October 30, 2014

Exciting! One of Our Favorite U.S. Gov Info Resources GovTrack.us 2.0 Launches

From a Blog Post by GovTrack.us Founder/Developer Josh Tauber: Let me get out of the way that there are some things missing from GovTrack 2.0 that were in the old site, and if you need them you can still find them for now at http://legacy.govtrack.us, which continues to run the old site. I apologize for […]

A Consortium of Italian Universities Will Add 11 Million Records to WorldCat

From OCLC: OCLC and the CIPE consortium, which comprises 11 university libraries in northern and central Italy, have signed an agreement to load CIPE library records into WorldCat to increase visibility of these Italian collections, and enrich the world’s largest resource for discovery of library materials. The CIPE consortium (Consorzio Interistituzionale per Progetti Elettronici – […]

ebrary Announces New Strategic Approach to E-book Acquisition: Transition, Diversify and Streamline

From an ebrary News Release: To help libraries meet the research needs of their entire institutions and maximize their budgets, ebrary® is announcing a strategic new approach to e-book acquisition based on three steps:  Transition, Diversify and Streamline™.  Libraries that transition a greater percentage of their budgets from print to electronic, diversify acquisition models, and […]

eBooks: Bilbary Goes Live For U.S. Users, More than 340,000 Titles Currently Available For Purchase

From Publisher’s Weekly: Bilbary.com, the international e-bookstore launched by former Waterstones head Tom Coates, went live with a beta test this morning with 340,000 titles from about 2,300 publishers. Coates told PW he expects to add approximately 100,000 titles from agency publishers in the next two to three weeks. By the end of April the […]

Paywall Changes at the NY Times: The Number of Free Articles Available to Non-Subscribers Cut by 50%

From a NY Times Announcement: The New York Times Media Group announced today that as of Sunday, March 18, one year after launching paid digital subscriptions, it had approximately 454,000 paid subscribers to its various digital subscription packages, e-readers and replica editions of The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune (IHT). The Times […]

Just Released: Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success: Final Research Report (March 2012)

Title Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success: Final Research Report (March 2012) Authors James L. Mullins, Purdue University Catherine Murray-Rust, Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus Joyce L. Ogburn, University of Utah Raym Crow, Chain Bridge Group October Ivins, Ivins e-Content Solutions Allyson Mower, University of Utah Daureen Nesdill, University of Utah Mark Newton, […]

LJ: Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending; OverDrive APIs Coming in April

By Mike Kelley at Library Journal: Even as anxious publishers are hoping to increase friction in the ebook lending experience, librarians have been clamoring for vendors of integrated library systems (ILS) to make e-lending a unified, sleek experience. Rather than navigating their patrons away from the library’s web presence to Balkanized, often commercial, third-party platforms, […]

"Ebook Talks Continued: ALA Meets with Distributors"

From American Libraries: ALA President Molly Raphael prepared this summary of the meetings of members of the ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group with ebook distributors at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia, as well as a panel she moderated at the Association of American Publishers meeting: At last week’s Public Library Association […]