New Book About eBooks in Libraries – Release in August

August 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

I’m thrilled to inform you that No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries will be released in late August.  This edited book, published by ALA Editions, discusses a variety of eBook topics for school, public, and academic libraries.  Since I have a bit of clout with the publisher, I’m able to release the TOC and introduction […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Marketing · New Products · NSR Info · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

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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The A to Z of Electronic Reference Product Development – ALA session summary

June 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

RUSA (Reference & User Services Division of ALA) sponsored a panel discussion of the product development of electronic reference products.  It was organized by RUSA, with Joseph Yue of the University of California at the lead and moderated by  Kay Cassell from Rutgers SLIS.  The panel included Frank Menchaca from Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke from SAGE […]

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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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Credo Reference announces SAGE Reference Publisher Collection

November 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Credo Press Release: A significant majority of SAGE Reference titles to be available through Credo Boston and Oxford, (November 3, 2009) – Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, has signed an agreement to launch a SAGE Reference Publisher Collection. Nearly 70 SAGE Reference titles will now be available through the acclaimed Credo […]

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Sage Handbooks Available on Sage Reference Online

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC (June 29, 2009)—SAGE announced today that the new SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection, a set of 80 of its highest rated handbooks, digitized and hosted on the award-winning SAGE Reference Online platform, is now available for libraries worldwide. The first demos of the Handbook Collection will […]

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Reference Publishers Debate Single Platform

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the Friday of the ALAMW Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group met for a panel presentation/discussion on using one single platform to host all reference content.  It was an interesting discussion.  I’ve summarized the panel in my notes below. Independent Reference Publishers Group Meeting Friday, January 23, 2009 Representatives from the following organizations were […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing

Future of Reference Publishing – Panel Summary

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

John Barnes, Rolf Janke, Sue Polanka, Michael Ross, Casper Grothwohl For those of you unable to attend the ALA Panel – The Future of Reference Publishing:  A View from the Top, there is a summary of the program available on Booklist Online. We encourage comments, questions, and discussion on the blog.

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A View From the Top Panel at ALA

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

Here’s a snapshot from the ALA Presentation – A View from the Top. Left to right: John Barnes, Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke, Sage, Sue Polanka, WSU, Michael Ross, Britannica, Casper Grathwohl, Oxford To start the session, each of the panelists was asked: Will we have reference in 10-15 years?  If so, what will it look like? […]

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ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View From the Top

May 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Headed to Anaheim?  Mark your calendars for this not to miss event: 2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Anaheim Convention Center 204B Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for […]

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