Category: eBooks

01 May

MCLS Interviews Joseph Janes

eBooks, News by David Votta

“Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do.” -Joseph Janes On June 5 Joseph Janes will present as keynote speaker on the future of libraries for MCLS’s series finale on eBooks & Libraries. Janes is MLIS Program Chair from the University of Washington Information School and author of the forthcoming book Library 2020: Today’s […]

29 Mar

Mark Coker References MCLS on Huffington Post

eBooks, MCLS, News by David Votta

In his March 28, 2013 Huffington Post article Libraries to Become Community Publishing Portals Smashwords founder Mark Coker explains his theory and reasoning why libraries are poised to become the catalyst for a self publishing revolution. Also in the article he references his March 21, symposium presentation for MCLS at Lansing Community College.

27 Mar

Ebooks, Publishers, and Libraries

Director, eBooks by Randy Dykhuis

Are big publishers dinosaurs, dying off as the effects from the impact of the big digital asteroid spread out farther and farther? Or are they zombies, already the walking dead, shuffling along but not really living entities any longer? Or are they on the cusp of discovering a new business model that marries the best […]

05 Feb

NPR features MCLS program speaker

eBooks, MCLS, News, Training by Brian
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Yesterday’s All Things Considered featured an interview with Mark Coker, Founder and CEO of Smashwords. Coker discussed the tremendous growth in self-publishing, challenges faced by traditional publishing houses, and how current trends are impacting authors. Mark will also be presenting live at our March 21 special program—eBooks and Publishing—right here in Lansing along with “No […]

19 Dec

January – June 2013 training calendar now online

Watch your mailbox!! The MCLS training calendar for January – June 2013 is on the way! It features over 50 classes including many new classes on RDA. Our calendar also features parts 4 – 6 of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries series as well as the Library Management Conference in Flint, MI on March 7 […]

26 Nov

Registration Deadline for MCLS eBooks Program Part 3, eBook Licenses

Copyright, eBooks, News, Training by Heather

Register today for part three in the MCLS eBooks and Libraries series: “eBook Licenses” scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST. The deadline to register to guarantee a seat in this webinar is this Friday, November 30, at Noon! What are you getting for the amount the eBook vendor […]

16 Oct

Deadline to register for MCLS eBooks Series Part 2 is this Friday!

eBooks, News, Technology, Training by Heather

The registration deadline to guarantee a spot to attend part two of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries Series, “Do Buildings Matter? The Impact of eResources on Bricks and Mortar” is this Friday, October 19, at 4:30 pm! Do you wonder what eBooks, eJournals, and other digital content will do to library buildings? Join us as […]

27 Sep

Registration Deadline Soon for MCLS Annual Meeting: eBooks and Emerging National Libraries

The registration deadline to guarantee a spot at MCLS Annual Meeting is this Friday, September 28, at 4:30 pm. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Susan Hildreth as she speaks about the Digital Public Library of America and its efforts to […]

28 Aug

MCLS eBooks Series Available Online

Are you interested in attending the MCLS eBooks & Libraries Special Program Series but can’t travel to Lansing or Ft. Wayne to attend in person? Travel is no longer a problem…MCLS is offering all six programs online for your convenience! We will be providing our four in-person programs online via streaming video. All you need […]

07 Dec

Project MUSE Extends Deadline to January 6 for eBook Collection

MCLS is offering the new Project MUSE UPCC Book Collections, which will be available on January 1, 2012.  Working with the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC), Project MUSE  is offering an introductory price for interested libraries. A savings of 15% to 20% will be offered to libraries if Project MUSE meets their targeted sales […]