August 28, 2014

Q&A: Tom Mercer, 3M Library Systems Digital Business Development Leader On Penguin Pilot and Ebook Integration

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Tom Mercer, 3M Library Systems digital business development leader, discusses 3M’s integration efforts with ILS provider Polaris, and their recently launched pilot with Penguin Books and the New York Public Library, as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Follett Library Resources Director of Digital Products John A. Williams on Ebooks in preK-12

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John A. Williams, director of digital products for Follett Library Resources, discusses the growing role that ebooks are playing in preK-12 education as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Gale EVP Frank Menchaca on Digitization and Ed2Go College Courses

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Frank Menchaca, executive vice president of publishing for Gale Cengage Learning, discusses digitization projects and the company’s new college courses for public libraries as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Ingram Library Services VP Rich Rosy on E-Content Management

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Rich Rosy, vice president and general manager of Ingram Library Services, discusses the distributor’s views on e-content management as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Random House VP Skip Dye on Ebooks in Libraries

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Skip Dye, vice president, director of library and academic marketing and sales for Random House, discusses the publisher’s views on ebooks in libraries as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Digital Comics in Libraries: Q&A on Library Edition from ComicsPlus, and Keeping Tabs on Cost Per Circ

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The nonprofit Reading With Pictures (RWP), helmed by the ebullient Josh Elder, has partnered with digital comics distributor iVerse Media to set up ComicsPlus: Library Edition, a new service allows libraries to circulate a wide selection of digital comics with both user-friendly and library friendly features.

Next Year’s Model

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Sarah Ludwig left the library, became a tech coordinator, and forged a path to the future. SLJ’s cover story.

Perseus Marketing Exec Rick Joyce on Crafting a Digital Book Strategy

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SLJ spoke to the publishing exec, Rick Joyce of Perseus Books, about the changes that are rocking the world of children’s and teen books—and how libraries, publishers, and authors can navigate them successfully.

Q&A: SirsiDynix CEO Bill Davison on Social Networking, Self-service, Mashups, and Ebooks in Libraries

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At LJ’s Virtual Tech Summit, “Power to the Patron: From Systems to Services,” held on December 8, librarians and tech experts took on an array of topics facing libraries, including social networking, self-service, mashups using application programming interfaces (APIs), and the future of integrated library systems (ILSs). Library automation company SirsiDynix was a platinum sponsor of the summit, and LJ asked its CEO, Bill Davison, to weigh in on the issues.

Power to the Patron Q&A: San José Public Library’s Nate Hill on Making Use of Mobile Tech

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As part of the preparation for the upcoming LJ Virtual Tech Summit on December 8, The Digital Shift has been featuring interviews with some of the panelists (including Darien Library’s Gretchen Caserotti and Brigham Young University’s Michael Whitchurch). Most recently, LJ touched base with Nate Hill, web librarian at San José Public Library, CA, to discuss mobile tech in libraries.