17 Knowledge Unlatched titles now available

March 21st, 2014 · No Comments

I received an email from Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Directory of Knowledge Unlatched.  She provided an update on the progress of unlatching the first collection of open access books.  Here are the highlights of her message: We have now begun the process of making the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons license via […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Vendor News

HathiTrust partners with DPLA for discovery of public domain and open content

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ann Arbor, MI – The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content. DPLA provides an online portal to freely available digital material held by libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. By […]

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Tags: Discovery · DPLA · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries

HathiTrust settlement, fair use protected – articles of interest

October 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Wednesday, Judge Harold Baer Jr. of the Southern District of New York issued a judgement in the “HathiTrust” lawsuit.  Below are several links to articles and blog posts on the topic.  The full text of the legal opinion is also linked below. Opinion The Laboratorium blog post:  HathiTrust Wins The Michigan Daily:  U wins copyright […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News

Articles of Interest – HathiTrust/Author’s Guild Edition

September 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Authors Guild, Australian Society of Authors, Quebec Writers Union Sue Five U.S. Universities « INFOdocket Authors Sue to Remove Books From Digital Archive – NYTimes.com Authors Guild Sues University Libraries Association of Research Libraries :: LCA Statement on Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. HathiTrust et al. Copyright Clash: Authors Guild and Others Sue HathiTrust […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Library News · Preservation · Vendor News

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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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Open Access eBooks, part 4, by Eric Hellman

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s blog, Go To Hellman – The fourth section my book chapter on Open Access eBooks looks at theier relationship with libraries.  I previously posted the Introduction,  What does Open Access mean for eBooks and Business Models for Creation of Open Access E-Books. I’ll be posting one more section, a conclusion. Thank you […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Preservation · Publishing

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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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Full-text search the HathiTrust collection on Summon

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Serials Solutions press release:  Serials Solutions and HathiTrust today announced an agreement to enable full-text search of the entire HathiTrust collection of digitized scholarly books from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. Researchers and faculty at institutions with the Summon™ service will be able to use the library’s own website to search the full […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

HathiTrust and OCLC Develop WorldCat Local Prototype

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 18, 2011—OCLC and the HathiTrust have developed a unique WorldCat Local user interface for discovery of items accessible through the HathiTrust Digital Library. The WorldCat Local prototype (http://hathitrust.worldcat.org) for the HathiTrust Digital Library was designed and implemented by both organizations in close cooperation as a means to further develop a shared digital library […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Fun Facts about eBooks

November 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

As we prepare for a long holiday weekend here in the States, I thought I’d provide you with some fun facts about eBooks and other electronic content (just in case you need to impress the relatives).  These are things I collected from articles, blog posts, and by contacting vendors directly.  I use these factoids when […]

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