Entries Tagged as 'Textbooks'

No Shelf Required’s two new publications

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required has been busy this past year exploring the many topics of eBooks and libraries.  Very soon, two new publications will be available from ALA Publishing which share the No Shelf Required name.  These new publications contain completely new content, expanding upon No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2011. Details are […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · NSR Info · Open Access · Preservation · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Textbooks

Shutting Down Open Resources (OERs)

October 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Interesting article in today’s Inside Higher Ed about open educational resources.  Here’s a clip from the article, written by Libby A. Nelson. ” It’s been less than a month since the U.S. Labor Department announced $500 million in grants for community colleges to develop job-training programs and make them free for other institutions to use, but […]

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Articles of Interest

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Online textbooks moving into schools – The Washington Post Public Library eBooks on the Amazon Kindle – We Got Screwed | Librarian by Day Amazon Kindle Fire: Tablet Product Strategy Done Right | Forrester Blogs Mental Graffiti: Will Amazon Offer Purchasing and/or Donation Options for Library-Owed E-Books? Ebook Summit 2011: “Don’t Buy Ebooks” bepress CEO […]

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Articles of Interest

September 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

UNC Announces Launch of Digital Innovation Lab New Swedish ebook platform – Platify – opens | TeleRead Which is the best format for ebooks? | Ask Jack | Technology | guardian.co.uk Will Amazon’s ‘Digital Library’ Kill the Physical One? Let’s Hope Not – Technology Review School Libraries Struggle with E-Book Loans | MindShift JibJab Lets […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

The lobbying behind publishing and textbooks – A First Street report

September 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

First Street, a new political intelligence product from CQ Press, a division of SAGE Inc., offers a look into the relationships between legislators, lobbyists, and others influencing policy making in the US.  The product launched earlier this year.  They have been releasing topical reports, highlighting the lobbying in the topic area as well as the […]

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Articles of Interest

September 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog: Interview with Inkling Founder/CEO Matt MacInnis on Reinventing the Publishing Industry Why an ebook still needs an index – O’Reilly Radar Data Monday: eReaders & eBooks Digital Public Library of America “Beta Sprint” Walkthrough…09.06.11 « The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog More and more, college students go buy the e-books […]

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Articles of Interest

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

Amazon Coming to Spain Next Week – Kindle Store to follow? – eBookNewser Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I’ve Seen It, Played With It. | TechCrunch Hybrid Books: ‘Illuminations’ And The Future of the eReader On the evilness of the emerging ebook app ecosystem … We Ask Ken Wissoker: Do We Need to Rethink […]

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New Pew study on Higher Education and the Digital Revolution anticipates digital textbooks

August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Picked up a tweet today from @goodtokno about this new Pew report, The Digital Revolution and Higher Education.  Some snippets of the study are listed below, taken from the Pew study website.  It’s pretty clear from the results that digital content will be necessary to support higher education. Of particular interest is the estimate on […]

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Articles of Interest

August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Exclusive: What Electronic Textbook Provider Has The Biggest Library? Why Print Can Exist in Harmony with Digital | Apartment Therapy Unplggd The Laboratorium: Google Books Settlement, 2008-2011 Next Steps in the eReader Journey: The Nook Simple Touch « The Unquiet Librarian Digital Public Library of America announces “Beta Sprint” | TeleRead Court of Appeals kills […]

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Articles of Interest

August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Amazon Student app lets students buy and resell textbooks, other items | TeleRead The Centered Librarian: Readable college textbooks on Facebook GenCon panel: Michael Stackpole on self-publishing in a post-paper world | TeleRead Will print and ebook publishers ultimately be doing the same books? – The Shatzkin Files Kno Taking Electronic Textbooks to Web, Facebook […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Self Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News