Articles of Interest – Penguin/OverDrive edition

November 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

A flurry of blog posts and news articles are appearing related to the Penguin announcement to suspend library lending of titles. Here are a few articles of interest: OverDrive Suspends Access to New Penguin eBook Titles, “Get For Kindle” Access Also Shutdown « INFOdocket Penguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New […]

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Kindle Lending Library launches with 5,000 titles

November 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off

The rumored news of Kindle offering a lending library has come to fruition.  Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy from INFODocket shared this post this morning and gave me permission to repost in full.  INFODocket posts all type of in-depth industry news and reports, so check them out for more than eBooks. @INFODocket UPDATE: Paul Biba […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive, Amazon, and Privacy – INFODocket explores the questions

September 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy at INFODocket are asking some very important questions about end-user privacy when borrowing OverDrive  library books through a third party vendor site (Amazon). The post asks: Is Amazon collecting download information? Is Amazon saving library download info permanently? If not, how long will they keep it? Is there a retention policy? […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Articles of Interest

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

3M announces Cloud Library e-book lending service for ’21st century’ libraries — Engadget Mobile Reading REALLY Comes of Age — An Information-packed Slide Deck Worth Viewing « The Scholarly Kitchen How To Download eBooks From Your Local Library – eBookNewser 8,000 authors choose Open Access and see direct evidence of the positive impact Jailbreak Your […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · Self Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Digital Textbooks and Open Educational Resources – Summary of SOCHE Think TV session

May 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday, May 3rd I recorded a 15 minute segment for the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education on Think TV, the local public television station in Dayton, Ohio.  My topic was the rise of digital textbooks and options available for students and faculty to access and produce textbooks and learning materials.  Below is a […]

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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

Google Books Settlement Rejected

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Google Books Settlement was rejected on Tuesday.  There has been a ton of press on this already.  Here are links to several key articles and documents: PDF of Judge Denny Chin’s decision The Google books settlement:  Where things stand and some suggestions for what’s next -  via The Scholarly Kitchen Google Book Settlement Rejected:  […]

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Articles of Interest – Harper Collins Edition

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations Boycott HarperCollins HCOD, eBook User Bill of Rights and Math Outrage is Not Adaptive HarperCollins responds to angered librarians Roundup: What’s the Mainstream Press Writing About the eBooks – INFODocket More Libraries and Librarians Weigh In On eBook Lending …INFODocket Press Coverage of Libraries/Harper Collins, Roundup #3 […]

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Resource Shelf Editors Launch InfoDocket and FullTextReports

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy, formerly the senior editors of Resource Shelf and Docuticker, have now moved on to another complimentary set of news sites – InfoDocket and FullText Reports.  Both of these new sites offer great aggregated content with a new look and feel. ResourceShelf continues to publish (10+ years) with new editorial staff […]

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