Internet Archive Library Partnership Develops Joint eBook Collection To Extend Traditional In-Library Lending Model

February 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

The Internet Archive and 150 partnering libraries announced the launch of a traditional in-library lending model for a pooled collection of over 80,000 eBooks.  Yesterday the pooled collection was released to the public — providing access through web browser and download technology. The full press release is available at the Internet Archive, clips from the […]

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Springer eBooks now also available in the Google eBookstore

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Springer, who has existing eRetail partnerships with Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and others, announced this week the addition of the Google eBookstore for Springer eBook titles. From their press release:  Springer eBooks can now also be purchased via Google’s eBookstore. Google currently holds the biggest collection of Springer eBooks with more than 52,000 books, […]

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Articles of Interest

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

States redefine textbooks to include digital format, Simba report finds New BookReader on the Internet Archive Google’s “Open” Books: Don’t believe the rhetoric behind the search company’s new Kindle rival Global e-reader sales to reach 6.6m 2010 – Gartner – 12/9/2010 – Electronics Weekly Long-Awaited Google eBookstore Launches Kindle For The Web Lets Web Sites […]

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Google’s eBook store opens

December 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

Google’s eBook Store launched yesterday, with over 3 million books available for download to multiple devices.  Most of these (2.8 million) are in the public domain, and therefore are free, as a result of their massive book scanning project.  The remaining titles will have a “buy” button which takes a user to the eBook store […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Vendor News