Massachusetts: MA eBook Project Launches Six-Month Pilot, 51 Libraries From Around the State Participating
A six-month pilot of statewide ebook in Massachusetts project got underway the other day.
This announcement (dated 11/25) from the Massachusetts Library System (PDF) has details about the project including details about more than 30,000 ebook titles being made available on an unlimited multi-user basis to pilot libraries by BiblioBoard.
Along with the ebooks/platform from BiblioBoard, Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform is also being utilized.
B&T announced their involvement today:
Baker & Taylor has been selected by the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) to participate in an innovative six-month pilot project designed to expand access to ebooks for the state’s multi‑type libraries.
This pilot project was conceived by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner’s (MBLC) Statewide Resource Sharing Committee to explore new models of ebooks.
Funding for the MA eBook Project is made possible by MLS, in partnership with the MBLC, the pilot libraries and in part, with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the MBLC.
Baker & Taylor is assisting MLS in establishing a statewide shared collection, in which an initial group of 51 participating libraries will access more than 3,000 general interest ebooks using the company’s Axis 360 digital media platform.
Read the Complete B&T Announcement
- Direct to Project Catalog
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.