Blog Detail

No Shelf Required®

Blogger(s):

Sue Polanka

Blog Type:

Independent

Blog Audience:

Academic librarians

Primary Focus:

Ebooks & Digital Resources

Other Foci:

Publishing News & Views; Technology & Innovation; Reference Librarianship

Background:

No Shelf Required® is a blog about eBooks, loosely defined to discuss eBooks, audio books, and other digital content found in libraries as well as the technology needed to read and listen to this digital content. Electronic reference interfaces are another popular topic of conversation. The blog is designed to inform librarians and publishers of the happenings in the industry, from a variety of perspectives, and give them an opportunity to discuss eBook issues. All are encouraged to participate in the discussion through commenting and posting via the moderator, Sue Polanka from Wright State University Libraries. The discussion will focus on the issues, concepts, current and future practices of Ebook publishing including: finding, selecting, licensing, policies, business models, use (tracking), best practices, ebook readers, and promotion/marketing.