Accessibility and eBooks – Resources and an Interview

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Petri, the Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, about the accessibility of eBooks and eBook readers.  Ken is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and offered a great deal of information during the interview.  It’s about 25 minutes in length, so I […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Publishing

Articles of Interest

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

A Truly Bookless Library – Inside Higher Ed IBooks App more popular than Facebook and Twitter Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad How to Digitize Your Textbooks E-reader roundup: 8 devices compete for the crown Arizona State University Is Bringing Kindles And YA eBooks To Library Dynamic Books, College Open Textbooks […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks

New Articles of Interest

January 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

eBook and Audiobook Download Websites for Libraries See Record Growth in 2009 — OverDrive “Blindness Organizations And ASU Settle Amazon Kindle DX Discrimination Suit” By Robin Wauters TBI Research claims Amazon currently sells 90% of all e-books The Kindle vs. the Nook Mortgaging the future of universities the e-book package way think | The Digital […]

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New articles of interest

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

These articles are all linked on the NSR home page in the delicious links. Espresso Book Machines: Lurch winning friends at Northshire Bookstore—whats next? Michael Nielsen ” Is scientific publishing about to be disrupted? The e-book wars: Google vs. Amazon vs. Apple—and how they may duke it out Springer leaps ahead in academic e-book market […]

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Interview with Sue in Against the Grain

June 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

I just got my hands on the April 2009 issue of Against the Grain, and lo and behold an interview with NSR’s Sue Polanka.  The interview was done by Dennis Brunning from Arizona State University in his cheeky style and is followed by his humorous interview with Kindles 1 and 2.  The article is not […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interviews

Case Western Students will use Kindle for Textbooks

May 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

CWRU Chemistry and Computer Science students will use the new Kindle to access textbooks in Fall ’09.   See the full article in either the Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 6, 2009 or The WSJ, May 5, 2009. Amazon has worked a deal with publishers to load the textbook content on the Kindle, which will be “supplied” […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Textbooks · Vendor News

Finally, a Textbook Program for Students with Disabilities

May 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

Being part of the Wright State University community has given me a whole new perspective on students with disabilities.  Approximately 10% of our population is part of this community.  It is very difficult for these students to get their textbooks and other course material in a format appropriate to their needs.  That has just been […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Articles of Interest · DRM · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Textbooks