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Back in October 2010, I posted an entry on a pilot project we were doing with our CTW Consortium partners, Connecticut College and Trinity College.  In January 2010 we contracted with Coutts Information Services to test a consortial version of their MyiLibrary ebook purchase-on-demand program.  Here’s how it works: CTW developed criteria for ebooks that […]

Notes from ACRL, part 2

In between sessions on Thursday I visited several large electronic resource vendors at the exhibit hall, asking them how we could provide the students in the Center for Prison Education with an experience of online searching without having access to the Internet.  Since their resources are all Web-based, this was a tough question for them, […]

In 2007 the CTW Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University) was awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore new ways to build complementary library collections within CTW.  Early in the project we focused attention on our print book collections.  But last year we began looking at how we might […]

Ebooks at Wesleyan

The question:  What are you doing to provide ebooks to library users? Electronic books have been around for a long time. But a tipping point has been reached–the promise of electronic books is finally being realized. What kinds of ebooks do we have now? For many years now the library has provided access to electronic […]