End Users Speak: Outcomes from Recent Surveys, from the NISO eBook Forum

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

The following are my notes from the NISO eBook Forum Program – End Users Speak:  Outcomes from Recent Surveys.  Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Presented by – Steve Paxhia, President, Beacon Hill Strategic Solutions 3 of the studies presented today are not even published yet.  Most of the data shown was within just […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance – October 24-25th

September 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I hope many of you will consider joining me at the upcoming NISO Forum on E-books.  The details are below: NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance – Learn About the Possibilities from Experts in Libraries and Publishing You’ve been hearing about e-books for years and now the tipping point for users seems to have arrived. How […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Library News · Publishing · Standards

NISO publishes special ebook issue of Information Standards Quarterly, free download

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

The Spring 2011 issue of NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) magazine has a special issue theme of Views of the E-book Renaissance. ISQ Guest Content Editor, October Ivins of Ivins eContent Solutions has pulled together a broad range of perspectives on what is happening today with e-books and particularly with e-book standards. As she states […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Standards · Vendor News

NISO Launches E-book Special Interest Group

May 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from NISO about a new special interest group:  The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and its Architecture Committee are pleased to announce the creation of a Special Interest Group focused on E-books (the NISO E-book SIG). Simultaneous with the formation of the group, NISO is issuing a call for participation in the E-book […]

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Tags: EPUB · Formats · Press Releases · Standards · Vendor News

EBSCO implements Ringgold Identifier (for usage reports on e-resources)

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

EBSCO Publishing—The First Aggregator to Implement Ringgold Identifier ~Ringgold Identifier to Provide Timely Information for Usage Reports ~ IPSWICH, Mass. — December 1, 2009 —A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Ringgold announces the implementation of the Ringgold Institutional Identifier within EBSCOhost® databases—supplying the Identifier to publishers with their usage reports. By implementing the […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Standards · Vendor News

eBook Standards – summary of NISO/BISG program

July 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last Friday at ALA I was part of a NISO/BISG panel on the changing standards landscape.  There were many speakers, each discussing various aspects of eBook standards like business models, ISBNs, epub, DRM, and the standards and features needed by librarians (which was my part).  I’ve summarized my presentation here and would welcome additional suggestions […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards

BISG Program on eBook Standards

June 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

July 10, 2009 | 12:30pm – 4:00pm | Hyatt Regency Chicago @ ALA Annual Conference The Book Industry Study Group will host a program the Friday before the ALA Conference in Chicago.  You need not be registered for ALA to attend this program, but obviously it’s encouraged. The program, “The Changing Standards Landscape: Creative Solutions […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Formats · Standards

Reference Publishers Debate Single Platform

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the Friday of the ALAMW Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group met for a panel presentation/discussion on using one single platform to host all reference content.  It was an interesting discussion.  I’ve summarized the panel in my notes below. Independent Reference Publishers Group Meeting Friday, January 23, 2009 Representatives from the following organizations were […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing