Ingram launches new search and order platform

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an Ingram press release: May 7, 2012  Ingram Content Group launches new comprehensive ipage® search and order platform NASHVILLE, TN – Following a new home page redesign in January 2011, today Ingram Content Group announced that it has launched its new comprehensive ipage® search and order platform. Created collaboratively with users, the newly designed […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

Ingram adds Sesame Street ebooks

April 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

As libraries worldwide add digital content to complement print materials, Ingram is expanding its e-book offering for libraries with an e-book subscription option for popular Sesame Street e-books. The Sesame Street e-bookstore subscription on ipage® provides libraries of any size unlimited access to more than 150 read-along, audio, animated and interactive books through their Ingram […]

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Tags: Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Ingram launches Android App for VitalSource e-textbook platform

April 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

From an Ingram Press Release:  As students look for more ways to interact with digital textbooks, they are increasingly turning to smartphones and tablets powered by the Android® operating system. To meet this demand, VitalSource®, the most-used e-textbook platform in the industry today announced the expansion of its mobile footprint with the addition of an […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ingram’s Vital Source e-textbook platform available through Blackboard Learn

February 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Feb. 14th press release:  Ingram’s Vital Source is now providing access to its leading e-textbook platform through Blackboard Learn™, one of the most used learning management systems. The Blackboard Building Block™ for VitalSource gives institutions a comprehensive tool to implement digital textbooks for students in mobile, online and offline environments. “We are pleased […]

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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

CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Where Do Libraries Fit in the Ebook Ecosystem? | Digital Book World The rise of the 99-cent Kindle e-book – CNET News The New Economics of the University Press — A Report from the AAUP Ohio System teams with Flat World Knowledge on free digital textbooks Interview with Ingram’s Skip Prichard Iowa to Launch Statewide […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Textbooks

TOC – Inventory on Demand in the Digital Age

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Inventory on Demand in the Digital Age Panelists:  Laura Baldwin, O’Reilly Media and Phil Ollila, Ingram Laura – reality of our biz, print and retail is still the bulk of the business. Print erosion cost, shipping costs, printing expenses, safety stock, operating capital are all factors in the profit/loss of publishers. Strategically they wanted to […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Print on demand · Publishing · 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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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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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Preservation · Publishing