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

Enhanced e-books and “portal books” – publisher/library partnerships

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

The following is the second post from Sylvia Miller, Project Director, “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” University of North Carolina Press.  This post discusses enhanced e-books and “portal books,” those that offer multimedia links from annotations within the book. This is a follow up to a recent posting on what we have learned from the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

Lessons Learned: The UNC Press ‘Long Civil Rights Movement’ pilot project summarized

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Sylvia Miller, Project Director for “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement,” University of North Carolina Press has given me permission to post in entirety, the following.  It is a summary of the Long Civil Rights Movement pilot project, which took place over the past 14 months. This post contains 4 sections: 1. Close of the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing

4 Principles for E-book Discovery & Visability

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is another blog post from Sylvia Miller, Director of “Publishing the Civil Rights Movement” at the University of North Carolina Press, summarizing a Charleston Conference presentation.  It is reprinted with permission.  (Thanks Sylvia, you are making my job easy!) At the Charleston Conference, I attended an all-day preconference workshop on e-books organized by Sue […]

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The Charleston Conference – top 10 thoughts

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

The following summary of the Charleston Conference was written by Sylvia Miller from the University of North Carolina Press, and author of “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement” blog.  It is reposted with permission Trains and battleships were two of the most telling metaphors that presenters at last week’s Charleston Conference used in their attempt […]

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