CIBER Announces Results of Global Library Survey, Findings to Be Discussed at ALA Midwinter

December 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release: Final survey report now freely available courtesy of Charleston Conference, YBP, and ebrary December 21, 2009—London, UK—CIBER research group at University College London today announced the availability of the final report for its global library survey that concerns challenges, trends, and best practices during tough economic times. Co-sponsored by Charleston […]

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New Articles of Interest

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Bill Clinton Pens New Britannica Article on Dayton Accords IDPF elections: Faster e-book standards-making expected—given BOTH presidential candidates’ platforms Springer Group, Second-Leading STM Publisher, Sold by/to Private Equity Firms – 12/11/2009 – Library Journal Canadian Private School Switches to Sony e-Readers   – 12/9/2009 8:28:00 AM – Publishers Weekly Baker & Taylor Acquires Blackwell North […]

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Initial CIBER study results on library finances presented at Charleston Conference

November 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Results of CIBER study on library finances, presented by Mark Kendall of YBP and Christopher Warnock of ebrary. These notes were done on the fly, forgive any typos. Demographics: 589 responses 71% academic libraries responded – most in north america (was Mexico in the NA grouping?), 55% USA 87% members of consortium Financial outlook 420 […]

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Librarians – CIBER Global Library Survey open through October 18th

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

Tish Wilson from ebrary just emailed me this press release: CIBER Opens Global Library Survey in Conjunction with Charleston Conference, ebrary, and YBP September 28, 2009 – London, UK – The CIBER research group at University College London (UCL) today invited all libraries to participate in an international survey examining challenges, trends, and best practices […]

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YBP and ebrary co-sponsor CIBER study on electronic resources challenges, trends, best practices

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

I received this press release today from ebrary. YBP to Co-Sponsor CIBER’s Library Survey with ebrary, Results to be Announced at Charleston Conference September 22, 2009 – Charlotte, NC –Baker & Taylor’s YBP Library Services today announced that it is co-sponsoring CIBER’s library survey with ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies. […]

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GVRL Pricing via YBP

March 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

Concerning my previous post on Gale/YBP, I had a chance to talk with John Barnes at Gale/Cengage regarding the pricing of GVRL titles through the YBP service.  According to him, GVRL prices will remain the same using various tiers, based on FTE.  Within the next month, YBP will load all of the Gale patron data […]

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YBP Customers can now Purchase Gale Titles

March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Great news from Gale/Cengage and YBP (Baker & Taylor).  GVRL, LitCrit and Gale Directory titles can now be purchased through YBP services.  This is wonderful news and comes on the heels of the recenet B&T and ebrary partnership.  Clearly publishers and aggregators are finally working together to make purchasing ebooks as seamless as the print […]

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Baker & Taylor partners with ebrary for digital distribution

March 9th, 2009 · Comments Off

Big news from Baker & Taylor.  They announced today a partnership with ebrary for an “integrated digital media platform.”  B&T will provide seamless purchase of either print or electronic content through this new platform.  The partnership also allows B&T to create it’s own digital content for distribution via the ebrary platform.What a convenience for libraries.  No […]

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