Entries Tagged as 'Publishing'

Knowledge Unlatched announces pilot collection, libraries needed!

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

I am extremely excited to hear the news about the launch of the Knowledge Unlatched pilot collection.  I first heard about the project in 2010 when Frances Pinter, who developed the idea, presented at the Tools of Change conference.  Frances and I discussed the project back in 2010 in one of the NSR interviews and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Press Releases · University Press · Vendor News

Self-Publishing soars in 2012 – 60% more works than in 2011 according to Bowker

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Self-Publishing Movement Continues Strong Growth in U.S. says Bowker- 2012 ISBNs show nearly 60% more self-published works than in 2011 New Providence, NJ – October 9, 2013 – A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000, up 59 […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

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

Brill Open now includes eBooks

August 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Brill announced on August 19th that it is extending its open access model to include books.  Titles will be made freely accessible on the Brill platform under a creative commons license.  Here is more from the press release: Brill extends Brill Open, its Open Access model, to include books. As a major publisher in the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Press Releases · Publishing · Vendor News

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

Follett Partners with Random House to distribute ebooks to K-12

August 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

Press Release:  McHenry, Ill., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its ongoing commitment to expand and enhance its PreK-12 digital solutions to support learning, Follett has partnered with Random House, Inc., the world’s largest English language trade publisher, to offer new and popular ebook titles to school libraries. Follett’s ebook customers are now able to […]

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Tags: Big Six · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · School Libraries · Vendor News

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

NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities.  Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order.  This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th. The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Audio Books · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

Ingram adds 50K new titles, color POD, and POD for out-of-copyright National Library of France content

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Ingram announced several new initiatives at the ALA Annual Conference this past week.  I’ve linked to the individual press releases below.  I’m particularly excited about the POD available for out-of-copyright titles from the National Library of France – over 65,000 titles. Ingram Content Group and Hachette Livre Offer Titles from the Bibliothèque nationale de France […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Print on demand · Publishing · Vendor News

UPSO partners with Stanford and Liverpool university presses

June 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

Oxford’s UPSO continues to grow with the addition of two new university presses to its partner list – Stanford and Liverpool.  Read the full press release below: “I am delighted that Stanford University Press is partnering with Oxford University Press to host our titles on the UPSO platform. We have spent much of the past […]

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