JSTOR launches Register & Read program

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Interesting article in Inside Higher Ed this morning about a new JSTOR program, Register & Read.  The program allows any visitors the opportunity to check out 3 items fromt he JSTOR archive.  Here is an excerpt from the article: “The new program, called Register & Read, will soon let anybody read articles in the JSTOR […]

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June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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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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May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Archiving the Web for Scholars – (Internet Archive) Inside Higher Ed Barnes & Noble to launch next-generation Nook May 24th | TeleRead News: Picking a Fight – (Amazon and College Book Stores) Inside Higher Ed Petition against HarperCollins ebook/library policy garners 53,786 signatures | TeleRead Ereaders fail at education UK publishers and libraries in talks […]

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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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April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Forget Netflix. E-book Publishers Need a Hulu: Tech News and … Streaming or Buying Books: Will Readers Choose a Subscription Model for E-Books? O’Reilly to Go Print on Demand – eBookNewser We can surmise that e-book sales may be responsible for the steep downturns in the US and UK – Futurebook Intel Capital, Condé Nast […]

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October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

For E-Reader Fans, Competition Is Paying Off – NYTimes.com The Nookcolor and the Future of Textbooks – Inside Higher Ed Libraries Say ‘No DRM’; Springer Agrees Students Remain Reluctant to Try E-Textbooks, Survey Finds

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October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

Ebook restrictions leave libraries facing virtual lockout The End of the Textbook as We Know It – Technology SLJ Leadership Summit 2010: Librarians and Ereaders New Barnes & Noble children’s e-book program hints at color touchscreen Nook An Amazon Digital Book Rental Plan? – Inside Higher Ed Source: New Nook is Android-based, full-color – CNET […]

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October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

I missed this last Friday, sorry for the long list. PA sets out restrictions on library e-book lending | theBookseller.com UK Publishers Association sets out restrictions on ebook lending – stupid! Specter of e-book piracy looms large on horizon If Libraries are Screwed, so are the Rest of Us | Digital Book World How five […]

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Student Public Interest Groups Lobby for Open Source Textbooks

October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

An article in Inside Higher Education today discusses the Student PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) call to action for open textbook solutions.  It’s an interesting piece, demonstrating the need for cheaper textbook alternatives and the lack of faculty interest in open access books due to lack of quality and reliability.  The author compares the situation […]

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