November 24, 2014

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

No Waiting! New From the Seattle Public Library: “E-books Now”

From the Seattle Public Library: Patrons of The Seattle Public Library can now see which e-books are currently available for immediate check out. E-books Now! is a new way to find and download e-books from the Library’s catalog. Patrons can search or browse the Library’s digital collection of items that are currently available, with no […]

Update to Adobe Digital Editions Now Online (Version 4.01) & Privacy Policy Updated

Here’s a formal statement from Adobe announcing an update to Digital Editions. Now, today’s statement from Adobe. The Digital Editions 4 software update (Digital Editions 4.0.1), which addresses the collection and transmission of certain usage data in clear text,* is now available. With this latest version of Digital Editions 4, the data is sent to […]

eBooks: Odilo Signs Three Year eBook Management/Lending Deal With The Library Network in SE Michigan

Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo several times on infoDOCKET in the past. Most notably in January 2014 when the European-based company was awarded a contract to power Colorado’s statewide ebook service, EVOKE. About five weeks ago we pointed out that Odilo had just received $2.8 million in VC funding. From Today’s Announcement: The Library Network (TLN), […]

New From Dublin: OCLC Releases WorldCat Discovery API (Beta)

From OCLC: OCLC is introducing beta availability of the new WorldCat Discovery API, which provides access for libraries to search and find resources in both WorldCat and a central index of article and e-book metadata that represent the wide range of resources libraries provide to their users. The WorldCat Discovery API exposes library collection data […]

Library eBook Platform Provider Odilo Raises $2.8M in VC Funding

Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo (a company based in Spain) on infoDOCKET in the past. For example, in this post from Jan. 2014 we share details about the company being selected to power the Colorado’s Statewide eBook Pilot. — From Venture Beat: Odilo, a startup aiming to modernize brick-and-mortar libraries with digital lending services and inventory […]

Library (ARL, ALA, COSLA) and Higher Education Organizations Release Joint Set of Net Neutrality Principles

Note: The complete set of principles is embedded at the bottom of this post. From a Joint Statement (via ARL)  (via ALA): Today, higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide released a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of an upcoming Federal Communications Commission […]

Slide Presentation: Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Executive Director Shares Ebook Adoption Statistics

On Friday afternoon, Len Vlahos, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), spoke about and shared ebook adoption statistics during the NISO/BISG 8th Annual Forum at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. NISO is the National Information Standards Organization. Here’s how the presentation was described on the agenda webpage: What can sales […]

News Headlines: Items From BiblioCommons, Ingram, ProQuest, and Others

1. Two Items From BiblioCommons BiblioCommons Adds New Functionality: Option to Feature Local Library Staff Recommendations and Reviews Expanded Ebook Integration To Include Overdrive, 3M Cloud Library, And Axis 360 2. Ingram Adds New Tools for Academic Libraries on ipage Search and Order Content Platform 3. ebrary /Ebook Library Integration Continues With Beta Launch of New ebrary […]

Simon & Schuster eBook Pilot Concludes, All S&S Ebook Titles Now Available to All U.S. Public Libraries

UPDATE The Simon & Schuster ebook pilot continues in Canada. According to S&S spokesman Adam Rothberg: “Wider expansion is certainly a possibility in the future, and the Canadian systems that are in the pilot remain so.” Simon and Schuster announced today that they’ve ended their ebook pilot with more than 20 public library systems in […]

OverDrive Will Make Transactional Pricing Available With New Streaming Video Content From Warner Brothers

OverDrive has announced that transactional pricing (what they call pay-per-checkout)  will be available for hundreds of streaming video titles from Warner Brothers. This is the first time that OverDrive has offered content using this pricing model. The deal with Warner Brothers was formally announced yesterday. Other distributors of content to the public library market including Hoopla, Freading, […]