Tag Archives: eBooks

The Let’s Read! Asia Digital Library expands to Mongolia

(1 February 2016, Ulaanbaatar)  Today, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program; Mongolia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science; and Library For All kick off Let’s Read! Mongolia, a children’s digital library that will deliver an entire library of stories into the hands of underprivileged students. This project builds upon the November 2015 launch of […]


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Al Manhal releases contemporary references and media & communications eBook collections

(1 February 2016, Dubai)   Al Manhal has collated eBook titles from the Arab and Muslim world in Arabic, English and French for two new collections: Contemporary References and Media & Communications. Contemporary References collection contains works from the entire Arab region, in a variety of forms, such as dictionaries, glossaries, thesauri, and encyclopedic material, and […]


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Academic Book Week ponders the academic book of the future

(9 November 2015) Publishing Technology reports that next week (9-16th November 2015) in the UK marks the inaugural Academic Book Week. Part of the two-year long Academic Book of the Future Project led out of University College London (UCL), Academic Book Week is a week-long showcase of academic book excellence aiming to open up a […]


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Springer Nature merger to see over 25,000 Palgrave Macmillan titles join SpringerLink and the Springer Book Archives

(15 October 2015, London, Heidelberg)  Palgrave Macmillan and Springer have decided to align their eBook collections, collating all Palgrave Connect eBooks on SpringerLink and adding thousands more to the Springer Book Archives, as a result of the recent combination of Macmillan Science and Education and Springer Science+Business Media to create Springer Nature. Starting with the […]


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Baker & Taylor launches all-in-one Axis 360 mobile app

(8 September 2015, Charlotte, N.C) Baker & Taylor has today announced  the launch of its all-in-one Axis 360 mobile app, now available for download. The Axis 360 app provides Apple and Android mobile users the ability to discover, download and read eBooks or listen to digital audiobooks, within a single application. “We set out to […]


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By van or tablet, mobile libraries are fixing Cambodia’s book crisis

(8 September 2015)  Books are out of reach for many Cambodians, writes Katie Wudel. But nearly a third own mobile devices. So it makes sense to start thinking of reading material as mobile, too. Check out this slideshow to find out how The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program, in partnership with Library For All, is seeking scalable solutions to […]


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Books for Asia kicks off Let’s Read! Asia crowdfunding campaign to bring children’s digital library to Cambodia

(8 September 2015, San Francisco) This International Literacy Day, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia is launching a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the Let’s Read! Asia digital library, the international nonprofit’s first eBook donation project. A collaboration with the nonprofit Library for All, the library is one of the first of its kind in developing […]


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How much money do libraries spend on eBooks?

(6 September 2015) A staggering 95% of all libraries in the United States have an eBook collection, writes Michael Kozlowski in goodEreader.com. Sometimes we take this granted and get irked that there is a long waiting list for a New York Times bestseller. Why can’t libraries simply have enough titles to meet the demand? The […]


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Indosat luncurkan CIPIKABOOKMATE

Inovasi Layanan Aplikasi Buku Digital (24 Agustus 2015, Jakarta) Indosat, anggota dari Grup Ooredoo menghadirkan inovasi layanan aplikasi buku digital dengan nama CIPIKABOOKMATE yang memberikan kemudahan dan kenyamanan bagi para pencinta buku di indonesia. CIPIKABOOKMATE merupakan layanan aplikasi buku digital pertama di Indonesia yang menyajikan konsep berlangganan layaknya perpustakaan dengan membayar satu kali dan bisa […]


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University of Texas launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program

(25 August 2015, Austin, Texas)  Entering freshmen enrolled in the new biomedical sciences degree program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will never have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, their course materials will be delivered to them on iPads, which they’ll receive at orientation on 26 August 2015. And that’s just the […]


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Bookmate launches in Indonesia, hopes to Scoop eBook rivals

(24 August 2015) In Indonesia, a number of online reading services are battling to get more eyeballs. Today, a new competitor from Russia entered the fray. Bookmate, an eBook subscription platform that brings paid access to markets that tend to have lots of piracy such as Russia and the Ukraine, announced its entrance into the […]


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eBooks and audiobooks subject to GST in Australia

(24 August 2015) Australia has just passed a controversial new bill that would tax all online imports with a 10% GST starting in July 2017. In a few short years eBooks and audiobooks will increase in cost if purchased from major companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google. goodEreader has the story.


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How the National Library of Australia is working to preserve our digital present

(5 August 2015) Changes to copyright law will allow the National Library of Australia to significantly increase its collection of electronic publications, including eBooks and websites In addition to expanding legal deposit provisions to encompass eBooks, the amendment will allow the NLA to issue a request for electronic material that it considers belongs in its […]


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eBooks are unfamiliar waters for digital pirates, according to UK survey

(24 July 2015) TheUK’s publishing sector has the lowest level of illegal downloads in the entertainment industry, with book piracy at half the rate of copyright theft in film and music. The Guardian tells us why.


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Major publishers might revise eBook pricing for libraries

(24 July 2015) The Association of American Publishers has just released their annual data report and e-book sales are not doing that great. In the first three months of 2015 they have plummeted 7.5% from the same period last year. In all of 2014 e-books have more or less stabilize with only 3% growth from […]


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