Baker & Taylor’s POD service adds Wiley and Information Age Publishing

April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Baker & Taylor recently announced a partnership with Information Age Publishing  and Wiley (announcement) for print on demand services.  Using B & T’s Textstream Digital Print Service, over 1,000 backfiles from Information Age Publishing and a wide variety of backfile titles from Wiley will now be available POD for B & T customers. B & […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · New Products · Press Releases · Print on demand · Vendor News

ebrary PDA pilot extended, PDA survey announced

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Glad to see (press release below) that the patron driven model is going well for another e-book aggregator.  Librarians – please take a look at the PDA survey from ebrary.  It’s extensive, detailed, and asks very specific questions about workflow.  The results should be really interesting. 

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Vendor News

50% off ebook titles – more publishers added

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

I recently posted about the ebrary 50% off ebook title sale, which included a few publishers.  We’ll it’s grown now to include many more publishers.  See the press release below and use the real-time link of publishers for the most accurate list.

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Tags: Press Releases · Vendor News

Attention Libraries – Discounted eBooks – backlist titles 50% off

August 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve resisted posting information about sales and specials from various publishers and aggregators for fear of favoritism, but this eBook deal is pretty good, crosses many publishers, and could save libraries lots of money (which is the main reason I’ll post it).  If other aggregators have similar announcements, I’ll be glad to post those in […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Vendor News

Kindle DX – Text to Speech

May 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

An abledbody news article last week discusses the new Kindle DX and it’s text-to-speech program that will read a book aloud.  According to the abledbody article, the Kindle does not go far enough to provide an accessible player to persons with disabilities.  The eBook menus and controls are not audio accessible, limiting access to those […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Textbooks · Vendor News

Gale Virtual Reference Library

February 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

Gale Virtual Reference Library Review. First published November 1, 2006 (Booklist). Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) contains more than 700 reference titles from more than 25 publishers, including Gale, Wiley, Sage, and Cambridge, and focuses on multivolume encyclopedias from a variety of fields. Purchased title by title, GVRL can be customized to fit any library. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Vendor News