ATG issue features articles on ebooks for academic librarians

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

The December 2013/January 2014 issue of Against The Grain features six feature articles and one opinion piece on ebooks in academic libraries.  The issue, eBook Platforms for Academic Librarians, was guest edited by Audrey Powers. Here is the Table of Contents (note you must be a subscriber to read the full-text): eBook Platforms for Academic […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Collection Development · Publishing · University Press

Survey for librarians on personal/professional eBook use from Against the Grain

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Against the Grain is conducting a survey of librarians’ personal and professional eBook usage.  The following survey is 24 questions long, and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Take this survey Feel free to share this link with other librarians who may be interested in participating. We appreciate your time and thank you for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

E-Everything: Putting It All Together

November 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

The November, 2011 issue of Against the Grain focuses on the e-everything future.  Edited by Audrey Powers from the University of South Florida, the issue discusses e-content procurement, access models and technology, content integration, first sale doctrine, and much more. It’s a great line-up of contributors and topics.  The table of contents should be posted […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

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

February 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

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 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Library News · Publishing · Vendor News

New Audio Interview with Heather Staines from Springer

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Heather Staines, Global eProduct Manager for SpringerLink, Springer Science + Business Media, and I had a nice conversation about Springer’s eBook preservation strategy.  The conversation was based on Heather’s article in Against the Grain, February 2009.  Heather discusses Portico, LOCKSS, and general eBook preservation issues.   Listen to Heather’s interview and many others through the NSR […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interviews · Preservation · Vendor News

Interview with Sue in Against the Grain

June 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

I just got my hands on the April 2009 issue of Against the Grain, and lo and behold an interview with NSR’s Sue Polanka.  The interview was done by Dennis Brunning from Arizona State University in his cheeky style and is followed by his humorous interview with Kindles 1 and 2.  The article is not […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interviews

Kindle2 Sony Reader in the personal market

April 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Michael Pelikan has written an interesting article in Against the Grain about the Kindle Sony ebook reader showdown (Feb 2009 issue, article not available online.)  Michael focuses this first article on the personal use market, but I’m (impatiently) awaiting the next installment when he will look at library support for reading devices.  Michael is from […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers