Mad World of eBooks – part three, ALA Discussion

June 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

See parts one and two of this session for more information.  The session was described by one of the speakers as “speed dating for eBooks”- evaluating the relationships between libraries, publishers, vendors.  Best thing I heard all day. Group three – Becky Clark, Johns Hopkins, Alex Holzman, Temple UP, Rob Kairis and Kay Downey, OhioLINK

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Publishing

Mad World of eBooks, part two – ALA discussion

June 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

For the introductory material on the session, please see part one of this blog post. Second group – Lenny Allen, OUP, Erin Igoe, Cambridge UP, Tony Horava, OCUL, Joy Kirchner, COPPUL Lenny – budget and workflow are concerns, always looking a year in advance. Erin – CBO general ebook platform focused on perpetual access of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Publishing · Vendor News

Mad World of eBooks part one – ALA discussion

June 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Saturday morning at ALA, a group of librarians and publishers gathered together to discuss the world of eBooks, particularly aspects of consortial purchasing.  Each hour of the discussion a panel of publishers and librarians was on hand to lead the discussion. The event was organized by Michael Zeoli at YBP, Julie Gammon at the […]

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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

Have you heard about blio?

January 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Have you heard about blio reader, the free ebook reader from Baker & Taylor?  I got a demo of it last week at the American Library Association conference in Boston.  It’s pretty cool, offering full color and audio for any open system – MAC, PC, iPhone, netbook, etc.  Blio was developed by a gamer – […]

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2010 Dartmouth Medal Winners

January 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

The Dartmouth Medal, honoring a reference work of outstanding quality and significance, is awarded each year by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.  This year, 3 titles were honored, one as the Dartmouth Medal winner and two for Honorable Mention.  All 3 multivolume titles are available in ebook […]

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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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Google Books, links to letters, objections/responses

December 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s a link to the letter sent to the DOJ from the Exec Dir’s of ALA/ACRL/ARL on December 15th, outlining concerns of pricing and the lack of academic representation on the Registry Board. And another link for the NY Law School document outlining the objections and responses in the amended settlement.

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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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Comments on Google Book Search Settlement Coming to a Head (Again)

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

Originally Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, at 2:40 pm, by Peter Murray.  For best linking results, go to Peter’s original post. Ah, it is the beginning of September when thoughts turn to going back to school, the days turn a little colder (in the northern hemisphere) and the smell of lawsuit briefs is in […]

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