Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

A must read OCLC newsletter article written by Andy Havens and Tom Storey – Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers.  Havens and Storey interviewed Catherine Mitchell from the California Digital Library and Andrew Pate of On-Demand Books.  Topics include: the university as publishers embedded librarians library as publisher (espresso book machine) libraries […]

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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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New Articles of Interest

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, e-book talk has exploded.  There are so many good stories from the past week.  Have a look at some. Tech Change: The library’s changing approach to ebooks and technology! By Tony Bandy Some Thoughts on Free Textbooks It Takes a Consortium to Support Open Textbooks The eBook Wars: Agency & Winners Two studies on […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Textbooks

The Charleston Conference – top 10 thoughts

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

The following summary of the Charleston Conference was written by Sylvia Miller from the University of North Carolina Press, and author of “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement” blog.  It is reposted with permission Trains and battleships were two of the most telling metaphors that presenters at last week’s Charleston Conference used in their attempt […]

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