December 21, 2014

Q&A: David Burleigh, Director of Marketing for OverDrive

OverDrive Director of Marketing David Burleigh

“The next series of innovations will come as a result of the accelerating demand in the education space. Serving students and learners of all ages (Pre-K–12, higher ed, and lifelong learning) will provide new engagement with library users and drive the next wave of innovation.” David Burleigh, Director of Marketing for OverDrive

Q&A: Dan Cohen on His Role as the Founding Executive Director of DPLA

Q&A: Dan Cohen on His Role as the Founding Executive Director of DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) last week appointed Dan Cohen as its founding Executive Director. LJ caught up with him to discuss his work as Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and his plans for DPLA.

Scientists Seek New Credibility Outside of Established Journals

Scientists Seek New Credibility Outside of Established Journals

Open Access is only one part of a larger shift taking place in the academic world—particularly the sciences—says Richard Price, founder and CEO of academia.edu. Price argues that academia is moving toward a system where the credibility of research, publications, and ultimately researchers themselves, is gauged not by the prestige of the journal in which works are published, but by the usage, citations, and professional feedback that the works generate online.

Q&A: Scott Wasinger, EBSCO Publishing’s VP of Sales, Ebooks and Audiobooks

Q&A: Scott Wasinger, EBSCO Publishing’s VP of Sales, Ebooks and Audiobooks

Scott Wasinger, EBSCO Publishing’s VP of Sales, Ebooks and Audiobooks, discusses EBSCO’s new Collection Manager tool, new options for patron driven acquisition, and plans to expand the company’s fiction and audiobook offerings in 2013, as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Steve Potash, President and CEO of OverDrive On New APIs, OverDrive Read, WIN Catalog and More

Q&A: Steve Potash, President and CEO of OverDrive On New APIs, OverDrive Read, WIN Catalog and More

Steve Potash, OverDrive President and CEO, discusses several new developments at the company, including new APIs to simplify ebook integration, the new OverDrive Read browser-based ereader, and the company’s new WIN catalog, as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Tom Mercer, 3M Library Systems Digital Business Development Leader On Penguin Pilot and Ebook Integration

Q&A: Tom Mercer, 3M Library Systems Digital Business Development Leader On Penguin Pilot and Ebook Integration

Tom Mercer, 3M Library Systems digital business development leader, discusses 3M’s integration efforts with ILS provider Polaris, and their recently launched pilot with Penguin Books and the New York Public Library, as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Ingram Library Services VP Rich Rosy on E-Content Management

Q&A: Ingram Library Services VP Rich Rosy on E-Content Management

Rich Rosy, vice president and general manager of Ingram Library Services, discusses the distributor’s views on e-content management as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

The User Interview Challenge | The User Experience

Any amount of user research is better than none. Why? Even a little knowledge about the preferences and needs of your library’s community can help guide your decision-making process. Not sure where to begin? Here’s a great first project—let’s call it the User Interview Challenge.