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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Medical eBook Publishing Trends Webinar Summary

Today I attended the MLA webinar on e-books, 2011 Medical eBook Publishing Trends, sponsored by Ovid. My notes are below. Moderator, Mark Funk, Weill Cornell Medical Library Panelists: Deb Blecic, University of Illinois, Chicago Liz Lorbeer, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences Jennie Stewart, Wiley-Blackwell Dan Doody, Doody Enterprises The current environment – Mark set […]

Salem Press announces 2011 library blog award winners

The 2011 Salem Press Library Blog Award winners have been announced.  Congrats to all! Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Publishing (www.salempress.com), the award‐winning publisher of health, literary, historical and scientific reference materials, today announced the winners of The 2011 Library Blog Awards. The annual awards celebrate and reward the blogging achievements of library professionals […]

CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

Against the Grain Announces “MultiGrain,” conversations linking librarians, publishers, vendors, and others

Against the Grain, the premier journal dedicated to linking librarians, publishers, and vendors, is excited to announce new content on their ATG NewsChannel Website. MultiGrain: Conversations Linking Librarians, Publishers, Vendors and Others, will feature ongoing discussions with a forum for conversations and debates online about the issues that impact us all day-to-day.  The first topic was […]

Opening the eBook Market

Reprinted in full from One Librarian’s Perspective, by Tim Kambitsch, Director of the Dayton Metro Library. It is fashionable to declared Digital Rights Management (DRM) dead. And maybe in the world of music it is. For eBooks in the library marketplace, however, DRM is alive and well. The book publishers who may be more conservative […]