Libraries, are you feeling the love?

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

As was reported earlier, Sony and Overdrive have partnered to promote library e-book collections.  Sony seems to be embracing the library world as its competitive edge.  Why would one want to buy a Kindle and then have to buy content when you can buy a Sony and borrow much content for free? It’s unlikely that […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Library News · Vendor News

Blackwell Webinars for Librarians

August 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Those of you with Blackwell Services, or interested in Blackwell Services, may want to consider attending one of their webinars on connecting electronic resources to ebook aggregators like ebrary, EBL, and Myilibrary.  They have a webinar this Wednesday, August 19th to demonstrate the Infotools option in ebrary, at 11:00 PDT.  Please contact Erik Christopher for […]

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EBL adds new publishers

May 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

EBL just announced the addition of new publishers to their platform.  They include: * Harvard Health Publications * Continuum International Publishing Group * Ashgate Publishing Group * Spinifex Press (Australian publisher) * Hindawi Publishing Corporation * Perseus Books

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Tags: Vendor News

Interview with Kari Paulson, President of EBL

April 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

We’ve posted a new interview to our interviews page.  This time, it’s with Kari Paulson, President of EBL.  In this interview, Kari discusses various business models offered by EBL and unique features of their interface.  She references some case studies that were done by CERN and Swinburne University.  Kari’s interview adds to NSR’s collection of […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Vendor News

EBL titles on iPhone, iTouch

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

From the EBL blog: We’ve recently announced that EBL titles can be downloaded to the Sony Reader, but did you know that EBL’s new reader is already accessible on an iPhone and iPod Touch? Patrons can access EBL  titles on their iPhone or iPod Touch through the normal webpages.  The image view in the reader […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Vendor News

EBL ebooks can now be loaded on Sony Reader

January 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

From the new EBL blog: Sony Reader and Adobe announced the release of Digital Editions firmware which can be loaded onto the Sony Reader PR505 and the new PR700.  As EBL download uses Adobe Digital Editions, EBL ebooks can now be loaded onto Sony Reader devices. You can read more about the software and how to […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Press Releases · Vendor News

Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA)

November 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The current NSR poll asks, “is your institution using patron driven acquisition to purchase eBooks.”  PDA is a business model, offered by (currently) 3 ebook aggregators  – NetLibrary, EBL, and Ingram Digital.  In this model, patrons determine which eBooks are purchased based on the eBooks they use.  There are many variations to PDA, but each variation does allow for […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Vendor News

Booklist Online Articles Feature Follett, NetLibrary, and Overdrive

October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Those of you interested in learning more about Follett and Overdrive should take a look at the recent  Off The Shelf column in Booklist Online – E-book Distributors for the Public and School Library Markets.  The article provides an overview of the content, features, and business models of both of these distributors. NetLibrary, due to it’s […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

EBL’s new improved online reader

September 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

The new and improved EBL online reader is set to be launched on 23rd September 2008 and we’re inviting you to preview it… The new reader features improved design and layout enhancements, and offers patrons these brand new features: *  Fast-loading image view as well as PDF view -the image view gives readers the ability […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

Charleston Program to feature plenty on eBooks

September 12th, 2008 · Comments Off

Anyone interested in eBooks should take a look at the Charleston Conference program, November 5 – 8th.  There are a plethora of sessions including: Ebook use among a group of large academic libraries To Supersede or Supplement? Profiling E-book aggregator collections eBook Intelligence: The 8th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch E-Books – How are they […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Patron Driven Acquisition