Entries Tagged as 'Big Six'

Articles of Interest

March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Library Publishing Report Suggests Partnerships, Creating Positions   – Library Journal Aloha Encyclopaedia Britannica Print Edition – Information Today Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do – The Shatzkin Files Libraries as Community Publishers:  How to Turn the Tables – Publishers Weekly How to Protect Copyright Is Key Topic at […]

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Articles of Interest – PLA version

March 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Ebook Talks Continued:  ALA Meets with Distributors – eContent blog Boopsie Approaches Integration in Its Own Way; New Competitor Emerges at PLA | Digital Shift Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending; OverDrive APIs Coming in April Digital Shift OverDrive’s Library eReader is Better Than 3M’s Library eReader – The Digital […]

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Should Libraries Get Out of the Ebook Business by Bobbi Newman

March 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bobbi Newman, who blogs at Librarian by Day, has an excellent editorial post about current Ebook conditions in public libraries.  She questions whether libraries should step back and wait for better options, quoting several other prominent bloggers on the subject.  It’s an interesting thought piece from a public library perspective.  The comments are just as […]

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Articles of Interest – Random House edition

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Librarians Feel Sticker Shock as Price for Random House Ebooks Rises as Much as 300 Percent – The Digital Shift ALA Issues Statement Asking Random House to Reconsider eBook Increase – INFODocket ALA calls on Random House to reconsider major ebook price increase – ALA Random House Not So Random with Library Ebook Price Increases – Agnostic […]

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Articles of Interest: Penguin, OverDrive, and libraries

February 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

It’s been coming for months.  Today Penguin announced it has ended its relationship with OverDrive.  Starting tomorrow, it will no longer sell e-books and audiobooks to OverDrive for library lending.  Interestingly, ALA and Big Six publishers met last week to discuss library e-book lending.  In an article in paidcontent.org, Laura Hazard Owen points out ALA’s […]

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ALA President and delegation meet with publishers

February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Yesterday, ALA released a press release summarizing the meetings between ALA President Molly Raphael, an ALA delegation and representatives from publishers Penguin, Macmillan, Random House, Simon & Schuster and Perseus.  It’s a great summary of the meeting.  The discussions show promise!  Here is the text, copied in full from the ALA press release: American Library […]

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