YBP and EBL Partner for First Demand-Driven Approval Plan

November 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

YBP Library Services and Ebook Library (EBL) have announce that they have combined their unique strengths to create the first demand-driven approval plans.  With this announcement, followed by developments to come later, the two companies will use the accurate, book-in-hand descriptions from YBP’s approval process with the malleable patron-driven tools of EBL to offer a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

Charleston Conference – eBook Archiving

November 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday, I joined a panel of publishers, aggregators, and archiving agencies to discuss the issue of eBook archiving.  I had to set the stage for libraries, which was quite easy – we are in fear of losing our content to which we no longer have control of since it is housed on someone else’s server […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Preservation · Publishing

ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Ebooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice

September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion of the acquisition models of eBooks for academic libraries.  We chatted about business models, workflow issues and their opportunities and challenges, the pros and cons of electronic access,and the future of eBooks.  I was pretty busy doing my moderating duties […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing

Ask An Aggregator…. Would You?

August 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

If you had top executives from 4 academic eBook aggregators in the same room, what would you ask them?  Seriously, I need to know.  One of the Lively Lunch sessions at the XXX Annual Charleston Conference is an open forum with academic eBook aggregators from ebrary, EBL, Ingram, and NetLibrary.   I’m looking for suggestions on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms

Financial Importance of Short-term loaning eBooks, a Case Study

June 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I was given permission from EBL to post this case study on the financial importance of short-term loaning of ebooks.  The study references Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  It’s posted in it’s entirety below. The Financial Importance of Short-term Loans:  An Example from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Michigan Prepared by David Swords, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News

Blackwell Webinars for Librarians

June 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

Those of you with Blackwell (or considering Blackwell) may want to sit in on some of their webinars.  They work with ebrary, Myilibrary, and EBL, and offer webinars on connecting your electronic resources to each of these ebook aggregators.  They are offering a webinar this Wednesday on ebrary, details are below.Join Blackwell for a FREE Infotools webinar […]

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EBL expands content, offers title alert service

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

eBook aggregator EBL (Ebook Library) just announced the addition of 10,000 new titles in recent weeks, taking their title count to nearly 130,000.  Due to several enhancements to their production process they are now processing new titles even more quickly than before.  They now offer a New Title Alert service for librarians and end users.  […]

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EBL’s new patron interface ready for testing

November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

From an EBL press release: ImageEBL’s new patron interface is now ready for it’s final stages of testing. We’ve created a preview account where we encourage customers to login, test the new interface, and email all feedback to support@eblib.com . The interface will be going live December 15th, 2009. As well as a fresh, clean, […]

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New Audio Interview with Erik Christopher, Blackwell

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Spoke with Erik Christopher, Digital Services Sales Manager at Blackwell about their Collection Manager System for eBooks.  Blackwell is partnered with EBL, ebrary, and Ingram Digital.  Erik’s interview is linked from the NSR interviews page, one of many in our series. For more information on this product, I’ve attached a pdf of Blackwell’s Collection Manager.  […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Vendor News