The event is free for attendees and will provide answers to some of the biggest challenges libraries face in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. This daylong professional development conference can be viewed in groups or privately. There are no travel or registration fees, and attendees will connect with each other as well as hear exciting keynotes from award-winning scientist and author Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, that will examine our shared digital future. Continue reading Free, fabulous, library event – TDS14: Libraries@the Center→
Lyon, France (August 20) –Â Today the New Media Consortium (NMC) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich are releasing theÂ NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition at a special session of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 80th General Conference and Assembly. This is the first edition of the NMC Horizon Report that delves into the realm of academic and research libraries in a global context. Continue reading New Media Consortium releases 2014 Library Edition Horizon Report→
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced enhancements to its widely-adopted ipageÂ® search and order content platform including new functionality that makes searching, selecting and ordering materials easy for academic libraries worldwide.
â€œIngram is devoted to helping academic libraries find relevant content for their important customers,â€ said Shawn Everson, Chief Commercial Officer, Ingram Content Group. â€œIâ€™m confident that our enhanced ipage platform will improve the experience of our users, and give them tools to more easily find and purchase content to meet the complex needs of their patrons.â€ Continue reading Ingram enhances ipage search and order platform→
I received news from De Gruyter about a new partnership with Princeton University Press.Â The official announcement will be released tomorrow, but I was able to speak with Sven Fund, Managing Director, De Gruyter, for more information about this partnership.Â The official press release is below.
Is this partnership with Princeton University Press exclusive?
Glad to see this news from Oxford University Press about a new title by title purchasing model for OSO.Â New titles will also be released more frequently, another great bonus.Â Â Here’s the official press release:
Knowledge Unlatched released a pilot progress report summary today.Â It is available for download.Â Some highlights of the report are listed below.
1.Â The model is cost-effective and financially viable:
“The Pilot established that authors, librarians, publishers and research funders are all willing to engage with the basic KU model. It also demonstrated that the model is cost-effective for scholarly communities and financially viable for publishers. 297 libraries from 24 countries signed up for the Pilot Collection, exceeding the original target by almost 50%. This reduced the cost for every library Continue reading Knowledge Unlatched pilot project report available→
Just received an email from Valerie Yaw at JSTOR with great news for libraries using GOBI.Â You can now purchase JSTOR ebooks through GOBI.Â Valerie said that both a single-user model and unlimited-user model (available for 60% of titles) are available through GOBI.Â The unlimited-user model offers unlimited simultaneous use, unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads, and unlimited printing and copy/paste.Â Libraries will need to sign JSTORâ€™s participation agreement for Books, available on their website here: http://about.jstor.org/agreements-riders.Â They offer tiered savings to libraries, and once they have an agreement on file, the library will see pricing in GOBI that reflects their savings level.Â Continue reading Books at JSTOR titles now available via GOBI→
Very pleased to see a good colleague of mine (and the first person brave enough to do an interview with me for NSR back in 2008) launch his own digital media company – Mission Bell Media.Â The web site is beautiful and worth a look and a read, as I’m sure the content will be as well.Â More from the press release below.
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