“Books at JSTOR”

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week I posted a very brief announcement about JSTOR and eBooks.  I’ve since been emailed this more thorough press release. January 11, 2011 – New York, NY – Five of the nation’s leading university presses – Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, Princeton, and Yale – are at the forefront of a new effort to publish […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Preservation · Publishing · Vendor News

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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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Textbooks · Vendor News

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

Articles of Interest

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Trine U. School Requires E-Textbooks for Entire Curriculum Tech Breakthrough Could Mean Disposable E-Readers Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture – WSJ.com “Which ereader device should I buy?” What ereader would I recommend for the holidays? The Editor’s picks

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Textbooks

Google Editions Set to Launch

December 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

An article in the Wall Street Journal today discusses the long-awaited Google Editions launch, which is set for the end of this year. According tot he article, “Google Editions hopes to upend the existing e-book market by offering an open, “read anywhere” model that is different from many competitors. Users will be able to buy […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Google Books

Charleston Conference – E-Content Integration

November 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Michael Gorrell, Sr. VP and CIO of EBSCO, discussed several challenges that EBSCO (and other publishers/vendors) are experiencing while integrating content. Some of these challenges include: licensing content from a diverse set of sources processing heterogeneous content homogenously searching everything with precision and breadth at the same time displaying different data so that their uniqueness […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms

Ebooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice

September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion of the acquisition models of eBooks for academic libraries.  We chatted about business models, workflow issues and their opportunities and challenges, the pros and cons of electronic access,and the future of eBooks.  I was pretty busy doing my moderating duties […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing

New Articles of Interest

September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

For your weekend reading pleasure: ModernBookFactory.com: The First Complete Online Audiobook Production and App Development Service for Independent Publishers and Authors Ebooks: the future is now – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Imagining the Dream e-Tool for Education and Training – Scholarly Kitchen And the Best File Format for Open Textbook Publishing Is . . […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Gutenberg Android eReader app

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

From PRWeb:  The new Gutenberg eReader Android app, which delivers free ebooks on demand, is now shipping through the Google Android Market. The Gutenberg eReader provides an intuitive interface to browse through the Project Gutenberg catalog and lets users read any ebook on the device. Reading enthusiasts can catch up on the latest Project Gutenberg […]

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Tags: Discovery · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

Google Exec to Speak at Free Virtual Publishing Business Conference

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from Teleread. Thanks, Paul. Mark Nelson, Strategic Partner Manager & International Lead at Google, will be interviewed during a special keynote event, LIVE during the Publishing Business VIRTUAL Conference & Expo (produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines), Sept. 16 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ET. Register for Free The […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Google Books