LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – October 12, 2011

July 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

In 2010, Library Journal and School Library Journal brought you our inaugural Virtual Summit on ebooks and the library market, Ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point. More than 2,000 participants from the library community joined us for this day-long virtual event to discuss how ebooks are shaping the future of libraries. This year, we go […]

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Library Journal/School Library Journal 2011 ebook survey available

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an LJ email:  Library Journal and School Library Journal invite you to participate in our 2011 ebook survey. This data will allow us to trend the changing nature of library ebook collections. Survey results will be shared at our October 12 ebook summit and in upcoming issues of LJ and SLJ. We want to […]

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“26″ not set-in stone, OverDrive challenged on access fees

April 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Two great articles in Library Journal yesterday.  The first article summarized the comments of Josh Marwell, president of sales at Harper Collins regarding the 26 check-out rule.  Marwell sat on a panel as part of “eBooks: Collections at the Crossroads,” a symposium organized by the Connecticut Library Consortium (#clctrendspotting, #clcebooks). Clip from article: “Is 26 […]

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

North Carolina libraries receive grant to develop new eBook business models & make statements on values

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

Library Journal reported today that the four universities that make up the Triangle Research Libraries Network received a $41,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop new models for consortial ebooks pricing and acquisition. From LJ:  ”Some answers to the ebook model dilemma may be in the offing, from the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)—a collaborative […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Library News · Standards

Libraries Belong in the eBook EcoSystem

January 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Fabulous post, and summary of the Digital Book World Conference thus far, from Eric Hellman.  He reports on a panel discussion from DBW today, moderated by Josh Hadro at Library Journal.  LJ has a great summary article of the discussion as well.  The topic – why libraries belong in the eBook ecosystem.  Panelists included OverDrive […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing

Publishers, please read this, particularly those of you involved with PA

October 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

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! Dear Publishers, 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. […]

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Ebooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice

September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion of the acquisition models of eBooks for academic libraries.  We chatted about business models, workflow issues and their opportunities and challenges, the pros and cons of electronic access,and the future of eBooks.  I was pretty busy doing my moderating duties […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Highlights

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, what a morning.  The best part of this ebook summit has been following the tweets and chats with some incredibly knowledgeable and creative librarians.  So many good ideas for ebooks in libraries.  My highlights have been on twitter, so feel free to have a look @spolanka or follow the conference at #ebooksummit. Added to […]

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LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Preview – eBooks and Academic Libraries

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

The LJ/SLJ eBook Summit on September 29th offers a variety of speakers and panel discussions relating to eBooks and libraries.  One such session, eBooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice, will discuss the myriad opportunities and challenges in purchasing, acquiring, and accessing eBooks in an academic library.  Speakers, representing publishers, libraries, and consortia, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing

LJ/SLJ eBook Survey

August 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Library Journal/School Library Journal is sponsoring a survey on eBooks in libraries.  The ebook survey is designed to measure current and projected ebook availability in libraries, user preferences in terms of access and subjects, and library purchasing terms and influences. This survey is open to all types of libraries, and high level results will presented […]

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