E-Books on EBSCOhost eliminates fees

January 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great news from EBSCO at the ALAMW conference this week.  At the lunch and learn sessions they announced they are eliminating the legacy NetLibrary fees for eBooks.  Here is more information I received from the Senior Director of eBook Products at EBSCO. Effective February 1, EBSCO will eliminate the legacy NetLibrary fees.  This means eBooks […]

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CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

EBooks on EBSCOhost preview available

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

A year after acquiring NetLibrary™ from OCLC, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is releasing a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost®. The preview will allow librarians and end users to see how their library’s collection of eBook titles from EBSCO/NetLibrary is being integrated into EBSCOhost, allowing for a more comprehensive and powerful search experience. Current customers will be able to […]

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eBooks on EBSCOhost adds 24 new subject collections

February 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released 24 new eBook subject sets for the eBooks on EBSCOhost product (the “soon to be” former NetLibrary). The subject sets are part of a rapidly growing collection of eBooks that are offered in convenient collections grouped by subject matter. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Are you weeding eBooks from your collection?

November 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I picked up this post about weeding eBooks from a colleague who monitors collib-l.  I asked the originator, Gary Daught, if I could post it here as well.  Please feel free to respond as Gary (and I) would love to hear your feedback.  If you prefer to email, Gary is at GFDaught@milligan.edu. Greetings. We now […]

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Tags: Library News · Preservation

Charleston Conference – E-Content Integration

November 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Michael Gorrell, Sr. VP and CIO of EBSCO, discussed several challenges that EBSCO (and other publishers/vendors) are experiencing while integrating content. Some of these challenges include: licensing content from a diverse set of sources processing heterogeneous content homogenously searching everything with precision and breadth at the same time displaying different data so that their uniqueness […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms

ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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Archiving eBooks, librarians are you concerned?

October 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments

What if your eBook aggregator or perhaps the publisher with whom you now own over 5,000 eBook titles went belly up next week?  What if OCLC and EBSCO never purchased NetLibrary, where would your titles have gone?  Perhaps the 100 titles you’ve bought for your personal Kindle are no good when the device disappears due to […]

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Public Libraries, Why aren’t you lending nook, Kobo, COOL-ER and SONY eReaders?

September 22nd, 2010 · 10 Comments

I’m really curious about this, and reading a blog post from the Librarian in Black, which summarized a library futures event has gotten me even more curious. Most public libraries who are lending eBook readers (at least those in the news) are loaning Kindles.  Why aren’t they lending nook, Kobo, COOL-ER, and SONY readers?  Kindle […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing

LYRASIS eBook Expo – 4th session, virtual attendance option

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Tuesday, October 5th LYRASIS is hosting the 4th in its eBook Expo series. This free event with both in-person and virtual components will look at the timely topics of patron driven acquisition and discovery of ebooks.   Speakers include: Samuel Klein, Wikimedia Foundation Trustee and Director of Outreach for One Laptop Per Child Mike […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Vendor News