Notebooks preferred to Readers for eTextbooks, highlights of the EDUCAUSE webinar on eTextbooks at NWMSU

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

I sat in on the EDUCAUSE webinar today on the eTextbook pilot project at NW Missouri State University.  Some background: NWMS University has been purchasing textbooks for their students for the last 100 years!  They also provide notebook PC’s to students for a rather small fee.  Testing the eTextbook plan with the SONY Reader was […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Textbooks

New Audio Interview with UT-Austin Librarian, Lindsey Schell

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

UT-Austin Libraries has a huge eBook collection, about 600,000 titles in all.  Lindsey Schell, Librarian for Journals, English Lit, and Women’s Studies, has had plenty of experience in acquiring eBooks for UT-Austin. In this interview, Lindsey and I discuss the variety of eBook collections/platforms at UT, the successes and challenges of their eBook program, purchasing […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition

Charleston Conference Loaded with eBooks

November 9th, 2008 · Comments Off

I just returned from The Charleston Conference and was amazed by the sessions and general discussions relating to eBooks.  I tried to get to most of them, but that was impossible due to the amount of sessions.  If you attended or presented one of these sessions, I invite you to post your comments to No Shelf Required.  I […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Patron Driven Acquisition