Category Archives: General Interest

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 eShelf℠ 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, 2016—OCLC 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 creations—go 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 groups—among them Independent Publishers Group (IPG), Vearsa, Lonely Planet, Berlitz, De Gruyter, Oxford University Press (ELT Division), Lerner, Rourke Educational Media, and The Child’s World—the 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