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The eBook User’s Bill of Rights

The eBook User’s Bill of Rights | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The eBook User’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should be granted to all eBook users. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights Every eBook user should have the following rights: th...
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Free Guide to Ebook Licensing for Public Libraries and Publishers

Free Guide to Ebook Licensing for Public Libraries and Publishers | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Dosdoce, Bookwire and Publishing Perspectives are offering an exclusive ebook licensing guide for global public libraries and publishers.
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"The Guide describes in detail eight types of licenses most used by public libraries across the world."  "...collaboration between Publishing Perspectives, international book publishing news and opinion magazine; Bookwire, a platform specializing in the worldwide distribution of more than 100,000 ebooks and audiobooks of more than 1,000 publishers from around the world, and Dosdoce.com, a company specializing in the development of digital business models..."

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PRH UK extends e-book trial to schools | The Bookseller

PRH UK extends e-book trial to schools | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House UK is making its children’s and Young Adult e-books available for school libraries through the e-book platform RM Books.
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India’s National Digital Library will have a million free e-books (digitisation project)

India’s National Digital Library will have a million free e-books (digitisation project) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it

The National Digital Library will roll out a collection of 1 million digitsed books and journals, according to an official. The Library will also bring over 100 institutes under its fold.

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Digitisation project between India and the USA

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How libraries are meeting patrons’ needs in the digital age (infographic from Overdrive in America)

How libraries are meeting patrons’ needs in the digital age (infographic from Overdrive in America) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
An infographic from OverDrive takes a look at how libraries evolve to serve their communities in the ever-changing digital environment. Public libraries…
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All PRH e-books available for loan | The Bookseller

All PRH e-books available for loan | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House UK is making its full catalogue of 23,500 e-books available for libraries to lend.
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"Wyoming is doing wonderful things with their e-book libraries" - Good E-Reader

"Wyoming is doing wonderful things with their e-book libraries" - Good E-Reader | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Wyoming is in the process of combining the e-book collections of their State Library system and the University of Wyoming. This is one of the first times that
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Users can access both the public library and university e-book collection

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Free e-books from Danish public libraries are a smashing hit - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Free e-books from Danish public libraries are a smashing hit - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
More than one million e-books are expected to be streamed by readers by the end of this year. Free e-books from Danish public libraries are a smashing hit
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S&S Now Offers Libraries a Two-Year License at 150% of the Sale Price | The Digital Reader

S&S Now Offers Libraries a Two-Year License at 150% of the Sale Price | The Digital Reader | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Simon & Schuster has debuted new license terms for library ebooks.  Where the publisher used to charge libraries an above the consumer market price for an expiring one-year license, it's now also offering a two-year license for 50% more. OverDrive says that the program is being tested with a limited selection of titles: For new purchases, libraries will now have an option to select from over 550 eBook titles for either the current one-year lending term, or a new two-year term, with the second year being 50% off.  For example, Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After is available for a one year price at $12.99, or for a two-year term for $19.49. eBooks offered with this new two-year option include fiction and nonfiction best-sellers, front list releases, and engaging fixed-layout EPUB titles for children and young readers. You can view the full collection here. FYI: That ebook can be found in the Kindle Store for $10. S&S is not the only publisher to overcharge libraries. As we can see from Douglas County Libraries' Monthly eBook Price Report, libraries routinely pay more than consumers. Hachette and Random House sell ebooks at a steep markup, while Penguin and HarperCollins sell ebooks under an expiring license, but Macmillan takes [...]
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Amazon should start directly distributing eBooks to libraries

Amazon should start directly distributing eBooks to libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are at a crossroads when it comes to offering e-books. Major publishers have draconian policies where they sell books to libraries at a 500% markup or
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Pre-#uklibchat thoughts on ebooks in libraries | The Library Cauldron

Pre-#uklibchat thoughts on ebooks in libraries | The Library Cauldron | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
This evening's #uklibchat is on ebooks and thinking about it I realised I'm a bit behind the times with what is happening in the world of ebooks. As a solo librarian in a small library with, until a couple of months ago, no library management system and with no access management system I hadn't really…
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Good brief summary of current e-book library things to consider (UK)

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BiblioCommons partners with Penguin Random House to expand ebook offerings

Press Release: BiblioCommons partners with Penguin Random House to expand ebook offerings. BiblioCommons announced that it has expanded its eBook offerings through a new agreement with Penguin Random House. The agreement will add over 38,000 eBook titles to those already available to libraries through the BiblioDigital eBook acquisitions platform.
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(Thanks to Ken Chad for this alert)

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Libraries Report 2015 Has Been the Best Year Ever for e-Books

Libraries Report 2015 Has Been the Best Year Ever for e-Books | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The e-reader and consumer e-book industry has hit the proverbial glass ceiling in terms of sales. One of the segments that has been consistently on the upward
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USA focus

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Interesting contrast to the *other* news about #ebook #trends in #publishing that have come out lately...

 

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Snapplify offers free e-books to schools - ITWeb

Snapplify offers free e-books to schools - ITWeb | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
A digital library does not require staff, physical space or maintenance, and e-books last forever, says Snapplify. Snapplify, an e-learning platform..
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Pearson responds to concern over price hikes | The Bookseller

Pearson responds to concern over price hikes | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Pearson has defended itself after an article in the Telegraph reported that a number of top universities, including Imperial College London, were "purging" Pearson materials from their courses, after the publisher raised the price of its digital content for academic libraries.
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Penguin Random House Unifies E-book Terms for Libraries

Penguin Random House Unifies E-book Terms for Libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Effective January 1, 2016, all Penguin e-books purchased by libraries after January 1 will be licensed on a perpetual access model.
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National Library of Luxembourg has 72,000 e-books for loan (Good E-Reader)

National Library of Luxembourg has 72,000 e-books for loan (Good E-Reader) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The National Library of Luxembourg in conjunction with the Higher Council of Public Libraries have unveiled a bold new initiative. Starting today over 72,000
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'Assurances' for booksellers in wake of Penguin Random House e-lending trial | The Bookseller

'Assurances' for booksellers in wake of Penguin Random House e-lending trial | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The book trade must "work together" to navigate potential disadvantages of e-book lending, the chief executive of the Booksellers Association, Tim Godfray, has said.
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It's #lovedigital time for Welsh libraries

It's #lovedigital time for Welsh libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries of all types across Wales will be celebrating #lovedigital for a week from 21-28th Nov 2015, using the hashtag #lovedigital and #carudigidol in Welsh. The week builds on the success of la...
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Wales (UK) digital week campaign, includes e-books, e-audio and e-magazines

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New Study Finds Low Levels of Digital Library Borrowing - Publishers Weekly

New Study Finds Low Levels of Digital Library Borrowing - Publishers Weekly | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Only 25% of library patrons borrowed an e-book in the past year, according to the latest BISG survey.
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Jisc Chooses ProQuest to Deliver Key Ebook Content to UK Further Education ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Jisc Chooses ProQuest to Deliver Key Ebook Content to UK Further Education ... - PR Newswire (press release) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest has teamed with Jisc to create a custom ebooks...
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ODILO to powe nationwide digital library in Spain

ODILO to powe nationwide digital library in Spain | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
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Is from a shared mailing list email, has not appeared on their news pages yet http://www.odilo.es/en/news/ Thanks to @publiclibrarynews for spotting

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E-book conference presentations

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E-book conference in Scotland, covers public and academic e-books.

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Feature #29: Ebook ecology – managing digital collections amid the publishing war | #uklibchat

Feature #29: Ebook ecology – managing digital collections amid the publishing war | #uklibchat | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Our next #uklibchat will be on Tuesday, 6th October from 6:30-8:30 and our topic is the changing nature of the ebook and its economy.  Come and share perspectives, insights and advice.  The agenda is now available, so please feel free to add your own questions.  Rachel Cutts from non-profit publisher CABI will be joining us for the uklibchat, adding an exciting new perspective to…
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Hoopla pens to university libraries [America]

hoopla signed California State University-San Bernardino as the first library in its pilot program for academic libraries. The nearly 20,000 students at San Bernardino and the Palm Desert campus get free, exclusive access to hoopla's catalog of more than 380,000 movies, music albums, ebooks, videos, audiobooks, and comics when they use their school Coyote ID on the hoopla app or website.
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Nova Scotia Libraries Now Has e-books by Local Authors

Library patrons in the US are fairly spoiled when it comes to local self-published and traditionally published authors having their e-books available. The
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