Entries Tagged as 'Publishing'

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

IngramSpark, Ingram’s publish on demand platform, to launch in July

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week Ingram announced a new program called Life Print.  This service manages the complete lifecycle of print materials. Today, they are announcing another new program called IngramSpark.  This program offers independent publishers access to Ingram’s distribution network for print and ebook content.  The platform is due to launch in July of this year.  More […]

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

Cengage Learning restructuring: articles of interest

May 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

Cengage Learning has announced some restructuring plans this week.  Below is a summary of articles and blog posts highlighting the news.  Later this week, NSR’s Mirela Roncevic will post her article on Gale (part of Cengage Learning) and their recent partnerships.  The article includes an interview with Jim Draper, Vice President and General Manager for Gale. Cengage […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Publishing · Reference News · Vendor News

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

De Gruyter and Unglue.it partner to expand open access titles

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is fabulous news.  Way to go De Gruyter!  I’m so pleased to see publishers working direct with Unglue.it. Berlin, 2 April 2013 – Starting today, the academic publisher De Gruyter will be offering 100 titles from its e-dition series at the crowdfunding platform Unglue.it. Each individual title that raises 2,100 dollars at the site […]

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

SciELO open access ebooks, an interview with Nicholas Cop

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Open Access ebook collections are on the rise. One of the newer collections is SciELO (pronounced like the initials C-L-O).  The SciELO ebooks operation began in March of 2012 and officially announced itself to the international community last month.  I interviewed Nicholas Cop, President of Nicholas Cop Consulting and principle consultant of the SciELO program […]

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

Flipboard app releases update, allows consumers and advertisers to publish

March 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

A colleague forwarded this interesting blog post to me about Flipboard.  The author, Mathew Ingram, discusses Flipboard’s new release features.  He discusses the ability for advertisers and readers to now become publishers. Here is a snip from the post:  “Flipboard’s new version is more than just an evolution, it’s a significant departure from what the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Publishing · Self Publishing

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

EBSCO’s EDS to index OUP’s UPSO and DNB resources

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Discovery tools are continuing to grow by adding unique resources from publishers.  EBSCO is announcing an extended partnership with Oxford University Press to add University Press Scholarship Online and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to the EDS. IPSWICH, Mass. — March 5, 2013 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Oxford University Press (OUP) have extended […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · University Press · Vendor News

Ingram adds Harlequin to MyILibrary

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ingram continues to add more popular fiction to MyiLibrary.  See the news release below for information about 12,000 Harlequin titles (front and backlist). Nashville, TN – As publishers and libraries develop e-book models to meet patron expectations, more are working with Ingram Content Group and its MyiLibrary® platform for its reach and comprehensive title offering.  […]

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