April 23, 2014

eBooks and Libraries: Europe’s Ebooks on Demand Project Awarded ALA Citation

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From EOD:

The eBooks on Demand (EOD) project of the EOD Network is one of three projects selected to receive the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects.

The EOD Library Network aims to digitise the public domain books on users’ request.

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The Citation will be presented on July 1st by Maureen Sullivan, ALA President at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. It will be received by the coordinator of the EOD network, Silvia Gstrein and a network member, Guy Cobolet from Academic Health Library in Paris.

The ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects began as an ALA Presidential initiative of Dr. Loriene Roy, ALA President in 2007-2008. Recipients are selected by a committee of the International Relations Round Table through a nomination process.

The EOD service provides e-books on demand in a single PDF file mostly with full-text search option. The service was launched by 13 libraries in 8 European countries in 2006 and is currently provided by 35 libraries in 12 countries.

For background about the Ebooks on Demand Network see these infoDOCKET posts:

Europe’s eBooks on Demand Service Now Available From 30 Libraries (March 14, 2012)

eBooks on Demand: European Libraries Make Efforts For Integration + New Search Engine (November 11, 2011)

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