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 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

Patron Driven Purchasing, an interview with Michael Levine-Clark

July 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Last week I spoke with Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian from the University of Denver, about patron driven purchasing models and how they are being implemented at his library.  Michael has been researching, testing, and writing about patron driven techniques for quite a while and discusses his experiences with me in the interview. I hope to […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition

Collection Management Journal issues dedicated to Patron Driven Acquisition

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Routledge has dedicated two issues of their Collection Management journal to patron driven acquisition.  Volume 35, issues 3 & 4, 2010 – Patron-Driven Acquisitions:  Current Successes and Future Directions. The issues cover 4 general themes – introduction, acquiring print books through ILL requests, acquiring patron selected eBooks, and innovative services/new directions.  I think it’s great […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Vendor News

Mad World of eBooks part one – ALA discussion

June 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Saturday morning at ALA, a group of librarians and publishers gathered together to discuss the world of eBooks, particularly aspects of consortial purchasing.  Each hour of the discussion a panel of publishers and librarians was on hand to lead the discussion. The event was organized by Michael Zeoli at YBP, Julie Gammon at the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News