Thursday, June 27
American Libraries Magazine
In a June 10 statement, Library Journal announced that Rebecca Miller, editor-in-chief of School Library Journal, has taken over as editorial director of Library Journals (LJS), effec
As previously reported, ALA President Maureen Sullivan participated on the panel “E-books from Libraries: Good for Authors?” at the 2013 Book Expo America in New York.
Come learn about ALA ebook activities and plans from the leadership of ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG) on June 29 during the ALA Annual Conference (1–2:30 p.m., at McCormick Place S502).
The Digital Content and Libraries Working Group continues to explore issues related to the Big Six publishers and library purchasing, licensing, and lending of their ebooks. Even for those of us actively trying to follow developments, there is plenty to be confused about.
Digital Content: What’s Next, the third supplement on ebooks and digital content from American Libraries, is now available.
This summer, Random House is reaching out to libraries with an ebook preview sampler that offers chapters from nine books by new authors. This is wonderful recognition of the vital role that libraries play in building an audience for emerging authors. And yet, I have a couple of bits of constructive criticism.
A recently released email from Steve Jobs to James Murdoch of News Corporation, which owns HarperCollins, shows just how involved the late Apple executive was in developing the agency model and increasing ebook prices. Interpretation of the email varies widely, however.
Chicago, IL (5/16/2013) – The American Library Association (ALA) and UMB CardPartner (cardpartner.com) have launched The American Library Association affinity Visa®Platinum Rewards credit card, expanding its Affinity/MVP Programs for ALA members.
Skip Prichard has been named the next president and CEO of OCLC effective July 1, the firm announced May 16. He will succeed Jay Jordan, who will retire on June 30 after 15 years at the helm of OCLC.