E-content

Buy It Now button for ebooks
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.
Posted November 20, 2014 | Comments: 0
Simon & Schuster
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.
Posted November 20, 2014 | Comments: 0
Buy It Now button for ebooks
When Simon & Schuster (S&S) announced in June that it was extending to the entire US a pilot project originally started with the New York City Public Libraries, it became the last of the Big Five publishers to license its ebooks for loan by libraries.
Posted November 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Adobe Digital Editions, Library View
On October 23, Adobe announced that with its software update (Digital Editions 4.0.1), the collection and transmission of user data has been secured.
Posted November 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Here’s your monthly fix of ebook price comparisons, compliments of the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report.
Posted October 16, 2014 | Comments: 0
OverDrive announced this week that Macmillan has lifted its restriction on licensing its ebooks to library consortia.
Posted September 25, 2014 | Comments: 0
Gates Foundation logo
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seems to be getting out of the world of libraries, which is a shame.
Posted September 23, 2014 | Comments: 0
It doesn’t matter if a book is paper or pixels: Covers matter. We are drawn to images, and the brighter and more appealing the image, the more briskly the book circulates.
Posted September 12, 2014 | Comments: 0
Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file.
Posted September 8, 2014 | Comments: 0
Every now and then someone publishes a link that should be slipped into every board packet in the nation.
Posted September 5, 2014 | Comments: 0