Ebook distribution to libraries took another leap forward on October 17 when Baker & Taylor, OverDrive, 3M, and RBDigital (Recorded Books) told their customers that Macmillan’s entire ebook backlist, 11,000 titles from lead imprints St. Martin’s, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt, Macmillan Children’s, and Tor, would now be available to their patrons.
“Penguin will resume doing business with OverDrive as of this morning,” Penguin spokesperson Erica Glass told LJ on September 25. According to a blog post by Karen Estrovich, collection development manager for OverDrive, 17,000 Penguin ebooks are already “live and available for purchase in OverDrive Marketplace.” Although Estrovich refers to the transaction as a purchase, the books are being offered for a one year term on a one copy/one user lending model.
By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Though the fate of scholarly communications occupies a primary place in the collection development librarian’s list of "things that keep me awake at night," all of the information industries are undergoing changes that will have enormous influence […]
How public libraries select materials for a growing population whose first language is not English In an August 14 story, the New York Times reported that ethnic and racial minorities will likely be a majority of the U.S. population by 2042. Many of the blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and others constituting this emerging majority will be […]
As Phoenix Public Library boldly passes on selection responsibilities to its vendors, some libraries follow – and others dig in “With our professional librarians pulled in so many different directions, we saw book selection as an area where we could relieve the pressure and still provide good collections,” says Kathleen Sullivan of Phoenix PL’s hot-button […]
A select cadre of librarians representing New York City’s three public library systems have released their hand-picked list of “21 new classics for the 21st century.” The list was comprised at the behest of organizers of the annual New York Is Book Country (NYIBC) celebration to honor its 21st anniversary. The theme for this year’s […]