LJ’s eBook Summit – September 29th

July 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mark your calendars for September 29th, the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point.  This looks like it will be a fabulous event with great keynote speakers lined up and a diverse selection of panel discussions.  Ray Kurzweill, Kevin Kelly, and David Lankes are featured keynote speakers.  The breakout sessions will feature […]

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Independent Reference Publishers Group (IRPG) Meeting Summary – ALA Conference

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Each Friday before the ALA Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group (IRPG) gets together to have a program and discussion of issues surrounding reference publishing.  The ALA Annual meeting was no exception.  A large group of publishers and librarians gathered to figure out, “how did we get here?”  A panel of librarians, LIS instructors, reference […]

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Open Letter to E-Book Creators and Sellers from Library Customers

May 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Reposting this open letter from an LJ article, thanks to @mlharper for the tweet. An Open Letter to E-Book Creators and Sellers from Library Customers Libraries and their customers have a long and mutually beneficial relationship with authors, publishers, and vendors, based on the printed word – books. Now, with the emergence of popular e-books […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Library News

Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery – Q/A from Webinar

May 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last week LJ and Credo Reference sponsored the webinar, Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery.  I had the pleasure of presenting at the webinar with Joe Janes from the University of Washington.  The archive of the webinar is available on the LJ site. Several questions were asked by participants which Joe and I could not […]

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Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery – webinar summary

May 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today, Joe Janes from Univ. of Washington, Mike Sweet from Credo, and myself had a great conversation on reference content, student research habits, and how reference content can be more discoverable during the LJ webinar “Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery.” Joe highlighted research results from OCLC Perceptions study and 2 studies at the University […]

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LJ Webinar – Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery

April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

WEBCAST NAME:Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery SPONSORED BY: Credo Reference and Library Journal EVENT DATE: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – 2:00 PM EDT Time – 60 minutes Register Online – It’s FREE

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BYU Using the Kindle for ILL

June 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Hotdog, someone has started a much needed plan to get eBooks part of the ILL program.  According to a 6/10/09 LJ article, BYU Library has a pilot program wth 3 Kindles.  They are  circulating these kindles with a variety of very new titles, too new for ILL.  Verbal permission was given from Amazon, nothing in […]

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E-Reference Ratings from LJ

November 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

LJ just released E-Reference Ratings, “an evaluation of nearly 180 subscription based electronic resources in 14 subject categories.”  Of course, many of these are eBook platforms like Britannica, Credo, GVRL, Oxford, and Sage.   There was no category for eBooks, instead you’ll find them listed under the various subject categories. Products were reviewed by a team […]

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