Ebooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice

September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion of the acquisition models of eBooks for academic libraries.  We chatted about business models, workflow issues and their opportunities and challenges, the pros and cons of electronic access,and the future of eBooks.  I was pretty busy doing my moderating duties […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Highlights

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, what a morning.  The best part of this ebook summit has been following the tweets and chats with some incredibly knowledgeable and creative librarians.  So many good ideas for ebooks in libraries.  My highlights have been on twitter, so feel free to have a look @spolanka or follow the conference at #ebooksummit. Added to […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Preview – eBooks and Academic Libraries

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

The LJ/SLJ eBook Summit on September 29th offers a variety of speakers and panel discussions relating to eBooks and libraries.  One such session, eBooks and Academic Libraries: Toward a New Best Practice, will discuss the myriad opportunities and challenges in purchasing, acquiring, and accessing eBooks in an academic library.  Speakers, representing publishers, libraries, and consortia, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing

LJ/SLJ eBook Survey

August 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Library Journal/School Library Journal is sponsoring a survey on eBooks in libraries.  The ebook survey is designed to measure current and projected ebook availability in libraries, user preferences in terms of access and subjects, and library purchasing terms and influences. This survey is open to all types of libraries, and high level results will presented […]

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

LJ’s eBook Summit – September 29th

July 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mark your calendars for September 29th, the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point.  This looks like it will be a fabulous event with great keynote speakers lined up and a diverse selection of panel discussions.  Ray Kurzweill, Kevin Kelly, and David Lankes are featured keynote speakers.  The breakout sessions will feature […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness – this is what I call a Reference Experience

November 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I recently attended the School Library Journal (SLJ) Summit and had the pleasure of working with Roger Rosen, of Rosen Publishing, on a panel about the future of digital reference.  Roger spoke about Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness product.  I finally had a chance to look it over.  WOW, this is what I call a reference […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News