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
Welcome to the new home of No Shelf Required, now hosted at the Wright State University Libraries.Â Our new address is:Â http://www.noshelfrequired.com/
You’ll get the same great content, links, and opportunities to post your comments.Â Please update your feeds with the correct address.Â Thanks for your participation so far.
I welcome you to participate in a new blog about eBooks. You’ll find a brief overview of the blog, No Shelf Required, below. It is live and available for your comments now. I hope you can join what will be a lively discussion on all aspects of eBooks in libraries. Regards, Sue Polanka
Sue Polanka Head, Reference and Instruction, Paul Laurence Dunbar LibraryWright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45433 937-775-3142 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
No Shelf Required http://noshelfrequired.blogspot.com/
No Shelf Required provides a forum for discussion among librarians, publishers, distributors, aggregators, and others interested in the publishing and information industry. The discussion will focus on the issues, concepts, current and future practices of Ebook publishing including: finding, selecting, licensing, policies, business models, usage (tracking), best practices, and promotion/marketing. The concept of the blog is to have open discussion, propose ideas, and provide feedback on the best ways to implement Ebooks in library settings. The blog will be a moderated discussion with timely feature articles and product reviews available for discussion and comment.
No Shelf Required will be moderated by Sue Polanka, Wright State University. The role of the moderator will be to articulate discussion topics, provide feature articles and product reviews, and ask poignant questions to the group in order to stimulate open discussion and collaborative learning about Ebooks. The moderator will also provide audio content in the form of interviews with librarians and those in the publishing industry.