Articles of Interest

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 14th: Readers, authors and librarians against DRM Two Colorado Libraries Break New E-book Ground | American Libraries Magazine Read the Fine Print | American Libraries Magazine  (Terms of Service on ebook Readers) Must We Abide? | American Libraries Magazine 25% of textbook annual revenue to be from digital by 2015 […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Michigan and Kentucky University Presses Using Ingram’s CoreSource

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Wow, University Presses are in the news this week.  This is the 5th press release I’ve gotten! Ingram Content Group Inc., announced agreements with two notable university presses for e-content management. The University of Michigan Press and The University Press of Kentucky have selected Ingram’s digital asset management platform, CoreSource®, to archive and distribute materials […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Preservation · Press Releases · Print on demand · Publishing · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Trine U. School Requires E-Textbooks for Entire Curriculum Tech Breakthrough Could Mean Disposable E-Readers Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture – WSJ.com “Which ereader device should I buy?” What ereader would I recommend for the holidays? The Editor’s picks

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Textbooks

Google Editions Set to Launch

December 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

An article in the Wall Street Journal today discusses the long-awaited Google Editions launch, which is set for the end of this year. According tot he article, “Google Editions hopes to upend the existing e-book market by offering an open, “read anywhere” model that is different from many competitors. Users will be able to buy […]

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September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? Ebooks: The $100 Sweet Spot has been Reached Another Press Stops Publishing – Inside Higher Ed Project Gutenberg: Timeline Events Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future? Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers – CNET News Espresso Book Machine Spreads to Bookstores […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Should You Buy an eBook? WSJ article asks

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

Interesting article in the WSJ from August 26th, Should You buy an E-Book? According to the author, Brett Arends, that depends on what you want it for.  He responds to a variety of statements to assist the indecisive reader with answering this question including: 1. Casual readers probably shouldn’t bother 2.  The books aren’t as […]

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August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Hot reads this week.  Here’s a list of some good ones: New from Bowker: Selection of Statistics from Consumer-Focused Research Report for Book Industry « ResourceShelf The digital era has not made publishers defunct Kobo Now Supports ePub and PDF files Google Book Search beneficial to publishing industry, study shows The ABC’s of E-Reading – […]

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Articles of Interest

August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

I can tell that fall is in the air, nearly every article on my list this week has to do with eTextbooks.  Other good ones are there too, check them out.  Happy reading. Robert Boissy of Springer on the Future of Ebooks and Libraries An iPad book for the deaf The State of the E-Textbook […]

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Barnes & Noble for Sale

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Barnes and Noble for Sale.   There’s a ton of articles on this already.  Here are a few: NY Times WSJ The Guardian (Reuters) – Shares of bookseller Barnes & Noble (BKS.N) jumped 28.3 percent to $16.48 in pre-market trading on Wednesday after the company said it was putting itself up for sale. What will become […]

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Openlibrary.org offers thousands of free eBook downloads

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Great article in the WSJ from June 29th summarizing the Internet Archive’s initiative for openlibrary.org.  The IA along with several libraries, plans to digitize and make available thousands of eBooks for public download to a PC/MAC or reading device.  According to the WSJ article, “with its latest project, the organization is making inroads into the […]

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