Well, I went crazy and bought all the urls, so take your pick.Â You can view the blog at it’s normal home here at Wright State University (very gracious hosts), or you can choose one of the others.Â All redirect you to the same great content.
You are cordially invited to the Electronic Resources Management Interest Group ALCTS/LITA meeting at ALA 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
- Program: Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries and End-Users
- Date: Friday, June 25th, 2010
- Time:Â 4:00pm—5:15pm
- Location: Hilton Washington-Fairchild Room
- Speakers: Aaron Wood, Director of Software Product Management, Alexander Street Press. Former Metadata Librarian and Assistant Head of Technical Services at the University of Calgary andÂ Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries Continue reading ALA Session – Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries, and End-Users
Salem Press has announced its Library Blog Awards. Awards were given in five categories: General Interest, Academic, Public, School and “Quirky” library blogs. First prize in each category is awarded $500, second prize is $250 and third is $100.
In addition, the judges qualified approximately 80 blogs (out of a field of 400) as “notable.” All 400 blogs are included in Salem’s blog directories at www.SalemPress.com/blogs. You’ll also find discussions of judging criteria there (see Blog Thoughts) and short biographies of the judges.
I’m very honored to say that No Shelf Required was awarded first place in the academic category!Â Thanks blog judges.
For more information, please contact:
Peter W Tobey
Director, Sales & Marketing, Salem Press
I’m way behind on posting links to articles I’ve bookmarked in delicious.Â There’s been so much activity in the industry these last few weeks that I can’t keep up.Â So, here is a long list of things I’ve found from the past month.
We’re working on a redesign here at NSR.Â Please excuse the oddities you may see in the next couple of days.Â The content in the posts should be consistent, it just the colors, fonts, and images that are a bit off right now.
Greetings loyal (and first time) readers.Â I’ll be in Hong Kong for the next couple of weeks vacationing and visiting libraries.Â I hope to share information from my visits here on the NSR blog.Â So, for the next couple of weeks please enjoy the brief tangent from eBooks and excuse the lack of eBook posts from me.Â Everybody needs a vacation, right!
If you find eBook news you want to share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support, No Shelf Required readers, subscribers, and supporters. Â We hit a milestone in March with the 10,000th unique visitor to NSR. Â Clearly, ebooks are a hot topic with this much interest in the blog in less than one year. Â Let’s keep that interest and conversation going strong. Â We welcome your comments, posts, ideas, and more. Â Other NSR stats include: Â Â Continue reading No Shelf Required – 10,000 Visitors and Growing
The current NSR poll asks, “is your institution using patron driven acquisition to purchase eBooks.”Â PDA is a business model, offered by (currently) 3 ebook aggregatorsÂ – NetLibrary, EBL, and Ingram Digital.Â In this model, patrons determine which eBooks are purchased based on theÂ eBooks they use.Â There areÂ many variationsÂ to PDA, butÂ each variation does allow for librarians to pre-select groups of titles to choose from, establish budgets, and put controls in place to monitor usage and purchases.
For a more thorough look at PDA, you can read my upcoming Off The Shelf column in Booklist Online.Â It will be published in the January 1, 2009 issue.Â ï¿½