Reference Apps – feature article in Booklist

January 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

The January 1, 2012 issue of Booklist features Sue Polanka’s Off The Shelf column on reference apps.  Titled, “Reference- I’ve got an App for That,” the article highlights iOS and Android apps from 7 reference publishers.  Here is an excerpt and list of reference publishers included: Excerpt: “These days, it seems there’s an app for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

ALA annual programs on e-Reference preservation and the impact of wikipedia

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

As you prepare your ALA Annual schedule, please consider the following two programs sponsored by the RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee and the Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board. RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee Program: Reference Publishing: Preservation Trends & Issues – June 25 Sat 1:30-3:30 As electronic reference products transform to electronic formats, often with […]

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Results of survey – interactive features in online reference products

July 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reposted from Booklist’s Points of Reference blog: During the RBB webinar on June 1st, Power to the User, we discussed and demonstrated a variety of interactive features available in online reference products. At the end of the webinar, everyone had the opportunity to take a survey on these features. The survey listed over 30 interactive […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Reference Works From Idea to Reality – ALA Session Summary

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

This post was reprinted in full from the Points of Reference blog at Booklistonline.com. Each year at the ALA Annual Conference, Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin sponsors a program to discuss various topics related to reference and reference publishing.  This year RBB’s session focused on the process of creating a reference work, from idea to reality.  […]

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ALA Program – Reference Works from Idea to Reality

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

If you’re going the ALA Annual Conference later this month, mark your calendar for the for the Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin program “Reference Work from Idea to Reality.” How does an idea turn into a reference book–or a reference database? Some heavy-hitters from reference publishing will discuss the process from initial concept to publication and beyond. […]

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ALA Session – Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries, and End-Users

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

You are cordially invited to the Electronic Resources Management Interest Group ALCTS/LITA meeting at ALA 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Program: Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries and End-Users Date: Friday, June 25th, 2010 Time:  4:00pm—5:15pm Location: Hilton Washington-Fairchild Room Speakers: Aaron Wood, Director of Software Product Management, Alexander Street Press. Former Metadata […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Textbooks

Exploring Open Access E-textbooks

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

A new Off The Shelf Column in Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) explores open access e-textbooks.  The CK12 Foundation, Connexions, Flatworld Knowledge, and Merlot are discussed.  Other Off The Shelf pieces are on the articles page.

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Webinar – 21st Century Reference Collections

December 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) will host a webinar on the 21st century reference collection on January 12th.  Register online for this free event. Here is the description of the event: Reference collections are changing, driven by technology and new patterns of use. Join Booklist’s Mary Ellen Quinn, Editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a group […]

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Booklist launches new reference blog

July 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

CHICAGO—Booklist Online announces the addition of Points of Reference to its growing family of blogs. Mary Ellen Quinn and a team of front-line experts from academic, public and school libraries post about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services.

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ALA Program -Rethinking the Reference Collection

June 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin: Rethinking the Reference Collection ALA PUBLISHING McCormick Place West W-179 Monday, July 13, 2009, 10:30 – 12:00

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Reference Publishing