ALAMW – ALA Washington Office Program on eBooks

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

Saturday, January 8th, ALA’s Washington Office is presenting, Turning the Page on E-books, a moderated discussion on the challenges and opportunities for libraries and their patrons from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Convention Center, Room 02.  Panelists and speakers include:  Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive; Tom Peters, CEO of […]

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OverDrive apps for iPhone and Android enable direct library downloads

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) has released apps for iPhone® and Android™ that enable users to download library eBooks and audiobooks directly to their devices for the first time. The free apps include a “Get Books” feature that guides users to their local library’s digital catalog of best-selling and new release titles, allowing them to easily browse, check […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

ALA MidWinter Reference Publishing Discussion Forum

December 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

All are invited to attend this discussion forum sponsored by RUSA’s Reference Publishing Advisory Committee at the ALA MidWinter Conference in San Diego, January 9th.  Hope to see you there! Discovery and Access of electronic reference works–discussion forum RUSA’s Reference Publishing Advisory Committee will be hosting a discussion forum on e-reference discovery. Open to all […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Reference Publishing

eBooks and Maritime History – see and hear it at ALAMW

December 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Peter McCracken, librarian and founder of Serials Solutions, has a new hobby – ships.  His site, ShipIndex.org, helps people do research on hundreds of thousands of specific vessels. With over 1.5 million citations in it, the site tells you what books, journals, CD-ROMs, websites, databases, and other sources mention particular ships. It includes vessels mentioned […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

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

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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