ALA Session – Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries, and End-Users

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

You are cordially invited to the Electronic Resources Management Interest Group ALCTS/LITA meeting at ALA 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Program: Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries and End-Users Date: Friday, June 25th, 2010 Time:  4:00pm—5:15pm Location: Hilton Washington-Fairchild Room Speakers: Aaron Wood, Director of Software Product Management, Alexander Street Press. Former Metadata […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Textbooks

Salem Press Library Blog Award Winners Announced – No Shelf Required 1st in Academic Blogs

June 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

Salem Press has announced its Library Blog Awards. Awards were given in five categories: General Interest, Academic, Public, School and “Quirky” library blogs. First prize in each category is awarded $500, second prize is $250 and third is $100. In addition, the judges qualified approximately 80 blogs (out of a field of 400) as “notable.” […]

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New Articles of Interest

March 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m way behind on posting links to articles I’ve bookmarked in delicious.  There’s been so much activity in the industry these last few weeks that I can’t keep up.  So, here is a long list of things I’ve found from the past month. Amazon Ups the Anti in eBook Price Wars; Rumors Say Apple is […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Google Books · New Products · Textbooks

Pardon Our Mess

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

We’re working on a redesign here at NSR.  Please excuse the oddities you may see in the next couple of days.  The content in the posts should be consistent, it just the colors, fonts, and images that are a bit off right now.

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Twitter Updates for No Shelf Required

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

TOC great session on POD here – publishers really should consider this option – “leaving money on the table” if you aren’t # TOC – summary of digital printing session here: # TOC ebook contracts session – my summary here: # #TOCCON stronger copyright protection can’t make a consumer buy/watch something they don’t […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Print on demand

NSR blog off to Hong Kong

June 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Greetings loyal (and first time) readers.  I’ll be in Hong Kong for the next couple of weeks vacationing and visiting libraries.  I hope to share information from my visits here on the NSR blog.  So, for the next couple of weeks please enjoy the brief tangent from eBooks and excuse the lack of eBook posts […]

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No Shelf Required – 10,000 Visitors and Growing

April 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

Thank you for your support, No Shelf Required readers, subscribers, and supporters.  We hit a milestone in March with the 10,000th unique visitor to NSR.  Clearly, ebooks are a hot topic with this much interest in the blog in less than one year.  Let’s keep that interest and conversation going strong.  We welcome your comments, […]

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Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA)

November 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The current NSR poll asks, “is your institution using patron driven acquisition to purchase eBooks.”  PDA is a business model, offered by (currently) 3 ebook aggregators  – NetLibrary, EBL, and Ingram Digital.  In this model, patrons determine which eBooks are purchased based on the eBooks they use.  There are many variations to PDA, but each variation does allow for […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Vendor News

We’ve moved. Please update your feeds.

April 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Welcome to the new home of No Shelf Required, now hosted at the Wright State University Libraries.  Our new address is: You’ll get the same great content, links, and opportunities to post your comments.  Please update your feeds with the correct address.  Thanks for your participation so far. Sue

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Join the new eBook blog

February 22nd, 2008 · 6 Comments

Dear Collegues, I welcome you to participate in a new blog about eBooks. You’ll find a brief overview of the blog, No Shelf Required, below. It is live and available for your comments now. I hope you can join what will be a lively discussion on all aspects of eBooks in libraries. Regards, Sue Polanka […]

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