Blogger Kiera Parrott

eBook Collection Development

UPDATE 2/25/11: Overdrive announced today that one publisher (HarperCollins) is renegotiating lending terms so that library eBooks will expire after 26 checkouts.  If this happens (and if other publishers follow suit) it will dramatically impact how librarians structure their eBook collection development plans.  For more information, check out theMediaBistro recap and follow #hcod on Twitter. —————————————————————————————————– If your library isn’t already offering digital downloads, you are probably thinking about it, worrying about it, or elbows deep into figuring out how to build a digital collection from scratch.  Such is the place I’ve recently found myself as my library begins planning our own digital collections strategy. During the process of determining what kinds of digital materials to offer, which vendor(s) to investigate, and how to organize our digital collections, I found myself wondering if any librarians (particularly children’s librarians) had recently gone through a similar process and blogged about it.  I…

Awards & Scholarships

ALSC recognizes three Bookapalooza winners

Congratulations to the three libraries who will be receiving materials as part of the 2011 Bookapalooza program! The winners are Houston Elementary School in Spartanburg, S.C., the Meade County Public Library in Brandenburg, Ky. and the Florence County Library System in Florence, S.C. These highly deserving libraries will all receive a collection of of books, videos, audiobooks and recordings produced in 2010. For more information on Bookapalooza and the three winners, check out the official ALA press release.