CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces the premiere issue of eContent Quarterly, a new digital journal offering practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, developing, integrating and managing content in rapidly changing digital library environments. Subscriptions are available for purchase at the ALA Store. Among the topics covered in Volume 1, Issue 1:
- Supplying and Collecting Books: An Uneasy Metamorphosis
- E-book Formats: An Overview for Librarians
- The Importance of Metadata for E-content
- Evaluating Children’s Apps
The journal is edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic, whose deep knowledge of the e-content landscape and vast library and editorial experience combine to bring clarity and focus to the journal's purpose: helping information professionals keep pace with e-book and journal platforms, databases, multi-media products, digital solutions and discovery services. Written by and for information professionals in the business of producing, selling and buying e-content— including librarians and publishers — each issue consists of in-depth articles that explore the many facets of electronic content, as well as supplements ranging from product reviews to interviews with key players.
Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which has led to a series of best-selling publications. She is the head of reference and instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, president of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and a member of the ALA Council. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2011, tagged as the Ebook Guru. Her column, E-Book Buzz, appears in ONLINE Searcher magazine. She speaks internationally on the topic of e-books. Follow her on Twitter @noshelfrequired.
Roncevic is an independent writer, editor and content developer recognized for spearheading a number of initiatives in the LIS field, including the overhaul of reference coverage in Library Journal. She has also managed publications of LIS books and newsletters and developed free online resources for librarians, including The Library Grants Center. At the forefront of the e-book revolution since its infancy, she managed Library Journal's first e-book reviews column in 1999 and is a consultant for e-content producers, advising them on positioning their products in libraries while working closely with librarians. Editor of "The Library Journal Guide to E-Reference Resources", she is currently authoring an issue of ALA TechSource’s Library Technology Reports on e-book platforms in libraries. Follow her on Twitter @MirelaRoncevic.
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