ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

New Articles of Interest

January 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, lots of good stuff going on these last couple of weeks. Forty-nine percent of surveyed consumers unlikely to buy dedicated e-book readers Before E-book Experimentation, How About A Little Back to Basics? Ebooks and Higher Ed – Platforms, an overview from inside by Erik Christopher How to: The archaic art of printing e-books from […]

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Oxford University Press chooses PubFactory for Oxford Dictionaries Online

January 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Excited to see that OUP is working with iFactory, and their new platform, PubFactory.  I haven’t seen PubFactory since beta, so I’m anxious to try it out.  Am hoping to get a grand tour via webinar this month, so look for an informal PubFactory review on NSR soon.   Here’s the press release: iFactory chosen for […]

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ebrary announced DASH – Data Sharing, Fast

January 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Subscribers to ebrary’s Academic Complete now have the ability to upload and share their own PDF documents.  It’s all part of a new service called DASH – (Data Sharing, Fast).  Those attending the ALAMW meeting in Boston next week can check it out.  The complete press release is below.

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CIBER Announces Results of Global Library Survey, Findings to Be Discussed at ALA Midwinter

December 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release: Final survey report now freely available courtesy of Charleston Conference, YBP, and ebrary December 21, 2009—London, UK—CIBER research group at University College London today announced the availability of the final report for its global library survey that concerns challenges, trends, and best practices during tough economic times. Co-sponsored by Charleston […]

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ebrary announces Title Preview service

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

From an ebrary press release: November 30, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA –  ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced the availability of Title Preview™, a new Software as a Service (SaaS) feature that enables publishers, aggregators, corporations, and others to effectively market their digital content and increase leads. […]

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ebrary announces sweepstakes for free ebooks

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

ebrary is launching a monthly sweepstakes for a free ebook a month for one’s institution – complete with ebrary’s  InfoTools.  To enter, just recommend an ebrary title.  Details of the contest are below, in the ebrary press release.  This is a fun idea, but I have to chuckle.  Can you imagine having a sweepstakes for […]

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ebrary Creating Patron Driven Purchasing Model

February 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

At the ALAMW Conference I sat in on a brainstorming session with ebrary folks and about 50 librarians.  The topic was patron driven/initiated purchasing models.  ebrary is in the beginning stages of creating a model and wanted to get feedback from librarians.  Some common themes that came up included: budgets – librarians weary of budget […]

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Reference Publishers Debate Single Platform

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the Friday of the ALAMW Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group met for a panel presentation/discussion on using one single platform to host all reference content.  It was an interesting discussion.  I’ve summarized the panel in my notes below. Independent Reference Publishers Group Meeting Friday, January 23, 2009 Representatives from the following organizations were […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing

Cleveland Public Library offers EPUB

January 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

CLEVELAND, OH, Jan 15 (MARKET WIRE) – Cleveland Public Library (http://emedia.clevnet.org) today became the first public library to offer eBook downloads in the industry standard EPUB format. Readers at both Cleveland Public Library and CLEVNET member libraries can check out and download EPUB eBooks from the library’s download website. The EPUB files are optimized for […]

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Tags: EPUB · Formats · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries