Articles of Interest

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

McGraw-Hill’s iPad-enhanced ebooks by Inkling Could the Kindle be free by the end of the year? Barnes & Noble claims 25% of US e-book market share David Rothman promotes the National Digital Library on the Chronicle of Higher Education Go To Hellman: HarperCollins and the Suspension of eBook … Podcast: The Future of the Textbook, […]

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University Presses Finally Have eBook Options

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today about 4 options UPs have for creating eBook content.  The choices include:  JSTOR, Project MUSE, Oxford University Press, and a consortium led by several midsize presses. From the COHE article, written by Jennifer Howard – “Everyone is rushing now to announce,” Douglas Armato, director of the […]

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Librarian Speaks up about eBooks

September 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

James Mouw, assistant director for technical and electronic resources and the electronic resources officer at the University of Chicago Library, was interviewed for an article in the Chronicle this week.  The article, E-Books: What a Librarian Wants, discusses simultaneous release, DRM, perpetual access, and workflow issues.  James will be speaking at the Charleston Conference in […]

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E-textbooks not ready for college students yet?

June 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

From Teleread   By David Rothman 6 Lessons One Campus Learned about E-Textbooks is the headline over Jeffrey R. Young’s article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. But perhaps it should read instead, “E-textbooks not ready for college students yet, at least in many cases.” Northwestern Missouri State University used the Sony Reader in a pilot […]

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Chronicle discusses Kindle and Textbooks

May 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article on the Kindle and use of it for textbooks.  Two interesting points were made.  First, many students already carry around a device that can read eBooks, their laptops.  Second, publishers want to end the used textbook market, which cuts off their profits.  By making textbooks in eBook […]

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