Project Gutenberg adds 40,000 title

July 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congrats to Project Gutenberg on adding it’s 40,000th title.  Hat tip to @paulkbiba for the news. From the PG site: With little fanfare, Project Gutenberg reached #40000 in its eBook series; Extinct Birds: an attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times: that is, […]

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Tributes to Project Gutenberg Founder Michael Hart

September 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In 1971 Michael Hart created the first eBook, The Declaration of Independence.  Little did he or anyone else know where this would lead.  Michael hart passed away yesterday.  There are several tributes and obituaries on the web already. I’ve linked to a few of them below.  Those considering a donation can use the usual Project […]

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World eBook Fair – 6.5 million ebooks available through August 4th

July 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The World eBook Fair runs from July 4 through August 4, 2011. Their goal is to provide Free public access for a month to 6.5 Million eBooks.  Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive are both contributing organizations and will be presenting a number of items in other media this year, including music, movies and artwork, […]

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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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Open Access eBooks, Part 3

May 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s Go To Hellman blog.  Please offer your comments to Eric at the Go To Hellman blog. Here’s the third section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; and What does Open Access mean for eBooks subsequent posts […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks

Open Access eBooks, Part 2. What does Open Access Mean for e-books?

May 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted from the Go To Hellman blog from Eric Hellman.  Here’s the second section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; subsequent posts will include sections on Business Models for Open Access E-Books, and Open Access E-Books in Libraries. Note […]

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Open Access E-books Part One, from Eric Hellman

April 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’ve been working on on a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. My chapter covers “Open Access E-Books”. Over the next week or two, I’ll be posting drafts for the chapter on the blog. Many readers know things that I don’t about this area, and I would be grateful […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Google Books · Open Access · Publishing

OverDrive Updates Media Console apps for iPhone and Android, enables one-click for Gutenberg titles

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday, OverDrive released updates to the OverDrive Media Console apps for iPhone (iOS) and Android, which include the addition of one-click, automatic downloads and other enhancements to user experience. At the same time, they’ve updated the mobile ‘Virtual Branch’ sites for libraries with a Project Gutenberg collection, enabling access to the 15,000 DRM-free EPUB  eBooks […]

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OverDrive’s Gutenberg Project now LIVE

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Big news fom the Digital Library blog at OverDrive about their pilot project with Project Gutenberg records – it’s live and available for libraries.  From the blog post:  OverDrive’s Project Gutenberg eBook collection, featuring over 15,000 EPUB titles that are free to your library and to your customers, is out of beta and available on more […]

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Gutenberg Android eReader app

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

From PRWeb:  The new Gutenberg eReader Android app, which delivers free ebooks on demand, is now shipping through the Google Android Market. The Gutenberg eReader provides an intuitive interface to browse through the Project Gutenberg catalog and lets users read any ebook on the device. Reading enthusiasts can catch up on the latest Project Gutenberg […]

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