Aiding eBook Discovery using Smarter Metadata

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Today in The Scholarly Kitchen, Alix Vance, Founder of Architrave Consulting, posted a really informative article on the discovery of eBooks and eJournal content from gateway sites. She stated, “Publishers often discuss distinctions between e-book and e-journal business and access models, but the truly complex differences in e-books and e-journals reside beneath the surface, in […]

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Crowdsourcing, Reference Works, and Peer Review: Some Surprising Connections – The Scholarly Kitchen

February 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

A very interesting post in the Scholarly Kitchen today, Crowdsourcing, Reference Works, and Peer Review: Some surprising Connections.  Kent Anderson, the author of the post, discusses a plenary session at the PSP conference and the debate that ensued around the future of the reference book.  A clip from Anderson’s post: Last week, during the PSP […]

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Articles of Interest

January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Territorial restrictions continue to frustrate e-book customers E-readers now available at WSU library Ebooks and Libraries: A Stream of Concerns ALA Midwinter 2011: Thorniest Reference Question of the 21st Century: How Do I Use My Ereader? Getting Started with E-books – Newbies | Bookbee Ebooks E-books and Their Containers: A Bestiary of the Evolving Book […]

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Articles of Interest

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Top 10 Articles of 2010 – Digital Book World Amazon Kindle E-Reader Sales Will Keep Growing in 2011: 10 Reasons Why – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com Predictions for 2011 from Smashwords Founder – GalleyCat How to add books to the iPad, iPhone, etc. Check Out Library Books Using Your Phone […]

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Articles of Interest

December 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

New ereader app hits the iPad: iFlow Is Your E-Book Reading Up On You? : NPR 5 E-Book Trends That Will Change the Future of Publishing Reckless Enthusiasm and the Platform Wars – Scholarly Kitchen Heading to a Digital Holiday

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Articles of Interest

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Why E-Textbooks Just Make Sense: An Academic and a Literary Agent Explain Holiday Gift Guide To eReaders – eBookNewser OER 101: Theory and Practice (Open Educational Resources) NOOKcolor: Hands-On Review and Thoughts for the Future Marred by Shelving | ALA TechSource (Lending eBooks) Barnes & Noble opens first Spanish language digital bookstore in the US […]

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Textbooks: It’s about economics and selection, not format

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Great article on The Scholarly Kitchen blog by Kent Anderson, who is questioning a recent survey on student preference of print textbooks.  A clip from the blog post: Anderson says, “The survey is drawing the wrong conclusion by framing the question in terms of media choice. It’s not about print versus electronic. It’s about economics […]

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Free online academic eBooks increases discovery, but not sales

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

An article in the Scholarly Kitchen blog summarizes a recent study done by Ronald Snijder of the Amsterdam University Press (AUP).  According to SK, “the study, appearing in the October issue of Learned Publishing, “The profits of free books: an experiment to measure the impact of open access publishing,” describes the results of an experiment […]

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New Articles of Interest

September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

For your weekend reading pleasure: ModernBookFactory.com: The First Complete Online Audiobook Production and App Development Service for Independent Publishers and Authors Ebooks: the future is now – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Imagining the Dream e-Tool for Education and Training – Scholarly Kitchen And the Best File Format for Open Textbook Publishing Is . . […]

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New Articles of Interest

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some good reads and things to watch this week…accessibility, ereaders, the end of books, how students learn on the iPad and more. It’s the end of the book as we know it….and I feel fine – Scholarly Kitchen E-Readers and E-books: What Everyone Should Know – Presentation by Paul Gallagher e-texts and (library) accessibility – […]

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