Articles of Interest

March 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 21st Inkling: Another Digital Textbook Approacheth, But this time, It has Friends: The Scholarly Kitchen Research Triangle Libraries Get $41K Grant To Explore Consortial Ebook Models The Vexed Problem of Libraries, Publishers, and E-books ” The … HarperCollinsGate: Some Thoughts ” The Scholarly Kitchen Innovation and Longevity in Digital Publishing: […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Google Books Settlement Rejected

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Google Books Settlement was rejected on Tuesday.  There has been a ton of press on this already.  Here are links to several key articles and documents: PDF of Judge Denny Chin’s decision The Google books settlement:  Where things stand and some suggestions for what’s next -  via The Scholarly Kitchen Google Book Settlement Rejected:  […]

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Accessibility and eBooks – Resources and an Interview

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Petri, the Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, about the accessibility of eBooks and eBook readers.  Ken is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and offered a great deal of information during the interview.  It’s about 25 minutes in length, so I […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Publishing

New Kindle Gets Thumbs Up from National Federation of the Blind

August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Flashback to fall 2009 and the pilot textbook study with the Kindle DX on 4 college campuses.  Result…failure due to law suit from the National Federation of the Blind.  The device, not accessible.  Luckily Amazon learned from this mistake and went back to development, producing their new Kindle with a voice guide that reads all […]

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Baker & Taylor partners with K-NFB

October 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

Lots of great press releases this week from the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Here’s one from B&T. Baker & Taylor and K-NFB Reading Technology Partnership to Deliver an Immersive, Next Generation Reading Experience, Baker & Taylor, Inc( 10/14/2009 ) World’s Premier Distributor of Physical and Digital Media Content Joins Forces with Pioneer in Reading Technologies FRANKFURT, […]

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