Interview with NetLibrary’s Scott Wasinger about changes to NetLibrary

Last Friday I had a great discussion with Scott Wasinger, the Senior Director of Sales for eBooks and eAudiobooks for NetLibrary.  Scott and I discussed how EBSCO is implementing the NetLibrary content into the existing EBSCOhost interface, what changes we can expect to see with the Netlibrary interface, new plans for business models, and how […]

Ask An Aggregator…. Would You?

If you had top executives from 4 academic eBook aggregators in the same room, what would you ask them?  Seriously, I need to know.  One of the Lively Lunch sessions at the XXX Annual Charleston Conference is an open forum with academic eBook aggregators from ebrary, EBL, Ingram, and NetLibrary.   I’m looking for suggestions on […]

E-Everything: Putting it All Together, A Charleston Preconference

On Wednesday, November 3rd the 30th Annual Charleston Conference will begin with a series of pre-conferences.  One of them is called E-everything: Putting it All Together.  Details of the program and speakers are listed below.  If you are interested in attending, you can register online. E-Everything: Putting it All Together Electronic resources continue to flood […]

New Articles of Interest

I’m way behind on posting links to articles I’ve bookmarked in delicious.  There’s been so much activity in the industry these last few weeks that I can’t keep up.  So, here is a long list of things I’ve found from the past month. Amazon Ups the Anti in eBook Price Wars; Rumors Say Apple is […]

Gale Content Added to WorldCat Local

Seems each day someone else announces more cross searching of content.  This is great news for users as overarching discovery layers are formed to search individual silos of content.  Today, OCLC and Gale announced that Gale’s Academic OneFile and General OneFile, representing millions of records, will be indexed in OCLC’s WorldCat Local. Users who subscribe […]

Big news in online reference

I’ve gotten a flurry of press releases in the past 2 weeks from a variety of reference publishers.  Some are offering mobile search, others are teaming up to distribute content, or they are offering new products.  Here’s a sampling of what’s going on (in no apparent order): Oxford University Press launched Oxford Handbooks Online SAGE […]

Serials Solutions now includes eBooks

From a marketing email I received from Serials Solutions: Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks now includes 800,000 eBooks With more budget resources being dedicated to the purchase of eBook databases and titles, a new challenge is to help patrons easily find these valuable resources and increase their usage.  <what about the catalog?> sp Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks, the […]

Interviews

Periodically, No Shelf Required® will feature an audio interview with a publisher, librarian, or others in the information industry. Interviews will be about 10 – 15 minutes in length. 2014 Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO and Udi Arad, Chairman and Head of Business Development, Total Boox, (2,2014) 2013 Kathy Masnik, VP of Product Managment eBooks, […]