Odilo powers digital library in Spain

(Denver, CO) October 19, 2015:

Odilo has been awarded a contract with the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports, to bring digital content to the entire network of public libraries in Spain. Over 15 million library card holders will benefit and enjoy digital content through eBiblio (powered by OdiloTK, a complete digital asset lending and management end-user platform).

The Ministry promotes and develops digital culture with initiatives like eBiblio, which currently provides free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks from all of the leading Spanish publishers. eBiblio offers end-users access to content in three clicks or less; browse, search, borrow, or download on any computer or mobile device, anytime-anywhere. Continue reading Odilo powers digital library in Spain

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 18

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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Ottawa Public Library fights the high price of e-books

The VATMess is About to Get Messier for Indie Authors and Publishers (If That’s Even Possible) Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 18

YBP adds Al Manhal ebooks

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 14, 2015 — E-books from Al Manhal are now available in GOBI, the primary tool for the discovery and acquisition of digital and print monographic content from YBP Library Services (YBP). This allows libraries to acquire e-books from the leading Arabic language e-book provider from the same source they acquire many of their other print books and e-books.

Al Manhal provides scholarly and scientific Arabic language publications from the Arab and Islamic worlds’ most prestigious publishers and research institutes. Al Manhal combines deep publishing and library expertise with best-in-class technology to enable university, government, corporate, school and public library users to efficiently discover and access thousands of e-books. Continue reading YBP adds Al Manhal ebooks

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians and Users

Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, and Judith M. Nixon are the editors of a forthcoming book from Purdue University Press. The description of the book is below.  I got a look at the pre-pub copy and it’s  full of useful information.  I was particularly interested in the chapters that focused on how ebooks are being used in academia.
Book Description from Purdue University Press site:

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books. Continue reading Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians and Users

University of Toronto Press and De Gruyter partner for electronic content distribution

Berlin, 12 October 2015- University of Toronto Press and De Gruyter are proud to announce that they have formed a partnership for the worldwide sales of electronic publications. These include selected new releases and a comprehensive backlist of around 2,000 e-books. The transatlantic sales cooperation expands the global reach of University of Toronto Press and strengthens the portfolio of De Gruyter with outstanding, research-intensive content and world-renowned authors. This arrangement makes University of Toronto Press the first Canadian university publisher to partner with the De Gruyter Online platform. Continue reading University of Toronto Press and De Gruyter partner for electronic content distribution

New ‘Managed Services’ Offering From Follett Designed to Help K-12 Administrators Save Time, Money, Space

McHENRY, Ill., Oct. 5, 2015 –Follett announced this week it is unveiling a new offering – Managed Services – directed at administrators and designed to help districts eliminate both routine and seasonal tasks involved in managing resources, ultimately saving significant time, money and space.

“We are excited as Managed Services is a brand-new offering from Follett, and comes in response to educators telling us they are spending too much time on operational activities, which takes attention away from their primary goal of student learning,” said Tom Schenck, president, Follett School Solutions. “Our customized program provides valuable outsourced services for administrators when they’re lacking the resources – staffing, facilities or time – to efficiently and effectively run their district.” Continue reading New ‘Managed Services’ Offering From Follett Designed to Help K-12 Administrators Save Time, Money, Space

Knowledge Unlatched Announces Launch of Round 2 Collection

Following on from its highly successful Pilot concluded last year, Knowledge Unlatched is delighted to announce the launch of its second collection.

If at least 300 libraries from around the world pledge their commitment by 31 January 2016, 78 new Humanities and Social Sciences books will be made free for anyone in the world to read on
an Open Access basis. Continue reading Knowledge Unlatched Announces Launch of Round 2 Collection

DPLA Receives $250,000 from Anonymous Donor to Expand Technical Capabilities

The Digital Public Library of America is thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor has committed to provide substantial support towards DPLA’s mission in the form of a $250,000 grant to strengthen DPLA’s technical capabilities. This grant will allow DPLA to expand its technology team to handle additional content ingestion and to implement important new features based around its platform and website.

Today’s grant represents the third investment in DPLA’s mission by this anonymous donor. In 2013 they contributed to the rapid scaling-up of DPLA’s Hub network, and in 2015 they provided support for DPLAfest 2015 in Indianapolis. Continue reading DPLA Receives $250,000 from Anonymous Donor to Expand Technical Capabilities

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 11

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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Adobe Partners With Morisawa To Bring 20 Japanese Fonts To Typekit

Google Ordered to Release eBook Pirate’s Details to Dutch Anti-Piracy Group Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 11

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 4

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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HarperCollins’ New Audiobook App is Hobbled by Its Broken Website

“Help the Copyright Office Understand How to Address Mass Digitization” Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 4

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