Sunday, June 26, 2011

NISO's Quarterly on Views of the e-Book Renissance - Free download

I received an alert from Island Librarian (Nancy Picchi) about a special issue of The National Information Standards Organization [NISO], Spring Quarterly 2011, on Views of the e-Book Renaissance, which will be of special interest to publishers, educators, librarians, and anyone interested in the e-publishing scene today.

The NISO publication, Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) Spring 2011, Volume 23, Issue 2, is described here and the entire issue in PDF (only 15MB) is downloadable, as are individual articles..

The Table of Contents includes:
. EPUB 3: Not Your Father's EPUB, by Bill Kasdorf

. Ten Questions and Tentative Answers about the State of E-book Publishing for University Presses, by Marlie Wasserman

. E-books and the Public Library: the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Experience, by Mollie Pharo and Marcia Learned Au

. Drinking the E-book Kool-Aid in a Large Academic Library, by Wendy Allen Shelburne

. Standard Spotlight: The Challenge for Standards in the E-book Supply Chain, by Mark Bide

. Member Spotlight: E-books on EBSCOhost®: Combining NetLibrary™ E-books with the EBSCOhost Platform, by Michael Gorrel

From the announcement by Cynthia Hodgson, ISQ Managing Editor, more:
' In NISO reports, Matt Garrish and Markus Gylling (DAISY Consortium) reveal the evolution of accessible publishing that occurred with the revision of
the Z39.86 DAISY standard.  Todd Carpenter follows with an announcement of a
new NISO Ebook Special Interest Group that is in the process of formation.

As always, our issue concludes with Noteworthy news items such as JSTOR's
foray into e-books, ProQuest's acquisition of Ebrary, the Project Muse and
UPeC partnership to offer e-books, the trial use issuance of the Journal
Article Tag Suite standard (Z39.96), and several others....

You can find the complete Table of Contents to the Spring issue of ISQ, with
links to the articles and PDF downloads here. '

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