OhioLINK receives $750,000 EDUCAUSE grant for multimedia course material

April 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

OhioLINK has been named a recipient of a $750,000 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), a new initiative focused on identifying and scaling technology-enabled approaches to dramatically improve college readiness and completion, especially for low-income young adults. OhioLINK’s winning project will build off of its successful Ohio Digital Bookshelf program by creating multimedia and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Enhanced eBooks · Library News · Textbooks

The Google Book Scanning Project: Issues and Updates – EDUCAUSE Webinar Summary

September 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Sat in on the EDUCAUSE webinar on the Google Book scanning project.  The speakers were Jonathan Band Counsel, Library Copyright Alliance Dan Clancy Engineering Director, Google Book Search

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Google Books

Notebooks preferred to Readers for eTextbooks, highlights of the EDUCAUSE webinar on eTextbooks at NWMSU

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

I sat in on the EDUCAUSE webinar today on the eTextbook pilot project at NW Missouri State University.  Some background: NWMS University has been purchasing textbooks for their students for the last 100 years!  They also provide notebook PC’s to students for a rather small fee.  Testing the eTextbook plan with the SONY Reader was […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Textbooks

EDUCAUSE eBook Webinar tomorrow

August 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Short notice, but this one looks good and it’s FREE – EDUCAUSE E-Readers and E- Textbooks: Current Reality and Future Possibilities.  Speakers include Jon T. Rickman and Roger Von Holzen from Northwest Missouri State University. Hopefully they will go into more detail on their pilot program, which was in an EduCause article earlier this year. […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Textbooks