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!
Publishers, please read this, particularly those of you involved with the Publishers Association.
Reprinted in full from Library Journal, October 15, 2010. Francine, you go girl!
We missed you, but, more importantly, you missed out on an opportunity to engage in discussion with a large market already invested in the future of ebooks. Library Journal and School Library Journal’s first virtual ebook summit—a daylong event on September 29—focused on how public, academic, and school libraries are addressing digital books. It drew over 2100 registrants who stayed for an average of five and one-half hours. Over 238 libraries purchased site licenses so staff could come and go. At Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH, the event drew—and distracted—the entire leadership team from its regularly scheduled meeting. (The summit archive is still available online, until December 31, 2010, at www.ebook-summit.com.) Continue reading
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, Kindle 2.0, iPod Touch, and iRex iLiad 2nd edition), the iPod Touch could access 84% of the Yale eBook collection. Her results were presented at the LITA National Forum in Salt Lake City and can be seen here.