Entries Tagged as 'Standards'

SAGE white paper explores discoverability of scholarly content, recommends standards, transparency, metadata, and partnerships

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2014)   In a changing academic environment, discoverability of scholarly content demands cooperative efforts across the communications supply chain. A new SAGE white paper, out today, summarizes the current discovery landscape for scholarly communications, advocates for cooperative efforts across the industry, and proposes specific recommendations for discoverability improvement for librarians, […]

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Readium Open Source Initiative Launched to Accelerate Adoption of EPUB 3

February 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ACCESS, Adobe, Barnes & Noble, Copia, Google, Kobo/Rakuten, O’Reilly, Samsung, Sony, others support project to advance universal digital publishing format New York, NY, February 13, 2012 -The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) today announced the Readium Project, a new open source initiative to develop a comprehensive reference implementation of the IDPF EPUB® 3 standard. This vision […]

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New BISG Policy Statement Endorses EPUB 3

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Board approved Policy Statement supports EPUB 3 as the preferred global standard for multimedia publishing New York, NY (August 6, 2012) — The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a leading U.S.-based trade association representing the entire book supply chain, announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement endorsing EPUB 3 as the accepted and […]

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NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance – October 24-25th

September 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I hope many of you will consider joining me at the upcoming NISO Forum on E-books.  The details are below: NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance – Learn About the Possibilities from Experts in Libraries and Publishing You’ve been hearing about e-books for years and now the tipping point for users seems to have arrived. How […]

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NISO publishes special ebook issue of Information Standards Quarterly, free download

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

The Spring 2011 issue of NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) magazine has a special issue theme of Views of the E-book Renaissance. ISQ Guest Content Editor, October Ivins of Ivins eContent Solutions has pulled together a broad range of perspectives on what is happening today with e-books and particularly with e-book standards. As she states […]

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NISO Launches E-book Special Interest Group

May 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from NISO about a new special interest group:  The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and its Architecture Committee are pleased to announce the creation of a Special Interest Group focused on E-books (the NISO E-book SIG). Simultaneous with the formation of the group, NISO is issuing a call for participation in the E-book […]

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North Carolina libraries receive grant to develop new eBook business models & make statements on values

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

Library Journal reported today that the four universities that make up the Triangle Research Libraries Network received a $41,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop new models for consortial ebooks pricing and acquisition. From LJ:  ”Some answers to the ebook model dilemma may be in the offing, from the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)—a collaborative […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Library News · Standards

New Articles of Interest

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing · School Libraries · Standards · Textbooks · Vendor News

EBSCO implements Ringgold Identifier (for usage reports on e-resources)

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

EBSCO Publishing—The First Aggregator to Implement Ringgold Identifier ~Ringgold Identifier to Provide Timely Information for Usage Reports ~ IPSWICH, Mass. — December 1, 2009 —A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Ringgold announces the implementation of the Ringgold Institutional Identifier within EBSCOhost® databases—supplying the Identifier to publishers with their usage reports. By implementing the […]

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eBook Readers and Standards, where to next? webinar summary

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

I attended the eBook Readers and Standards, where to next? webinar today.  My notes (done real time, please excuse typos) are below. Speakers:  SarahRotman Epps, Forrester Analyst and Michael Smith, IDPF Executive Director

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards · Surveys/Statistics