Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the ROI for Libraries, a Springer White Paper

July 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Springer, in collaboration with PCG (Publishers Communication Group) released a white paper, Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, today.  It is available for a free download from the Springer site. The following is the introduction:  The Return on Investment (RoI) of scholarly eBooks in research and academic libraries can be difficult to […]

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Charleston Conference – E-Content Procurement

November 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Cory Tucker, Head of Collection Development from UNLV and Emilie Delquie, VP of Publishers Communication Group provided an overview of the variety of ways in which electronic content is being procured in libraries.  Cory discussed several current driving factors for procurement including decreasing library budgets, the variety of business models available, and network level access […]

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Charleston eBook Preconference – eBook standards session

November 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Yesterday at the Charleston Conference we hosted a preconference on eBooks, titled “eBooks: Not just another binding.”  Carolyn Morris from Coutts, James Galbraith from OCLC, Janet Fischer from PCG Industries, and Sue Polanka from Wright State University organized the preconference.  There were 5 sessions on a variety of topics.  The discussion was great, questions were […]

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