NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

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 […]

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WorldCat signs agreements with over 25 publishers and aggregators, including 3M and Freading

July 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

WorldCat continues to grow in it’s discovery of content from around the world.  This recent press release lists the publisher and aggregator agreements added since January of 2013.  It’s a pretty impressive list.  I’m particularly thrilled to see 3M and Freading on the list for the creation and delivery of WorldCat records. DUBLIN, Ohio, June […]

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3M Cloud Library, an interview with Matt Tempelis

March 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had the chance to speak with Matt Tempelis, Cloud Library Global Business Manager, about the 3M Cloud Library.  Matt and I discussed why 3M got into the ebook lending business, the unique features of the 3M Cloud Library, and what the future will bring to the program. 3M recently announced an integration with […]

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Articles of Interest

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

3M announces Cloud Library e-book lending service for ’21st century’ libraries — Engadget Mobile Reading REALLY Comes of Age — An Information-packed Slide Deck Worth Viewing « The Scholarly Kitchen How To Download eBooks From Your Local Library – eBookNewser 8,000 authors choose Open Access and see direct evidence of the positive impact Jailbreak Your […]

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