eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 10

I 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 feeds for the week ending August 10.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday evening. If you are interested in … Continue reading eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 10

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 3

I 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 feeds for the week ending August 3.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday evening. If you are interested in … Continue reading eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending August 3

eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending July 20

I 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 feeds for the week ending July 20th.  A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Monday morning. If you are interested in … Continue reading eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing News For the Week Ending July 20

What to expect when buying e-resources for high schools

Lura Sanborn, reference and instruction school librarian at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, recently wrote a piece on ebooks and digital collections for the School Library Monthly. It provides a useful overview of the state of ebook acquisitions in high school libraries and the features of the most dominant e-resources on the market. We … Continue reading What to expect when buying e-resources for high schools

E-Content in Libraries: 2013 in Review (Trends, Reflections, Highlights)

Re-reading the introduction to the NSR “year in review” article from last year makes it tempting to cut and paste parts of the post from 12 months ago into this one. Looking back at how e-content in libraries—in all its incarnations—continued to evolve throughout 2013, it becomes obvious that 2013 carried on the legacy of the years past. … Continue reading E-Content in Libraries: 2013 in Review (Trends, Reflections, Highlights)

Oxford University Press provides access to Social Explorer for the next two weeks

In light of the government shutdown, another vendor has opened up a licensed database for access these next two weeks.  This time it is Oxford University Press with the Social Explorer site.  Social Explorer provides US Census demographic data.  Yesterday, EBSCO announced similar plans for the ERIC database.  Here is more information from the OUP … Continue reading Oxford University Press provides access to Social Explorer for the next two weeks

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