SciVerse ScienceDirect app for iPhone, iPod, iPad

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Elsevier is now offering a mobile app for iOS, including the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  It’s a free download from the iTunes store. From an Elsevier email: Did you know? Users of SciVerse ScienceDirect and Scopus can now search for and download peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters from their iPhone They can also be […]

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Primary Research Group releases Library Use of eBooks 2011 Edition

November 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

For those of you interested in eBook statistics related to libraries, this looks like a good candidate. Primary Research Group has published Library Use of eBooks 2011 Edition, ISBN # 157440-157-2. The report presents 145 pages of data and commentary on a broad range of eBook issues, including: spending on eBooks in 2010 and anticipated […]

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Articles of Interest

November 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Three misperceptions about the ebook business Textbooks headed for ash heap of history? A Student’s Stranded On A Desert Island … Tech Devices Inside the Google Books Algorithm – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic iTunes U Introduces Free eBooks: Download Shakespeare’s Complete Works Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog: eBooks: Lending vs. Reselling Forrester […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

OverDrive eBook app for the iPhone – Sneak Peak

November 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today OverDrive posted a Video Sneak Preview of their upcoming eBook app for iPhone. Check it out at the following: Digital Library Blog Post: http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2010/11/09/sneak-preview-overdrive-ebook-app-for-iphone/ YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhbV3phZ-N4 The app will support OverDrive-supplied EPUB eBooks upon initial release, and will also continue to support OverDrive MP3 audiobooks like previous versions of the OverDrive app for […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Alexander Street Press Launches Send-to-Mobile Functionality

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

ASP just announced new functionality for their video products.  The following is from an email from ASP:  I am pleased to let you know that we now have “Send-to-Mobile” functionality for our video collections as well as our streaming music collections. Videos in Dance in Video and Opera in Video can now be sent to […]

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Gale adds college version of Access My Library

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

Gale released a college version of the Access My Library iPhone app.  Using a college email address, students can gain access to Gale resources using their mobile device.  The public library version, which was released a while back, offers apple and android apps, the school library and college versions are for apple products only right […]

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Accessibility and eBooks – Resources and an Interview

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Petri, the Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, about the accessibility of eBooks and eBook readers.  Ken is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and offered a great deal of information during the interview.  It’s about 25 minutes in length, so I […]

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Ingram Launches VitalSource Bookshelf application for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this email from Ingram today:  Ingram’s VitalSource launches Bookshelf® application for  iPad™, iPhone®, and iPod Touch®—now offers three ways to access content LA VERGNE, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., the leading e-textbook solution provider for publishers, academic institutions and students today announced the availability of the VitalSource Bookshelf application for Apple’s iPad™, iPhone®, […]

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Safari Books Online Expands Mobile Device Options

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Safari Books Online has further optimized it’s content for mobile devices.  Notes, tags, and save to custom folders options are now accessible from any mobile device that supports 320×480 screen resolution.  Sharing (even with non subscribers), enhanced categories, and use analytics are also new.  More information is available from Business Wire.  Hat tip to Resource […]

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Rosen Online Publishing offers interactive eBooks

August 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

I had a great time testing out the new Rosen Online Publishing interface, Rosen Learning Center.  This center currently features 12 titles that spotlight Texas.  History, government, land, resources, and missions are just a few of the topics covered in the 12 titles, which are designed for 3rd grade reading levels.  The books meet the […]

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