April episode of AL Live tackles the present and future of ebooks

April 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Mark your calendars. April 18th episode of American Libraries Live will focus on the present and future of ebooks and what their continued popularity means for libraries and librarians everywhere. The interactive (and free) discussion will be moderated by No Shelf Required blogger and ebook expert Sue Polanka and will include contributions from: • Jamie LaRue, Director of […]

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ALA Editions announces eContent Quarterly, a new online journal co-edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic

November 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

November 21, 2012 – CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces eContent Quarterly, a new online journal. Launching in Fall 2013, eContent Quarterly will offer practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, developing, integrating and managing content in rapidly-changing digital library environments. The journal is edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic, whose deep knowledge of the e-content landscape and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · New Products · NSR Info · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries

University Presses and eBooks: A New Horizon

February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

ONLINE magazine has a new column called Ebook Buzz.  The column, written by Sue Polanka, features a discussion of university presses and eBooks.  From the text: “What’s the buzz about? EBook Buzz, ONLINE’s newest column, will discuss and debate the advances of ebooks in libraries and scholarly publishing. EBook Buzz will explore varied topics from a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · University Press · Vendor News

Reference Apps – feature article in Booklist

January 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

The January 1, 2012 issue of Booklist features Sue Polanka’s Off The Shelf column on reference apps.  Titled, “Reference- I’ve got an App for That,” the article highlights iOS and Android apps from 7 reference publishers.  Here is an excerpt and list of reference publishers included: Excerpt: “These days, it seems there’s an app for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

A Guide to Ebook Purchasing – American Libraries

November 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Check out the latest article in American Libraries Magazine (Dispatches from the Field column) about eBook purchasing.  It is a condensed version of a larger piece that will appear in Library Technology Reports Nov/Dec issue, which should be available very soon. Topics include: print to digital, business models, publishers/aggregators/wholesalers, buying through consortia, and evaluating vendors. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · NSR Info · Public Libraries · School Libraries

No Shelf Required’s two new publications

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required has been busy this past year exploring the many topics of eBooks and libraries.  Very soon, two new publications will be available from ALA Publishing which share the No Shelf Required name.  These new publications contain completely new content, expanding upon No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2011. Details are […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · NSR Info · Open Access · Preservation · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Textbooks

E-Discovering Reference

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

With the advent of the internet and growing popularity of Wikipedia, traditional library reference tools have experienced a decline in use.  As a result, many reference publishers began producing electronic books or converting traditional print multi-volume titles to online databases.  While this has been a valiant effort, much of the content still goes undiscovered due […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

Patron Driven Acquisition in Libraries

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Patron Driven Acquisition has gained much interest from libraries these days. As a result, many are writing about their experiences with the new business model. Today, Inside Higher Education featured an article on “PDA In the Library,” (E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands). This article discusses the benefits of PDA, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · School Libraries

New Jersey eBook Summit Summary – part two

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Please note that the part two blog post has now been added to the New Jersey eBook Summit Summary. Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey.  The line-up of speakers included: Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbor District […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

New Jersey Ebook Summit Summary

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Pictured from left to right:  Eli Neiberger, Patricia Tumulty, Mary Minow, Norma Blake, Robert Miller, Sue Polanka, Cheryl O’Connor, Joseph Sanchez, Peggy Cadigan. Today the NJ State Library, LinbraryLinkNJ- The NJ Library Cooperative, NJ Library Association and the NJLA Reference Section sponsored an E-book Summit in Eatontown, New Jersey.  The line-up of speakers included: Eli […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Uncategorized · Vendor News