OverDrive accelerates eBook distribution for K-12 and higher education markets

May 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release: Educational and academic publishers can now reach schools around the world with hundreds of K-12 and higher education libraries now in OverDrive’s global network. New eBook publishers supplying to OverDrive-powered school, college, and university libraries include Houghton Mifflin, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Kaeden Publishing, Barnes Report, and ALA Editions. They join […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Self-publishing author J.A. Konrath to headline OverDrive’s Digipalooza 2011

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From OverDrive:  Author and self-publisher J.A. Konrath (a.k.a. Jack Kilborn) will be a featured speaker at Digipalooza 2011.  Konrath has authored 22 eBook titles that are available through OverDrive public, school, and college libraries. He has sold more than 300,000 eBooks. OverDrive’s 3rd international user group conference will be held in downtown Cleveland, July 28-31, […]

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The Ohio Digital Bookshelf, webinar summary

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Ohio Digital Bookshelf, Where will the 2nd Year Take Us?  A Webinar from the University System of Ohio TeachU, Presented by Stephen R. Acker, Research Director, The Ohio Digital Bookshelf The slides for the webinar are available on slideshare and the webinar archive. The following is a summary of my interpretation of the webinar.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Open Access · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Pearson and McGraw Hill invest in Inkling

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The New York Times reported that Inkling, an interactive textbook development company who make textbooks for the iPad, has received funding from two large textbook publishers, Pearson and McGraw Hill. From the article: “The amount invested by Pearson and McGraw-Hill, among the biggest textbook publishers, was not disclosed. Inkling’s total investment to date, including money […]

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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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ebrary’s Academic Complete Tops 50,000 Titles

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that its flagship subscription e-book database, Academic Complete™, now exceeds 50,000 titles from the world’s leading publishers.  Academic Complete continues to be the largest multidisciplinary e-book database licensed to libraries throughout the world, under a simultaneous, multi-user access model with continual growth.  Furthermore, […]

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inkling – a new platform for mobile learning on iPhone/iPad

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

What do the words interactive, audio/video, social, modular, desktop, and mobile have in common?  They were all used by John Wiley’s Peter Balis during his Digital Book 2010 presentation to describe inkling, an end-to-end platform for mobile learning.  Peter’s presentation focused on how we learn now and beyond.  He demonstrated many interactive digital content products […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Textbooks

Accessibility Release for Ingram’s VitalSource Bookshelf

May 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last years law suit against 4 Universities piloting the Kindle reader as a eTextbook solution has done a lot to guarantee the accessibility of textbooks to all students. Ingram Content Group, working with the American Foundation for the Blind consulting group (AFB Consulting), announced a new disability release for their eTextbook platform – VitalSource.  The […]

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Blackwell Reference Online Now Accessible through Reference Universe

February 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

From a Paratext Press Release: Blackwell Reference Online Now Accessible through Reference Universe AUSTIN, Texas (February 11, 2010)-Paratext announces the addition of links to 450 e-titles within Blackwell Reference Online from the Reference Universe platform. Blackwell Reference Online brings together Wiley–Blackwell’s critically acclaimed Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, as well as major encyclopedias, including the Blackwell […]

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OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks Leading booksellers and libraries in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Norway, and the UK join global network (Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2010) – Consumer Electronics Show – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the global leader in eBook and audiobook distribution, announced today that it recently […]

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