More Content Added to WorldCat Local

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  In addition to the 200 million records contributed by OCLC member libraries worldwide, 500 million items from leading publishers, aggregators and mass digitization efforts are also now accessible through WorldCat Local. OCLC has recently added content to WorldCat Local from EBSCO; Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Modern Language Association; ProQuest […]

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Charleston Conference – Mobile Reference Apps

November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Casper Grathwohl from Oxford University Press and Kassidy Lackey from Handmark spoke about mobile applications for reference tools.  Casper provided examples of several vendor-based apps like Gale’s AccessMyLibrary, university library mobile apps, and some apps designed for OUP.  OUP has 85 apps, which cover a variety of reference subjects.  These are marketed mostly to the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Reference Publishing

Gale Goes Android

October 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, Gale tweeted about the college version of it’s mobile application, AccessMyLibrary.  This week, they have officially announced the College Edition and an Android version for public libraries. From Gale’s Press Release: The AML College Edition is the first Gale app for college students and gives them anytime, anywhere access to the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Alexander Street Press Launches Send-to-Mobile Functionality

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

ASP just announced new functionality for their video products.  The following is from an email from ASP:  I am pleased to let you know that we now have “Send-to-Mobile” functionality for our video collections as well as our streaming music collections. Videos in Dance in Video and Opera in Video can now be sent to […]

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Gale adds college version of Access My Library

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

Gale released a college version of the Access My Library iPhone app.  Using a college email address, students can gain access to Gale resources using their mobile device.  The public library version, which was released a while back, offers apple and android apps, the school library and college versions are for apple products only right […]

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Ingram Launches VitalSource Bookshelf application for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this email from Ingram today:  Ingram’s VitalSource launches Bookshelf® application for  iPad™, iPhone®, and iPod Touch®—now offers three ways to access content LA VERGNE, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., the leading e-textbook solution provider for publishers, academic institutions and students today announced the availability of the VitalSource Bookshelf application for Apple’s iPad™, iPhone®, […]

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New Articles of Interest

August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Tons of good reads these last few days.  Have a look: Why Metadata Matters for the Future of E-Books How Apple and Amazon Are Screwing You on Ebooks Three new ebook platforms nearing their debut Seize and Solve This Challenge: Keeping Libraries Viable in this EReading World Apple Faces Class Action Suit Because iPad Not […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Print on Demand and Open Access, A Booby Trap?

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Interesting article in SSP”s Scholarly Kitchen by Joseph Espisito, “The POD Booby Trap and the Lure of Open Access Books.”  Espisito discusses “the booby trap” of open access, stating, “The unfortunate, unstated premise of those who fall into the POD booby trap is that they really don’t and can’t believe in the emerging primacy of […]

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OverDrive announces app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, great news for those of us with Apple devices.  OverDrive announced today the availability of their free app – OverDrive Media Console for iPhone – in the iTunes store.  Users can now download audiobooks (from their local library or a retail site) via wireless network directly to their Apple device.  I am very excited […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Ingram to provide publishers with access to Apple’s iBookstore

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Ingram announced that it will provide publisher content to Apple’s new iBookstore.  Using their CoreSource® program, Ingram’s solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content, publishers will be able to submit eBooks to iBookstore for availability on Apple’s new iPad.  Ingram will help manage the relationship between publishers and Apple.  This will enable […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News