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“Innovative Booth for Libraries” at SXSW [Sponsored Content]

While I was in Indianapolis at PLA, Innovative’s Joe Murphy, Director, Library Futures, was in Austin, Texas at the well-known South by Southwest (SXSW) conference where emerging technology leaders, start-ups, and media entrepreneurs came together to discuss and even create the latest trends.

Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Revealed

ALA today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the US.  Along with a medal presentation at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago on June 30, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.

The 2013 shortlisted titles are:

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction:

Simon & Schuster Drops "Buy It Now" Requirement

Simon & Schuster (S&S) announced November 20 that it will no longer require libraries to display a “Buy It Now” (BIN) button in order to lend its ebooks. Instead, libraries will be able to opt into the BIN program at their option. This change eases tension among S&S, libraries, and ebook vendors, and it opens the door to a full partnership with S&S and greater access for library patrons to the publisher’s ebooks.

Punch authors revealed for the first time

From 1841 to 1992, Punch was the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire. From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into a national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity and how the rest of the world saw the British.

Simon & Schuster Allows Opt-in to "Buy It Now" Program

ALA and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) welcomes Simon & Schuster’s announcement that it will allow libraries to opt into the publisher’s “Buy It Now” program.

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