University Press eBook Consortia

August 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reposted in full from the NYU Press blog, From the Square The team of directors spearheading a university press-branded consortium to sell collections of ebooks to academic libraries—Steve Maikowski, New York University Press; Eric Halpern, University of Pennsylvania Press; Alex Holzman, Temple University Press; and Marlie Wasserman, Rutgers University Press—is pleased to announce a grant […]

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

new blog interview with authors of ARL Spec Kit on eBooks

November 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Today I had a great conversation with Cathy Anson, Director of Sponsored Research and Ruth Connell, Head Collection Management and Systems Administration, Grasselli Library at John Carroll University.  They are the researchers behind the ARL Spec Kit 313 – E-book Collections.  Cathy and Ruth discussed the survey findings, including the biggest surprises and some notable […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interviews · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

New ARL Publication – “E-book Collections”

October 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

Congrats to two fellow Ohioans (Cathy Anson and Ruth Connell) on the publication of an ARL Spec Kit – “E-book Collections“  Their research discusses the practice of ebook selection, acquisition, and marketing in major academic libraries, based on survey responses.  According to Cathy Anson from John Carroll University, “Our findings present a behind-the-scenes look at […]

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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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The 2010 Outlook

May 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

What are the challenges and opportunities collection development librarians are faced with during these tight budget times as the nature of collections continue to evolve?  How can academic libraries maintain their purchasing power for collections when severe budget cuts are the norm at many academic institutions?  Can publishers and vendors be more flexible in their […]

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