Okay, normally I would just put this link on my list of articles in Delicious, but I have to comment on this one. I appreciate the article, support textbook rental, admire what Mr. Rhodes is doing, and enjoyed the quotes and stats on ebook readers, etc. What made me laugh is the image with the caption – “Troy Rhodes, 22, a student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, peruses a textbook among the UMSL library stacks this month. Rhodes operates a textbook rental business at MyBookBorrow.com.” Anyone who knows libraries knows that Mr. Rhodes is not perusing the textbooks. They sure look like bound periodicals to me 😉
I’m way behind on posting links to articles I’ve bookmarked in delicious. There’s been so much activity in the industry these last few weeks that I can’t keep up. So, here is a long list of things I’ve found from the past month.
Focusing on WorldCat, OCLC Sells NetLibrary to EBSCO, Thins FirstSearch – 3/17/2010 – Library Journal
Now bookmarked in my delicious account:
Three kinds of e-book illegals: Felix Torres tutorial for NYT columnist Randall Stross and publishers
Library Groups: DOJ Filing “Completely” Changed Landscape for Google Settlement – 9/30/2009 – Library Journal
I’ve marked the following articles in my delicious account, which are also listed on the NSR home page.
Random House, other pubs miserly toward IDPF/ePub, but new e-readers and Sigil editor show there’s hope
Blackwell and Ingram sign ebook deal; Credo partnering with SAGE; Publishing Technology aligning with Serials Solutions and more – 8/6/2009 – Library Journal
Library Organizations Urge DoJ To Take Proactive Role in Google Book Search Settlement – 8/6/2009 – Library Journal
Articles linked from my delicious account this week include:
These articles are all linked on the NSR home page in the delicious links.
Farmington Hills, Mich., June 24, 2009 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the launch of PowerSearch 2.0, an enhanced version of the original PowerSearch platform which provides the library community comprehensive access to authoritative reference, periodical and primary source information, providing greater “power to the user.”
PowerSearch 2.0 simplifies browsing through Gale’s more than 20,000 publications, providing the ability to search across more than 150 million documents. The new interface provides users a Web-like experience and includes added features that will appeal to and empower library patrons, students and other researchers. Continue reading Gale’s PowerSearch 2.0 launched with several new features
I’ve bookmarked the following articles relating to eBooks on my delicious account. These are displayed on the NSR homepage as well.
Interesting article in the WSU on eBooks, “How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write.” It focuses on more popular reading than academic sources, but brings out some interesting points about marketing, discovery, and selling pieces/parts of books.
An added FYI, when I find articles related to eBooks I bookmark them on my delicious site, which is linked to the blog. Just go to the homepage to see the recent delicious bookmarks.