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  1. E-Content and First Sale

    A question of scarcity and control by Joseph Sanchez Three pressing questions about e-content face the profession: How much content will be exclusively available electronically, how quickly is that developing, and—especially for public librarians—how will ...

    geberhart - 07/14/2014 - 13:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Growing, Managing, and Defending the Young Adult Budget

    How can I gain support for teen initiatives among library management and friends? Where can I find grant money for teen programs and materials? How do I construct a grant application that funders will want to sponsor? These are common concerns for librari ...

    admin - 04/16/2014 - 16:58 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  3. DCL Ebook Report for July 2014

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file. What interests me this month is that we have a book (Meredith Wild’s Hardline) that doesn’t seem to be available in any readily obtainable ...

    bgoldberg - 07/07/2014 - 11:08 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Intellectual Freedom Manual Dominates Council III

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Mariam Pera ALA Council met for its third and final session at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, July 1. The Intellectual Freedom Committee presented 14 action items (CD#19.3–19.17) as revisions to th ...

    bgoldberg - 07/02/2014 - 11:12 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Ebook Strategies for Librarians and Publishers

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By George M. Eberhart E-Content Quarterly Editor Mirela Roncevic on Sunday served as moderator for a panel of librarians and publishers who discussed “Leading with Ebooks: New Strategies for Librarians and Publishers.” The ...

    bgoldberg - 06/30/2014 - 15:03 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Smashwords and OverDrive

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Librarians need to take sharp notice of the sudden and disruptive trebling of intellectual content: mainstream (which we’ve always focused on), small and independent publishing (which has ramped up its annual ...

    bgoldberg - 06/11/2014 - 09:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Connecticut to Build a Statewide Ebook Delivery Platform

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Back in January of this year, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection published a report about how the state’s public libraries could gain fairer access to ebooks. Among that report’s conclusions: “ ...

    bgoldberg - 06/05/2014 - 16:17 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Amazon versus Hachette: No Good Guys in This Fight

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Lately, there has been a lot of press about the conflict between Amazon and Hachette. Let’s examine the facts. Hachette is one of the Big Five publishers sued by the U.S. Justice Department for collusion in p ...

    bgoldberg - 06/05/2014 - 12:34 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. DCL Ebook Report for June 2014

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file. After the death of Maya Angelou, the demand for her  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has risen. The ebook is available from 3M for $20.97. ...

    bgoldberg - 06/05/2014 - 12:35 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Academic Price Hikes: Predatory or Parasitical?

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue In the animal world, there are many ways two species can interact. They may compete. They may partner. They may form symbiotic relationships. Or one may prey on the other.  That leads me to the topic of acade ...

    bgoldberg - 06/02/2014 - 11:31 - American Libraries Magazine

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