Entries Tagged as 'Textbooks'

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

Articles of Interest

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

E-Books Drive Revenue Growth Across Book Trade in January 2012 – Digital Book World JK Rowling’s Pottermore Breaks eBook Lockdown, Might Change eBooks Forever – Huffington Post LG Begins Mass Production of first flexible , plastic eInk displays – Extreme Tech An Academic Spring – American Libraries A Look at Students using eTextbooks (Infographic) – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · Open Access · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Ingram launches Android App for VitalSource e-textbook platform

April 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

From an Ingram Press Release:  As students look for more ways to interact with digital textbooks, they are increasingly turning to smartphones and tablets powered by the Android® operating system. To meet this demand, VitalSource®, the most-used e-textbook platform in the industry today announced the expansion of its mobile footprint with the addition of an […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ohio high school issues iPads for 2012-13 students

March 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio recently announced that every student in Mercy’s Class of 2016 (entering this fall) will be issued their very own iPad as part of the school’s techKNOWLEDGEy program.  I am particularly excited to report this news as I am a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School. The […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks

Ingram’s Vital Source e-textbook platform available through Blackboard Learn

February 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Feb. 14th press release:  Ingram’s Vital Source is now providing access to its leading e-textbook platform through Blackboard Learn™, one of the most used learning management systems. The Blackboard Building Block™ for VitalSource gives institutions a comprehensive tool to implement digital textbooks for students in mobile, online and offline environments. “We are pleased […]

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Articles of Interest – Apple textbook version

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

Below is a summary of various news articles and related Apple sites discussing the Apple announcement today about digital textbooks. General news articles: CNN Techcrunch Video of the event

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Why Might A Publisher Pull Its E-Books From Libraries? by Laura Hazard Owen « INFOdocket Which E-Books Are Most Borrowed From Libraries, And Why? | paidContent So you want to start a Kindle lending program | code4lib How to add public domain books to the Kindle, by Piotr Kowalczyk | TeleRead: News and views on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · New Products · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – What you’ve missed the last two weeks

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Many of you have been away on holiday the last two weeks, so here is a list of interesting articles you may have missed: Go To Hellman: 2011: The Year the eBook Wars Broke Out Five Big Publishing Stories of 2011 That Will Bleed into 2012 – DigitalBookWorld Five things we learned about publishing in […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Open Access · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – SOPA, Amazon & Local Bookstores, Digital Textbooks

December 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Go To Hellman: Book Lending Ignorance Go To Hellman: SOPA Could Put Common Library Software in the Soup More controversy over Amazon price-checking versus independent bookstores | TeleRead Amazon Doesn’t Care About Your Local Bookstore | Epicenter | Wired.com Stop Treating $9.99 As The Magic E-Book Price | paidContent E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Articles of Interest

November 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

Kindle Fire to Ship with Amazon Appstore, Access to Several Thousand Apps – eBookNewser Wake Forest and Odigia collaborate on textbook alternative | TeleRead All 50 State Librarians Vote to Form Alliance With Internet Archive’s Open Library — The Digital Shift BISG Press Release | More Than a Passing Fancy: Ongoing BISG Study Reveals E-Book […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks