Tag Archives: ebooks

Minitex to enhance eBook app

Library users will more easily access eBooks across multiple systems thanks to SimplyE, a free app from phones and tablets that is being further developed at Minitex. SimplyE, developed by the New York Public Library, eliminates the need for a … Continue reading

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Leap Day Launch Ebooks MN

Ebooks Minnesota launches today! Ebooks MN is a collection featuring content from Minnesota’s independent publishers. Today’s opening-day collection includes about 2,500 titles, and Minitex plans to add more soon. Ebooks from ABDO, Lerner Publishing Group, and Cherry Lake Publishing make … Continue reading

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Ebooks MN Training

Ebooks Minnesota webinar with Q&A Date:  February 17, 2016 Time:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ebook MN Registration This webinar will provide a detailed overview of Ebooks Minnesota on the BiblioBoard Library platform. Attendees will gain an understanding of the … Continue reading

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eBooks Minnesota

Minitex and the Minnesota Department of Education State Library Services will launch a two-year pilot project that will create a statewide collection of ebooks. The opening day collection will bring statewide access to school-aged content from Minnesota independent presses. Over … Continue reading

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Total Boox and New Ebook Pricing Models

Total Boox and New Ebook Pricing Models Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:00 AM–12:00 PM (Central Time) The shift to ebooks has wrought many changes in the library market. Most of them haven’t worked to our advantage. But there are some … Continue reading

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EBooks, Patrons, Libraries, and Consortia

Ebooks, Patrons, Libraries, and Consortia: Past, Present, and Plans for the Future Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM (Central Time) Greg Pronevitz, executive director of the Massachusetts Library System and stakeholder in a statewide ebook platform servicing over … Continue reading

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Big Library Read: Eyes on You

OverDrive just announced the winner for the next Big Library Read program: Eyes on You by Kate White. In this fast-paced suspense novel, Robin Trainer learns that being a media star comes with its costs; including potentially her own life. Can … Continue reading

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eBook Summit Follow-up

A note of appreciation and an update from Jennifer Verbrugge, Library Program and Partnership Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Education … Thank you for participating in the Explore eBooks MN Summit!  Because of you, the Summit was an engaging … Continue reading

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eContent Creation in Libraries

eContent Creation in Libraries:  Explore eBooks MN Webinar, 5th and final in a series Academic, public and K-12 libraries are increasingly involved in e-content creation. K-12 libraries, for example, foster efforts by schools and school districts to create and make … Continue reading

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Explore eBooks Summit

Explore eBooks MN: A Summit on the Future of eBooks in Minnesota Build your knowledge, share your opinion, and strengthen Minnesota’s libraries.  An opportunity to learn more about the experiences of other states in their pioneering eBook efforts and work … Continue reading

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eBook Growth

Fun tidbit from State Library Services — Preliminary data show that the number of ebooks licensed regionally grew 25,163% (from 294 to 74,273) between 2009 and 2013, and 114% between 2012 and 2013 (34,786 to 74,273).

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eBooks in Libraries

eBooks in Libraries: A Business Models Overview The eBook market rapidly evolves, and all types of libraries must continuously adapt to the changes. This session will provide an understanding of the differences among business models used by academic, public and … Continue reading

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Nifty eBook Poster – with one correction

For those around the state who are helping promote the upcoming series of eBook webinars and the August eBook Summit, please swap this poster for any publicity you have already shared.  The time of the June 25 webinar will be … Continue reading

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Access to eBooks

Access to eBooks: Challenges Facing Libraries and Publishers The barriers to providing access to eContent collections varies by type of library, and is driven, at least in part, by a tension between the practices of publishers designed to increase sales … Continue reading

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Nifty PR for eBook training

Print and share the eBook promotional flyer with library staff around the state! This one page flyer offers all the important details about the upcoming series of eBook webinars and the eBook Summit in August.  Whether looking for basic information or … Continue reading

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eBook Basics

eBooks are a fact of life for libraries of all types. This webinar will define common terms, describe how eBooks work, and give insight into how libraries are integrating eBooks into their collections and services. The session will give participants … Continue reading

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Explore eBooks MN

Looking for information on the upcoming live webinars and the statewide Explore eBooks MN Summit?  Look no further than Explore eBooks MN.

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Explore E-Books MN – Coming Soon!

Save the Date(s) for Explore E-Books MN (Jointly sponsored by CRPLSA) Join fellow public, academic, school and special librarians in a statewide effort to explore the  integration of e-books into libraries, grow an understanding of how e-books and e-content impact  … Continue reading

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eBook Talking Points

The library legislative platform supports an investigation in the wide variance of pricing for libraries compared to individual purchases, and the exploration of possible remedies to this uneven and discriminatory sales model. Contract language, numerous pricing models, and variations by … Continue reading

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