Google Books prevails, lawsuit dismissed

November 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Google Books prevails and the lawsuit is dismissed. Quote from the Authors Guild v Google – Summary Judgment Decision (Case 1:05-cv-08136-DC Document 1088 Filed 11/14/13): In my view, Google Books provides significant public benefits. It advances the progress of the arts and sciences, while maintaining respectful consideration for the rights of authors and other creative […]

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Google eBook affiliates program launched

June 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from the Inside Google Books blog. Retailers, bloggers, book publishers and other website owners in the U.S. can now become Google eBooks affiliates. Affiliates can link to Google eBooks on their sites for any of the hundreds of thousands of titles available for sale, earning a commission for referring sales to the […]

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Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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WorldCat Local adds new databases and ebook collections

June 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 31, 2011—WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers and other information providers to make content more accessible to library users through the Web. WorldCat Local offers access to […]

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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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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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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

Articles of Interest

March 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 21st Inkling: Another Digital Textbook Approacheth, But this time, It has Friends: The Scholarly Kitchen Research Triangle Libraries Get $41K Grant To Explore Consortial Ebook Models The Vexed Problem of Libraries, Publishers, and E-books ” The … HarperCollinsGate: Some Thoughts ” The Scholarly Kitchen Innovation and Longevity in Digital Publishing: […]

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Google Books Settlement Rejected

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Google Books Settlement was rejected on Tuesday.  There has been a ton of press on this already.  Here are links to several key articles and documents: PDF of Judge Denny Chin’s decision The Google books settlement:  Where things stand and some suggestions for what’s next -  via The Scholarly Kitchen Google Book Settlement Rejected:  […]

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eBooks and Maritime History – see and hear it at ALAMW

December 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Peter McCracken, librarian and founder of Serials Solutions, has a new hobby – ships.  His site, ShipIndex.org, helps people do research on hundreds of thousands of specific vessels. With over 1.5 million citations in it, the site tells you what books, journals, CD-ROMs, websites, databases, and other sources mention particular ships. It includes vessels mentioned […]

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