This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today. Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive.
Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer.
Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing
- Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from back then – user interface, compatibility, digital rights, unauthorized access and copying, business models.
- EBSCO Publishing acquired NetLibrary one year ago, the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost is available now. Continue reading
Just posted a new interview with Patrick Moore from Ingram Digital on the interviews page. Patrick and I discussed Ingram’s audio-book program. One slight correction in the interview – Patrick states that Ingram is adding approximately 100 titles per day. The statement should have been “approximately 100 titles per week.” For more information on Ingram Digital see the following:
MyiLibrary Audio Information – product information – http://www.ingramlibrary.com/myilibrary
Ingram Library Services – public and K-12 libraries – http://www.ingramlibrary.com
Coutts Information Services – academic libraries – http://couttsinformationservices.com
Ingram Content Group – http://www.ingramcontent.com
Here is another blog post from Sylvia Miller, Director of “Publishing the Civil Rights Movement” at the University of North Carolina Press, summarizing a Charleston Conference presentation. It is reprinted with permission. (Thanks Sylvia, you are making my job easy!)
At the Charleston Conference, I attended an all-day preconference workshop on e-books organized by Sue Polanka of Wright State University (who runs the blog No Shelf Required), Carolyn Morris of Coutts Information Services, and Janet Fischer of Publishers Communication Group, Inc. I was especially impressed with the final talk of the day, given by Anh Bui of HighWire Press, Stanford University–probably because she said things that support the ideas in our Long Civil Rights Movement online pilot!
Charleston Conference – eBooks, Not just another binding preconference
Session 2 – eBooks and Libraries: Workflow & Cataloging Issues
Implementing ebooks in a traditional print environment presents different challenges and opportunities. Cataloging, workflow integration, content discovery, vendors and licensing agreements, budgeting, and patron driven acquisition issues will be discussed along with practical advice from librarians.
Lisa Sibert, University of California- Irvine – Lisa Sibert part 1 Lisa Sibert part 2
Lindsey Schell, Bibliographer, University of Texas at Austin presentation
Supplier-provided MARC records-with-purchase have become the norm for aggregated ebooks as libraries cope with large title sets and limited resources. While this appears to be an extension of the general trend toward shelfready new purchases and outsourced cataloging, the ebook model is not a parallel to the print paradigm. Deb Silverman will discuss some of the issues that both libraries and vendors face as they try to integrate ebook records from vendors into their locally curated catalogs, and how the cataloging community is addressing some of these issues to insure that the catalog functions as an integrated effective discovery tool.
Deb Silverman, Manager of Technical Services, Coutts Information Systems presentation
Yesterday at the Charleston Conference we hosted a preconference on eBooks, titled “eBooks: Not just another binding.” Carolyn Morris from Coutts, James Galbraith from OCLC, Janet Fischer from PCG Industries, and Sue Polanka from Wright State University organized the preconference. There were 5 sessions on a variety of topics. The discussion was great, questions were thought provoking, and feedback was excellent. A great big thanks to all of our speakers for sharing their time and expertise.
The presentations from the sessions will be posted here on the NSR blog. The first session was on eBook standards, presented by Emilie Delquie of PCG and Randy Petway of Publishing Technologies. Their presentations are attached below. Contact information for each speaker is in the slides.
Session 1 – eBook Standards
Our speakers will examine ebook standards from an industry and library perspective, specifically: What standards exist? What standards should exist? What librarians want in the way of ebook standards.
Emilie Delquie, Head of Research, Publishers Communication Group presentation
Randy Petway, Exec Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Publishing Technology presentation