Entries Tagged as 'Textbooks'

Articles of Interest

August 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

Vook Explains Why $3, $4, or even $9.99 Isn’t Always the Best Price for an eBook – eBookNewser Do e-Textbooks Help Students Save Money? E-Textbooks: 4 Keys to Going All-Digital — Campus Technology Time for book publishers to fight dirty – chicagotribune.com Inkling Raises $17M for Digital Textbooks – Liz Gannes – Media – AllThingsD […]

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Articles of Interest

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Textbook Rentals Come to the Kindle: Probably Not a Money-Saver E-books, Young Professionals, and Reinventing ALA | American Libraries Magazine Amazon confirms Harry Potter e-books to be available for Kindle | TeleRead Library of Alexandria makes 19,000 titles available on the Espresso Book Machine | TeleRead Borders’ liquidation: Winners and losers – The Week Japanese […]

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Ingram’s Vital Source acquires VPG Integrated Media, specializing in enhanced e-textbooks

July 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

From an Ingram Press Release:  Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that Vital Source has grown its e-textbook offering with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media (VPG), a leading developer of award-winning enhanced e-textbook applications, interactive learning objects and e-whiteboard content, and state-of-the-art video, audio, and animation production services for educational publishers. The acquisition of […]

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June 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Flaws of Harvard-hosted Digital ‘Public’ Library of America: Too secretive, too oligarchical & not responsive enough | TeleRead Governor of Florida to promote ereaders in all public schools | TeleRead News: Pressing Beyond E-Books – Inside Higher Ed A digital public library we still need, and could build now « Everybody’s Libraries OverDrive to Streamline […]

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Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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Articles of Interest

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

3M announces Cloud Library e-book lending service for ’21st century’ libraries — Engadget Mobile Reading REALLY Comes of Age — An Information-packed Slide Deck Worth Viewing « The Scholarly Kitchen How To Download eBooks From Your Local Library – eBookNewser 8,000 authors choose Open Access and see direct evidence of the positive impact Jailbreak Your […]

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Open Access eBooks, Part 3

May 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s Go To Hellman blog.  Please offer your comments to Eric at the Go To Hellman blog. Here’s the third section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; and What does Open Access mean for eBooks subsequent posts […]

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May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Archiving the Web for Scholars – (Internet Archive) Inside Higher Ed Barnes & Noble to launch next-generation Nook May 24th | TeleRead News: Picking a Fight – (Amazon and College Book Stores) Inside Higher Ed Petition against HarperCollins ebook/library policy garners 53,786 signatures | TeleRead Ereaders fail at education UK publishers and libraries in talks […]

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University of Washington Kindle Study – Results in

May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. Details on the study: The researchers interviewed 39 first-year graduate students in the UW’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering, 7 women and 32 men, ranging from […]

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Digital Textbooks and Open Educational Resources – Summary of SOCHE Think TV session

May 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday, May 3rd I recorded a 15 minute segment for the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education on Think TV, the local public television station in Dayton, Ohio.  My topic was the rise of digital textbooks and options available for students and faculty to access and produce textbooks and learning materials.  Below is a […]

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