March 21, 2018

Reference: Book Industry Study Group Releases EPUB 3.0 Support Grid

From a BISG Announcement: To help content creators and executives make decisions in the rapidly evolving world of digital publishing — with its myriad devices and reading systems — BISG, through its Content Structure Committee has developed the EPUB 3.0 Support Grid. Recognizing the constantly shifting nature of digital publishing, the Content Structure Committee plans […]

Article: “From Plato to Michael Hart: The Long Journey of E-books”

Title From Plato to Michael Hart: The Long Journey of E-books Author P. Divakar Source DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (32.2; 2012) Abstract Genesis of e-books and the connected social implications have a long bearing on the dissemination of knowledge. The strides in information technology have ushered in new content formats and reading […]

OverDrive Plans to Launch a Browser-Based E-Book Reader Later This Year

From OverDrive: OverDrive today announced plans to launch later this year a new eBook reading platform, “OverDrive Read.” Based on open standards HTML5 and EPUB, OverDrive Read creates a fresh, direct and immersive reading experience offering significant benefits for publishers, booksellers, libraries and schools.  Unlike eBook apps or devices, OverDrive Read enables readers using standard […]

A New Web Page Loaded With HathiTrust Instructional Materials Now Available

Heather Christenson from the California Digital Library Blogs: The HathiTrust Communications Working Group has just announced a new HathiTrust Resources and Guides Web page.  Here you can find overviews, instructional materials, and guides covering HathiTrust and its services.   These resources have been created by the HathiTrust Communications Working Group and by HathiTrust partner libraries… Materials […]

New Research Report & Podcast from ACRL: “Scenarios for the Future of the Book”

From an ACRL Blog Post: ACRL [Association of College & Research Libraries] has released a new research report, Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Scenarios for the Future of the Book, to help librarians reexamine their assumptions, which may be grounded in the current e-book zeitgeist. Authored by David J. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg […]

OverDrive Says Developer APIs Will Become Available in July

OverDrive APIs that were supposed to launch in April are now set to become available in July. From the OverDrive Digital Library Blog: OverDrive’s product and development teams have been hard at work developing a suite of APIs (application programming interfaces) that will enable approved vendors to deeply integrate OverDrive-hosted catalogs and nearly 1 million […]

Guest Post: Where is the “Big Data” for Libraries? by Matt Weaver

Editors Note Matt Weaver is the Web Librarian at Westlake Porter Public Library (Westlake, Ohio) and a board member for Library Renewal. Matt is also a great friend and supporter of infoDOCKET. For example, just about daily he shares news items and new resources that we share with all of you. Today, in his first […]

Audio Report: E-Books, Caveats And All, May Be Boon to Cash-Strapped Libraries

From WNYC (New York): Digital books are the fastest growing area of publishing, and libraries are seeing a surge in demand for e-book titles — but finding an e-book can be tough. [Clip] “In Queens we have over 70,000 books a day that we check back in and 70,000 going out. So in a digital world, […]

Free Online: California Historical Society Releases Golden Gate Bridge Multimedia e-Book for iPads

From the Contra Costa Times: The California Historical Society has released a multimedia eBook for iPads that captures the history and story of the Golden Gate Bridge through artwork, photographs, video, memorabilia, stories, images and more. The free iPad eBook is titled,  A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge. […]

GPO Partners With Barnes and Noble to Sell Federal eBooks

From the GPO: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble to sell Federal eBooks. Titles are available in eBook format for Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader. GPO works with Federal agencies to produce their publications, books, and reports in print and digital formats, including eBook formats. Approximately 30 […]