalog (~3,500 eBook titles with release dates of April 2010 and earlier). On average […]

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Life with E-Books

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Andrew Richard Albanese from Publisher’s Weekly wrote a very nice article about life with eBooks in public libraries.  I have clipped a couple of paragraphs below.  The fulltext is available on the Publisher’s Weekly site. Begin clip: Discussions between libraries and the big six publishers over e-book lending have grabbed headlines in 2012, but despite […]

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Articles of Interest

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

E-Books Drive Revenue Growth Across Book Trade in January 2012 – Digital Book World JK Rowling’s Pottermore Breaks eBook Lockdown, Might Change eBooks Forever – Huffington Post LG Begins Mass Production of first flexible , plastic eInk displays – Extreme Tech An Academic Spring – American Libraries A Look at Students using eTextbooks (Infographic) – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · Open Access · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks