Checklist for evaluating patron driven business models

January 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Colleagues from the University of California, Irvine Libraries have shared with me their chart (PDA Vendor Chart) for evaluating the patron driven offerings from e-book aggregators.  Please have a look and use if you can.  If you have any questions about the chart please contact Tony Lin at the UCI Libraries.

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition

More ebook preconference presentations – Workflow & Cataloging Issues

November 9th, 2009 · Comments Off

Charleston Conference – eBooks, Not just another binding preconference Session 2 – eBooks and Libraries:  Workflow & Cataloging Issues Implementing ebooks in a traditional print environment presents different challenges and opportunities.  Cataloging, workflow integration, content discovery, vendors and licensing agreements, budgeting, and patron driven acquisition issues will be discussed along with practical advice from librarians. […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition

Last chance for Charleston eBook preconference

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

If you are headed to Charleston next week and have Wednesday free, please consider attending the preconference.  The full program is listed here. Summaries/highlights will be posted to the blog after the event. EBOOKS:  NOT JUST ANOTHER BINDING XXIX CHARLESTON CONFERENCE – ISSUES IN BOOK AND SERIAL ACQUISITION CHARLESTON, SC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009: eBooks […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Standards

eBook Platform Evaluation Criteria

June 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

While at ACRL, I met a Librarian at Wellesley College by the name of Deborah Lenares.  She was in the midst of evaluating ebook aggregator platforms and shared with me her comparative spreadsheet.  It’s quite thorough and I thought it could be a great community project to work on it together.  So, Deborah has posted […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms