New blog interview – Andy Weissberg, Bowker & ISTC

July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

NSR has a great new interview posted with Andy Weissberg, VP of Identifier Services and Corporate Marketing at Bowker.  One of Andy’s tasks at Bowker is the ISTC, the International Standard Text Code.  This interview discusses the ISTC, ISBN, and other standards which relate to the publishing industry (for ordering/selling/tracking) and for libraries.  It’s a […]

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Tags: Interviews · Standards · Vendor News

Booklist launches new reference blog

July 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

CHICAGO—Booklist Online announces the addition of Points of Reference to its growing family of blogs. Mary Ellen Quinn and a team of front-line experts from academic, public and school libraries post about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries

ALA program on DRM

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

If you are heading to ALA this week here is another eBook session that may be of interest. (check out the NISO/BISG eBook standards program too) To be or not to be….DRM free Saturday, July 11, 2009 10:30 – 12:00 Sorry, but I don’t have a location for this program.

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM

Sage Handbooks Available on Sage Reference Online

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC (June 29, 2009)—SAGE announced today that the new SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection, a set of 80 of its highest rated handbooks, digitized and hosted on the award-winning SAGE Reference Online platform, is now available for libraries worldwide. The first demos of the Handbook Collection will […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

ALA’s Dartmouth Award Finally Goes to an Electronic Source

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

For the first time in history, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Dartmouth Award, designating outstanding quality and significance to a reference source, was given to an electronic resource.  Greenwood’s Pop Culture Universe, was the 2009 recipient. The Committee selected Pop Culture Universe because it compiles over 300 sources of pop culture information into a fun, […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Library News · Press Releases

DRM – What is it and why should libraries care?

September 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

What is DRM? DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, coding added to digital content to control access.  DRM prevents copying, editing, and sharing of digital files.   You may have come across DRM in your personal use of digital music or digital video recorders.  More importantly, if your library offers or plans to offer ebooks, audiobooks, […]

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Tags: DRM