No Shelf Required’s two new publications

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required has been busy this past year exploring the many topics of eBooks and libraries.  Very soon, two new publications will be available from ALA Publishing which share the No Shelf Required name.  These new publications contain completely new content, expanding upon No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2011. Details are […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · NSR Info · Open Access · Preservation · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Textbooks

Ungluing eBooks – creative commons licensed eBooks

August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Eric Hellman has a new blog post on his Go To Hellman site with updates on his new project to support open access eBooks– Unglue.it (or unglueit.com). From the post: For readers new to this blog, “ungluing ebooks” is what I’m calling the process of raising money to make creative-commons licensed ebook editions of the […]

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Open Access eBooks, part 4, by Eric Hellman

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s blog, Go To Hellman – The fourth section my book chapter on Open Access eBooks looks at theier relationship with libraries.  I previously posted the Introduction,  What does Open Access mean for eBooks and Business Models for Creation of Open Access E-Books. I’ll be posting one more section, a conclusion. Thank you […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Preservation · Publishing

Open Access eBooks, Part 3

May 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s Go To Hellman blog.  Please offer your comments to Eric at the Go To Hellman blog. Here’s the third section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; and What does Open Access mean for eBooks subsequent posts […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks

Open Access eBooks, Part 2. What does Open Access Mean for e-books?

May 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted from the Go To Hellman blog from Eric Hellman.  Here’s the second section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; subsequent posts will include sections on Business Models for Open Access E-Books, and Open Access E-Books in Libraries. Note […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Open Access · Publishing

Open Access E-books Part One, from Eric Hellman

April 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’ve been working on on a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. My chapter covers “Open Access E-Books”. Over the next week or two, I’ll be posting drafts for the chapter on the blog. Many readers know things that I don’t about this area, and I would be grateful […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Google Books · Open Access · Publishing

Simon and Schuster and Library eBook Lending

March 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Check out Eric Hellman’s article, Simon and Schuster is looking at limited lending library eBook Models.  Eric highlights a Publishing Point interview conducted by Michael Healy with Simon and Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy.  Below is a clip from Eric’s article about library lending: “Healy’s last question concerned Harper-Collins and the “eye of the hurricane” that […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

Libraries Belong in the eBook EcoSystem

January 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Fabulous post, and summary of the Digital Book World Conference thus far, from Eric Hellman.  He reports on a panel discussion from DBW today, moderated by Josh Hadro at Library Journal.  LJ has a great summary article of the discussion as well.  The topic – why libraries belong in the eBook ecosystem.  Panelists included OverDrive […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing

Why ProQuest Bought ebrary – Eric Hellman

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Eric Hellman has a really nice article describing why ProQuest bought ebrary.  It’s available on his blog, Go To Hellman, but here is an excerpt: “Take a look at the New York Times homepage. Then take a look at CNN.com or MSNBC. How do you tell which website belongs to a newspaper and which ones […]

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Macmillan CEO open to new business models with libraries

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

Eric Hellman, moderator of the Go To Hellman blog, attended the Publishing Point Meetup Group in NYC and posted a summary of comments from Macmillan CEO, John Sargent.  Sargent stated he is open to new business models with libraries going so far as to say, “If there is a model where the publisher gets a […]

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