January 17, 2022

Just Out: A Special Issue of NISO's Information Standards Quarterly Focuses on eBooks

Direct to Full Text of Spring 2011 Issue (Vol. 23 No. 2)

From a NISO Announcement and Summary:

 ISQ Guest Content Editor, October Ivins of Ivins eContent Solutions has pulled together a broad range of perspectives on what is happening today with e-books and particularly with e-book standards. As she states in her introductory letter: “Our goal for this issue of ISQ is to present an overview of the status of e-books from multiple perspectives-publishers and other content producers, librarians, and the many vendors who support their creation, management, sales, and distribution. Not coincidentally, it also illustrates the scope of the NISO community.”


“This special issue of ISQ emphasizes the growing importance of e-books throughout the library publishing and related information systems and services communities,” states Todd Carpenter, NISO Managing Director. “While NISO is already engaged in e-books in a number of areas, we’ve announced in the issue the formation of a Special Interest Group on E-books, which will be exploring the larger context in which e-book related events are unfolding, facilitating cross-community dialogue and recommending areas where NISO can foster standards or recommended practices.”

Articles Include:

  • EPUB 3: Not Your Father’s EPUB
    by Bill Kasdorf
  • Ten Questions and Tentative Answers about the State of E-book Publishing for University Presses
    by Marlie Wasserman
  • E-books and the Public Library: the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Experience
    by Mollie Pharo and Marcia Learned Au
  • Drinking the E-book Kool-Aid in a Large Academic Library
    by Wendy Allen Shelburne
  • Standard Spotlight: The Challenge for Standards in the E-book Supply Chain
    by Mark Bide
  • Member Spotlight: E-books on EBSCOhost: Combining NetLibrary E-books with the EBSCOhost Platform
    by Michael Gorrell
  • The Evolution of Accessible Publishing: Revising the Z39.86 DAISY Standard
    by Matt Garrish and Markus Gylling
  • NISO E-books SIG
    by Todd Carpenter

From the Noteworthy Section of ISQ

  • NISO Issues Journal Article Tag Suite Standard for Trial Use

Read the Complete NISO Announcement and Summary

Direct to Full Text of Spring 2011 Issue (Vol. 23 No. 2)



About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.