For one month starting today, we have access to over 4,500 German ebooks covering the humanities, arts, sciences, technology, engineering, and medicine from publishers such as De Gruyter, Aarhus University Press, International Monetary Fund, Ohne Verlag, and Frank & Timme GmbH.
The trend in e-Books: http://www.slideshare.net/librarianmer/the-ebook-horizon
Augmented Reality Start-Up Ready to Disrupt Business – http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/09/20/dutch-augmented-reality-start-up-ready-to-disrupt-business/
Curious about the future of E-books and how Middlebury might expand its offerings?
LIS has had demos from 3 of the major e-book vendors and we now have trials to explore their platforms on our own. If you are curious and have the time, take a look at each before the trials end and submit feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first two are IP-based and don’t require a password. For the 3rd one, contact any librarian for the login info. In all likelihood we will set up a patron-driven purchase plan with one of these (similar to what we did with netLibrary – load records for the titles in MIDCAT, but a purchase only happens if a title is actually used by our users). The links for these trials are at go/trials or Library homepage -> Research -> New & Trial Databases http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib/research/db-newtrial