Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 15

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Digitizing The World’s Libraries Using Smartphones

How Authors Can Send Digital Autographs to Fans Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 15

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 8

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Arthur Schnitzler archive

The Bookseller Digital Census 2015 shows rising e-book sales, divided publishers Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 8

Gale Expands Integration of Google Apps for Education into Popular Product Lines

Farmington Hills, Mich., Nov. 5, 2015 — Putting research technology directly into user workflow, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded the integration of Google Apps for Education – Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more – into its most-popular product lines. Researchers can seamlessly log into many of their school or library’s Gale resources with their Google Account credentials and easily save, share, and download content (including bookmarks and their personal highlights and notes) using Gmail, Drive, and Docs. In December, the new Google Classroom share button will be integrated with these resources, allowing educators to seamlessly link third party content, including Gale content, to classroom assignments. Continue reading Gale Expands Integration of Google Apps for Education into Popular Product Lines

Knowledge Unlatched establishes KU Research

From the KU website:

The last month has been an especially busy time for KU. Not only are we in the middle of a library pledging round, but we are also very excited to be announcing the formal establishment of a new arm of KU: KU Research. KU Research is being headed up by Lucy Montgomery, Associate Professor at Curtin University and KU’s Deputy Director. The establishment of KU Research is an important step in scaling-up our research activities and ambitions, and formalising links between KU and researchers tackling big questions in scholarly communication and Open Access. Continue reading Knowledge Unlatched establishes KU Research

Follett announces key product integrations with OverDrive, Mackin

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2015 – Follett continues to expand its market-leading Destiny solution to be an open agnostic discovery tool for print and digital content that supports PreK-12 classroom and curriculum needs. Another major step in that direction was announced today when Follett unveiled new product integrations with OverDrive and Mackin Educational Resources.

The announcement coincides with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference, which starts Thursday (Nov. 5) in Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading Follett announces key product integrations with OverDrive, Mackin

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 1

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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Halloween e-reading: The ghost stories of E.F. Benson

The Mont Saint-Michel manuscripts through the ages By Marie Lebert Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 1

Google Scholar Indexes Open Access Books

A press release from Knowledge Unlatched:

The length of monographs and their level of treatment pose unique challenges in a search environment. Monographs generally describe mature work unlike journal articles, which usually describe early stage work. As a result, it can be hard to achieve a successful search experience for restricted access monographs, according to Anurag Acharya of Google Scholar.

After asking Acharya (co-founder of Google Scholar) why Google Scholar did not index monographs, Frances Pinter of Knowledge Unlatched (KU) says, “I realized that such challenges fall by the wayside with Open Access books.” Continue reading Google Scholar Indexes Open Access Books

94% of public libraries offer ebooks says the 2015 LJ/SLJ report

Library Journal/School Library Journal conducted the 6th annual survey of public libraries regarding ebooks.  The 2015 report is available for download here.  The report is made available courtesy of Freading.  Registration is required.

From the executive summary:  ” If  it  appears  from  the  current  survey  (based  on  317  U.S.  public  libraries  responding)  that  much  of  the  enthusiasm  for  ebooks  has  cooled,  it  is  only  because  they  have  become  less  of  a  novelty  and  more  mainstream.”

“Ebook pricing is too high” is the most common complaint from public librarians about ebooks.

Here’s a page snip showing the number of public libraries offering ebooks over the last 6 reports:

The number of Public Libraries offering ebooks from the 6 LJ/SLJ surveys from 2010 - 2015.
The number of Public Libraries offering ebooks from the 6 LJ/SLJ surveys from 2010 – 2015.

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 25

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba — Paul Biba
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EL LIBRO 010101 (1971-2015) – Índice POR MARIE LEBERT, OCTUBRE DE 2015

Fisking the Authors Guild Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 25

New database content added to EBSCO EDS

From an EBSCO blog post:

Recent Content Additions to EBSCO Discovery Service:

ASM Medical Materials Database

Published by ASM International, ASM Medical Materials Database is the only comprehensive, peer-reviewed database providing a single source for materials data to support medical device design. The database features both materials properties and biological response data for medical device designers. All EDS customers may search ASM Medical Materials Database metadata in EDS, but only subscribers can access the full text on the ASM platform.

ASM Micrograph Database

Published by ASM International, ASM Micrograph Database is an online collection of more than 4,000 micrograph images and associated data. Data includes material designation and composition, processing and service history, metallographic preparation, magnification and more. All EDS customers may search ASM Micrograph Database metadata in EDS, but only subscribers can access the images and full text on the ASM platform. Continue reading New database content added to EBSCO EDS

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