The December 2013/January 2014 issue of Against The Grain features six feature articles and one opinion piece on ebooks in academic libraries.Â The issue, eBook Platforms for Academic Librarians, was guest edited by Audrey Powers.
Here is the Table of Contents (note you must be a subscriber to read the full-text):
- eBook Platforms for Academic Libraries by Audrey Powers
- eBook Lending PlatformsÂ byÂ John Novak
- eBook Aggregators: A Primer byÂ Deborah Lenares
- Commercial Publisher eBook PlatformsÂ byÂ Cris Ferguson
- University Press eBook Platforms:Â A Brief OverviewÂ byÂ Mark Johnson
- Op Ed: Inadvertent Innovation byÂ Joe Esposito
Against the Grain is conducting a survey of librarians’ personal and professional eBook usage. Â The following survey is 24 questions long, and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
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The November, 2011 issue of Against the Grain focuses on the e-everything future.Â Edited by Audrey Powers from the University of South Florida, the issue discusses e-content procurement, access models and technology, content integration, first sale doctrine, and much more. It’s a great line-up of contributors and topics.Â The table of contents should be posted on their site very soon here:Â http://www.against-the-grain.com/toc/
Many of the contributors were also part of the E-Everything pre-conference during the Charleston Conference in early November.Â Archived versions of the pre-conference presentation will be available on Against the Grain and Libraries Thriving sites.
Against the Grain, the premier journal dedicated to linking librarians, publishers, and vendors, is excited to announce new content on their ATG NewsChannel Website.
MultiGrain: Conversations Linking Librarians, Publishers, Vendors and Others, will featureÂ ongoing discussions with a forum for conversations and debates online about the issues that impact us all day-to-day.Â The first topic was “PDA and Stewardship: Are They Compatible?” with Rick Anderson (University of Utah) and Brian Schottlaender (University of California San Diego).Â Continue reading Against the Grain Announces “MultiGrain,” conversations linking librarians, publishers, vendors, and others
Heather Staines, Global eProduct Manager for SpringerLink, Springer Science + Business Media, and I had a nice conversation about Springer’s eBook preservation strategy.Â The conversation was based on Heather’s article in Against the Grain, February 2009.Â Heather discusses Portico, LOCKSS, and general eBook preservation issues.Â Â Listen to Heather’s interview and many others through the NSR interviews page.
I just got my hands on the April 2009 issue of Against the Grain, and lo and behold an interview with NSR’s Sue Polanka.Â The interview was done by Dennis Brunning from Arizona State University in his cheeky style and is followed by his humorous interview with Kindles 1 and 2.Â The article is not available online, so here are some highlights. Continue reading Interview with Sue in Against the Grain
Michael Pelikan has written an interesting article in Against the Grain about the Kindle Sony ebook reader showdown (Feb 2009 issue, article not available online.)Â Michael focuses this first article on the personal use market, but I’m (impatiently) awaiting the next installment when he will look at library support for reading devices.Â Michael is from Penn State where they’ve partnered with Sony to distribute Sony Readers through the library and within selected courses.Â The article includes interesting comments from faculty about the experience.Â He also gives a shout-out to calibre, open source ebook management software.
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