ALA TechSource webinar series – Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource has just opened registration for the upcoming webinar series on e-books and e-readers.  I hope you can join us. Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka Two 90-minute sessions Thursdays 8/4/11 and 8/11/11 2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT 12:30 – 2:00 PM MDT | […]

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Articles of Interest

May 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Mourning the Printed Book — The Aesthetic and Sensory Deprivation of E-books « The Scholarly Kitchen 10 Websites To Download Free eBooks – eBookNewser The subscription model for ebooks hasn’t emerged yet, but it will – The Shatzkin Files Best-selling authors criticize HarperCollins library ebook policy Will Amazon make a tablet? ‘Stay tuned,’ says Jeff […]

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Articles of Interest

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Archiving the Web for Scholars – (Internet Archive) Inside Higher Ed Barnes & Noble to launch next-generation Nook May 24th | TeleRead News: Picking a Fight – (Amazon and College Book Stores) Inside Higher Ed Petition against HarperCollins ebook/library policy garners 53,786 signatures | TeleRead Ereaders fail at education UK publishers and libraries in talks […]

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Self-publishing author J.A. Konrath to headline OverDrive’s Digipalooza 2011

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From OverDrive:  Author and self-publisher J.A. Konrath (a.k.a. Jack Kilborn) will be a featured speaker at Digipalooza 2011.  Konrath has authored 22 eBook titles that are available through OverDrive public, school, and college libraries. He has sold more than 300,000 eBooks. OverDrive’s 3rd international user group conference will be held in downtown Cleveland, July 28-31, […]

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EQUACC issues interim report

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) Task Force met for the first time at a meeting held at ALA Midwinter and had a more substantive session at a one-and-a-half day retreat at the Washington Office, March 7-8, 2011.  The retreat happened to coincide with the announcement that HarperCollins would limit loans for its e-books.  […]

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“26″ not set-in stone, OverDrive challenged on access fees

April 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Two great articles in Library Journal yesterday.  The first article summarized the comments of Josh Marwell, president of sales at Harper Collins regarding the 26 check-out rule.  Marwell sat on a panel as part of “eBooks: Collections at the Crossroads,” a symposium organized by the Connecticut Library Consortium (#clctrendspotting, #clcebooks). Clip from article: “Is 26 […]

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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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Simon and Schuster and Library eBook Lending

March 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Check out Eric Hellman’s article, Simon and Schuster is looking at limited lending library eBook Models.  Eric highlights a Publishing Point interview conducted by Michael Healy with Simon and Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy.  Below is a clip from Eric’s article about library lending: “Healy’s last question concerned Harper-Collins and the “eye of the hurricane” that […]

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Amazon Pulls Plug on

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from –, one of the new and very popular ebook lending services, was shut down today. Amazon has pulled the plug on them. The API that connects them to the Amazon database has been revoked. According the a@lendleapp tweet, Amazon said Lendle doesn’t “serve the principal purpose of driving […]

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Digipalooza III to be held July 28-31, 2011

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

From OverDrive (note one of the sponsors at the bottom):  Public and school librarians from around the world will come together with publishing industry leaders at OverDrive’s third international user group conference, Digipalooza (, July 28-31, 2011, in Cleveland. Held every two years, this four-day educational and networking conference will address the massive surge in […]

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