Articles of Interest

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Apologies for the long list, I’ve been away for a week and lots has happened! Ingram Announces New Library Ebook Access Model and Audiobook Shift In the era of ebooks, what is a book worth (I) Is signing with a mainstream publisher now a mistake? Digital book subscriptions, by Jane Litte Publishers Weekly: Librarians at […]

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Articles of Interest

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Hot reads this week.  Here’s a list of some good ones: New from Bowker: Selection of Statistics from Consumer-Focused Research Report for Book Industry « ResourceShelf The digital era has not made publishers defunct Kobo Now Supports ePub and PDF files Google Book Search beneficial to publishing industry, study shows The ABC’s of E-Reading – […]

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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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New articles of interest

November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

OCLC study on characteristics of books in the public domain Elgan: 7 reasons why e-book readers make lousy gifts this year Will textbooks be the biggest e-reader market in five years? Revised Google Book Search Settlement from a Library Perspective | Disruptive Library Technology Jester HathiTrust offers full-text search of millions of digitized books and […]

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New articles of interest

November 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s one in the NYT – Cell Phone Apps Challenge the Rise of eReaders Publishing Point meeting with Michael Healy, Executive Director, Book Rights Registry Trial of e-textbook business models to start in UK Samuelson Says She Has Same Pricing, Privacy Concerns About Google Settlement – 11/18/2009 – Library Journal E-books go to college, but […]

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50 Benefits of eBooks

September 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Michael Pastore of Zorba Press has released a revised edition of his benefits of eBooks title.  The new title – 50 Benefits of Ebooks – is available now in .pdf form and soon in EPUB and paperback for the very small price of $2.00. I like benefit #13 – Ebooks Are Cheaper to Buy In […]

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Comments on Google Book Search Settlement Coming to a Head (Again)

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

Originally Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, at 2:40 pm, by Peter Murray.  For best linking results, go to Peter’s original post. Ah, it is the beginning of September when thoughts turn to going back to school, the days turn a little colder (in the northern hemisphere) and the smell of lawsuit briefs is in […]

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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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Recent Articles

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve marked the following articles in my delicious account, which are also listed on the NSR home page. Some numbers on popularity of ereaders As classrooms go digital, textbooks are history Random House, other pubs miserly toward IDPF/ePub, but new e-readers and Sigil editor show there’s hope Blackwell and Ingram sign ebook deal; Credo partnering […]

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Google Book Search adds new features

June 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

From teleread.org By Paul Biba Several new features were announced today on Google’s Inside Book Search: Embeds and links – This new toolbar option allows you to embed a preview of a full view or partner book in any of your websites or blogs–all with a simple html snippet. …

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