Articles of Interest

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

US Justice Department and FTC looking into Apple’s subscription service; EU monitoring as well What We Talk About When We Talk About Business Models – The Scholarly Kitchen Sustainable Business Models for Open Textbooks My experience with the Espresso Book Machine Publishing CTOs Want Standard Formats – eBookNewser The True Cost of Publishing on the […]

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Accessibility and eBooks – Resources and an Interview

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Petri, the Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, about the accessibility of eBooks and eBook readers.  Ken is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and offered a great deal of information during the interview.  It’s about 25 minutes in length, so I […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Publishing

New Articles of Interest

July 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Each week the number of blog posts and articles relating to eBooks, publishing, and eReaders is on the rise.  This week was no exception.  Articles I am linking to focus on the use of readers in elementary schools and higher ed and how fast/slow reading is on devices, future of publishing and business models, textbook […]

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Depts. of Education and Justice rule on Accessible Reading Devices

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

This posting is taken in full from a U.S. Dept. of Education Press Release. Today, the Departments of Justice and Education announced the publication of a joint ‘Dear Colleague’ letter reaffirming the agencies’ commitment to ensuring students with disabilities have equal access to emerging technologies in institutions of higher education. Under the Americans with Disabilities […]

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New Articles of Interest

February 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

SPIE launches digital library Authors Guild responds to Justice Department’s comments Department of Justice objects to revised Google Books settlement Textbook companies to partner with ScrollMotion to put content on iPad Macmillan’s Amazon Beatdown Proves Content Is King Future of eReading might not be iPad, but Blio Apple unveils iPad. Your move, Amazon The iPad […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

Google Books, links to letters, objections/responses

December 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s a link to the letter sent to the DOJ from the Exec Dir’s of ALA/ACRL/ARL on December 15th, outlining concerns of pricing and the lack of academic representation on the Registry Board. And another link for the NY Law School document outlining the objections and responses in the amended settlement.

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New articles of interest

October 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Now bookmarked in my delicious account: Single Purpose E-Book Readers are Dead – Tennant: Digital Libraries – Blog on Library Journal Three kinds of e-book illegals: Felix Torres tutorial for NYT columnist Randall Stross and publishers New York Times columnist fears napsterization of e-books Library Groups: DOJ Filing “Completely” Changed Landscape for Google Settlement – […]

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DOJ Response to the Google Book Settlement

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Lots of news and blog sites are reporting on the Dept. of Justice response to the Google Book Settlement. Teleread has a simple summary, referring folks to the 32 page DOJ official response, Resource Shelf summarizes a variety of news sources, and for a simple overview, see the DOJ Press Release.   The DOJ suggests the […]

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Recent Articles

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve marked the following articles in my delicious account, which are also listed on the NSR home page. Some numbers on popularity of ereaders As classrooms go digital, textbooks are history Random House, other pubs miserly toward IDPF/ePub, but new e-readers and Sigil editor show there’s hope Blackwell and Ingram sign ebook deal; Credo partnering […]

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Google Book Search Settlement

May 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Posting on behalf of Peter Murray, OhioLINK, full post at: Today was to be the deadline for objecting to, opting out of, and/or filing briefs with the court on the Google Book Search Settlement. That was the plan, at least, when the preliminary approval statement from the court was issued last year. That deadline […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Google Books