Total Boox, an ebook service seeking to break all barriers between readers and ebooks—including limited availability, lack of simultaneous access, and prohibitive cost—announced today the formation of an Advisory Board to help advance its forthcoming ebook initiatives.
The Board consists of thought leaders on the cutting-edge of ebook development and distribution, including library directors, LIS scholars, entrepreneurs, and published authors—among them, Jamie LaRue, Sandra Hirsch, and John Dove. The Board also includes Terry Kirchner, the director of Westchester Library System, the first to sign Total Boox.
“Total Boox continues to penetrate the library market with force and purpose, now serving millions of patrons across the United States,” said Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO of Total Boox. “In creating the Advisory Board we aspire to enrich our roster with original thinkers and people with deep understanding of the industry as well as an aptitude for change and growth.” Continue reading Thought leaders join forces in helping Total Boox advance cutting-edge ebook initiatives
Webinar, January 14th at 1 p.m. EST.Â Register here.
Library digital content lending has come a long way. Aggregators, authors, libraries, and publishers have all had to adapt to new, and sometimes not so desirable, business models. It is time for libraries to take matters into their own hands with alternative solutions.
Join renowned speaker, Jamie LaRue, as he discusses innovative and emerging technologies for digital content management. Participants will come away with a greater understanding of digital content issues, along with recognizing the benefits of using a new content management approach.
While all are encouraged to attend, this webinar is ideal for those involved with consortiums, state library agencies, and public library acquisitions and technical services. Learn more.
The Douglas County Libraries (Colorado) have embarked on a quest to purchase eBook content to load on their own Adobe Content Server. Â The first milestone in the project was a partnership with the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. Â Since then, they have made headway with Gale and Lerner Digital. Â Jordana Vincent, Collection Development Librarian at Douglas County Libraries and I discussed the project in a recent NSR interview. Â Ms. Vincent discusses several innovative ideas coming from DCL and offers much detail about the current project. Â She can be reached for more info at jvincent at dclibraries dot org. Continue reading Interview with Douglas County Libraries’ Jordana Vincent
Yesterday I was in Loveland, Colorado for the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference.Â While chatting with Jamie LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries, he shared a great idea for training staff on eBooks and eReaders. With the approval of his Board, the library provided a $50 rebate to library staff who purchased one of 6 pre-selected eBook readers/tablet devices.Â Just over 100 staff took part in the rebate offer.Â Jamie said the staff are learning so much about eBooks and devices because they are getting hands-on experience.Â Staff are sharing tips and tricks with one another as well, many getting together during lunch to hash over the details of eBooks.