Delivering Reference Content via Mobile Devices

June 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Alix Vance of Architrave Consulting sent me a link to a presentation she did last month at the SSP conference.  Her presentation focuses on delivering reference content via mobile devices.  It’s quite interesting, have a look.

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Tags: Discovery · Mobile Devices · Reference Publishing

Print on Demand and Open Access, A Booby Trap?

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Interesting article in SSP”s Scholarly Kitchen by Joseph Espisito, “The POD Booby Trap and the Lure of Open Access Books.”  Espisito discusses “the booby trap” of open access, stating, “The unfortunate, unstated premise of those who fall into the POD booby trap is that they really don’t and can’t believe in the emerging primacy of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Print on demand · Textbooks

Library as Purchaser, Analyzing Site Licensing

June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

Very interesting post in SSP’s Scholarly Kitchen from June 14th – “The Latest Library As Purchaser Crisis:  Are We  Fighting the Wrong Battle?” by Kent Anderson.   Anderson discusses the site licensing issues between libraries and publishers, using examples from Nature, Elsevier, and Univ. of California system.  He says, ” The fatal flaw of site licensing […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Library News

Professional/Scholarly ebooks account for more than 3 times the rest of the US ebook market combined

November 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

PSP’s Scholarly Kitchen blog posted the results of a study done by Al Greco, Professor of Marketing at Forham’s School of Business. “According to Greco, book publishing (print and electronic) in the US is a $35 billion dollar industry. This year, he forecasts that ebooks will account for 5% of that revenue, or $1.76 billion. […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Surveys/Statistics

Library Bypass – SSP blog post

October 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Interesting post in the SSP’s blog – the Scholarly Kitchen, written by Joseph Esposito.  Esposito discusses “library bypass,” which as he describes, is another way for publishers to reach paying customers.  Esposito says that libraries have limited money and are partial in these times to open access materials, not another high priced package from a […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing