End Users Speak: Outcomes from Recent Surveys, from the NISO eBook Forum

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

The following are my notes from the NISO eBook Forum Program – End Users Speak:  Outcomes from Recent Surveys.  Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Presented by – Steve Paxhia, President, Beacon Hill Strategic Solutions 3 of the studies presented today are not even published yet.  Most of the data shown was within just […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

New BISG Policy Statement Endorses EPUB 3

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Board approved Policy Statement supports EPUB 3 as the preferred global standard for multimedia publishing New York, NY (August 6, 2012) — The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a leading U.S.-based trade association representing the entire book supply chain, announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement endorsing EPUB 3 as the accepted and […]

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Tags: EPUB · Formats · Press Releases · Publishing · Standards

TOC – Literary Reviewing in the Digital Age

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Literary Reviewing in the Digital Age Panelists:  Bethanne Patrick, Book Maven Media, (Moderator), Bob Carlton, Kirkus Reviews, Ron Charles, Washington Post, Sarah Weinman, Publishers Marketplace Some of the questions addressed in the discussion were:  What are the biggest challenges to literary reviewing?   So many books, so many critics – how do readers sort through […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Publishing

New Articles of Interest

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing · School Libraries · Standards · Textbooks · Vendor News

BISG Study – 7% of eBook downloads are from a library

August 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Book Industry Study Group, along with a variety of corporate sponsors, launched a study in late 2009 about consumer attitudes toward e-book reading.  Consumers were asked a series of questions in Nov. 2009, Jan. 2010 and again in July 2010.  Some initial results were released during a twitter #followreader discussion hosted by O’Reilly TOC.  […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

New Articles of Interest

April 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

iTunes Now Accepting eBooks! Take the Official iBooks Guided Tour Quick Note: BISG publishes new standard for comment PLA 2010 Conference: DRM-Free Downloadable (Sony) Music at the Library – 3/24/2010 – Library Journal Misthinking DRM

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

TOC – Online Marketing, What is Working to Move Units

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

TOC – The real title of this presentation is…. So an Author, a Publisher, and a Reader Walk into a Bar…  Feb. 24 Speakers:  Malle Vallik, eHARLEQUIN, and Bob Carlton, LibreDigital Bob and Malle discussed online marketing and what is working to move units. They felt this would be a great conversation in a bar, thus […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Marketing

eBook Standards – summary of NISO/BISG program

July 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last Friday at ALA I was part of a NISO/BISG panel on the changing standards landscape.  There were many speakers, each discussing various aspects of eBook standards like business models, ISBNs, epub, DRM, and the standards and features needed by librarians (which was my part).  I’ve summarized my presentation here and would welcome additional suggestions […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards

BISG Program on eBook Standards

June 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

July 10, 2009 | 12:30pm – 4:00pm | Hyatt Regency Chicago @ ALA Annual Conference The Book Industry Study Group will host a program the Friday before the ALA Conference in Chicago.  You need not be registered for ALA to attend this program, but obviously it’s encouraged. The program, “The Changing Standards Landscape: Creative Solutions […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Formats · Standards