November 3, 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Safari today announced a strategic partnership that will deliver the next generation in digital reference platforms for students, faculty and librarians.
Wiley Reference Library will combine Safariâ€™s award-winning PubFactory platform with Wileyâ€™s prestigious online reference portfolio. Wiley Reference Library will enhance the visibility and usability of Wileyâ€™s acclaimed reference materials and will include entry portals for key subjects allowing users to search within a subject, within an individual reference work, or across Wileyâ€™s entire reference portfolio. www.wileyreferencelibrary.com will be available in the first half of 2015. Continue reading Wiley and Safari’s PubFactory announce partnership
The future of the book site offers a short video demonstration of the Booki.sh Reader, developed by Inventive Labs in Melbourne. Â It is designed to work in modern web browsers like Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. Â More information can be found on the booki.sh blog.
Hat tip to Xplana blog.
The Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study from ALA’s Office for Research and Statistics just released their 2009-10 statistics.Â Included in this report wasÂ U.S. public libraries providing access to ebooks – which was 65.9%
A sampling of the % of Libraries Providing E-Books In:
- New Yorkâ€“71%
Note: Since e-books are listed in the Internet category weâ€™re assuming these are books downloaded off the Internet from services like OverDrive, Safari, NetLibrary, Books 24Ã—7, ebrary, and others. Weâ€™re trying to find out how these numbers and ones to come will count books downloaded once to a Kindle, iPad, nook, or other device and then loaned to many users.
Thanks to Resource Shelf for this information.
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