OCLC and Ingram to launch 9 day eBook loans for 15% of MyiLibrary eBook price

April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 11, 2011—OCLC and Ingram Content Group Inc. will soon offer a new service option that will provide library users short-term access to e-books not in their collection through WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad. The new service option, to launch in the coming months, expands access to library content available through WorldCat Resource […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Charleston Conference – eBook Archiving

November 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday, I joined a panel of publishers, aggregators, and archiving agencies to discuss the issue of eBook archiving.  I had to set the stage for libraries, which was quite easy – we are in fear of losing our content to which we no longer have control of since it is housed on someone else’s server […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Preservation · Publishing

Ask An Aggregator…. Would You?

August 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

If you had top executives from 4 academic eBook aggregators in the same room, what would you ask them?  Seriously, I need to know.  One of the Lively Lunch sessions at the XXX Annual Charleston Conference is an open forum with academic eBook aggregators from ebrary, EBL, Ingram, and NetLibrary.   I’m looking for suggestions on […]

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DOD offers audiobooks

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

I received the following Press Release concerning the DOD and audiobooks.  I’m glad to see government agencies making the leap to electronic books. Department of Defense offers downloadable audiobooks through MyiLibrary La VERGNE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. announced today an agreement with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to offer downloadable digital audiobooks […]

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Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is an update on the eBook preconference planned for the Charleston Conference on November 4th. Time: 9 am – 4 pm eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Cost: $125 Speakers: Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; Lindsey Schell, University of Texas – Austin, Anne Behler, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University; […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards