eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Charleston Conference – eBook Archiving

November 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday, I joined a panel of publishers, aggregators, and archiving agencies to discuss the issue of eBook archiving.  I had to set the stage for libraries, which was quite easy – we are in fear of losing our content to which we no longer have control of since it is housed on someone else’s server […]

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DOD offers audiobooks

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

I received the following Press Release concerning the DOD and audiobooks.  I’m glad to see government agencies making the leap to electronic books. Department of Defense offers downloadable audiobooks through MyiLibrary La VERGNE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. announced today an agreement with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to offer downloadable digital audiobooks […]

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New Audio Interview with Patrick Moore of Ingram Digital

January 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Just posted a new interview with Patrick Moore from Ingram Digital on the interviews page. Patrick and I discussed Ingram’s audio-book program.  One slight correction in the interview – Patrick states that Ingram is adding approximately 100 titles per day.  The statement should have been “approximately 100 titles per week.” For more information on Ingram […]

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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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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Standards

New Audio Interview with Erik Christopher, Blackwell

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Spoke with Erik Christopher, Digital Services Sales Manager at Blackwell about their Collection Manager System for eBooks.  Blackwell is partnered with EBL, ebrary, and Ingram Digital.  Erik’s interview is linked from the NSR interviews page, one of many in our series. For more information on this product, I’ve attached a pdf of Blackwell’s Collection Manager.  […]

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Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is an update on the eBook preconference planned for the Charleston Conference on November 4th. Time: 9 am – 4 pm eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Cost: $125 Speakers: Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; Lindsey Schell, University of Texas – Austin, Anne Behler, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University; […]

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Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Charleston Conference has announced their pre-conference program. There is one on eBooks – Wednesday, November 4th. eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Time: 9 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 Speakers: Keith Powell, Head of Acquisitions, The UC Irvine Libraries ; Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; and Holly Tomren, Electronic […]

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E-Books Are Not Books

February 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I read an interesting paper by Mark T J Carden of Ingram Digital. He presented this paper at the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (see citation below).  Mark discusses how eBooks are following the same evolutionary path of physical books and won’t be fully adopted until the “traditional book is deconstructed and reconstructed to […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Formats

Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA)

November 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The current NSR poll asks, “is your institution using patron driven acquisition to purchase eBooks.”  PDA is a business model, offered by (currently) 3 ebook aggregators  – NetLibrary, EBL, and Ingram Digital.  In this model, patrons determine which eBooks are purchased based on the eBooks they use.  There are many variations to PDA, but each variation does allow for […]

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