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News-O-Matic, a new educational news app for students

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Press4Kids (P4K), a publisher of daily news applications for young readers, released an interesting new educational app for school students last month, News-O-Matic. Geared toward students in elementary and middle schools (ages 7-11), the app is described as the students’ “first daily newspaper” (with five new stories added each day) and it has a lot going for […]

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Total BooX Launches Free Reading for All

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Libraries are used to receiving a lot of love from vendors and publishers during National Library Week, which this year kicks off on April 13th. Many vendors have already made announcements about opening up their content, including ProQuest and Oxford University Press. Total Boox is joining them today with its own initiative. This is a […]

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What to expect when buying e-resources for high schools

March 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lura Sanborn, reference and instruction school librarian at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, recently wrote a piece on ebooks and digital collections for the School Library Monthly. It provides a useful overview of the state of ebook acquisitions in high school libraries and the features of the most dominant e-resources on the market. We […]

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eBook Religion Collection Now Available from EBSCO

February 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Another eBook collection has just been released by EBSCO. Press release below IPSWICH, Mass. — EBSCO Information Services has released a new e-book collection designed to meet the content needs of students and scholars in their study of religion. eBook Religion Collection is subscription package of e-books featuring more than 4,100 titles from over 150 trusted […]

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Total Boox, a new ebook platform for libraries, launches

January 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

This just in from a new entrant into the ebook arena: Total Boox, an Israeli-based company, has announced today the launch of its ebook product bearing the same name. Highlights include simultaneous access, no waiting lines, no up-front payment for books, patrons’ interest driving purchases, affordable metered reading, and, perhaps the most interesting part: ownership of each […]

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E-Content in Libraries: 2013 in Review (Trends, Reflections, Highlights)

December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Re-reading the introduction to the NSR “year in review” article from last year makes it tempting to cut and paste parts of the post from 12 months ago into this one. Looking back at how e-content in libraries—in all its incarnations—continued to evolve throughout 2013, it becomes obvious that 2013 carried on the legacy of the years past. […]

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eContent Quarterly ready for launch; contributors for future issues wanted

September 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

ALA Editions recently announced the launch of a new online journal, eContent Quarterly, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The journal was previewed at this year’s ALA conference in Chicago, and the zero issue made available for free in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats. Fall 2013 issue, to be released this week, will feature articles […]

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ALA’s eCourse on eBooks: Lessons Learned

August 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ALA’s new eCourse on ebooks starts September 2nd. Well, it’s not exactly new. I taught this four-week course last March and have accepted ALA’s invitation to teach it again this September. On the other hand, it’s not exactly the same class either, since much has changed since I developed the original syllabus in early 2013 — […]

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eContent Quarterly now accepting proposals

August 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ALA Editions recently announced the Fall 2013 launch of a new online journal: eContent Quarterly, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The journal was previewed at this year’s ALA conference in Chicago, and the zero issue made available for free in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats on the journal’s site. Fall 2013 issue, to […]

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SAGE announces a major partnership with Coursera

May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

SAGE has just announced a partnership with Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) provider, to make its educational resources available to more than three million Coursera students. Starting today, this partnership grants Coursera instructors the option to supplement their video lectures with SAGE’s wide-range of titles at no cost to students. The partnership is […]

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