“Holbeach e-book marker [old photo]” by Paul Stainthorp
Speaker: Ken Roberts
Background: Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) member libraries serve 70% of the Canadian population, and 98% of the circulation of materials. eBound is the Canadian eContent distribution arm for more than 100 Canadian publishers.
Publishers really needed a purchase model, not a licensing model, [...]
John Blyberg via Compfight
The other day I was listening to a Planet Money podcast episode, and they were talking about a new-to-me financial term: the discount rate. As they described it, this is “the rate you use to size up future costs.”
This morning I read a blog/essay by cartoonist Dave Kellett [...]
ER&L sweets & swag
Speakers: Michael Levine-Clark & Christopher C. Brown
In Dec 2008, they added all the print and ebooks for university press publisher A, and the duplication is primarily in the frontlist. They did the same for an STM publisher B in Jan 2009.
The have gathered circ data that is compiled [...]
Speaker: Sarah Forzetting & Gabrielle Wiersma
They are sending bib records to their book supplier weekly in order to eliminate duplication of format and other ebook packages. This might be helpful for libraries that purchase ebooks through publisher platforms in addition to through their vendor.
One of the challenges of ebook acquisition is that publishers [...]
“Selectors are more fussy about the [ebook] platform than the students.” – Nancy Gibbs [...]