Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this information from an OCLC Press Release: Blue Ribbon Task Force to Host Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information Government, Industry, Academic Leaders Featured in Public “Conversation” April 1, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (BRTF-SDPA) will hold a one-day symposium convening a diverse […]

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eBook Course, University of Newcastle

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

Getting to grips with developing and managing e-book collections: an introduction to be held in the Netskills Training Suite, University of Newcastle Tuesday 27th October 2009, 9.30 – 16.30 Course Outline This course opens the door to a new electronic format and is designed to support librarians who are beginning to set up e-book collections. […]

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JISC Survey Report – Managing and Promoting e-Content a Major Concern

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

JISC released a survey last week reporting the major concerns of library management (UK libraries). Key findings included: e-Resources/electronic content was cited most frequently as a key challenge facinglibraries and LRCs with issues including management, sharing, provision, access toand financial constraints. Others challenges included wider funding and financialissues (particularly within HE), and keeping up-to-date with […]

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JISC eBooks Project

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off

From the Joint Information Systems Committee (UK). This is one of the largest studies known on eBooks. What is it? The national e-books observatory project will assess the impacts, observe behaviours and develop new models to stimulate the e-books market, and do all this in a managed environment. More info and survey results available at: […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Surveys/Statistics