Webinar – Power to the User: Interactive Online Reference

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

Booklist is sponsoring a webinar next Tuesday, June 1st, Power to the User: Interactive Online Reference.  Librarians and vendors will discuss the interactive features available today, and in the future, for online reference products.  For more information and to register, visit the Booklist webinar page.  Participants will be invited to take a survey on interactive […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing

Gale’s AccessMyLibrary School Edition iPhone app

May 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Gale announced today the availability of the AccessMyLibrary (AML) School Edition app for the iPhone.  The new K-12 version allows students to find their local school library – (grade schools, middle schools and high schools) and access the vast array of Gale resources the school library has purchased on their behalf.  Students can use the […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Exploring Open Access E-textbooks

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

A new Off The Shelf Column in Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) explores open access e-textbooks.  The CK12 Foundation, Connexions, Flatworld Knowledge, and Merlot are discussed.  Other Off The Shelf pieces are on the articles page.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Print on demand · Textbooks · Vendor News

Interactive Online Reference Article

January 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’ve had several posts in the last 3 months about interactive online reference – a survey, link to a Charleston Presentation, and now a link to the “Off The Shelf” column in Booklist which highlights interactive online reference (and summarizes the survey and the presentation from Charleston).  The article is available at Booklist Online and […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Webinar – 21st Century Reference Collections

December 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) will host a webinar on the 21st century reference collection on January 12th.  Register online for this free event. Here is the description of the event: Reference collections are changing, driven by technology and new patterns of use. Join Booklist’s Mary Ellen Quinn, Editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a group […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Reference Publishing

Interactive Online Reference – Survey Results & Charleston Presentation

November 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Last month I posted a link to a survey about interactive online reference features.  The survey was used to gauge the interest in 30 different interface features, ranging from video and sound to course packs, Web 2.0 features, and sharing materials.  The results of the survey were used during a presentation at the Charleston Conference […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Booklist launches new reference blog

July 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

CHICAGO—Booklist Online announces the addition of Points of Reference to its growing family of blogs. Mary Ellen Quinn and a team of front-line experts from academic, public and school libraries post about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Reference Universe article

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

The recent “Off The Shelf” column in Booklist features a discussion of Paratext’s Reference Universe.  This and previous columns are linked on the NSR articles page.

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Vendor News

ALA Program -Rethinking the Reference Collection

June 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin: Rethinking the Reference Collection ALA PUBLISHING McCormick Place West W-179 Monday, July 13, 2009, 10:30 – 12:00

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Reference Publishing

E-book Usage Data Article

April 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

The April 1, 2009 “Off The Shelf” column features an article on E-book usage data.  The article surveyed 10 e-book vendors and aggregators for information on their usage data.  A comparative chart accompanies the article, which is only available online, on the NSR articles page. 7 vendors replied to the survey, 1 couldn’t participate due […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News