Reveal Digital Looks to Digitize Special Collections  We reported the launch of Jeff Moyer’ new company, Reveal Digital in our News & Announcements 1/25/13 Now, Barbara Quint in this post in Information Today elaborates on this enterprising effort to “create a network of library partners and specialty digitizing services” employing “a new cost-recovery revenue model aimed at permanent archiving and open access.”

  • Amazon Wants to Get Into the Used E-Book Business — Or Bury It  This post from Wired reports that” last week, Amazon patented a way to sell “used” e-books, music, videos, apps and other “digital objects.”  The article goes on to quote a number of experts including consultant Bill Rosenblatt, ReDigi founder and CEO, John Ossenmacher and Mike Shatzkin, the Founder & CEO, The Idea Logical Company as to Amazon’s rational and the possible ramifications of their actions.
  • The Future of Librarians in an EBook World  Although the focus in this Atlantic Cities article is on public libraries, the essential role of librarians being promoted by author Sarah Goodyear will ring true for most academics.  Ms. Goodyear highlights the funding efforts of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation that seek to build on “human beings and their relationships, specifically, the relationship between librarians and patrons” in grants to libraries in the Northwest.

 

 

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