OverDrive has announced that it “will demonstrate eBooks on popular computers and devices at the National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, September 24 and 25 on the National Mall in Washington DC.” They further note that “eBooks have gained a foothold with the reading public. A majority of American public libraries now offer free eBook downloads, and circulation is up more than 170 percent from 2009.”
“In Academic Ebooks – The Shifting Landscape, Leslie Lees VP of Content Development for ebrary discussed changes that are occurring with e-books and implications for libraries and their users.”
The Summer 2011 issue of NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly magazine is now available in open access in PDF from the NISO website. Guest Content Editor, Helen Henderson, Managing Director at Information Power Ltd. has assembled an excellent overview of the major standards and initiative on the special issue theme of Organization and People Identifiers.
A complete Table of Contents is below my contact information.. Both the entire issue and individual articles may be freely downloaded. Visit: http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2011/v23no3/.
“Nine key collection areas were increased including: Arts & Humanities, Business, Information Technology, Medical, Personal Growth & General Education, Science & Technology, Social & Cultural Issues, Social Sciences and Vocational Education. The new subject sets provide an extensive array of subject matter including: American History, leadership & management, LGBT, social networking, nursing and teacher resources. A full list of the latest subject sets are available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/subject-sets.”