More ebook preconference presentations – eBook economics

November 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Charleston Conference, eBooks, Not just another binding preconference Session 4 – eBook Economics Morgan & Claypool Publishers are famous for publishing high quality STM e-books without DRM.  As a new publisher, the company’s main focus is on ebooks rather than print.  The company’s cofounder, Mike Morgan, will speak about how this enables them to create […]

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Last chance for Charleston eBook preconference

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

If you are headed to Charleston next week and have Wednesday free, please consider attending the preconference.  The full program is listed here. Summaries/highlights will be posted to the blog after the event. EBOOKS:  NOT JUST ANOTHER BINDING XXIX CHARLESTON CONFERENCE – ISSUES IN BOOK AND SERIAL ACQUISITION CHARLESTON, SC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009: eBooks […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Standards

Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is an update on the eBook preconference planned for the Charleston Conference on November 4th. Time: 9 am – 4 pm eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Cost: $125 Speakers: Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; Lindsey Schell, University of Texas – Austin, Anne Behler, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University; […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards

eBooks I: Business Models and Strategies, OReilly TOC

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

The OReilly Tools of Change conference is underway in NYC, with many presentations and discussions about ebooks.  One that caught my eye was a panel discussion of eBook business models and strategies.  The presenters were:  Michael Smith (International Digital Publishing Forum), Kenneth Brooks (Cengage Learning), Leslie Hulse (HarperCollins Publishers), Cynthia Cleto (Springer Science+Business Media.  Cynthia […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats

eBooks, DRM, and ILL, a superior blend or a toxic cocktail?

October 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

My recent discussion with Cynthia Cleto from Springer got me thinking about some issues.  I’m curious if Springer’s model – no DRM and ILL rights – is unique or if other ebook publishers and aggregators offer similar things.  To me, it’s a superior blend, but I’m thinking that most publishers and aggregators feel it’s a […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Standards

October Audio Interview – Cynthia Cleto, Springer

October 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a wonderful conversation with Cynthia Cleto, Global eProduct Manager for eBooks, Springer.  We discussed the Springer content, business models, and results of some usage surveys they have done.  IMHO, it’s very informative and touches on some interesting eBook issues like DRM and Interlibrary Loan.  Yes, I did just mention eBooks and ILL […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News