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Updates on e-books in libraries, especially in the UK
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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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Major Publishers Might Revise eBook Pricing for Libraries

Major Publishers Might Revise eBook Pricing for Libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The Association of American Publishers has just released their annual data report and e-book sales are not doing that great. In the first three months of 2015
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(N. America)

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More users join libraries thanks to ebook pilot: Derbyshire County Council

More than 1,655 new eBook users have joined our libraries following a national eLending trial we were chosen to take part in.
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Why Do Libraries Pay More Money for e-books?

Why Do Libraries Pay More Money for e-books? | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries in Canada and the United States have been quite enamored with establishing digital collections. This includes audiobooks e-books, magazines,
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Overdrive Responds to the UK Library e-book Study - Good E-Reader (blog)

Overdrive Responds to the UK Library e-book Study - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Last week a massive new report was released in the United Kingdom that looked at remote e-book lending. The study found e-Book loans are roughly 5% in the UK
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The response of one e-book supplier to the England report - very different to the response of the publishers and booksellers.

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Will Europe Become a Single Market for e-books? - Good E-Reader (blog)

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Will Europe Become a Single Market for e-books?
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The European digital publishing industry is fragmented beyond belief.
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Not specifically about libraries but with implications for them.

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Digital desires - Research Information (press release)

Digital desires - Research Information (press release) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Digital desires
Research Information (press release)
As publishers worldwide watch sales of scholarly e-books soar, many are now reviewing what readers want from the digital tome.
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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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Sara Rosett's curator insight, September 26, 2015 9:09 AM

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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For schools

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Ebook Vendors Anticipate Big Five Licensing Terms Becoming More Flexible

Ebook Vendors Anticipate Big Five Licensing Terms Becoming More Flexible | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
After years of expressing concern about the potential impact that library lending might have on consumer sales, major publishers have good cause to take another look at the library market for ebooks, according to executives from library ebook distributors OverDrive, 3M, and Baker & Taylor. With consumer sales growth slowing, bolstering institutional sales will likely become more of a priority for major publishers. OverDrive CEO Steve Potash noted that publishers, like all for-profit companies, are always looking for growth, and
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(America focus)

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How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon - Quartz

How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon - Quartz | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Competing for eyeballs.
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Article about e-book and tablet schemes in N. America, including Obama's initiative.

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Change text size for the story - London Free Press

Change text size for the story - London Free Press | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
More Londoners are clicking to get to the next page in their library book.
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Canada, not London UK

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Pilot Study on Remote E-Lending

Pilot Study on Remote E-Lending | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Statement on the main findings from The Publishers Association, Society of Chief Librarians, Booksellers Association, Society of Authors and Association of Authors Agents
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Overview and link to report studying 4 pilots of e-book lending in public libraries in England. 

Bookseller magazine article on this report: 

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/remote-e-lending-hits-bookshop-and-library-footfall

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E-Books: Subscription Services vs. Libraries

E-Books: Subscription Services vs. Libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Business model flexibility with digital content leads to a blur between the public good and private enterprise.
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