Many would agree: one of the biggest challenges (if not the biggest challenge) facing the ebook industry is discovery. With so many books published each year (professionally and through self-publishing services), it is becoming increasingly more difficult for readers to find what they are looking for in digital format. We all know that recommendation systems and their sophisticated algorithms point readers in the direction of the books they are likely seeking, but what if they could do more? What if the art of recommending books could be turned into pure science? What if no human brain was needed to tell us not just what books are related to one another but how their “sentiments” compare?
In this short video — a presentation held at the London Book Fair two weeks ago — Jim Bryant, Co-Founder and CEO for global distribution and book discovery network Trajectory, explains how using data science and machine learning efficiently (and creatively) is making digital content more discoverable than in the past.
I just heard about this service from a tweet at the Charleston Conference. It sounds really interesting and worthwhile. Is anyone using it? What are the costs?
Information below from the CCC website.
Get It Now
Get It Now from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) complements your interlibrary loan services by providing library patrons with the immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- through a cost-effective, and easy-to-use application integrated into your ILL workflow and/or OpenURL Link Resolver.
By implementing Get It Now you:
- Deliver timely access to content- Get It Now delivers high-quality, full-color PDFs of unsubscribed journal content to patrons.
- Increase operational efficiencies- Traditional ILL borrowing often results in unnecessary expense and wasted effort when articles arrive long after the patron needs them. Continue reading Get It Now service from Copyright Clearance Center
There is a new podcast from Copyright Clearance Center’s Beyond the Book, which features an interview with Executive Director of Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) Scott Flora and Winoca Books & Media founder Barbara Brannon. In a pointed discussion on the future of independent publishing, Flora emphasizes SPAN’s mission to create a new, more distinguished class of independent publishers with better professional product and improved access to distribution and bookstores. To this end, SPAN and Winoca Book & Media will form a committee this summer to develop the Professional Independent Publisher (PIP) with the aim of providing certifications to independent publishers. CCC encourages publishers and supporters to voice their opinion of the program and comment on the discussion on the CCC Facebook Fan Page – http://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBook
The podcast and transcript links are available below:
**Note, this was recorded** info below. This Wednesday, Feb. 10th from 2PM — 3PM EST, Copyright Clearance Center’s Chris Kenneally will be hosting a special Beyond the Book live podcast (http://beyondthebookcast.com/live-webcast/) examining the eBook Wars, which are taking shape with MacMillan challenging Amazon and the rise of eReaders and the iPad. During the podcast, Chris and his panelists will look at all sides of the e-book story and what future battles may bring to the print and digital marketplace. The podcast will air live on BlogTalkRadio: http://bit.ly/drJipN
Joining Chris are:
· Andrew Albanese, features editor at Publishers Weekly;
· Sara Nelson, Books Editor, “O” Magazine;
· Brian O’Leary, Founder & Principal, Magellan Media Partners; and
· Mike Shatzkin, Founder & CEO, The Idea Logical Company, Inc.,
During the podcast, Chris will also be taking phone calls at 646-378-1949.
Yes it was recorded, you can listen here:http://beyondthebookcast.com/from-the-frontlines-of-the-ebook-wars/
The Copyright Clearance Center is sponsoring a webinar on April 14th called, The Authors Guild, AAP, Google Settlement: What Authors & Publishers Need to Know as May 5th Approaches. More info here.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:00 pm
GMT Daylight Time (GMT +01:00, London) Continue reading Webinar on the Google Book Settlement next week