Independent Reference Publishers Group (IRPG) Meeting Summary – ALA Conference

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Each Friday before the ALA Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group (IRPG) gets together to have a program and discussion of issues surrounding reference publishing.  The ALA Annual meeting was no exception.  A large group of publishers and librarians gathered to figure out, “how did we get here?”  A panel of librarians, LIS instructors, reference […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · Publishing · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

Library Bypass – SSP blog post

October 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Interesting post in the SSP’s blog – the Scholarly Kitchen, written by Joseph Esposito.  Esposito discusses “library bypass,” which as he describes, is another way for publishers to reach paying customers.  Esposito says that libraries have limited money and are partial in these times to open access materials, not another high priced package from a […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing

ALA Program -Rethinking the Reference Collection

June 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin: Rethinking the Reference Collection ALA PUBLISHING McCormick Place West W-179 Monday, July 13, 2009, 10:30 – 12:00

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Reference Publishing