March 3, 2015

hoopla Digital Announces Release of Version 3.0 ‘LightSpeed’ Interface, Roll Out Underway Across Platforms

Note: Library Journal’s Matt Ennis will have more on today’s hoopla Digital news in an upcoming article. From hoopla Digital: hoopla Digital today unveiled its new 3.0 LightSpeed interface and is now starting to roll out the upgrade to Android, iOS and online users in the U.S. and Canada. [Clip] hoopla digital’s LightSpeed interface – […]

DPLA Receives Funding From Sloan Foundation to Begin In-Depth Discussion About Ebooks and Their Future

From a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Announcement: Books are among the richest artifacts of human culture. In the last half-millenium, we have written over a hundred million of them globally, and within their pages lie incredibly diverse forms of literature, history, and science, poetry and prose, the sacred and the profane. Thanks to […]

Ohio: Grand Opening of Cleveland Digital Public Library (ClevDPL) Taking Place Today

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The grand opening, including a ribbon cutting and reception, of the Cleveland Digital Public Library is taking place today at its physical location inside the Main Library located in downtown Cleveland. ClevDPL will normally be open from 10 a.m – 6 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and includes a touch wall, preservation lab, digital hub, learning commons. Learn […]

DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) Announces New Service Hubs in Tennessee, Maine, Maryland, and Caribbean

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Great news! Keep the service hubs as well as content hubs coming. From the DPLA: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the addition of four Service Hubs that will be joining our Hub network. The Hubs represent Tennessee, Maryland, Maine and the Caribbean. These Hubs were selected from the first-ever […]

EBSCO Introduces Explora, A New EBSCOhost User Interface Available for Public Library and K-12 School Library Markets

Here’s Some of What EBSCO Has to Say in Their Introductory Announcement: EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons. Multiple versions of Explora will be released for schools […]

Ingram Announces Plans to Release New Web-Based Interactive Collection Analysis Tool Powered by Edelweiss Analytics

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News about a new analytics product coming soon from Ingram. Ingram Library Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group Inc.company, expands the services it provides libraries with the addition of timely analytics and data powered by Above the Treeline’s Edelweiss Analytics, a web-based, interactive collection analysis tool. It gives libraries access to the most accurate and […]

Coming This Summer: ebrary and EBL Will Be Integrated Into a New Platform, ProQuest E-Book Central

Today, ProQuest is announcing the name of their new ebook platform that is scheduled to launch in mid-2015. A beta program will be announced soon. From ProQuest: ProQuest Ebook Central will feature a user-centered design that will improve ebook research and management experiences from end to end. Product engineers are working in close collaboration with […]

Odilo, a New Provider of Ebooks to Libraries in U.S. Launches With 60,000 Titles From Major Publishers

Editors Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo multiple times on infoDOCKET in the past year (links at the bottom of this post). Today’s announcement formally launches their services to all libraries in the United States. However, Odilo has already been active in the U.S. working with Colorado’s statewide ebook project for a year and in October announcing […]

OverDrive Announces Browser-Based Audiobooks Coming to Platform in Early 2015

From the OverDrive Library Blog: …we’re happy to announce that browser-based audiobooks will be joining your collection in 2015 – instant access, maximum ease of use. See audiobook, play audiobook – and that’s all it takes! All of your MP3 audiobooks will also be automatically available as browser-based audiobooks: Download using the app or listen […]

Non-Profit Group Plans to Open Omaha’s First Digital Library, Omaha Public Library Will Be a Partner

From the Omaha World-Herald: Omaha philanthropists will transform a vacant former bookstore into the city’s first digital library, the nonprofit group Heritage Services announced today. The library will be aimed at offering the entire community access to the latest digital information and technology, education in using it and equipment in spaces designed to foster creativity. […]