blio available for download today – mixed reviews

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Below is the press release from K-NFB announcing the official availability of the blio reader for Windows.  There’s been a lot of chatter on twitter today about reviews, download issues, complaints from MAC users, etc.  The CNET coverage of blio is worth a look.  For a more colorful review, try The Digital Reader.  KNFB responded […]

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Much awaited blio reader to launch Windows version on September 28th

September 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The wait is finally over, well only if you own a Windows based device, for the blio reader from K-NFB and it’s partner Baker and Taylor.  There is a full story in Business Wire, but the highlights include: free to download available immediately (Sept. 28th) for all Windows-based devices applications for iOS and Android operating […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

The case for the dedicated e-reader: When is it time to go off the grid Inkling for iPad: eTextbook Reading Done Right NBC video: Checking out library e-books The Future Of Reading University of Texas San Antonio opens nation’s first bookless library on a university campus Kobo desktop application now available for download Playing Hard […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

LJ’s eBook Summit – September 29th

July 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mark your calendars for September 29th, the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point.  This looks like it will be a fabulous event with great keynote speakers lined up and a diverse selection of panel discussions.  Ray Kurzweill, Kevin Kelly, and David Lankes are featured keynote speakers.  The breakout sessions will feature […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

Publishers beef up on eBook offerings

May 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Today’s LJ Academic Newswire reported on Database Marketplace 2010.  They listed several new interfaces and features from eBook publishers.  For the full story, visit the LJ Academic Newswire.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Baker & Taylor’s POD service adds Wiley and Information Age Publishing

April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Baker & Taylor recently announced a partnership with Information Age Publishing  and Wiley (announcement) for print on demand services.  Using B & T’s Textstream Digital Print Service, over 1,000 backfiles from Information Age Publishing and a wide variety of backfile titles from Wiley will now be available POD for B & T customers. B & […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · New Products · Press Releases · Print on demand · Vendor News

Tools of Change – Making the Case for Digital Printing

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Making the Case for Digital Printing –  Tools of Change Conference – Feb. 22, 1:30 – 3:30 Brian O’Leary and Ashley Gordon This session was directed to publishers who are thinking about digital printing opportunities.  The speakers were obviously pro-digital printing and provided many examples of the benefits of digital printing for publishers.  But, libraries […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Print on demand

Have you heard about blio?

January 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Have you heard about blio reader, the free ebook reader from Baker & Taylor?  I got a demo of it last week at the American Library Association conference in Boston.  It’s pretty cool, offering full color and audio for any open system – MAC, PC, iPhone, netbook, etc.  Blio was developed by a gamer – […]

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CIBER Announces Results of Global Library Survey, Findings to Be Discussed at ALA Midwinter

December 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release: Final survey report now freely available courtesy of Charleston Conference, YBP, and ebrary December 21, 2009—London, UK—CIBER research group at University College London today announced the availability of the final report for its global library survey that concerns challenges, trends, and best practices during tough economic times. Co-sponsored by Charleston […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Library News · Press Releases · Surveys/Statistics

New Articles of Interest

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Bill Clinton Pens New Britannica Article on Dayton Accords IDPF elections: Faster e-book standards-making expected—given BOTH presidential candidates’ platforms Springer Group, Second-Leading STM Publisher, Sold by/to Private Equity Firms – 12/11/2009 – Library Journal Canadian Private School Switches to Sony e-Readers   – 12/9/2009 8:28:00 AM – Publishers Weekly Baker & Taylor Acquires Blackwell North […]

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