Tuesday, November 16, 2010
No Shelf Required: a blog about eBooks in libraries
Though the No Shelf Required blog is an academic library blog, there are discussions and news valuable to all library types.
In a nutshell:
No Shelf Required is a blog about eBooks, loosely defined to discuss eBooks, audio books, and other digital content found in libraries as well as the technology needed to read and listen to this digital content. Electronic reference interfaces are another popular topic of conversation. The blog is designed to inform librarians and publishers of the happenings in the industry, from a variety of perspectives, and give them an opportunity to discuss eBook issues. All are encouraged to participate in the discussion through commenting and posting via the moderator, Sue Polanka from Wright State University Libraries. The discussion will focus on the issues, concepts, current and future practices of Ebook publishing including: finding, selecting, licensing, policies, business models, use (tracking), best practices, ebook readers, and promotion/marketing.
Recent topics include weeding eBook collections, and Overdrive for the iPhone.