eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, May 3

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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Google Chrome will stop running Silverlight, affecting many streaming services

Publishers can follow these twelve guidelines to undo print habits in digital production
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ProQuest to Acquire Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group

Libraries will gain widest selection of titles, integrated print and ebook systems, plus continued access to Ingram’s fast print fulfillment and delivery

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2015 — ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, adding Coutts’ renowned expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuest’s vast selection of ebooks and innovative technology framework. The move paves the way to combine Coutts’ acquisitions strengths with ProQuest’s inventive digital tools to deliver a superior end-to-end workflow across print and electronic. Ingram will play a continuing role in print fulfillment in North America, supporting ProQuest with its extensive print inventory, fast on-demand print capabilities and delivery network. The acquisition is expected to close within weeks.

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, April 26

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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10 Bookish iPhone Apps You May Not Have Heard Of

Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings
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DeGruyter to distribute Columbia University Press eContent

Berlin, 23 April 2015 – Columbia University Press and De Gruyter are proud to announce their global distribution partnership for ebook content. De Gruyter will electronically distribute a selection of current CUP publications and an extensive backlist of over 1,000 eBooks. Furthermore, in a joint digitalization project, over 3,000 out-of-print titles will be made available as eBooks and hardcover reprints. This transatlantic partnership will expand the international reach of Columbia University Press while also strengthening De Gruyter’s catalog with a wide range of high-quality academic publications. Continue reading DeGruyter to distribute Columbia University Press eContent

collectionHQ and 3M partner to manage and improve eBook collections

CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  April 23, 2015 – collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution and 3M, the global leader in library innovation, are pleased to announce their eagerly-anticipated partnership which will offer 3M Cloud Library subscribers the ability to load their circulation data into collectionHQ’s ebook module.

The partnership means that collectionHQ public libraries with 3M Cloud Library collections will now be able to include their 3M ebook circulation data in the ebook tools available within collectionHQ, including comparative circulation across genres, summaries of popular authors and their top-circulating titles, circulation of digital copies relative to print copies, and more.

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Gale launches Miss Humblebee’s Academy, an early literacy product for children ages 3 – 6

Farmington Hills, Mich., April 23, 2015 — Supporting public libraries’ life-long learning initiatives, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is pleased to announce Miss Humblebee’s Academy, a new early literacy product that will assist the library’s youngest learners in building foundational literacy skills. Partnering with Miss Humblebee LLC., Gale has co-developed a robust product tailored specifically to the public library user, which includes the assessment tools libraries need to measure their impact on early literacy development in their communities. Studies show that participating in quality early learning can boost children’s educational attainment and earnings later in life, underscoring the importance for public libraries to provide resources that serve this young audience.

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eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News Summary For the Week Ending Sunday, April 19

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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Agency Pricing for eBooks to Return – This is a Good Thing

The Kindle Chronicles gets the inside story of @wattpad in wide-ranging interview w/ @AshleighGardner

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Total Boox Launches Free Reading Campaign

April 17, 2014 (New York, Tel Aviv) — In honor of National Library Week, Total Boox is making its entire collection of ebooks available for free reading through the end of April, 2015. Anyone with an Android, IOS, and Kindle Fire tablet or an Android phone can read over 35,000 quality titles for free at www.totalboox.com/campaigns/nlw.

Librarians are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity and encourage their patrons to explore the plethora of ebooks that Total Boox offers—from romance, mystery, and literary fiction to self-help, travel, and cooking—at no cost to the patron or the library. Continue reading Total Boox Launches Free Reading Campaign

EBSCO Introduces a New Resource for Arab Scholars

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 29, 2015 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the release of the eBook Arabic Collection, available via EBSCO eBooks. This Arabic-language collection of e-books is produced specifically for libraries in Arab League countries and for Arab scholars around the world.

The eBook Arabic Collection features over 1,000 customized, multi-disciplinary Arabic titles providing education content in several key academic disciplines. All titles in this subscription collection are available with unlimited user access, and titles are regularly added at no additional cost.   Continue reading EBSCO Introduces a New Resource for Arab Scholars

ProQuest Acquires SIPX

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 8, 2015 – ProQuest (through its affiliate Bowker) has acquired Palo Alto-based SIPX, creator of a unique digital course materials solution that addresses a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX eliminates duplicate spending on course packs (collections of assigned readings) by connecting students to materials already purchased and available to them through their university library.   Continue reading ProQuest Acquires SIPX

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