CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

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 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Ohio’s Public Library eBook Project

November 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

I attended the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians Conference today and one of the speakers was Nicole Merriman from the State Library of Ohio.  Nicole provided details on the Ohio eBook Project, a statewide public library consortium purchasing eBooks and audio books through OverDrive.  Academic and school libraries are not able to join the program […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Public Libraries

Quick Review of the new Wiley Online Library

August 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

I had some time today to play around with the new Wiley Online Library.  It’s a nice interface and packs an amazing amount of information (and links to information) in a small area.  It’s pleasing to the eye with a good amount of white space, crisp font (albeit small which I’m cool with) and no […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Adobe eBook Platform Webinar

October 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

I attended the Adobe eBook Platform webinar today.  Some notes and thoughts are below: Dave Dickson, Product Manager, was the primary speaker Publishers want to produce eBooks in a single file format, but consumers want to purchase the eBook in the format of their choice Adobe’s role – to be an enabler.  Publishers author in […]

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New articles of interest

October 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Institutional Subscriptions to Google Books with Advertising? Google Won’t Rule It Out – 10/12/2009 – Library Journal NY Times – Does the brain like e-books? Why e-books are getting hotter and hotter Ebook Accessibility Issues Trouble OverDrive and Adobe – 10/14/2009 – Library Journal E helping to reduce book-sales decline US Library of Congress’ Digital Collection […]

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Webinar on the Adobe eBook platform + EPUB format

October 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Adobe announced a free webinar on October 22, 2009. According to the site, the following will be discussed: * How to author, protect and deliver content using the Adobe eBook platform. * How to maximize content interoperability across devices using the EPUB file format. * How Adobe ecosystem partners enhance the platform’s reach. * How […]

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EBL titles on iPhone, iTouch

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

From the EBL blog: We’ve recently announced that EBL titles can be downloaded to the Sony Reader, but did you know that EBL’s new reader is already accessible on an iPhone and iPod Touch? Patrons can access EBL  titles on their iPhone or iPod Touch through the normal webpages.  The image view in the reader […]

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NetLibrary titles now available on Sony Reader

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

Sony teams with NetLibrary to offer digital editions and Readers By Paul Biba Sony is continuing to market its reader to more and more outlets. That’s only good for e-books as a whole. In addition to the deal with Harlequin, Sony just announced a collaboration with NetLibrary: The program includes a Reader model PRS-505, a […]

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Sony Teams with NetLibrary to offer digital editions and Readers

January 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

From www.teleread.org Sony teams with NetLibrary to offer digital editions and Readers By Paul Biba Sony is continuing to market its reader to more and more outlets. That’s only good for e-books as a whole. In addition to the deal with Harlequin, Sony just announced a collaboration with NetLibrary: The program includes a Reader model […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Vendor News

EBL ebooks can now be loaded on Sony Reader

January 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

From the new EBL blog: Sony Reader and Adobe announced the release of Digital Editions firmware which can be loaded onto the Sony Reader PR505 and the new PR700.  As EBL download uses Adobe Digital Editions, EBL ebooks can now be loaded onto Sony Reader devices. You can read more about the software and how to […]

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