Penguin speeds up ebook access for libraries; UNC-Chapel Hill deadline for Data Curation Post Masters; ARL publishes Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010–2011; BookBub surpasses one million subscribers; Credo integrates technology from ReadSpeaker; 3rd edition of Monetizing the Digital Revolution available for download
The Huffington Post citing a report from the Associated Press says that Penguin “has decided that it’s comfortable with letting libraries offer e-book editions of brand new releases. Starting Tuesday, libraries can offer e-books from Penguin Group (USA) at the same time that the hardcover comes out, a switch from the previous policy of delaying downloads for six months, the publisher told The Associated Press.
“The Data Curation emphasis within the Post-Masters Certificate (PMC) program aims to educate information professionals in libraries, archives, government agencies and corporations or businesses who are responsible for managing and preserving the data assets of the organization… The curriculum includes advanced courses that prepare students to understand the statutory, economic, and technical issues related to data creation, dissemination, use and reuse and preservation in organizations…”
(The deadline to submit your application for fall semester is April 9th.)
ARL has released ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2010–2011, which presents data describing collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 63 health sciences libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada…
Martha Kyrillidou, Shaneka Morris, and Gary Roebuck, comps. and eds.
2013 * 72 pages ISBN 1-59407-898-X * EAN 978-1-59407-898-9 $170
According to the Book Business website “BookBub … announced it has surpassed one million subscribers. The company, which sends readers a free daily email alerting them to limited-time discounts on acclaimed ebooks, is currently signing up between five and ten thousand new subscribers a day…”
According to Information Today “Credo announced it is integrating technology from ReadSpeaker, a provider of online text to speech, into its Literati solutions. ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology is one of many recent additions to the… learning technologies that Literati combines with authoritative scholarly content and customizable services…”
- White Paper: Monetizing the Digital Revolution: Media Industry Benchmark & Trending Study, 3rd Edition
The Book Business website also provided this link to download the third edition of the media industry benchmarking report, Monetizing the Digital Revolution. “This report includes survey data from 576 industry professionals and provides unique industry data and insights on how digital technology is transforming the media and magazine publishing industry…”