Category Archives: University Press

Articles of Interest

Some numbers on the Kindle owners lending library and KDP –

B&N discounting Nooks with periodical subscriptions –

Barnes & Noble to Offer Nook Discount to Subscribers of 2 publications –

Launching the University Press Content Consortia –

Guggenheim Museum Getting Into eBooks –

Reddit to Black Itself Out Next Week in Protest of SOPA –

Ebooks take off over the holidays, says USA Today –

Amazon introduces iPad Kindle Store –

Brave New World: First Sale Doctrine: Digital Threat or Opportunity –

How Barnes & Noble Can Take a Bite Out of Amazon –

Safari Books Online acquires makers of Ibis Reader – ThreePress Consulting –

Ultimate Discovery Engine –

Three Library Predictions for 2012 – Andy Woodworth

NISO Releases Updated Draft of SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding –

Kobo has 10x increase in readers over holidays; top ebooks by country –

Turn WebPages into Kindle, Epub eBooks with dotEpub –

My Argument for Public Access to Research Reports –

House takes Senate’s bad Internet censorship bill, tries to make it worse –

More Than a Million eReaders Were Given Away in the UK This Season –

Full Text Article: The Evolution of E-books and Interlibrary Loan in Academic Libraries –

New Project MUSE Web Interface is Live for eBooks and Journals

Project MUSE just launched a new interface which features book and journal content on an integrated platform.  While not mentioned in the press release, the interface does appear to be searching content from 70 University Press partner publishers.  Project MUSE is the host for the UPCC – University Press Content Consortia. Here is more information from the press release:

Project MUSE’s new interface, featuring book and journal content integrated on a single platform, is up and running at Over 12,000 scholarly book titles from nearly 70 distinguished university presses and related publishers can now be located and browsed along with the content from MUSE’s more than 500 respected journals. Further, new 2012 book titles will soon begin appearing on MUSE, simultaneously with their release in print. Continue reading New Project MUSE Web Interface is Live for eBooks and Journals

Harvard University Press Partners with DeGruyter for eBook Sales

DeGruyter and Harvard University Press just announced a new collaboration.  DeGruyter will serve as a sales partner for HUP’s eBook collection, both front and backlist.  The titles will be available on DeGruyter’s recently released interface which integrates book, journal, and databank content.  More information on the announcement is in the press release at the bottom of this post.  I was able to ask Sven Fund, CEO of DeGruyter, additional questions about the collaboration, to which he responded:

How did this partnership with Harvard come about?

De Gruyter is in regular communication with partners in the industry, of course also with university presses. Talking to Harvard University Press was a great opportunity for us to develop our idea of a cooperation with a premium partner, and we are pleased that it materialized in this way. Continue reading Harvard University Press Partners with DeGruyter for eBook Sales

Portico to preserve Cambridge University Press eBooks

eBook preservation has been a hot topic of late.  There have been several presentations at Charleston and Internet Librarian about eBook preservation.  Additionally, Amy Kirchhoff from Portico wrote a chapter on eBook preservation for the forthcoming No Shelf Required 2 title.   Today, Cambridge University Press announced they will make an annual contribution to support Portico’s eBook preservation service.  Here is more from the press release:

Portico is pleased to announce that Cambridge University Press will preserve its Cambridge Books Online content with Portico. Through this agreement, Cambridge extends its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher’s commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals in the Portico archive. Continue reading Portico to preserve Cambridge University Press eBooks

Cambridge University Press launches University Publishing Online

Another option for university press eBooks and digital content has emerged, this time from Cambridge University Press.  Their new platform, University Publishing Online, launched today.  It currently offers over 13,000 front and backlist titles from 4 publishing partners (2 additional partners will be added in early 2012). Here is more from the press release:

Cambridge University Press’s new integrated eBook and digital content offering, University Publishing Online, launched today (1 November). Continue reading Cambridge University Press launches University Publishing Online

UC Press to partner with OUP for California Scholarship Online

Hot off the presses today:  The University of California Press is pleased to announce it will partner with Oxford University Press to launch California Scholarship Online/CALSO on the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform, taking advantage of a fully enabled XML ebook hosting environment with cutting edge search and discovery functionality.  California Scholarship Online will launch in March 2012 with 450+ titles across four major subject areas–History, Classics, Biology, and Sociology.

“We know it is critical for libraries to broaden patron access to online scholarly books.  Bringing our digital monographs to the scholarly community–with tools to facilitate ease of use and discovery—is a major way in which University of California Press can meet that need.  We are delighted to partner with Oxford in the UPSO initiative, building on their extensive experience in the scholarly digital environment,” said Alison Mudditt, Director of University of California Press. Continue reading UC Press to partner with OUP for California Scholarship Online