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

SpringerLink Relaunches with semantic linking and cross searching of formats

August 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

From a press release:  Springer has relaunched its online platform SpringerLink ( www.SpringerLink.com ), which hosts nearly five million documents, including eBooks, journals and reference works. The redesigned site has a new and fresh concept that includes semantic linking and connects related content across eBooks and journals. SpringerLink now also contains a PDF Preview feature […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Publishing · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

I can tell that fall is in the air, nearly every article on my list this week has to do with eTextbooks.  Other good ones are there too, check them out.  Happy reading. Robert Boissy of Springer on the Future of Ebooks and Libraries An iPad book for the deaf The State of the E-Textbook […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Publishing · Textbooks

New SpringerLINK interface August 7th

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

The new SpringerLink platform is scheduled to be launched on 7 August 2010. On this date the current site will be discontinued and all users will automatically enter the new platform.  All authentication methods, including, IP, Proxy, Shibboleth, Athens, username and password, and referring URL will continue to work seamlessly. Linking will also remain the […]

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Springer Introduces New Open Access Journals

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

I received this press release from Springer and am reposting as written. It’s not eBooks, but it is in support of open access and I do like to promote things open access! Springer is expanding its open access offering to all disciplines.  SpringerOpen (www.springeropen.com) will cover all disciplines within the science, technology and medicine (STM) […]

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Springer’s MyCopy Service now available in Europe

May 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Springer has offered the MyCopy service in the US and Canada since 2008.  It was so successful, they are now expanding the service to European library users.  MyCopy offers a POD copy to users at $24.95.  More from Springer: After the successful launch in the US and Canada, Springer Science+Business Media has extended its MyCopy […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Print on demand · Vendor News

Springer eBook Collection to cover OCLC MARC Record delivery costs for Libraries

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Received this message from Springer the other day concerning OCLC MARC records. In the past, libraries downloading OCLC MARC Records for Springer eBooks through OCLC WorldCat Collection Sets were charged a delivery fee. Recently, Springer finalized an agreement with OCLC: the library will no longer receive any invoices from OCLC for MARC 21 (AACR2) records […]

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Articles of Interest

January 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some interesting eBook white papers, surveys and reports: Springer eBook white papers eBooks – Costs and Benefits to Academic and Research Libraries eBooks – The End User Perspective ebrary ebook survey results faculty student librarian

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SpringerMaterials to launch this month

November 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Received this press release via email. Springer launches SpringerMaterials at London Online Information 2009 New database for material scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers will encompass all 400 volumes of Landolt-Börnstein Springer Science+Business Media has announced the launch of SpringerMaterials – The Landolt-Börnstein Database (www.springermaterials.com). It is the world’s largest content platform of selected and critically […]

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New Audio Interview with Heather Staines from Springer

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Heather Staines, Global eProduct Manager for SpringerLink, Springer Science + Business Media, and I had a nice conversation about Springer’s eBook preservation strategy.  The conversation was based on Heather’s article in Against the Grain, February 2009.  Heather discusses Portico, LOCKSS, and general eBook preservation issues.   Listen to Heather’s interview and many others through the NSR […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interviews · Preservation · Vendor News