Accessibility Release for Ingram’s VitalSource Bookshelf

May 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last years law suit against 4 Universities piloting the Kindle reader as a eTextbook solution has done a lot to guarantee the accessibility of textbooks to all students. Ingram Content Group, working with the American Foundation for the Blind consulting group (AFB Consulting), announced a new disability release for their eTextbook platform – VitalSource.  The […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks Leading booksellers and libraries in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Norway, and the UK join global network (Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2010) – Consumer Electronics Show – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the global leader in eBook and audiobook distribution, announced today that it recently […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

ebrary PDA pilot extended, PDA survey announced

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Glad to see (press release below) that the patron driven model is going well for another e-book aggregator.  Librarians – please take a look at the PDA survey from ebrary.  It’s extensive, detailed, and asks very specific questions about workflow.  The results should be really interesting. 

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Vendor News

ebrary announces sweepstakes for free ebooks

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

ebrary is launching a monthly sweepstakes for a free ebook a month for one’s institution – complete with ebrary’s  InfoTools.  To enter, just recommend an ebrary title.  Details of the contest are below, in the ebrary press release.  This is a fun idea, but I have to chuckle.  Can you imagine having a sweepstakes for […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Fun and Games · Press Releases · Vendor News

New articles of interest

June 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve bookmarked the following articles relating to eBooks on my delicious account.  These are displayed on the NSR homepage as well. Is Amazon Taking Over the Book Business? Librarians Fighting Google\’s Book Deal McGraw Hill announces digital initiative for elementary and secondary schools Free Acess to Over 3,000 e-Books for UK College Students Brigham Young […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest