eContent Quarterly launches

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required is extremely pleased to announce the launch of eContent Quarterly, a new journal from American Library Association’s TechSource, edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic. The free issue of the journal was released at this year’s ALA conference in Chicago. Issue 1 is now available in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats on ALA TechSource’s […]

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New ALA report on ebook platforms for libraries is out

May 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Months in the making, ALA’ Library Technology Report (Volume 49, Issue 3) on ebook platforms for libraries is finally out. Note from author Mirela Roncevic: “Librarians, I hope you find the comparative tables useful and the vast landscape of ebooks a bit less daunting after having read this report. Library vendors, I hope you benefit […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Library News · Reviews · Uncategorized

Ebook Platforms in Libraries: A new report in the works

November 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments

I am in the midst of developing a library technology report for ALA TechSource (a unit of the publishing department of the American Library Association), due out in the Spring of 2013. The focus: ebook platforms in libraries. As I am amassing information about various products from publishers and aggregators on the specifics of each platform, […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms

ALA TechSource webinar series – Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource has just opened registration for the upcoming webinar series on e-books and e-readers.  I hope you can join us. Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka Two 90-minute sessions Thursdays 8/4/11 and 8/11/11 2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT 12:30 – 2:00 PM MDT | […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Public Libraries · School Libraries

How to start an eReader lending program at your library

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last month I did a 2 part webinar for ALA TechSource on purchasing eBooks and lending eBook Readers.  Since doing these webinars I’ve been contacted by several people who were unable to attend the webinars asking for information on lending eBook readers in libraries.  I figured it was about time to do a post to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · School Libraries

ALA TechSource Workshop on eBooks and Libraries

January 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

ALA TechSource is sponsoring a two-part webinar/workshop on eBooks and Libraries.  The details are below.  If you’d like to read an interview with Sue Polanka, the workshop presenter, it’s available here. Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library (ALA TechSource Workshop) With the recent explosion in the popularity of e-reading devices, many librarians are grappling […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interviews · Library News · Public Libraries

Articles of Interest

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Why E-Textbooks Just Make Sense: An Academic and a Literary Agent Explain Holiday Gift Guide To eReaders – eBookNewser OER 101: Theory and Practice (Open Educational Resources) NOOKcolor: Hands-On Review and Thoughts for the Future Marred by Shelving | ALA TechSource (Lending eBooks) Barnes & Noble opens first Spanish language digital bookstore in the US […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Textbooks

ALA TechSource Bloggers Discuss the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit

October 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource bloggers  Kate Sheehan, Jason Griffey, and Cindi Trainor chatted with me about their impressions of the LJ/SLJ Libraries at the Tipping Point eBook Summit.  The full story is available  on the ALA TechSource blog.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries