ALA annual programs on e-Reference preservation and the impact of wikipedia

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

As you prepare your ALA Annual schedule, please consider the following two programs sponsored by the RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee and the Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board. RUSA Reference Publishing Advisory Committee Program: Reference Publishing: Preservation Trends & Issues – June 25 Sat 1:30-3:30 As electronic reference products transform to electronic formats, often with […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Preservation · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

Open Access eBooks, Part 3

May 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s Go To Hellman blog.  Please offer your comments to Eric at the Go To Hellman blog. Here’s the third section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; and What does Open Access mean for eBooks subsequent posts […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks

Open Access eBooks, Part 2. What does Open Access Mean for e-books?

May 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted from the Go To Hellman blog from Eric Hellman.  Here’s the second section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; subsequent posts will include sections on Business Models for Open Access E-Books, and Open Access E-Books in Libraries. Note […]

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TOC Keynote- Kevin Kelly, Wired

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

What Technology Wants, Kevin’s new book.  He says it’s the last paper book he’ll write because he is learning so much about digital publishing. Kevin’s keynote discussed “What’s Next” in his view and he offered 6 trends (verbs), screening, interacting, sharing, accessing, flowing, generating. Screening – screens everywhere, we are moving from people of the […]

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Articles of Interest

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

The case for the dedicated e-reader: When is it time to go off the grid Inkling for iPad: eTextbook Reading Done Right NBC video: Checking out library e-books The Future Of Reading University of Texas San Antonio opens nation’s first bookless library on a university campus Kobo desktop application now available for download Playing Hard […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

Independent Reference Publishers Group (IRPG) Meeting Summary – ALA Conference

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Each Friday before the ALA Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group (IRPG) gets together to have a program and discussion of issues surrounding reference publishing.  The ALA Annual meeting was no exception.  A large group of publishers and librarians gathered to figure out, “how did we get here?”  A panel of librarians, LIS instructors, reference […]

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Ingram’s Lightning Source now printing Pedia Press Customized Books

June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

Ingram announced on June 9th a partnership with Pedia Press to POD customized books created from wiki material. Pedia Press supports the “Create a Book” feature within Wikipedia and other wiki based sites.

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Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery – webinar summary

May 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today, Joe Janes from Univ. of Washington, Mike Sweet from Credo, and myself had a great conversation on reference content, student research habits, and how reference content can be more discoverable during the LJ webinar “Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery.” Joe highlighted research results from OCLC Perceptions study and 2 studies at the University […]

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LJ Webinar – Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery

April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

WEBCAST NAME:Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery SPONSORED BY: Credo Reference and Library Journal EVENT DATE: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – 2:00 PM EDT Time – 60 minutes Register Online – It’s FREE

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Credo Launches Topic Pages

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

I wrote a piece on Credo’s Topic Pages a couple of weeks ago, but here is the official press release announcing the launch of the Topic Page Beta. Credo Launches Topic Page Beta The Librarian’s Answer to Wikipedia Boston and Oxford, (April 8, 2010) – The data is undeniable, a significant majority of today’s researchers […]

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