ALA annual programs on e-Reference preservation and the impact of wikipedia

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

As you prepare your ALA Annual schedule, please consider the following two programs sponsored by the RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee and the Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board. RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee Program: Reference Publishing: Preservation Trends & Issues – June 25 Sat 1:30-3:30 As electronic reference products transform to electronic formats, often with […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Preservation · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

Reference Works From Idea to Reality

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

New article in Booklist, Reference Works From Idea to Reality.  The article summarizes a presentation from the ALA Annual Conference by 3 reference publishers representing Gale/Cengage, Oxford University Press, and SAGE Reference.  Each describes a different aspect of the reference publishing experience – exploring a new topic and selecting a format, publishing a work, and […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · New Products · Reference Publishing

Reference Works From Idea to Reality – ALA Session Summary

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

This post was reprinted in full from the Points of Reference blog at Booklistonline.com. Each year at the ALA Annual Conference, Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin sponsors a program to discuss various topics related to reference and reference publishing.  This year RBB’s session focused on the process of creating a reference work, from idea to reality.  […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · New Products · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

OverDrive – audio interview with Steve Potash

June 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last Saturday while exploring the ALA Annual exhibit hall, I had the chance to sit down and chat with Steve Potash, CEO of OverDrive.  There is always so much going on with OverDrive, and the interview highlights so much of this.  Have a listen. Interviews with Steve Potash and over 20 other individuals are available […]

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

Independent Reference Publishers Group (IRPG) Meeting Summary – ALA Conference

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Each Friday before the ALA Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group (IRPG) gets together to have a program and discussion of issues surrounding reference publishing.  The ALA Annual meeting was no exception.  A large group of publishers and librarians gathered to figure out, “how did we get here?”  A panel of librarians, LIS instructors, reference […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · Publishing · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

ALA Program – Reference Works from Idea to Reality

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

If you’re going the ALA Annual Conference later this month, mark your calendar for the for the Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin program “Reference Work from Idea to Reality.” How does an idea turn into a reference book–or a reference database? Some heavy-hitters from reference publishing will discuss the process from initial concept to publication and beyond. […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Reference Publishing

ALA Session – Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries, and End-Users

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

You are cordially invited to the Electronic Resources Management Interest Group ALCTS/LITA meeting at ALA 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Program: Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries and End-Users Date: Friday, June 25th, 2010 Time:  4:00pm—5:15pm Location: Hilton Washington-Fairchild Room Speakers: Aaron Wood, Director of Software Product Management, Alexander Street Press. Former Metadata […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Textbooks

ebrary offers new COUNTER compliant usage stats

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

June 29, 2009–Palo Alto, CA, USA–ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has developed new COUNTER-compliant usage statistics that make it easier for customers to view and analyze how e-books and other electronic materials are being used.  ebrary will showcase its new granular reports at ALA Annual (booth […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

BISG Program on eBook Standards

June 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

July 10, 2009 | 12:30pm – 4:00pm | Hyatt Regency Chicago @ ALA Annual Conference The Book Industry Study Group will host a program the Friday before the ALA Conference in Chicago.  You need not be registered for ALA to attend this program, but obviously it’s encouraged. The program, “The Changing Standards Landscape: Creative Solutions […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Formats · Standards

The Evolution of the Reference EBook

July 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

At ALA Annual in Anaheim ABC-CLIO hosted focus groups for academic reference librarians to discuss the changing face of electronic reference books and hear what they had to say about what they hoped to see for the future of these products. Here are the items we discussed and the general feedback we received. We encourage […]

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