Articles of Interest

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

US Justice Department and FTC looking into Apple’s subscription service; EU monitoring as well What We Talk About When We Talk About Business Models – The Scholarly Kitchen Sustainable Business Models for Open Textbooks My experience with the Espresso Book Machine Publishing CTOs Want Standard Formats – eBookNewser The True Cost of Publishing on the […]

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Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

A must read OCLC newsletter article written by Andy Havens and Tom Storey – Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers.  Havens and Storey interviewed Catherine Mitchell from the California Digital Library and Andrew Pate of On-Demand Books.  Topics include: the university as publishers embedded librarians library as publisher (espresso book machine) libraries […]

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New Articles of Interest

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Articles of Interest

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

A Truly Bookless Library – Inside Higher Ed IBooks App more popular than Facebook and Twitter Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad How to Digitize Your Textbooks E-reader roundup: 8 devices compete for the crown Arizona State University Is Bringing Kindles And YA eBooks To Library Dynamic Books, College Open Textbooks […]

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Articles of Interest

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? Ebooks: The $100 Sweet Spot has been Reached Another Press Stops Publishing – Inside Higher Ed Project Gutenberg: Timeline Events Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future? Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers – CNET News Espresso Book Machine Spreads to Bookstores […]

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College Bookstores to add Espresso Book Machines

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Expect to find print on demand textbooks and other academic and trade titles available for POD in college bookstores very soon.  From a press release, “NACS Media Solutions (NMS), a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and On Demand Books LLC (ODB), the maker of the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), have entered […]

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Tools of Change – Making the Case for Digital Printing

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Making the Case for Digital Printing –  Tools of Change Conference – Feb. 22, 1:30 – 3:30 Brian O’Leary and Ashley Gordon This session was directed to publishers who are thinking about digital printing opportunities.  The speakers were obviously pro-digital printing and provided many examples of the benefits of digital printing for publishers.  But, libraries […]

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UM to sell digitized books on Amazon

July 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

First Google, now Amazon, UM has certainly got connections.  They announced this week a plan to offer book reprints for sale on Amazon as reprints on demand.  According to their press release,”The University of Michigan will make thousands of books that are no longer in copyright — including rare and one-of-a-kind titles — available as reprints […]

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New articles of interest

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

These articles are all linked on the NSR home page in the delicious links. Espresso Book Machines: Lurch winning friends at Northshire Bookstore—whats next? Michael Nielsen ” Is scientific publishing about to be disrupted? The e-book wars: Google vs. Amazon vs. Apple—and how they may duke it out Springer leaps ahead in academic e-book market […]

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Will Print-on-Demand Stifle eBooks?

April 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

There is a really interesting article (with comments) on the TeleRead blog about the Espresso Book Machine.  If you remember, UM purchased the Espresso back in October.   This new article, written by Court Merrigan, focuses on the machine’s use in bookstores – store front or in one’s closet.  It’s big in the UK, with plans […]

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