Tag Archives: eBooks

NLB’s new app encourges ebook downloads to read on the go, including special book themed trains

(24 October 2016, Singapore)  Singapore’s National Library Board has a new mobile app offering downloads of popular titles including The Hobbit, The Life of Pi and the Lonely Planet series. The service encourages reading on the go. Working in partnership with the Land Transport Authority, NLB also launched two trains decorated in themes organised around […]


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Asia Foundation Launches Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children

(19 September 2016, Phnom Penh)  Yesterday, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program launched Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children, a program that will develop a line of high-quality, Khmer-language storybooks. Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children addresses one of the root causes for the weak reading culture in many developing Asian countries – a […]


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IGI Global expecting huge growth of its eBooks collection

(19 August 2016) IGI Global has announced a major database expansion due to the growth of its book collection. Throughout the next copyright year, IGI Global will publish over 400 new peer-reviewed reference titles which can be utilized by researchers in the InfoSci-Books database. The expanding collection contains two new book types, Research Insights and Critical […]


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CABI launches open access book programme

(21 July 2016) Scientific publisher, CABI, has launched Open Books. This new programme supports authors and collaborating organisations wishing to publish open access books across a wide range of subject areas within applied life sciences and sustainable tourism. As an international not-for-profit organisation, CABI aims to improve people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying […]


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IGI Global eBook collections special for Asia

(3 June 2016) IGI Global, a leading publishers of books, journals, and databases, is offering beginning in June, 13 new exclusive collections of frontlist, peer-reviewed eBooks on emerging information science and technology subjects. This SPECIAL offer for Asia is for one-time purchase eBook collections all at a discounted price. With no DRM, unlimited simultaneous users, […]


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Inaugural free eBook Library facility at KLIA

23 Sepang 2016)  Travelling can now be a more enjoyable experience at KL International Airport (KLIA) especially for book lovers. For those of you who fly regularly, you will now have a new lifestyle facility which grants every passenger with access to electronic books at no cost. This smart facility operates through the use of Bluetooth […]


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Badges for Books provides title and chapter-level attention insights

(25 April 2016, London, UK)  Altmetric today announce the launch of Altmetric Badges for Books, enabling publishers to provide an at-a-glance summary of the online attention a published book and it’s individual chapters have received. Now available on content that is identified by ISBN (International Standard Book Number), the distinctive Altmetric donut badges and associated […]


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E-Pustakalaya and library training completed in Police Officers Training Center Chitwan, Nepal

(20 April 2016) The Nepal Library Foundation completed library management training, provided books and computers; and installed e-pustakalaya server in Middle Region Police Training Center of the Government of Nepal in April 2015. Mr. Ramesh Kharel, Senior Superintendent of Nepal Police and head of the Training Center requested NLF assistance in upgrading the existing library […]


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80% of US schools use eBooks or digital textbooks

(2 April 2016) Overdrive has just published a new survey that takes a look at digital penetration in schools in the United States. They take a look at what medium is the most popular and what type of tech devices diligent young scholars are employing to get the most out of their education, says Michael […]


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Key Chinese-language titles now available on the ProQuest platform

(31 March 2016, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest is supporting libraries specializing in Asian Studies or interested in building their Chinese-language collection with carefully selected scholarly titles from renowned Chinese publishers and university presses – all available for perpetual access.  Until now, acquiring a comprehensive, high quality collection of Chinese-language titles has been time-consuming and difficult […]


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ProQuest launches Ebook Central

(15 March 2016, Mountain View, CA) After months of intensive testing with library beta partners and researchers from around the world, ProQuest launched its highly-anticipated ProQuest Ebook Central™ today. With the widest selection of content, the most flexibility, and backed with the market’s most sophisticated administrative engine, Ebook Central enables libraries to significantly improve users’ […]


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Apple gets smacked by $450-million eBook price-fixing fine

(7 March 2016) The Supreme Court of the United States has declined to hear Apple’s appeal of a lower court decision that it conspired with five publishers to increase eBook prices. Apple must now pay $450 million as part of its anti-trust eBook settlement. Amazon, however, is probably grinning like the Cheshire Cat. The publishers […]


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Fewer university students use libraries in Korea

(7 March 2016) The latest statistics from Korea show that an increasing number of university students rely more on the internet than university libraries to do research and access books. According to a report on students’ usage of libraries by the Korea Education & Research Information Service, students borrowed 7.4 books per person on average […]


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India announces eBooks have to be discounted

(26 February 2016)  Michael Kowzlowski in his blog reveals that India has implemented a new policy that will dramatically decrease the cost of eBooks, a big win for consumers who will be able to buy more digital content, while spending less. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry announced that “One of the key highlights of the […]


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New legal deposit service in Australia

(21 February 2016) Legal deposit legislation has ensured that the National Library of Australia has collected Australia’s print publications for more than 100 years. Digital history was made on 17 February 2016 as amendments to the legal deposit provisions in the Copyright Act 1968 came into effect, extending the legislation to capture the online publishing […]


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