17 Knowledge Unlatched titles now available

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

I received an email from Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Directory of Knowledge Unlatched.  She provided an update on the progress of unlatching the first collection of open access books.  Here are the highlights of her message: We have now begun the process of making the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons license via […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Vendor News

British Library’s 19th Century Historical Collection App now offers 45K titles

August 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

This was announced back in June but the collection has grown significantly since that date.  It now includes 45K titles, up from 19K.  Here is more from the press release: BiblioLabs, LLC and the British Library have launched their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App for iPad – now available on the App Store. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

EBSCO Discovery Service indexing ARTstor

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

ARTstor images (over one million) will now be searchable in the EDS.  Great news for the discovery of multiple information formats in one location. More from the press release:  The ARTstor Digital Library will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) allowing mutual customers to use EDS to explore even more […]

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British Library 19th Century Historical Collection app for iPad

June 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

The British Library, along with BiblioLabs LLC announced today their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App for iPad. With a full launch later this summer, the app will feature over 60,000 titles.  A range of sample images is available here. More from the press release:  Currently the app features over a thousand 19th Century books, but it will […]

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World Book content searchable on EBSCO Discovery Service

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO press release:  A recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and World Book, Inc. (World Book) will bring twelve popular reference tools into EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Metadata, including full-text searching, for World Book resources will be added to the EDS Base Index allowing the World Book content to better impact searching through […]

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Tags: Discovery · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Credo Reference Content now Discoverable in EBSCO Discovery Service

March 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an email I received, also linked on PR Web: EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Credo Reference, the online reference service, have extended their partnership allowing the reference content from Credo Reference to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Metadata from Credo General Reference, Credo Topic Pages and Publisher Collections will be added to the […]

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JISC Report on PhD Researchers

July 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

The BL/JISC 2009-10 annual report on Researchers of Tomorrow: A Three Year BL/JISC study tracking the research behaviours of Gen Y doctoral students was just released in June 2010.  While the report doesn’t mention ebooks per se, it does highlight how library collections and services are used/not used by PhD student in the UK.  Students […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Discovery · Surveys/Statistics

British Library support of e-book readers

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

From RI Newsline: Over the next three months readers at the British Library can try out three e-book readers from Sony and iRex Technologies … Devices on display include the Sony Reader, the iRex DR1000 and the iLiad. From the press release, “Offering a hugely versatile reading experience, e-readers have seen an explosion of interest […]

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