Lend Me Your eBooks – by Erik Christopher

January 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

My friend and colleague, Erik Christopher (@eBookNoir), recently wrote a two part article on lending eBooks for Publishing Perspectives.  Cleverly titled, “Friends Romans, Librarians:  Lend Me Your eBooks” (parts 1 and 2), Christopher discusses lending issues with Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and OverDrive. Friends, Romans, Librarians: Lend Me Your E-book (Part 1) Friends, Romans, Librarians: […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Vendor News

eBook platform comparison chart

June 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m not sure how I didn’t find this earlier, but thanks to a colleague, Erik Christopher, I am now aware of the JISC eBook comparison chart. It is available on the JISC site at http://www.jisc-adat.com/adat/adat_ebooks.pl and offers a comparison of up to 7 different eBook platforms including:  Credo Reference, NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, MyiLibrary, Dawsonera, and Taylor and […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor 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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New Articles of Interest

February 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Apple is Up to Something Publishers May Not Like Erik Christopher follows up on “The strange case of academic libraries and e-books nobody reads” Elsevier Introduces New Features For Online Health-Science Textbooks – Wired News – CHE Four Universities Settle Suit over Accessibility to Kindle for the Blind – 1/28/2010 – Library Journal Apple’s new […]

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New Articles of Interest

January 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, lots of good stuff going on these last couple of weeks. Forty-nine percent of surveyed consumers unlikely to buy dedicated e-book readers Before E-book Experimentation, How About A Little Back to Basics? Ebooks and Higher Ed – Platforms, an overview from inside by Erik Christopher How to: The archaic art of printing e-books from […]

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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

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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Tags: Conferences/Events