Douglas County Libraries adds Rowman & Littlefield titles to the DCL platform

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

February 27, 2014 – (Lanham, MD) – Rowman & Littlefield is proud to announce its new partnership with Douglas County Libraries to provide e-books directly to the DCL e-book platform. This partnership is part of DCL’s move to partner directly with publishers to provide electronic content for patrons. The newly signed agreement stipulates that e-books […]

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Public libraries in Colorado to use the Odilo eBook platform for purchasing, management, and lending

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Below is a press release about a partnership between OdiloTID, USA and the Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot project (eVokeColorado).  If you have heard about the Douglas County Model regarding ebooks, this partnership sets some of the groundwork for other libraries to expand upon the same model.  For some background information on the players and the […]

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Douglas County and CLC receive LSTA grant to expand eVoke project for digital content purchasing and lending

November 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Congratulations to everyone in Colorado on receiving this grant!  I’m pleased to see that the forward thinking librarians in Colorado will continue with their important work.  Please see the press release below for details on the program. LSTA awards Douglas County Libraries and CLiC more than $209,000 Douglas County Libraries (DCL) and partner the Colorado […]

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Douglas County Libraries debuts new blog for authors – The Wire: A Writer’s Resource

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) announces the debut of “The Wire: A Writer’s Resource,” a blog for new and aspiring authors. The new initiative provides information to people hoping to write, publish and find markets for their books, and is a step toward the library’s goal of making locally-produced content available to its audience. DCL has […]

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OdiloTID enables libraries to directly negotiate with publishers for ebooks, following DCL Model

June 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I received this press release today from Douglas County Libraries about OdiloTID. Interesting to see an international company step up to take on this important role for libraries. Bibliotheca had announced support for this type of service last summer, but I haven’t heard anything from them since.  Here is more from the DCL press release: […]

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Douglas County Libraries and Impelsys partner on an acquisitions dashboard

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m a big fan of Douglas County Libraries.  They are innovative trail blazers.  This press release from December 27, 2012 is another example of their innovation.  They are partnering with Impelsys to create an acquisitions dashboard.  This sounds similar to the dashboards available at other vendors, where a publisher can send all title metadata and […]

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Douglas County Libraries adds 10,000 titles from Smashwords

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Back in August, 2012, Smashwords announced a new product, Library Direct.  This is a service that allows libraries and library networks to acquire and establish large opening collections of ebooks, direct from Smashwords.  Douglas County was one of the first customers back in August of 2012, loading 10,000 of the top titles.  The last day […]

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Douglas County Libraries releases iOS app for easy downloads

October 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Douglas County Libraries continues to push the boundaries of local library hosting of ebooks.  They recently released a new iOS app so patrons can direct download from their local collection.  David Rothman at Library City has a really nice blog post with all of the details.  The app itself can be found here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idcl-reader/id565691104?ls=1&mt=8 If […]

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Douglas County Libraries monthly eBook price comparison

September 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Jamie LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries, sent this information to me about a new monthly price comparison of eBooks.  In addition to its appearance in American Libraries, it will be available at both the American Libraries e-Content blog (americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content) and at evoke.cvlsites.org. In the past months, the prices of ebooks for libraries—and in […]

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Smashwords announces Library Direct

August 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

Smashwords today announced Library Direct, a new service that allows libraries and library networks to acquire and establish large opening collections of ebooks, direct from Smashwords. Library Direct is available to libraries that host and manage their own ebook checkout systems, typically using Adobe Content Server, and that are capable of acquiring a large opening […]

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