March 2007 Archives
Blackberrys, Web enabled Palms, Windows Mobile, and Smartphones are becoming easier to use with specially formatted Web interfaces that enable patrons to browse or check-out e-resources like eBooks, audio, music, and video titles. New York Public's eNYPL is a case in point.
EBSCO continues to offer a steady diet of electronic resources that offer a variety of content to a variety of audiences at a variety of prices. Among those we think might of interest to area institutions are EconLit with Full Text, COIN Educational Products and Education Resource Complete.
To see more, go to the press releases or read a product description.
In what may prove to be an acquisition with immeadite repercussions in the academic eBook Market, Ingram has purchased e-Book Hosting Platform, MyiLibrary, and Coutts Information Services. MyiLibrary can now offer subscibers content from an array of well-known academic publishers.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and other organizations have joined to support an exploration of possible changes to the e-resource subscription/license process. The discussion is occurring through the Shared E-Resource Understanding Working Group (SERU), which has issued its first public document, "The SERU Approach to e-Resource Subscriptions." The document outlines best practices for both libraries and publishers when they are negotiating the purchase/sale of electronic resources and services.