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

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