Open Access eBooks, part 4, by Eric Hellman

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s blog, Go To Hellman – The fourth section my book chapter on Open Access eBooks looks at theier relationship with libraries.  I previously posted the Introduction,  What does Open Access mean for eBooks and Business Models for Creation of Open Access E-Books. I’ll be posting one more section, a conclusion. Thank you […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Preservation · Publishing

Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle talks about the In-library Lending Program

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week the Internet Archive announced the launch of a traditional In-Library Lending model for a pooled collection of over 80,000 eBooks.  The program, available on openlibrary.org, provides access to the ebooks through a web browser and download technology.  I had a chance to interview Brewster about the new program in my NSR audio interviews.  […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Internet Archive Library Partnership Develops Joint eBook Collection To Extend Traditional In-Library Lending Model

February 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

The Internet Archive and 150 partnering libraries announced the launch of a traditional in-library lending model for a pooled collection of over 80,000 eBooks.  Yesterday the pooled collection was released to the public — providing access through web browser and download technology. The full press release is available at the Internet Archive, clips from the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – eReaders, textbooks

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some really interesting articles and blog posts this week about a variety of eBook issues including:  eReader prices, lending eReaders in libraries, open source textbooks and new Cengage textbook content. 4 Reasons Why the Library Should Affect Your College Choice – US News and World Report May a library lend e-book readers? Open-sourced textbooks could […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Mobile Devices · New Products · Textbooks

Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this information from an OCLC Press Release: Blue Ribbon Task Force to Host Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information Government, Industry, Academic Leaders Featured in Public “Conversation” April 1, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (BRTF-SDPA) will hold a one-day symposium convening a diverse […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Preservation · Press Releases