Entries Tagged as 'Reviews'

Interview with Roger Rosen: On embracing technology selectively and holistically

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Navigating Rosen Publishing’s 2014 catalog of digital content may at first seem a bit overwhelming: it impresses both as a vibrant presentation of the company’s wide array of digital offerings but it also reminds us of just how “digital” K–12 publishing has become. Or at the very least, it makes those of us still tempted to […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interviews · Publishing · Reviews · School Libraries

ALA’s Ebook Platforms for Libraries – What it’s about and what it’s for

May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last Friday, ALA released it’s latest Library Technology Report (LTR)  entitled, “Ebook Platforms for Libraries.”  Mirela Roncevic, a No Shelf Required contributor, wrote and compiled the LTR.  Mirela posted on her personal blog about the report including background information about what the report contains, what it’s for, and how it can be used by librarians.  […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Reviews

New ALA report on ebook platforms for libraries is out

May 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Months in the making, ALA’ Library Technology Report (Volume 49, Issue 3) on ebook platforms for libraries is finally out. Note from author Mirela Roncevic: “Librarians, I hope you find the comparative tables useful and the vast landscape of ebooks a bit less daunting after having read this report. Library vendors, I hope you benefit […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Reviews · Uncategorized

E-Content in Libraries: 2012 in Review

December 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments

2012 was a busy year for e-content: new alliances were formed among both publishers and vendors, more mergers took place, controversies surrounding ebook lending in public libraries persisted, open access initiatives showed no signs of slowing down, and the pressing need to digitize scholarly publishing gave rise to several monograph e-platforms. With each passing week, […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Press Releases · Publishing · Reviews

U of Minnesota launches catalog of open source books, will pay faculty to review

May 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

A very interesting development at the University of Minnesota was discussed in an article found at Inside Higher Ed.  Here’s a clip from the article:  Minnesota launched an online catalog of open-source books last month and will pay its professors $500 each time they post an evaluation of one of those books. (Faculty members elsewhere […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Open Access · Reviews · Textbooks