E-Discovering Reference

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

With the advent of the internet and growing popularity of Wikipedia, traditional library reference tools have experienced a decline in use.  As a result, many reference publishers began producing electronic books or converting traditional print multi-volume titles to online databases.  While this has been a valiant effort, much of the content still goes undiscovered due […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

CIL Conference – Empowering the Reader in a Digital World

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

This CIL session was presented by Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian at St. Petersberg College and Al Carlson, System Administrator for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Al Carlson: Library automation, the internet, and EPUB are the three big things he feels have hit the library industry during his career. The book is the content and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Mobile Devices · New Products · Public Libraries · Textbooks

Open Letter to E-Book Creators and Sellers from Library Customers

May 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Reposting this open letter from an LJ article, thanks to @mlharper for the tweet. An Open Letter to E-Book Creators and Sellers from Library Customers Libraries and their customers have a long and mutually beneficial relationship with authors, publishers, and vendors, based on the printed word – books. Now, with the emergence of popular e-books […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Library News