eBook Standards – summary of NISO/BISG program

July 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last Friday at ALA I was part of a NISO/BISG panel on the changing standards landscape.  There were many speakers, each discussing various aspects of eBook standards like business models, ISBNs, epub, DRM, and the standards and features needed by librarians (which was my part).  I’ve summarized my presentation here and would welcome additional suggestions […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards

Booklist launches new reference blog

July 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

CHICAGO—Booklist Online announces the addition of Points of Reference to its growing family of blogs. Mary Ellen Quinn and a team of front-line experts from academic, public and school libraries post about reference sources and trends in reference publishing and services.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries

ALA Program -Rethinking the Reference Collection

June 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin: Rethinking the Reference Collection ALA PUBLISHING McCormick Place West W-179 Monday, July 13, 2009, 10:30 – 12:00

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Interview with Sue in Against the Grain

June 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

I just got my hands on the April 2009 issue of Against the Grain, and lo and behold an interview with NSR’s Sue Polanka.  The interview was done by Dennis Brunning from Arizona State University in his cheeky style and is followed by his humorous interview with Kindles 1 and 2.  The article is not […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interviews

Reference Publishers Debate Single Platform

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the Friday of the ALAMW Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group met for a panel presentation/discussion on using one single platform to host all reference content.  It was an interesting discussion.  I’ve summarized the panel in my notes below. Independent Reference Publishers Group Meeting Friday, January 23, 2009 Representatives from the following organizations were […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing

Future of Reference Publishing – Panel Summary

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

John Barnes, Rolf Janke, Sue Polanka, Michael Ross, Casper Grothwohl For those of you unable to attend the ALA Panel – The Future of Reference Publishing:  A View from the Top, there is a summary of the program available on Booklist Online. We encourage comments, questions, and discussion on the blog.

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Reference Publishing

A View From the Top Panel at ALA

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

Here’s a snapshot from the ALA Presentation – A View from the Top. Left to right: John Barnes, Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke, Sage, Sue Polanka, WSU, Michael Ross, Britannica, Casper Grathwohl, Oxford To start the session, each of the panelists was asked: Will we have reference in 10-15 years?  If so, what will it look like? […]

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ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View From the Top

May 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Headed to Anaheim?  Mark your calendars for this not to miss event: 2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Anaheim Convention Center 204B Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for […]

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Join the new eBook blog

February 22nd, 2008 · 6 Comments

Dear Collegues, I welcome you to participate in a new blog about eBooks. You’ll find a brief overview of the blog, No Shelf Required, below. It is live and available for your comments now. I hope you can join what will be a lively discussion on all aspects of eBooks in libraries. Regards, Sue Polanka […]

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ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing

February 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for tomorrow in a digital age and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Speakers: John Barnes, […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events