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New ALA report on ebook platforms for libraries is out

May 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Months in the making, ALA’ Library Technology Report (Volume 49, Issue 3) on ebook platforms for libraries is finally out. Note from author Mirela Roncevic: “Librarians, I hope you find the comparative tables useful and the vast landscape of ebooks a bit less daunting after having read this report. Library vendors, I hope you benefit […]

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SAGE Navigator, the publisher’s new social science review tool, is now live

April 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

SAGE Publications has just announced the launch of its social science literature review tool, SAGE Navigator. The tool is hosted on the publisher’s well-known SAGE Knowledge ebook platform, which brings together about 2500 SAGE publications, including journals, reference books, handbooks, and monographs originally published by SAGE, as well as titles by SAGE’s imprints CQ Press and Corwin. […]

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April episode of AL Live tackles the present and future of ebooks

April 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Mark your calendars. April 18th episode of American Libraries Live will focus on the present and future of ebooks and what their continued popularity means for libraries and librarians everywhere. The interactive (and free) discussion will be moderated by No Shelf Required blogger and ebook expert Sue Polanka and will include contributions from: • Jamie LaRue, Director of […]

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Gale sets the stage for the launch of Artemis

April 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

 According to the press release just received from Gale (see below), the company plans to bring together more than 130 million pages of its digital humanities content onto one platform. Artemis, the name of the product, will be released in a series of phases over the next few years and will become the world’s largest curated primary […]

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Nominations for the 2013 TEAMS Award are now open

April 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

Media specialists and educators in K-12 institutions in the United States and Canada, this announcement is for you:   Calling All Team Players – Gale and Library Media Connection Seek Nominations for the 2013 TEAMS Award Farmington Hills, Mich.,  April 1, 2013 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Library Media Connection magazine are calling […]

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ALA eCourse on eBooks starts on March 4

February 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

ALA’s eCourse on Ebooks is set to begin on March 4th.  I’ve designed this course to help librarians and other information professionals get caught up with ebooks, both on the consumer end and in libraries. You do not need to have prior knowledge of ebooks (or experience using or purchasing them) to join us. You also do not […]

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The new Oxford Handbooks Online: Research platform and publishing program

November 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

Oxford University Press announced yesterday the re-launch of Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO), now featuring coverage that has grown to 14 disciplines (translating to about 300 handbooks and 10,000 articles in total)—a significant expansion of the original platform first launched in the not-so-distant 2009 with just four subject modules, which included Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, […]

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Chegg partnering with Ingram on digital textbook delivery

August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Ingram announced today a partnership with Chegg, an online textbook rental company.  The new e-textbook program from Chegg will allow students the option to purchase or rent digital books. Ingram’s Vital Source will power Chegg’s digital textbook option. More information is available in the press release.

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New Jersey Ebook Summit Summary

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Pictured from left to right:  Eli Neiberger, Patricia Tumulty, Mary Minow, Norma Blake, Robert Miller, Sue Polanka, Cheryl O’Connor, Joseph Sanchez, Peggy Cadigan. Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey.  The line-up of speakers included: Eli […]

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20 Best Websites to Download Free Ebooks

August 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Hongkiat.com offers the 20 best websites to download free ebooks.  Here is the list.  List is heavy on computer/tech sites.  Gutenberg appears to have made the runner up list- which includes an additional 15 sites, so let’s make it the 35 best websites for free Ebooks.

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