2011 Salem Press Library Blog Awards – Vote Now

May 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Salem Press has once again surveyed the library blog landscape in search of exceptional thinking, writing and information. After sifting through hundreds of nominations, our blog judges have spoken and their votes have been tallied. Forty outstanding blogs, five in each category, came out on top. We now need your help to narrow down the […]

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Resource Shelf Editors Launch InfoDocket and FullTextReports

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy, formerly the senior editors of Resource Shelf and Docuticker, have now moved on to another complimentary set of news sites – InfoDocket and FullText Reports.  Both of these new sites offer great aggregated content with a new look and feel. ResourceShelf continues to publish (10+ years) with new editorial staff […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases

Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

A must read OCLC newsletter article written by Andy Havens and Tom Storey – Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers.  Havens and Storey interviewed Catherine Mitchell from the California Digital Library and Andrew Pate of On-Demand Books.  Topics include: the university as publishers embedded librarians library as publisher (espresso book machine) libraries […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Print on demand · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

Safari Books Online Expands Mobile Device Options

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Safari Books Online has further optimized it’s content for mobile devices.  Notes, tags, and save to custom folders options are now accessible from any mobile device that supports 320×480 screen resolution.  Sharing (even with non subscribers), enhanced categories, and use analytics are also new.  More information is available from Business Wire.  Hat tip to Resource […]

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New Articles of Interest

September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

For your weekend reading pleasure: ModernBookFactory.com: The First Complete Online Audiobook Production and App Development Service for Independent Publishers and Authors Ebooks: the future is now – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Imagining the Dream e-Tool for Education and Training – Scholarly Kitchen And the Best File Format for Open Textbook Publishing Is . . […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Project MUSE to offer eBooks in 2011

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

Thanks to Resource Shelf for this information. Project MUSE just announced the launch of an eBook program for 2011, Project MUSE Editions.  There are currently 9 university and institute presses on board with more negotiations in process. From the press release:  

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Articles of Interest

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Hot reads this week.  Here’s a list of some good ones: New from Bowker: Selection of Statistics from Consumer-Focused Research Report for Book Industry « ResourceShelf The digital era has not made publishers defunct Kobo Now Supports ePub and PDF files Google Book Search beneficial to publishing industry, study shows The ABC’s of E-Reading – […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

66% of Public Libraries in US offering eBooks

August 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

The Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study from ALA’s Office for Research and Statistics just released their 2009-10 statistics.  Included in this report was  U.S. public libraries providing access to ebooks – which was 65.9% A sampling of the % of Libraries Providing E-Books In: Florida–86.9% Hawaii–100% Illinois–46% New York–71% Ohio–83% Oregon–70.8% Washington–48.6 Note: […]

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HathiTrust Digital Library Visual Search

August 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

There is an interesting visual search feature in the HathiTrust Digital Library.  Call number, language, and date, for both the entire HathiTrust collection and public domain works are available.  The visualizations are colorful and created in flash on the screen.  Roll over a piece of the pie and stats will appear, (i.e. DS – History […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries

New Articles of Interest

August 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some things for your weekend reading list: A Sustainable Future for Open Textbooks? The Flatworld Knowledge Story E-Texts for All (Even Lucy) | Ebooks and Accessibility How Does Google Work? Learn How Google Works: Search Engine + AdWords HOW TO: Self-Publish Anything Online Newsweek Asks: “Farewell, Libraries?” « ResourceShelf

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Fun and Games · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Publishing · Self Publishing · Textbooks