The Douglas County Libraries (Colorado) have embarked on a quest to purchase eBook content to load on their own Adobe Content Server. The first milestone in the project was a partnership with the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. Since then, they have made headway with Gale and Lerner Digital. Jordana Vincent, Collection Development Librarian at Douglas County Libraries and I discussed the project in a recent NSR interview. Ms. Vincent discusses several innovative ideas coming from DCL and offers much detail about the current project. She can be reached for more info at jvincent at dclibraries dot org. Continue reading
No Shelf Required has been busy this past year exploring the many topics of eBooks and libraries. Very soon, two new publications will be available from ALA Publishing which share the No Shelf Required name. These new publications contain completely new content, expanding upon No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2011. Details are below. For a complete list of NSR publications, please visit our publications page.
The first publication will be the No Shelf Required Guide to E-Book Purchasing. This guide will appear in the November/December (v. 47 n. 8) issue of Library Technology Reports (direct URL coming soon). Chapters and contributors in this double issue include: Continue reading
Please note that the part two blog post has now been added to the New Jersey eBook Summit Summary.
Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey. The line-up of speakers included:
- Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbor District Library
- Sue Polanka, Wright State University Library & No Shelf Required
- Robert Miller, Director of Books, Internet Archive
- Mary Minow, Attorney, Consultant, and Former Librarian
- Joseph Sanchez, University of Colorado – Denver Continue reading
On Monday I chatted with Joseph Sanchez, the Director of the Red Rocks Community College, a 2011 LJ Mover and Shaker, and one of the founders of the Library eBook Partnership with the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. Joseph and I discussed the Library eBook Partnership in great detail. Joseph’s interview and 30+ others are available on the interviews page.
No Shelf Required II: The Use and Management of E-Books is currently underway with ALA Editions. The forthcoming book offers a look at digital only libraries, device lending programs, consortial purchasing, eBook access issues (digital divide, accessibility, archiving/preservation, and weeding/updating), digital textbooks, the use of ebook/ereader technology in the classroom, and much much more. When complete, it will contain 26 chapters written by 28 contributors, representing school, public, and academic libraries, publishers, consultants, and faculty.
I am pleased to announce that four of the contributors were named 2011 Library Journal Movers and Shakers. They are:
Congrats to these and all of the 2011 Library Journal Movers and Shakers!