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eShelfâ„  Service e-book platform from Amigos

Back in November, 2015, Amigos Library Services announced the launch of their new eShelfâ„  Service e-book platform as an affordable, flexible option for libraries seeking to capitalize on their patrons’ growing use of electronic books and readers.  The full press release announcing the product is available here.

Christine Peterson, Project Manager for eShelfâ„  Service, conducted a webinar earlier this month highlighting the services and features of the new platform.  The webinar recording is about 45 minutes in length.  Check it out.

Chris told me via email that “as of today, we have 61 imprints from 9 publishers, 5 libraries currently on the service (3 public and 2 academic), and 25,400 titles.”

Great job Chris and Amigos!

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, January 24

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba
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Elves and Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts https://t.co/1axDllQx14

Is This the Best Book Anywhere on Self-Publishing? (and Complete Pre-order Information) https://t.co/OFYBbcaPUF Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, January 24

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, January 17

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba
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Kindle Instant Preview reinforces Amazon’s dominance https://t.co/KU0wdXHZrv

Inside La Presse+ Decisive and Final Move to Digital https://t.co/VYmZC8JKJV Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, January 17

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, January 10

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba
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Did you know that Kobo Price Matches eBooks? https://t.co/OhJCW4vV4V

How Chilean Publishers Can Leverage the “Digital Opportunity” https://t.co/HnubemFA9s Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, January 10

OCLC adds new publisher metadata to WorldCat Discovery Services, including ASME, Artstor, and Odilo

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 6, 2016OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.

“OCLC partners with leading content providers around the world to ensure discovery and access to libraries’ most important and popular resources,” said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business Development and Publisher Relations.

OCLC has agreements in place with more than 200 publishers and information providers to supply metadata to facilitate discovery and access to key resources. OCLC recently signed agreements with the following content providers: Continue reading OCLC adds new publisher metadata to WorldCat Discovery Services, including ASME, Artstor, and Odilo

NYPL Digital Collections, download 180,000 images in the public domain

NYPL Public Domain Collections – http://www.nypl.org/research/collections/digital-collections/public-domain

From the site:

Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain?
That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website.

No permission required. No restrictions on use.

Below you’ll find tools, projects, and explorations designed to inspire your own creationsgo forth and reuse! Continue reading NYPL Digital Collections, download 180,000 images in the public domain

Total Boox Emerges as a Major Player in the Library Ebook Market

Total Boox’ ebook collection has grown rapidly in recent months, and its new agreements with libraries across the U.S. help position it as a major contender in the library ebook marketplace

January 5, 2016 (New York, Tel Aviv) As its library outreach continues, with five million patrons able to access Total Boox in New York, California, Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and Virginia, the company behind the pay-as-you-read ebook service is pleased to usher in the New Year with a major announcement: owing to recently signed agreements with several top publishers and distribution groupsamong them Independent Publishers Group (IPG), Vearsa, Lonely Planet, Berlitz, De Gruyter, Oxford University Press (ELT Division), Lerner, Rourke Educational Media, and The Child’s Worldthe size of Total Boox’ ebook collection has more than quadrupled in the last few months, bringing the new total of titles available for instant reading to nearly 100,000. Continue reading Total Boox Emerges as a Major Player in the Library Ebook Market

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, January 3

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba
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Overdrive: The top 10 support questions you’ll get during the holiday season (and how to answer them) https://t.co/Xb3DZsankD

The British Museum Is Now Open To Everyone: Take a Virtual Tour and See 4,634 Artifacts https://t.co/K6pcPWVMey Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, January 3

2015 In Review: All of Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing Tweets For 2015 in One Place

This is a chronological listing of all my tweets for January 1 to December 31, 2015. It’s fun (at least for me) to run down the list and get a bird’s-eye view of what happened during the year.

My thanks to Sue Polanka who has given me access to No Shelf Required to publish these compilations.

Follow my tweets in real time @paulkbiba

(A change in my linking methods will cause the display of links to change several times, but all the links are there.)
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Wattpad Releases New eBook Cover App http://t.co/H66WhSfB7u

My New Year’s resolution for Jeff Bezos: Read-aloud for E Ink Kindlesand an all-text bolding option or better http://t.co/jtE9TiZMCx Continue reading 2015 In Review: All of Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing Tweets For 2015 in One Place

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 27

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba
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Digital Comics: Successful, Accessible, and Ruining How We Read Comics? https://t.co/joSMyDt2mp

e-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2015 (The Book Designer) https://t.co/vKzTheYywz Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 27

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 20

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba
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Digital Book World is Totally Irelevant https://t.co/tCQHrWfMvE

eBooks May be Selling Well, But eBook Apps Are Doomed,by Nate Hoffelder @thDigitalReader https://t.co/zVAkGnU7IN Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 20

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 13

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba Paul Biba
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Introducing the All-New Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition: the Best Tablet for Reading https://t.co/eXBkSWC5gx

BitLit Partners with Springer to Offer Ebook Bundles https://t.co/B4m3bFE3XJ Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 13

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 6

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba Paul Biba
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E-Readers Now “Main Attraction” at Some Kenyan Libraries https://t.co/BN1zaSSOOL

Ebooks for All Building digital libraries in Ghana with Worldreader https://t.co/7dWVmtRfE8 Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, December 6

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 29

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba Paul Biba
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Mobile Reading Trends: How solid is the Kindle’s position? https://t.co/3pVK70hTU5

e-Book Cover Design Awards, October 2015 https://t.co/6o2mBnCC62 Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 29

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 22

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba Paul Biba
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Innovation is the Only Way to Increase Ebook Sales

Is It Worth Publishing E-books On Google Play Books? Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 22

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 15

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba Paul Biba
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Digitizing The World’s Libraries Using Smartphones

How Authors Can Send Digital Autographs to Fans Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 15

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 8

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba Paul Biba
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Arthur Schnitzler archive

The Bookseller Digital Census 2015 shows rising e-book sales, divided publishers Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 8

Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 1

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba Paul Biba
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Halloween e-reading: The ghost stories of E.F. Benson

The Mont Saint-Michel manuscripts through the ages By Marie Lebert Continue reading Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, November 1

eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 25

bibaI am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. I now run a curated Twitter feed devoted to ebooks, elibraries, and epublishing.

This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. Click on the article name to go to the original article. A new listing will be published on No Shelf Required each Sunday night.

If you are interested in following the feed in real time, follow me on Twitter: @paulkbiba Paul Biba
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EL LIBRO 010101 (1971-2015) — Índice POR MARIE LEBERT, OCTUBRE DE 2015

Fisking the Authors Guild Continue reading eBook, eLibrary and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Sunday, October 25

New database content added to EBSCO EDS

From an EBSCO blog post:

Recent Content Additions to EBSCO Discovery Service:

ASM Medical Materials Database

Published by ASM International, ASM Medical Materials Database is the only comprehensive, peer-reviewed database providing a single source for materials data to support medical device design. The database features both materials properties and biological response data for medical device designers. All EDS customers may search ASM Medical Materials Database metadata in EDS, but only subscribers can access the full text on the ASM platform.

ASM Micrograph Database

Published by ASM International, ASM Micrograph Database is an online collection of more than 4,000 micrograph images and associated data. Data includes material designation and composition, processing and service history, metallographic preparation, magnification and more. All EDS customers may search ASM Micrograph Database metadata in EDS, but only subscribers can access the images and full text on the ASM platform. Continue reading New database content added to EBSCO EDS