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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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Publishing

E-Everything: Putting it All Together, A Charleston Preconference

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Wednesday, November 3rd the 30th Annual Charleston Conference will begin with a series of pre-conferences.  One of them is called E-everything: Putting it All Together.  Details of the program and speakers are listed below.  If you are interested in attending, you can register online. E-Everything: Putting it All Together Electronic resources continue to flood […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery

Patron Driven Acquisition – Librarian Survey

April 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I had the opportunity to work with Publishers Communication Group to present the hot-off-the-press results of their study of library deployment of  e-book patron driven acquisition (PDA) programs.  The study was conducted by PCG’s Head of Research Emilie Delquie.  She is still looking for survey respondents so please contact her if your library has a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Surveys/Statistics

4 Principles for E-book Discovery & Visability

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is another blog post from Sylvia Miller, Director of “Publishing the Civil Rights Movement” at the University of North Carolina Press, summarizing a Charleston Conference presentation.  It is reprinted with permission.  (Thanks Sylvia, you are making my job easy!) At the Charleston Conference, I attended an all-day preconference workshop on e-books organized by Sue […]

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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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Last chance for Charleston eBook preconference

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

If you are headed to Charleston next week and have Wednesday free, please consider attending the preconference.  The full program is listed here. Summaries/highlights will be posted to the blog after the event. EBOOKS:  NOT JUST ANOTHER BINDING XXIX CHARLESTON CONFERENCE – ISSUES IN BOOK AND SERIAL ACQUISITION CHARLESTON, SC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009: eBooks […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Standards

Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Charleston Conference has announced their pre-conference program. There is one on eBooks – Wednesday, November 4th. eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Time: 9 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 Speakers: Keith Powell, Head of Acquisitions, The UC Irvine Libraries ; Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; and Holly Tomren, Electronic […]

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eBook Standards – summary of NISO/BISG program

July 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last Friday at ALA I was part of a NISO/BISG panel on the changing standards landscape.  There were many speakers, each discussing various aspects of eBook standards like business models, ISBNs, epub, DRM, and the standards and features needed by librarians (which was my part).  I’ve summarized my presentation here and would welcome additional suggestions […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards