No Shelf Required’s two new publications

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

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 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · NSR Info · Open Access · Preservation · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Textbooks

Charleston Conference, eBook Access Models and Technology

November 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian at Southern Connecticut State University, spoke about access models for eBooks, specifically with mobile devices and dedicated eReaders. Lisa spoke about barriers to access stating that restrictive DRM, licensing, and incompatible formats are all barriers to accessibility of eBooks.  Additionally, devices all have different loading options. Librarians have to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Mobile Devices · Publishing

E-Everything: Putting it All Together, A Charleston Preconference

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Wednesday, November 3rd the 30th Annual Charleston Conference will begin with a series of pre-conferences.  One of them is called E-everything: Putting it All Together.  Details of the program and speakers are listed below.  If you are interested in attending, you can register online. E-Everything: Putting it All Together Electronic resources continue to flood […]

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LJ Mover and Shaker Selected for eBook Use Study

March 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Congratulations to Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian at Southern Connecticut State University (formerly at Yale), for being honored as an LJ 2010 Mover and Shaker.  Lisa was tagged “Digital Diva” in her award, following her study on “Mobile Access to eBooks at Yale.”  Lisa’s study indicated that of the devices tested (SONY Reader PRS-500, […]

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