Entries Tagged as 'School Libraries'

eContent Quarterly: Call for Contributions

November 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Last week ALA Editions 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 […]

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ALA Editions announces eContent Quarterly, a new online journal co-edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic

November 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

November 21, 2012 – CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces eContent Quarterly, a new online journal. Launching in Fall 2013, eContent Quarterly will offer practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, developing, integrating and managing content in rapidly-changing digital library environments. The journal is edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic, whose deep knowledge of the e-content landscape and […]

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EBSCO releases new K-8 and High School eBook Collections aligned with Common Core

November 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO Press Release on November 01, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its growth of e-book products with two new grade appropriate e-book subscription collections for the school market. eBook K-8 Collection™ and eBook High School Collection™ are available for schools looking to find full-text e-books specifically catered to their needs. The collections align […]

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The LJ/SLJ Digital Shift event is this Wednesday, are you registered?

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

I hope you will join me in attending this virtual conference on Wednesday.  There is a great line-up of speakers, panelists, and other events.  More info below from LJ/SLJ WHAT: The Digital Shift: Libraries, eBooks and Beyond, the  3rd annual online summit by Library Journal/School Library Journal,  will explore how libraries are navigating the transition […]

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Oxford English Dictionary releases “OED Appeals” to crowdsource the origin of words

October 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I really like this initiative from Oxford. It sounds so easy-peasy. 3rd October 2012–Today the Oxford English Dictionary announces the launch of OED Appeals, a major online initiative set to involve the public in tracing the history of English words. Using a dedicated community space on the OED website, editors are soliciting help in unearthing […]

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Upcoming event in Kentucky – From a Book to e-Books: The Many Ways to Access Children’s Literature

October 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

The 2012 Ohio Kentucky Indiana Children’s Literature conference, From a Book to e-Books: The Many Ways to Access Children’s Literature, will be held from 8:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, November 3, at Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky.   Keynote speakers are Gary Schmidt, National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature in 2011 and winner […]

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OverDrive adds over 40,000 new titles this month

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: Cleveland – September 13 – This month, millions of students and library patrons are returning to school and work, powering a new surge in eBook reading. To help libraries and schools meet this demand, OverDrive—the leading distributor of eBooks and other digital media to 19,000 libraries and schools worldwide—has set […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

ebrary launches K-12 Math Pack to align with common core standards

August 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: To help K-12 libraries acquire e-books more strategically, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, has added hundreds of relevant e-books across acquisition models, which provide libraries with the best value when combined. Diversifying acquisition models is a key component of ebrary’s three-step approach: Transition, Diversify, and Streamline™. ebrary’s renamed the Schools and […]

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Rosen Publishing offers new Interactive eBooks – an interview with Miriam Gilbert and Gina Strazzabosco

June 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Rosen Publishing will be launching a new series of interactive eBooks this August.  There are 120 books ranging in subjects that meet the needs of the common core and support transliteracy skills.  I spoke with Miriam Gilbert, Director, Rosen Digital and Gina Strazzabosco, Vice President, Rosen Publishing, this past weekend to find out more about […]

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Lerner Publishing interactive titles now available via Ingram’s ipage

June 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

News Release, June 21, 2012 Ingram adds Lerner Interactive Books™ to ipage® As more libraries look to expand e-book offerings to patrons, publishers like Lerner Publishing Group are choosing Ingram Content Group to supply e-books via Ingram’s ipage® search and order platform. Public libraries will now have access to more than 200 interactive children’s books […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News