Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Business model trials for e-textbooks - eight leading textbook publishers participating

A range of business models for e-textbooks will be evaluated through four different trials at 13 higher education institutions. The trials will involve the participation of eight major textbook publishers and three e-book aggregators, and the overall objective is to identify realistic and sustainable business models.

The trials start this month and, in order to reflect the real live environment as far as possible, they will run until the end of the 2009/10 academic year.

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The JISC Collections 2009 Annual Conference and AGM

Our annual conference and AGM will be on the 19 November 2009, with the focus on e-books and expectations.

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We hope to see you there.

What future for digital information – order or anarchy? (London, 17th November 2009)

Librarians, information professionals and publishers face major new challenges and opportunities as they meet increasing demand for high-quality digital content. To help them find a way through the digital maze, CILIP has launched a major new conference for all those affected by the impact of this irreversible trend.

The conference programme has been developed by Hazel Woodward, University Librarian and Director of the University Press at Cranfield University, and Lorraine Estelle, Chief Executive Officer of JISC Collections.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

RSC Publishing

Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Publishing recently held its first Librarians Conference. Topics included VAT on e-publications, access to e-content by Schools (teachers and pupils) and the forthcoming new platform and search for RSC e-content.

Look out for new URLs and a beta version in January 2010, when RSC Publishing expect(s) to have a separate website.

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