Patron Driven Acquisition in Libraries

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Patron Driven Acquisition has gained much interest from libraries these days. As a result, many are writing about their experiences with the new business model. Today, Inside Higher Education featured an article on “PDA In the Library,” (E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands). This article discusses the benefits of PDA, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Charleston Conference – E-Content Procurement

November 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Cory Tucker, Head of Collection Development from UNLV and Emilie Delquie, VP of Publishers Communication Group provided an overview of the variety of ways in which electronic content is being procured in libraries.  Cory discussed several current driving factors for procurement including decreasing library budgets, the variety of business models available, and network level access […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Publishing

E-Everything: Putting it All Together, A Charleston Preconference

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Wednesday, November 3rd the 30th Annual Charleston Conference will begin with a series of pre-conferences.  One of them is called E-everything: Putting it All Together.  Details of the program and speakers are listed below.  If you are interested in attending, you can register online. E-Everything: Putting it All Together Electronic resources continue to flood […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery

New Book About eBooks in Libraries – Release in August

August 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

I’m thrilled to inform you that No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries will be released in late August.  This edited book, published by ALA Editions, discusses a variety of eBook topics for school, public, and academic libraries.  Since I have a bit of clout with the publisher, I’m able to release the TOC and introduction […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Marketing · New Products · NSR Info · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

Patron Driven Acquisition – Librarian Survey

April 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I had the opportunity to work with Publishers Communication Group to present the hot-off-the-press results of their study of library deployment of  e-book patron driven acquisition (PDA) programs.  The study was conducted by PCG’s Head of Research Emilie Delquie.  She is still looking for survey respondents so please contact her if your library has a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Surveys/Statistics

Charleston eBook Preconference – eBook standards session

November 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Yesterday at the Charleston Conference we hosted a preconference on eBooks, titled “eBooks: Not just another binding.”  Carolyn Morris from Coutts, James Galbraith from OCLC, Janet Fischer from PCG Industries, and Sue Polanka from Wright State University organized the preconference.  There were 5 sessions on a variety of topics.  The discussion was great, questions were […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Standards

Last chance for Charleston eBook preconference

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

If you are headed to Charleston next week and have Wednesday free, please consider attending the preconference.  The full program is listed here. Summaries/highlights will be posted to the blog after the event. EBOOKS:  NOT JUST ANOTHER BINDING XXIX CHARLESTON CONFERENCE – ISSUES IN BOOK AND SERIAL ACQUISITION CHARLESTON, SC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009: eBooks […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Standards

Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is an update on the eBook preconference planned for the Charleston Conference on November 4th. Time: 9 am – 4 pm eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Cost: $125 Speakers: Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; Lindsey Schell, University of Texas – Austin, Anne Behler, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University; […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards