eBooks

Free webinar – deep dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

(21 January 2019) In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, will highlight key points in the development of the new release, touching on metric types and new reports. Then Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee […]

January 22, 2019 - 8:53 am
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How digital age has forced Hong Kong’s libraries and librarians to change ways they get us to read

(21 December 2018) Various initiatives include increasing access and range of e-books, holding outdoor pop-up libraries around the city and loaning books to pre-schools; and use of printed books is down as surveys show e-books are read by only 12 per cent of internet users while just 36 per cent of primary school pupils ‘love […]

December 24, 2018 - 7:29 am
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Lean Library’s Library Alternatives module to now support eBooks

(13 December 2018) Lean Library’s Library Alternatives, the module of the Lean Library browser extension that facilitates alternative routes to full-text resources, will now support eBooks. Acquired by SAGE Publishing earlier this year, the award-winning technology platform allows seamless access to journals, articles, open access content, and now eBooks that are licensed by a user’s […]

December 18, 2018 - 2:24 pm
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Mental health and books on anxiety are popular in 2018

(18 December 2018)  Wattpad has 72 million users and they consume self-published stories at a ravenous pace. In 2018 one of the biggest trends was mental health and ebooks on depression and anxiety. This genre saw an increase of 52% and over 152,000 new stories were uploaded. One of the most notable examples of this […]

December 18, 2018 - 10:52 am
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Vietnam to enhance digitalization of library

(6 December 2018) Speaking at the seminar “Developing and reforming library activities in the new era”, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized that digitalization of library nationwide will help people to access books easily. The seminar was held yesterday by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. According to the Ministry, library system has […]

December 6, 2018 - 3:05 pm
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CLOCKSS formalizes long-standing commitments from four leading universities to ensure perpetual preservation

How does an archive guarantee “Forever”? (5 November 2018) Researchers, librarians, and publishers look to CLOCKSS and other long-term archives to guarantee that the scholarly record will remain intact in a world where rapid change has become a constant. CLOCKSS is taking steps now, as a strong and stable organization, to formalize its Succession Plan […]

November 6, 2018 - 8:39 am
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Deal on eLending in the Netherlands: Interview with the Dutch Public Library Association

(31 October 2018) Following extensive discussions, libraries in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with publishers and others about eBook availability in the country. Published in the Official Journal on 24 October, the Covenant (available in Dutch) promises to ensure that more books are available for e-Lending by libraries, within a shorter period of […]

November 1, 2018 - 9:02 am
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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – Part 2: How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Potential/ possible/ probable predatory publishers and publications?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (21 October 2018) A chaired professor at a distinguished British university is listed as the international advisor for a journal even though he has tried for years to remove his name. A new online directory lists a major database vendor as a sponsor even after a “cease and desist” order Many […]

October 21, 2018 - 5:41 pm
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MIT Press Partners with Silverchair to launch MIT Press Direct eBook platform

(15 October 2018) MIT Press Direct will launch with more than 2,500 titles in 2018, offering a broad range of books from its distinguished front- and backlist, including significant works in economics, business innovation, machine learning and AI, environment, evolution, and energy. Using Silverchair’s suite of self-serve publishing tools, the MIT Press plans to introduce […]

October 16, 2018 - 7:26 am
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Project MUSE offers nearly 300 “HTML5” open access books on re-designed platform

(21 September 2018, Baltimore, MD) Nearly 300 open access (OA) books are now available from Project MUSE, the highly-acclaimed online collection of humanities and social science scholarship, on a newly designed platform that represents a major step forward in OA publishing in these fields.  The books will be delivered in a highly-discoverable and adaptable format […]

September 26, 2018 - 10:54 am
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National Library Board of Singapore receives digital innovation award

(19 September 2018, Cleveland, Ohio and Singapore) Rakuten OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, presented the 2018 Digital Innovation Award to the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) at a ceremony in Singapore last month. This award was presented to recognize the numerous innovative features and services NLB has developed and […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:16 pm
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Springer Nature announces new eBook collection: Intelligent Technologies and Robotics

(12 September 2018) A specially-tailored eBook collection focusing on the fields of intelligent technologies and robotics has now been compiled by Springer Nature. This package focuses on interdisciplinary and dynamic areas of engineering which have emerged from the more traditional disciplines of automation and control. The decision to create this new collection reflects the increasing […]

September 14, 2018 - 9:19 am
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E Ink is developing e-paper that requires no battery

(11 September 2018) E Ink is in the midst of developing next generation e-paper products that do not need a battery. The company has just partnered with Fujitsu to design a reference design board for battery-less products such as badges, price tags, luggage tags and eventually e-readers. The byproduct of this new partnership will likely […]

September 11, 2018 - 8:46 pm
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More changes in eBook lending for public libraries

(7 September 2018) In what the publisher called “good news” for libraries and their patrons, Penguin Random House has announced that as of October 1, 2018, the house is changing its e-book lending licenses for public libraries in the U.S. The shift moves access to book titles from a “perpetual access” model (where libraries pay […]

September 10, 2018 - 11:53 am
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OECD, champion of knowledge access

(28 August 2018) Toby Green, Chief Operating Office, Public Affairs and Communications, reflects on the development of publishing in OECD, from print to digital and the role of the internet in knowledge access.

August 28, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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