Duke University Press launches new eBook platform

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press’s books: read.dukeupress.edu. Offering more than 1,600 titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries for purchase. […]

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Duke University Press eBooks to move to HighWire

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

January 17, 2013 – – Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce a major expansion of their partnership to include the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. Beginning with the 2014 collection, e-Duke Books, an annual collection of at least 100 new electronic books published by Duke University Press as well as more than […]

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HighWire incorporates article-level metrics with ImpactStory

December 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

PALO ALTO, CA – 18 December 2012 — HighWire Press is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic collaboration with ImpactStory, a researcher led, non-profit organization with a drive to help redefine the impact of research articles. Article level metrics monitor the conversations around an article, as a complement to citation reports which […]

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Charleston Conference – Discoverability and Efficiency

November 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Anh Bui, Executive Publication Manager, Books Products, at HighWire Press presented, “discoverability and efficiency: how users get to content they value.”  She quoted Clay Shirky, It’s really not information overload, it’s filter failure (Clay Shirky, 2008).  Ann stated that information filters can be used/activated by users or they can be used/activated by us (librarians/publishers). An […]

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E-Everything: Putting it All Together, A Charleston Preconference

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Wednesday, November 3rd the 30th Annual Charleston Conference will begin with a series of pre-conferences.  One of them is called E-everything: Putting it All Together.  Details of the program and speakers are listed below.  If you are interested in attending, you can register online. E-Everything: Putting it All Together Electronic resources continue to flood […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery

Interview with Anh Bui, HighWire Press – eBook survey results

March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

This year HighWire Press conducted a survey of librarian attitudes and opinions on eBooks.  The survey results were published last week.  I had a chance to discuss the survey with Anh Bui, Executive Publication Manager, Books Products of HighWire Press this week.  I welcome you to take a listen.  Anh welcomes comments and questions – […]

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Librarians speak up about Ebooks – HighWire Press Survey Results

March 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

It’s a popular day for releasing survey results it seems.  Earlier we got Aptara’s results from a publisher survey on eBooks and now HighWire has released a survey on eBooks based on librarian input.  The result are in the full report. According to HighWire, the report espouses some familiar and consistent themes: Simplicity and ease […]

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4 Principles for E-book Discovery & Visability

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is another blog post from Sylvia Miller, Director of “Publishing the Civil Rights Movement” at the University of North Carolina Press, summarizing a Charleston Conference presentation.  It is reprinted with permission.  (Thanks Sylvia, you are making my job easy!) At the Charleston Conference, I attended an all-day preconference workshop on e-books organized by Sue […]

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More ebook preconference presentations – Discoverability and Visability

November 9th, 2009 · Comments Off

Charleston Conference – eBooks, Not just another binding preconference Increasing the discoverability of ebooks means making sure they are easy to find when users are looking for them. Increasing the visibility means placing them in the user’s workflow even when they aren’t actively looking for them. Both initiatives are vital when placing books online. In […]

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Last chance for Charleston eBook preconference

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

If you are headed to Charleston next week and have Wednesday free, please consider attending the preconference.  The full program is listed here. Summaries/highlights will be posted to the blog after the event. EBOOKS:  NOT JUST ANOTHER BINDING XXIX CHARLESTON CONFERENCE – ISSUES IN BOOK AND SERIAL ACQUISITION CHARLESTON, SC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009: eBooks […]

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