ebrary’s Academic Complete awarded LJ’s Best E-book Database

November 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congratulations to ebrary on receiving the Best E-book Database award from Library Journal. More from the press release:  November 1, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced that its flagship e-book subscription collection, Academic Complete™, has been awarded the title of Library Journal’s Best E-book Database.  The award, which […]

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

End Users Speak: Outcomes from Recent Surveys, from the NISO eBook Forum

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

The following are my notes from the NISO eBook Forum Program – End Users Speak:  Outcomes from Recent Surveys.  Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Presented by – Steve Paxhia, President, Beacon Hill Strategic Solutions 3 of the studies presented today are not even published yet.  Most of the data shown was within just […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

The LJ/SLJ Digital Shift event is this Wednesday, are you registered?

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

I hope you will join me in attending this virtual conference on Wednesday.  There is a great line-up of speakers, panelists, and other events.  More info below from LJ/SLJ WHAT: The Digital Shift: Libraries, eBooks and Beyond, the  3rd annual online summit by Library Journal/School Library Journal,  will explore how libraries are navigating the transition […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Library Journal survey on etextbook collections in academic libraries

August 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Academic Librarians – if you have a few minutes, please consider taking this survey about etextbook collections.  Some of the results will be shared at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit on October 17th. Library Journal is interested in learning more about etextbook collections in academic libraries. Your participation in this study will help identify the scope […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Free webinar highlighting the Douglas County Libraries eBook solution

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off

Please consider attending this LJ webinar highlighting the Douglas County Libraries eBook program. Register for free online. SPONSORED BY: Library Journal EVENT DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM EST/12:00 -1:00 PM PST Ebooks: A New Paradigm in Douglas County, or a New Twist on the Past? The staff at the Douglas County […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Self Publishing

Library Journal’s 2012 eBook survey now open through June 30, 2012

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

Library Journal invites you to participate in our 2012 ebook survey. We want to hear from all U.S. public, academic and school libraries, even if your library currently has no ebook collection. Every person who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing to win an Apple iPad™! This research will allow libraries to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

LJ’s Patron Profiles and a free webinar

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Public librarians, have you seen Library Journal’s new publication, Patron Profiles?  It’s chock full of data and analysis on public library users.  From the preface: “Patron Profiles focuses on who uses libraries, why they use libraries, and how that use may change. We are interested in their usage of content—especially via the discrete products such […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Library Journal’s Technology Summit, Dec. 8th, free registration

November 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

Library Journal is now offering free registration (for individuals) to their upcoming online technology summit, Power to the Patrons:  From Systems to Services. Registration also includes access to the tech summit archive for three months, so those who can’t stay for the entire day can log back in when they have more time.  The code […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Summary Articles

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

The 2nd annual LJ/SLJ eBook Summit held on Wednesday offered some fantastic discussions on the implementation of eBooks in a variety of libraries.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts which summarize many of the sessions. Keynote/State:  Dramatic Growth | LJ‘s Second Annual Ebook Survey School Library Stas:  LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: More School […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

2011 eBook Penetration and Use – LJ/SLJ reports released

October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Library Journal and School Library Journal released the results of their 2011 survey of eBook Penetration and use today.  The reports are available for purchase (each individually) and a free download of the TOC is available. More detail on the survey from the site:  Library Journal and School Library Journal‘s 2011 Ebook Penetration and Use […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics