Booklist survey on E-books

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Booklist is soliciting input from libraries who are purchasing e-books. They are interested in the fiction/non-fiction variety, not reference.  The survey takes about 5 minutes.  Here is a broader description: Help us understand the collection development process for e-books at your library. If your library offers trade e-books (fiction and nonfiction, not reference e-books) to […]

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Reference Apps – feature article in Booklist

January 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

The January 1, 2012 issue of Booklist features Sue Polanka’s Off The Shelf column on reference apps.  Titled, “Reference- I’ve got an App for That,” the article highlights iOS and Android apps from 7 reference publishers.  Here is an excerpt and list of reference publishers included: Excerpt: “These days, it seems there’s an app for […]

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Booklist’s Corner Shelf focuses on eBooks in libraries

November 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The October 2011 Corner Shelf (an online supplement to Booklist magazine) focused their discussion on eBooks in libraries.  Several feature articles are offered, including one on weeding eBooks. Here is the opening paragraph of Corner Shelf which includes links to the articles. Welcome to the second issue of Corner Shelf, dedicated to the proposition that […]

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e-Reference books, the challenge of new editions

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

The new issue of Booklist is out and contains an Off The Shelf column, “The Challenge of New Editions.”  In the article I discuss the realities of updating new editions of reference books in an online environment.  Continuously updated database, new editions, access to multiple editions, and weeding e-reference books are discussed.  Content for the […]

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Oxford University Press Creates Online Platform for University Press Content

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OUP Press Release I received via email:  January 11, 2011 – Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the creation of a groundbreaking online platform for university press monograph content. Having redeveloped the award-winning Oxford Scholarship Online platform, OUP is launching University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) and inviting the University Press community to […]

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Gale Launches Biography In Context

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

From the Booklist Points of Reference blog: Gale  announced yesterday the availability of Biography in Context, a new next-gen resource evolving from, and soon replacing, the Biography Resource Center database. Biography in Context includes the following: Read Speaker text-to-speech technology, available on every page, is an ideal option for struggling readers and the visually impaired […]

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Reference Works From Idea to Reality

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

New article in Booklist, Reference Works From Idea to Reality.  The article summarizes a presentation from the ALA Annual Conference by 3 reference publishers representing Gale/Cengage, Oxford University Press, and SAGE Reference.  Each describes a different aspect of the reference publishing experience – exploring a new topic and selecting a format, publishing a work, and […]

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Results of survey – interactive features in online reference products

July 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reposted from Booklist’s Points of Reference blog: During the RBB webinar on June 1st, Power to the User, we discussed and demonstrated a variety of interactive features available in online reference products. At the end of the webinar, everyone had the opportunity to take a survey on these features. The survey listed over 30 interactive […]

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ALA Program – Reference Works from Idea to Reality

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

If you’re going the ALA Annual Conference later this month, mark your calendar for the for the Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin program “Reference Work from Idea to Reality.” How does an idea turn into a reference book–or a reference database? Some heavy-hitters from reference publishing will discuss the process from initial concept to publication and beyond. […]

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ALA Session – Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries, and End-Users

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

You are cordially invited to the Electronic Resources Management Interest Group ALCTS/LITA meeting at ALA 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Program: Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries and End-Users Date: Friday, June 25th, 2010 Time:  4:00pm—5:15pm Location: Hilton Washington-Fairchild Room Speakers: Aaron Wood, Director of Software Product Management, Alexander Street Press. Former Metadata […]

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