Baker & Taylor integrates digital media library with Blackboard Learn platform

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – February 19, 2014 – Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media library platform with Blackboard Learn™, Blackboard Inc.’s flagship Learning Management System, giving K-12 students and instructors quick access to digital library materials. […]

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Baker &Taylor’s Axis 360 announces pilot project with Simon & Schuster for school libraries

December 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

  CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 9, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced today that through a pilot program it will now be able to make available more than 450 popular ebook titles from Simon & Schuster imprints to classrooms and school libraries using the […]

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Macmillan opens ebook backlist to libraries via Axis 360

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m a little behind on my posts from last week.  This is great news regardless. CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 18, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, today announced that Macmillan’s entire ebook backlist catalog of more than 11,000 ebooks are being made available to all […]

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eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Baker & Taylor and Findaway World launch AcoustikTM Audiobooks for the Axis 360 Digital Media Library

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

This sounds like a great app for audio files. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 17, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced the launch of its innovative Acoustik audiobook service for the Axis 360 digital media platform, enabling library patrons to borrow and download digital […]

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Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform now offers EPUB and PDF formats for compatible ereaders

October 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great news from Baker and Taylor.  The blio platform is quite nice, but downloading to one’s personal device in EPUB or PDF is another great addition to the service.  From the press release: CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2012 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment, today released an […]

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Axis 360 new release fully accessible for visually-impaired users

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Glad to see more vendors making accommodations for visually-impaired users.  From a Baker & Taylor press release: CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 22, 2012 – Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books, today announced an important new release of its Axis 360 digital media platform that allows visually-impaired ebook users to have […]

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Baker & Taylor to deliver Spoken Word Audio content via Axis 360

April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

From and Baker and Taylor Press Release: Cleveland, OH, and Charlotte, NC—April 10, 2012— Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment product, and Findaway World, LLC (Findaway), the creators of Playaway®, Playaway View®, and Catalist Digital™, today announce their plans to launch a robust digital audiobook platform for […]

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Baker & Taylor, Axis 360, and the Blio Reader

March 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

It seems as though OverDrive and 3M garner all of the attention when it comes to ebooks for the public library market.  So, it’s nice to see Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 in the news this week.  Library Journal’s Mike Kelley wrote a fabulously detailed article about the service titled, “With Axis 360, Baker & […]

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