School library eBook market must reads

September 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

School Library Journal has published two recent articles about the eBook market in schools.  The first is the “School Ebook Market Directory.”  This piece features a snapshot of 19 eBook vendors for school libraries.  Some of these include ABC-CLIO, Capstone, Rosen, OverDrive, Gale, StarWalk Kids, and Tumblebooks.   The second article is “E. It’s Complicated.  How […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

The LJ/SLJ Digital Shift event is this Wednesday, are you registered?

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

I hope you will join me in attending this virtual conference on Wednesday.  There is a great line-up of speakers, panelists, and other events.  More info below from LJ/SLJ WHAT: The Digital Shift: Libraries, eBooks and Beyond, the  3rd annual online summit by Library Journal/School Library Journal,  will explore how libraries are navigating the transition […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Summary Articles

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

The 2nd annual LJ/SLJ eBook Summit held on Wednesday offered some fantastic discussions on the implementation of eBooks in a variety of libraries.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts which summarize many of the sessions. Keynote/State:  Dramatic Growth | LJ‘s Second Annual Ebook Survey School Library Stas:  LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: More School […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

2011 eBook Penetration and Use – LJ/SLJ reports released

October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Library Journal and School Library Journal released the results of their 2011 survey of eBook Penetration and use today.  The reports are available for purchase (each individually) and a free download of the TOC is available. More detail on the survey from the site:  Library Journal and School Library Journal‘s 2011 Ebook Penetration and Use […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – Hear what it’s all about from Barbara Genco

September 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a lovely visit with Barbara Genco and Josh Hadro from Library Journal.  We discussed the upcoming LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks:  The New Normal. Barbara and I recorded a quick interview about the program.  She discusses the organization of the virtual summit, highlights keynote speakers and activities, and offers advice on who […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Interviews · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – October 12, 2011

July 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

In 2010, Library Journal and School Library Journal brought you our inaugural Virtual Summit on ebooks and the library market, Ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point. More than 2,000 participants from the library community joined us for this day-long virtual event to discuss how ebooks are shaping the future of libraries. This year, we go […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

67% of public libraries offer e-books, up 12% – ALA Study

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA’s 2011 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study was released today.  According to the press release:  “more than two-thirds (67 percent) of libraries offer access to e-books, up 12 percent from two years ago.”  These numbers fall right in line with the recent Library Journal & School Library Journal e-book survey.  They reported that 72% of […]

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Library Journal/School Library Journal 2011 ebook survey available

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an LJ email:  Library Journal and School Library Journal invite you to participate in our 2011 ebook survey. This data will allow us to trend the changing nature of library ebook collections. Survey results will be shared at our October 12 ebook summit and in upcoming issues of LJ and SLJ. We want to […]

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Library Journal Publishes Library eBook Survey Results – Sample Data Here

February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Last summer, Library Journal and School Library Journal conducted an eBook survey for libraries.  The survey was designed to measure current and projected ebook availability in libraries, user preferences in terms of access and subjects, and library purchasing terms and influences.  They included an academic, public, and school library version of the survey.  Hundreds of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Publishers, please read this, particularly those of you involved with PA

October 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Publishers, please read this, particularly those of you involved with the Publishers Association. Reprinted in full from Library Journal, October 15, 2010. Francine, you go girl! Dear Publishers, We missed you, but, more importantly, you missed out on an opportunity to engage in discussion with a large market already invested in the future of ebooks. […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Lending Readers · Library News · Publishing