Credo Reference adds new content

September 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Credo Reference press release: Hundreds of encyclopedias added to Credo’s award-winning reference platform this year.  Enhanced platform provides even more value for researchers Boston and Oxford, (September 16, 2009) – It’s been a year since Credo Reference, the award winning online reference library, released its new platform, raising the standard for how online […]

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50% off ebook titles – more publishers added

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

I recently posted about the ebrary 50% off ebook title sale, which included a few publishers.  We’ll it’s grown now to include many more publishers.  See the press release below and use the real-time link of publishers for the most accurate list.

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Attention Libraries – Discounted eBooks – backlist titles 50% off

August 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve resisted posting information about sales and specials from various publishers and aggregators for fear of favoritism, but this eBook deal is pretty good, crosses many publishers, and could save libraries lots of money (which is the main reason I’ll post it).  If other aggregators have similar announcements, I’ll be glad to post those in […]

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2 eBook White papers

July 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Picked up these two white papers from Springer at the ALA Conference.  They are in pdf at the Springer site. eBooks – Costs and Benefits to Academic and Research Libraries eBooks – The End User Perspective

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Surveys/Statistics

Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Charleston Conference has announced their pre-conference program. There is one on eBooks – Wednesday, November 4th. eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Time: 9 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 Speakers: Keith Powell, Head of Acquisitions, The UC Irvine Libraries ; Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; and Holly Tomren, Electronic […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards

New articles of interest

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

These articles are all linked on the NSR home page in the delicious links. Espresso Book Machines: Lurch winning friends at Northshire Bookstore—whats next? Michael Nielsen ” Is scientific publishing about to be disrupted? The e-book wars: Google vs. Amazon vs. Apple—and how they may duke it out Springer leaps ahead in academic e-book market […]

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Springer’s MyCopy Launches!

June 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Pilot project successfully completed / Library users in the USA and Canada can order soft cover copies of Springer eBooks Way to go Springer!  I loved this idea as a pilot, and love it even more now.  This is fantastic news for eBooks and end users.  I’ve never met an end user who didn’t want […]

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ALAMW Technology Showcase

January 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

Those of you heading to Denver this weekend might want to check out several of the vendors presentations in the Technology Showcase (Show floor, aisle 800 or 2200).  The event is Monday, January 26th from 10:00 to 1:00.  Here are several eBook related vendors and times: Credo Reference – 11:20 – 11:50 Pueblo Theater (aisle […]

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Springer’s MyCopy….$24.95 and it’s yours!

October 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Springer announced it’s new pilot print on demand service – MyCopy –  for “registered” patrons.  The service allows a library’s registered patrons to order a softcover print copy of an ebook the library has ALREADY purchased.  The copy is to be used by the patron for personal use.  11,000 titles are currently available, assuming your […]

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eBooks, DRM, and ILL, a superior blend or a toxic cocktail?

October 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

My recent discussion with Cynthia Cleto from Springer got me thinking about some issues.  I’m curious if Springer’s model – no DRM and ILL rights – is unique or if other ebook publishers and aggregators offer similar things.  To me, it’s a superior blend, but I’m thinking that most publishers and aggregators feel it’s a […]

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