LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – Hear what it’s all about from Barbara Genco

September 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a lovely visit with Barbara Genco and Josh Hadro from Library Journal.  We discussed the upcoming LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks:  The New Normal. Barbara and I recorded a quick interview about the program.  She discusses the organization of the virtual summit, highlights keynote speakers and activities, and offers advice on who […]

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

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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ALA TechSource Bloggers Discuss the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit

October 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource bloggers  Kate Sheehan, Jason Griffey, and Cindi Trainor chatted with me about their impressions of the LJ/SLJ Libraries at the Tipping Point eBook Summit.  The full story is available  on the ALA TechSource blog.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

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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Much awaited blio reader to launch Windows version on September 28th

September 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The wait is finally over, well only if you own a Windows based device, for the blio reader from K-NFB and it’s partner Baker and Taylor.  There is a full story in Business Wire, but the highlights include: free to download available immediately (Sept. 28th) for all Windows-based devices applications for iOS and Android operating […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

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’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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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries