Entries Tagged as 'School Libraries'

IFLA launches principles, research and advice for eLending in Libraries

February 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Picked this up from the ALA Council listserv: IFLA is pleased to launch a new set of resources relating to eBooks and libraries. Providing access to eBooks is one of the most pressing issues facing libraries right now. Public libraries, in particular, are dealing with implications of rapidly changing business and access models. IFLA has […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · School Libraries

eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

EasyBib launches ResearchReady, a cloud-based learning platform to develop research skills while writing

January 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m anxious to take a look at this new product from EasyBib.  Students could really benefit from tools such as this, particularly when it comes to avoiding plagiarism.  From the press release: New York, January 30, 2013 – Today’s student researchers are inundated with information and many don’t have the critical thinking or research skills […]

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OCLC to index metadata and full text of all Gale databases and archives for greater discovery in WorldCat Local

January 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Received this press release from OCLC today.  The metadata and full text of ALL Gale databases and archives will be fully discoverable in WorldCat Local. This will be a great benefit to mutual subscribers of OCLC and Gale products. More from the press release: New agreement will provide libraries and users broader access to Gale […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive announces streaming video and audio services for libraries and schools

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Those of you attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting may want to stop by for a demo of the OverDrive streaming services.  The One-Step Checkout (TM) sounds great to me. Washington Convention Center, Seattle—Jan. 22, 2013—Today OverDrive announced that it will enhance its industry-leading library service platform with streaming video and audio technology. The new services […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Unglue.it releases two more free ebooks

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Really pleased to see additional books becoming unglued through the Unglue.it crowdfunding program.  Congrats to all involved. January 21, 2013 — Unglue.it, the crowdfunding website for Creative Commons licensed ebooks, has funded and released two more free ebooks, now available for download. The most recent “unglued book” is So You Want to Be a Librarian, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Open Access · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

New study shows kids ebook reading has nearly doubled since 2010

January 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

Scholastic recently released a new study on kid’s reading in the digital age.  The study found that kids reading of ebooks has nearly doubled since 2010. Full details are on the Scholastic site or you can download the full report with appendices here. Below are some highlights of the study from the Scholastic site: Kids, […]

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Tags: Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

eContent Quarterly call for contributors

January 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

ALA Editions recently announced the 2013 launch of a new online journal: eContent Quarterly, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The journal will offer practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, integrating, and managing electronic content in rapidly-changing digital library environments. Each issue will consist of in-depth articles on the many facets of electronic […]

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NSR Interviews: 2012 in Review

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

NSR 2012 Interviews With 2012 coming to a close, I wanted to take another opportunity to introduce you to the wide array of interviews NSR offered this year. The 2012 interviews highlight  innovative new products and services from librarians, publishers, and information professionals, a focus on information literacy and core competencies, and creative business models.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Survey for librarians on personal/professional eBook use from Against the Grain

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Against the Grain is conducting a survey of librarians’ personal and professional eBook usage.  The following survey is 24 questions long, and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Take this survey Feel free to share this link with other librarians who may be interested in participating. We appreciate your time and thank you for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics