How public libraries are evolving digitally – new report

From the OverDrive blog:

OverDrive conducted an end user survey from June 26-July 15, 2015. Administered via library websites, the survey collected input from 16,756 respondents.  Their full report examines the positive effect the shift to digital content has had on the role of libraries in their communities by helping attract new readers, serve existing patrons better and reach beyond their physical walls.

There is a nice infographic on the original OverDrive blog post.

Click here to see the full report and survey.

Demco acquires Boopsie

MADISON, Wis. (October 1, 2015) – Demco, Inc., a leading library supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide.

“We’re excited to add the Boopsie team and software platform to our global organization because their people, technology and user-centric approach are designed to deliver a superior experience for librarians and their patrons.  Librarians want to engage more users and increase usage of digital resources and an app from Boopsie can help do both,” said Mike Grasee, Global Growth Officer of Demco. “Demco has served libraries for over 100 years, and we are pleased to help our customers innovate and reach more of their communities via a mobile platform loved and trusted by public libraries and corporations alike.” Continue reading Demco acquires Boopsie

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 27

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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This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

Helicon Books Launches – EPUB Cloud Reading System Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 27

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 20

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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Could Amazon Exclusivity Be Good For The Future Of eBooks?

Google Books did not fail; it succeeded Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 20

ODILO expands in Canada with eBOUND partnership

(Denver, CO) September 15, 2015:

ODILO , one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with eBOUND Canada, a not-for-profit agency that assists independent Canadian publishers in
developing and supporting digital publishing programs.
“We look forward to working with ODILO to bring Canadian books to new international audiences, and introduce new readers to our publishers,” shares Krystina Ross, CEO at eBOUND Canada. Continue reading ODILO expands in Canada with eBOUND partnership

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 13

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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How Much Money do Libraries Spend on e-Books?

Why are libraries screwed by ebooks now? I explained why it was going to happen back in 2009. EVERYTHING came true.
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eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, September 6

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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Update on the Library Privacy Pledge

Toshiba BookLive! e-Book Store is Closing
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EBSCO partners with Protico to preserve Digital Archives products

IPSWICH, Mass.Sept. 1, 2015EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Portico to preserve collections from its Digital Archives products. EBSCO’s Portico participation means that there will be uninterrupted access to the historical content in these collections.

EBSCO launched its Digital Archives in 2009 as part of an ongoing initiative to digitize important primary documents of historical source materials used by scholars and students. EBSCO will be taking part in Portico’s D-Collection Preservation Service which preserves digitized historic collections on behalf of participating publishers. This service is solely supported by publishers that have committed their collections to the archive and more than 120 d-collections are preserved in Portico today. Continue reading EBSCO partners with Protico to preserve Digital Archives products

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, August 30

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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The Pirates Are Getting Smarter

e-Books and Audiobooks Subject to GST in Australia
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eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, August 23

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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Startup – Le Cargo, l’incubateur géant dédié aux contenus numériques

Ebooks and Libraries and Self-Pubbed Authors
Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, August 23

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