March 17, 2018

An eBook Reader Will Be a Part of the Wii U Console (UPDATED)

UPDATE (June 5, 2012) Nintendo has refuted the claims made in the Nikkei story linked below. Today’s E3 presentation also made no mention of any ereading device. The Nikkei news service is confirming that the Wii U (formal announcement tomorrow at E3 Conference) will include an ebook reader. From the Nikkei Article: The Wii U […]

Amazon Acquires Another Publisher: Avalon Books

From the Announcement: and Avalon Books today announced that Amazon Publishing has acquired the publication rights from Avalon Books to over 3,000 backlist titles predominantly in the Romance, Mystery and Western categories. Established in 1950 by Thomas Bouregy, Avalon Books has long been a home to writers specializing in wholesome entertainment across popular genres, […]

ACLS Humanities E-Book Officially Launches Handheld/Mobile Editions Program

From the HEB News Blog: HEB [from the American Council of Learned Societies] has officially launched its handheld/mobile editions program, with several dozen titles from the online collection now available for use with various handheld readers, and more to come down the line. For the time being, these titles may be individually purchased for $9.99 […]

BrainHive to Offer Schools Pay-As-You-Go Access to Ebooks

From a SLJ Article: The program, currently being beta tested in 20 schools, is expected to launch this fall and give school librarians access to more than 3,000 fiction and nonfiction titles from publishers such as Random House Children’s Books, Charlesbridge Publishing, and the Lerner Publishing Group, and include such titles as Mousetraps (Carolrhoda, 2008) […]

ALA’s YASLA Division Launches Teen Book Finder App for iOS (Free)


From the iTunes App Store: Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder, generously funded by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, offers easy access to the titles honored each year by the Young Adult Library Services Association, […]

Scottish Library Consortium (SHEDL) Signs Comprehensive Licensing Agreement with Springer

From Today’s Announcement: Springer and the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Consortium (SHEDL) recently signed a ground-breaking agreement for access to electronic journal subscriptions and eBooks on Springer’s platform SpringerLink. Every SHEDL member will now have access to an enormous database of content consisting of nearly 2,000 journals and over 40,000 eBooks. The license will […]

Academic Libraries: 45% of ebrary Customers Diversify E-book Acquisition Models for the Highest Return on Investment

From an ebrary Announcement: ebrary today announced that 45% of its customers are diversifying acquisition models to provide their researchers with a breadth and depth of high-quality, relevant e-books. Many customers subscribe to Academic Complete as an affordable base collection with unlimited access and continued growth and expand the collection with other models including patron […]

eBooks: Author Signings are Going Digital

From Record: While a signature on a screen might never be the same as pen on paper for some, to others, book signings are about the experience and the memento. If that memory is stored in a digital file instead of a shelf, well, that only adds portability to the fun and bragging rights. […]

California: Glendale and Pasadena Public Libraries Begin Testing 3M Library Cloud

From the Glendale News-Press: When libraries began applying to be part of the cloud test last year, Pasadena Public Library Director Jan Sanders said she “started nagging people.” “Both Pasadena and Glendale are driven to piloted projects and moving ahead,” she said. It also helped that the libraries have been using self-check-out machines made by […]

Reference: Getty Launches Full Text Website for Art History Research

From The LA Times: The Getty Research Portal, which officially launched Thursday, was developed by the Getty Research Institute, the Getty museum’s more academic sibling. But it’s meant to be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection — scholar, student or just browser — like an art-specific version of Google Books. In this case, though, […]