Twice each year, as the ALA Annual Conference and the ALA Midwinter Meeting begin, the Library of Congress (LC) publishes an in-depth update about what they’ve been up to since the previous meeting or conference. The update is loaded with facts, stats, personnel updates, and loads of other information. Here’s a direct link to: Update [...]
From the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group:
The report, which was created by the ALA Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG), can be used by librarians to weigh ebook contract variables most important to their library. The report assesses 15 ebook contract variables of importance to libraries, ranging from ebook title inclusion, to ebook pricing, to immediate patron access. These variables include important ebook lending characteristics, such as ebook revenue streams for publishers and ebook accessibility for people with disabilities.
Yesterday, SirsiDynix announced a partnership to integrate eResource Central with 3M Cloud Library. 10 days ago an integration deal with OverDrive. Plus partnership deals to integrate Project Gutenberg, Open Library, EBSCO, Baker & Taylor, Oxford University Press and others. Today, it’s a deal to integrate audiobooks. From SirsiDynix: SirsiDynix and Recorded Books today announced a [...]
Innovative Interfaces Inc. today announced a new development initiative that will integrate access to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) into its Encore Synergy platform. Separately, the company announced today that its Decision Center collection management solution has been implemented at several public and academic libraries, including Jefferson County Public Library (CO), Tulsa City-County Library (OK), and University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Macmillan will launch a pilot program selling ebooks to public libraries, CEO John Sargent announced today. The pilot, which will launch in the first quarter of this year, involves more than 1200 backlist titles from the Minotaur imprint, which handles mysteries and crime fiction. Macmillan will distribute the books under the agency model and work with multiple distributors, including OverDrive, Axis 360, and the 3M Cloud Library. Once purchased by a library, each will be available for two years or 52 circulations, whichever comes first.
More Than 7,200 Libraries Now Using Baker and Taylor’s Collection HQ, 100+ New Customers Added During 2012
From Today’s Announcement: Today, collectionHQ announced it has secured 106 subscriptions from public library systems since January 2012. That means collectionHQ now manages over 200 million items and 800 million circulations in more than 7,200 library branches worldwide. Having won more than 60% of the U.K. public library market, collectionHQ was introduced in the U.S. [...]
From an OCLC News Release: OCLC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local. [Clip] OCLC and Gale have been offering access to some of Gale’s most popular databases to mutual subscribers through the WorldCat Local discovery and delivery service. This new agreement [...]
From Today’s Announcement: SirsiDynix and 3M today announced their intent to integrate the 3M Cloud Library content into eResource Central, currently scheduled for release in Q1 of 2013. [Clip] For library users, eResource Central provides simple access to library resources, including ebooks and ejournals, via a single user interface. eResource Central will include full support [...]
The following article (pre-publication version) is scheduled to appear in the Spring 2013 issue of Research Library Issues published by ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Title The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012 (Prepub Version) Authors Karla L. Strieb Associate Director for Collections, Technical Services and Scholarly Communications, Ohio State University Libraries Julia C. Blixrud Assistant [...]
From an Ingram Announcement: Ingram Content Group today announced it has added a new content access model to its MyiLibrary e-content platform to provide libraries greater flexibility in e-book lending. [Clip] MyiLibrary’s newest model, its Access Model, enables libraries to purchase a set of access credits for an e-book and lend it simultaneously to multiple [...]