ALA’s eCourse on eBooks: Lessons Learned

ALA’s new eCourse on ebooks starts September 2nd. Well, it’s not exactly new. I taught this four-week course last March and have accepted ALA’s invitation to teach it again this September. On the other hand, it’s not exactly the same class either, since much has changed since I developed the original syllabus in early 2013 — … Continue reading ALA’s eCourse on eBooks: Lessons Learned

NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities.  Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order.  This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th. The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want … Continue reading NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

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

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 … Continue reading April episode of AL Live tackles the present and future of ebooks

eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your … Continue reading eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

E-Content in Libraries: 2012 in Review

2012 was a busy year for e-content: new alliances were formed among both publishers and vendors, more mergers took place, controversies surrounding ebook lending in public libraries persisted, open access initiatives showed no signs of slowing down, and the pressing need to digitize scholarly publishing gave rise to several monograph e-platforms. With each passing week, … Continue reading E-Content in Libraries: 2012 in Review

Ebook Platforms in Libraries: A new report in the works

I am in the midst of developing a library technology report for ALA TechSource (a unit of the publishing department of the American Library Association), due out in the Spring of 2013. The focus: ebook platforms in libraries. As I am amassing information about various products from publishers and aggregators on the specifics of each platform, … Continue reading Ebook Platforms in Libraries: A new report in the works

Salem Press announces Library Blog Center and 2012 Library Blog Awards

Hackensack, New Jersey – May 30, 2012 – Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Publishing (www.salempress.com), is pleased to announce the launch of The Library Blog Center—the home of The Library Blog Awards and the newly revised Library Blog Directory. Months in the making, with input from experienced bloggers and editors, Salem’s carefully vetted Library … Continue reading Salem Press announces Library Blog Center and 2012 Library Blog Awards

Patron Driven Acquisition in Libraries

Patron Driven Acquisition has gained much interest from libraries these days. As a result, many are writing about their experiences with the new business model. Today, Inside Higher Education featured an article on “PDA In the Library,” (E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands). This article discusses the benefits of PDA, … Continue reading Patron Driven Acquisition in Libraries

NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance – October 24-25th

I hope many of you will consider joining me at the upcoming NISO Forum on E-books.  The details are below: NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance – Learn About the Possibilities from Experts in Libraries and Publishing You’ve been hearing about e-books for years and now the tipping point for users seems to have arrived. How … Continue reading NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance – October 24-25th

NISO publishes special ebook issue of Information Standards Quarterly, free download

The Spring 2011 issue of NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) magazine has a special issue theme of Views of the E-book Renaissance. ISQ Guest Content Editor, October Ivins of Ivins eContent Solutions has pulled together a broad range of perspectives on what is happening today with e-books and particularly with e-book standards. As she states … Continue reading NISO publishes special ebook issue of Information Standards Quarterly, free download