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Michael Blackwell

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Posted By Michael Blackwell Nov 24, 2021 3:28 PM
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Hi, digital content aficianados, A message from our Friends at the internet Archive: The Internet Archive invites you to a virtual book talk with authors and scholars Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld about their new book, "Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization." Marcum ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Nov 18, 2021 10:39 AM
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Hi, Digital Content Aficionados, More news on the availability front. Audible, which has hitherto not allowed access through libraries, is working with DPLA. Informed sources tell me that while this press release is somewhat tentative in light of the ongoing discussions a deal has been reached. Moreover, ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Oct 28, 2021 1:13 PM
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Thanks, Will. I will set aside time for a consortial group meeting when the opportunity comes up. We will work out some way to offer virtual attendance since so many are concerned about finding funding to attend. Michael
Posted By Michael Blackwell Oct 27, 2021 11:10 AM
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Hello, everyone, At our Zoom meeting last Wednesday, the participants agreed that if ALA Annual 2022 is in-person, they would like to see Ebooks Friday come back. What is Ebooks Friday? For several years before the pandemic, this group reserved a room for most of the Friday before the conference for ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Oct 20, 2021 10:07 AM
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Hi, all, A quick reminder of today's meeting. See details below. Need not be an ALA member to join. Hope to see you! Michael From: Michael Blackwell Sent: Friday, October 08, 2021 10:37 AM To: 'ALA-CoreEbooks@ConnectedCommunity.org' Subject: CORE Ebooks Interest Group Meeting on 10/20 ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Oct 8, 2021 10:37 AM
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Hello, all, Please join us on October 20th at 3 PM (Eastern) for an ALA CORE Ebooks Interest Group Meeting. One does not have to be an ALA member to join the Zoom meeting. Join the Zoom Meeting at https://ala-events.zoom.us/j/95770524867?pwd=UXRDbUtSK045c1NvclF2KzJId2FOZz09 Meeting ID: 957 ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Sep 24, 2021 1:35 PM
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Hi, all Please save the date for (and attend!) a meeting of the ALA Core Ebooks Interest Group. A more detailed agenda will follow, but we plan to discuss enhancing the accessibility of library digital content platform, discuss legislative and advocacy for library digital content, and have a round-robin ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Aug 25, 2021 11:43 AM
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Hi, Ebooks Interested Buddies, The ever-dynamic Veronda Pitchford has asked that the following information about free access to interesting film programming opportunities be shared. Thanks, Veronda! Michael Michael Blackwell Director, St Mary's County Library 23630 Hayden Farm Lane Leonardtown, ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Aug 16, 2021 3:36 PM
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Oops--the PW article link didn't stick: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/87022-define-reasonable-can-maryland-s-new-e-book-law-help-change-the-marketplace.html
Posted By Michael Blackwell Aug 16, 2021 3:33 PM
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Hi, all, Publishers Weekly's Andrew Albanese has written an informative overview of a statement recently released by the Maryland Library Association (MLA) setting out one interpretation of Maryland's ebook legislation. [Disclosure: the article contains statements from and (yukk!) a photo of me. Obviously ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Jul 29, 2021 9:59 AM
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Hi, Joshua, The Maryland and New York legislation do not specifically apply to textbooks-an oversight in Maryland on my part that I would certainly correct if I were doing it over!-but the pending Rhode Island legislation does. It says the following: "Libraries" mean all public and private libraries ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Jul 28, 2021 3:29 PM
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Hi all, and sorry for any X-postings. As you're likely aware, Maryland passed a law requiring publishers that license ebooks/digital audiobooks to individuals also to license to libraries under "reasonable terms." So, what is "reasonable"? The Maryland Library Association has released a statement ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Jul 7, 2021 11:12 AM
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Hi, all, OverDrive has sent out an update on the HC acquisition of HMH. No real surprises-it's good that titles acquired under the old terms will remain one copy/one user perpetual access. I hope everyone is stocked up on some of those classics (Tolkien, George Orwell) under the old terms. No mention ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Jun 30, 2021 4:22 PM
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Hyba Ouazzani of Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales asked ReadersFirst for help in bringing attention to a survey. ReadersFirst is always interested in promoting research and so shares the following: "As part of my programme requirements, I am undertaking a study on the viability of enhanced ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Jun 30, 2021 4:19 PM
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Hello, I got an email from Piotr of EbookFriendy (in Warsaw, Poland) asking if we going to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the ebook. I didn't have any such plans for this group, but I thought some of you might find some links he provided fun: Here's his list of the 50 facts from the history ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Jun 30, 2021 4:13 PM
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Hi all, The Knight Foundation has provided a generous grant to The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Lyrasis to launch the Palace Project . Built upon the open source Library Simplified architecture, it will be a new iteration of "the one app to rule them all": content will launch from other ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Jun 24, 2021 12:05 PM
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Hi, all, A reminder that the ALA Core EBooks Interest Group will meet virtually tomorrow. Here's an agenda: · Legislative update · Brief overview of ALA Joint Digital Content Working Group Position Statement and PLA Statement to Vendors · Roundtable: ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell Jun 1, 2021 11:20 AM
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Hi, all Few articles to read, if you are interested. These are on the Maryland legislation: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/86528-maryland-library-e-book-bill-becomes-law.html https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=maryland-passes-law-requi ...
Posted By Michael Blackwell May 20, 2021 2:20 PM
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Thanks, Stacy! All, a few reactions to look at if interested https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/86399-amazon-publishing-dpla-ink-deal-to-lend-digital-content-in-libraries.html http://www.readersfirst.org/news/2021/5/18/amazon-publishing-partners-with-d ...