Digital Textbooks and Open Educational Resources – Summary of SOCHE Think TV session

May 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday, May 3rd I recorded a 15 minute segment for the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education on Think TV, the local public television station in Dayton, Ohio.  My topic was the rise of digital textbooks and options available for students and faculty to access and produce textbooks and learning materials.  Below is a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Open Access · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

CIL Conference – Empowering the Reader in a Digital World

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

This CIL session was presented by Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian at St. Petersberg College and Al Carlson, System Administrator for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Al Carlson: Library automation, the internet, and EPUB are the three big things he feels have hit the library industry during his career. The book is the content and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Mobile Devices · New Products · Public Libraries · Textbooks

Springer eBooks now also available in the Google eBookstore

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Springer, who has existing eRetail partnerships with Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and others, announced this week the addition of the Google eBookstore for Springer eBook titles. From their press release:  Springer eBooks can now also be purchased via Google’s eBookstore. Google currently holds the biggest collection of Springer eBooks with more than 52,000 books, […]

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Articles of Interest

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

A Truly Bookless Library – Inside Higher Ed IBooks App more popular than Facebook and Twitter Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad How to Digitize Your Textbooks E-reader roundup: 8 devices compete for the crown Arizona State University Is Bringing Kindles And YA eBooks To Library Dynamic Books, College Open Textbooks […]

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Barnes & Noble NOOKstudy Available

August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Barnes & Noble’s nook study is now available for download for both PC’s and MACs.  It’s a free software to assist with studying and comes with 50% off list price for digital textbooks, 1 millions eBooks and eTextbooks, 7 day free trial on ebooks.

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New Articles of Interest

July 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week: The best is what I watched. Love this library video, a spoof on the Old Spice commercial from BYU, despite no mention of eBooks! E-books will make up majority of Saint Leo U’s library come fall – Wired Campus Paper — The Progression of Digital Publishing: Innovation and […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Fun and Games · Marketing · Publishing · Textbooks