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BiblioBoard continues growing; Dark Horse Comics and best-selling Indie Rock Stars among new high demand content added to PatronsFirst platform

In advance of the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, BiblioBoard announces more publishers added to their PatronsFirst mobile platform. BiblioBoard now offers over 100,000 eBooks, millions of pages of curated historical archives and a growing library of images, audio and video. Patrons enjoy multi-user access to all content on the award-winning native apps for personal devices and the web without frustrating turnaways or waitlists.

[Source: PR Web]

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Getting Indie Authors Into Libraries - An Interview with Mitchell Davis of BiblioBoard

When you want to know where to sell your ebooks, availability is always king. Why do you want your book on the Kindle store? Because Kindles are everywhere. Why do you want to be on the iBook store? Because iBooks is is available on over 800 million iOS devices. So when BiblioBoard says they want to help indie authors reach a network of over 2500 participating libraries, every single indie author should be paying attention.

[Source: Reedsy]

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SELF-e Comes to Cuyahoga | Self-Publishing and Libraries

SELF-e is the partnership between Library Journal and Charleston, SC’s BiblioLabs. A BiblioLabs product, Biblioboard, is a platform that seeks to bring (among other things) self-published works into the library ecosystem.

[Source: Library Journal]

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New Biblioboard® Indie Rock Stars Module Will Offer High-Demand Titles From Today’s Hottest Independent Authors In An Unlimited Multi-User Business Model

BiblioBoard today announced that they have signed on partner authors and literary agents to launch a groundbreaking product for libraries that includes 18 New York Times bestselling books in addition to 30 award-winning novels and numerous other bestsellers from USA Today, Boston Globe and other media sources.

[Source: PR Web]

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Biblioboard® Library Offers More Publishers And Genres To Growing PatronsFirst Mobile Library

In advance of the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, BiblioBoard announces more publishers added to their PatronsFirst mobile platform. BiblioBoard is constantly adding publishers to their platform, which now offers tens of thousands of pieces of content. Patrons can enjoy the content with multi-user access on the web or on award-winning native devices, all without user limits.

[Source: PR Web]

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Turner Free Library Now Offers a Look Into the Town’s History for Patrons Through BiblioBoard

Turner Free Library (TFL) now offers free access to BiblioBoard to all patrons. BiblioBoard is an easy-to-use platform that allows TFL to offer the library’s localized content to patrons digitally, via an intuitive interface similar to the experience many people have on a daily basis using other consumer products. To start, the library has created digital exhibits showcasing a local high school’s yearbooks and 170 years of town reports.

[Source: PR Web]

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BiblioBoard Partners with Pioneering Publishers to Create Comprehensive and Affordable LGBTQ+ Offering for Libraries

BiblioBoard now offers over two thousand LGBTQ+ books from Riptide Publishing and Dreamspinner Press, including Dreamspinner’s Young Adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, and nearly 300 Dreamspinner books in Spanish, Italian, French and German. The collection, which contains over 100 finalists and recipients of the Rainbow Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the EPIC eBook Award and the CBC Rookie Award, is being sold with bulk discounts and tiered pricing in proportion to library size, putting the collection within the budget of any library.

[Source: PR Web]

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Watertown Free Public Library now Offers a Look Into the Town’s History for Free to Patrons Through BiblioBoard

The Watertown Free Public Library(WFPL) now offers free access to BiblioBoard to all patrons. BiblioBoard is an easy-to-use platform that allows the WFPL to offer the library’s localized content to patrons digitally, via an intuitive interface similar to the experience many people have on a daily basis using other consumer products. To start, the WFPL has created digital exhibits showcasing high school yearbooks.

[Source: PR Web]

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eBook projects gives library patrons access to more titles

Onslow County Public Library andNC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, are experimenting with a new eBook project that gives North Carolina library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 eBook titles from North Carolina-based publishers. This collection offers a wide range of content, including novels by popular North Carolina authors, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction. The eBooks are available for public use on the BiblioBoard platform from nclive.org/ebooks and on OCPL’s website under the Digital Media tab, featuring titles like Guests on Earth by Lee Smith and North Carolina and Old Salem Cookery by Beth Tartan, among many others.

[Source: JD News]

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High Point University Now Offers Thousands Of Pieces Of Digital Content From North Carolina Publishers And More Through Biblioboard® Library

High Point University now offers free access to BiblioBoard Library to its faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students. A single login provides easy access to thousands of eBooks and primary source materials through all major web browsers and native apps on the iPad®, iPad® mini, Kindle Fire HD®, Galaxy Tab®, Nexus® and more.

[Source: PR Web]

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A Micro-Cosmos of Incredible Ideas

A mix of pitch sessions, interviews, conversations, and demos — The "Hug the Alien” sessions at the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club will introduce you to some of the most creative minds in the world of media production and distribution.

[Source: Frankfurter Buchmesse]

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Project brings 1,200 new e-books to college library

The Vance-Granville Community College Library and NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, are experimenting with a new e-book project that gives North Carolina library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 e-book titles from North Carolina-based publishers. The collection offers a wide range of content, including novels by popular North Carolina authors, as well as poetry, short stories and non-fiction.

[Source: The Daily Dispatch]

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BiblioBoard® Partners with ePubDirect, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource, and Firebrand Technologies

BiblioBoard announces new partnerships with four major content delivery services: ePubDirect, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource, and Firebrand Technologies. These partnerships will better serve current and future publisher partners by creating a seamless file delivery process from the publishers to BiblioBoard.

[Source: PR Web]

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Library Journal's (LJ) Connect your book with eReaders through libraries

Are you a local author looking to get your eBook in the hands of library users?

Authors can now submit their work to San Diego County Library’s SELF-e site and it will be reviewed for possible addition in the Library Journal's SELF-e collection and/or San Diego County Library’s local author collection. Visit sdcl.org/local-authors.html to get started.

[Source: The Coast News]

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Library Journal's (LJ) SELF-e Launches in Beta Libraries; Five Large Library Systems Begin Taking Submissions Directly from Local Self-Published Authors

In advance of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Library Journal (LJ) and BiblioBoard® are pleased to announce the launch of beta versions of the LJ SELF-e platform and curation service at the following library systems: Los Angeles Public Library, San Diego County Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Arizona State Library through Reading Arizona; and statewide in Massachusetts through the Massachusetts eBook Project.

[Source: Digital Journal]

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BiblioBoard Launches Discovery Program for Self-Published eBooks in Cooperation With Library Journal, and Expands New Offerings of Traditional Publisher Content to More

In advance of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, BiblioBoard announces SELF-e, in partnership with Library Journal, and Self-Published Rock Stars--two programs focused on connecting self-published authors to library patrons. The company also continues to sign agreements with traditional publishers to license content to libraries in an unlimited multi-user business model that improves the patron experience.

[Source: Digital Journal]

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What’s Next for E-books in Libraries?

Here’s the good news: when it comes to libraries and e-books, there’s been progress. All the major publishers are now participating in the library e-book market, and there are a number of competing platform providers in the space. The big question now is, can the library e-book experience meet users’ expectations?

[Source: Publishers Weekly]

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Liverpool University Press and Liverpool University Library Select BiblioBoard® for Ground-Breaking E-Textbook Project Funded by Jisc

BiblioBoard will host the innovative new textbook being created jointly by Liverpool University Press, the University of Liverpool Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University Library. This project, funded by Jisc, seeks to address the question: can a university working as an e-textbook creator and publisher better serve students and promote a more sustainable information environment in higher education?

[Source: IT Business Net]

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Startup pushing to turn libraries into Netflix of e-books

BiblioLabs is pushing to make borrowing library materials as easy as an Amazon "1-Click" purchase. The company grew out of a self-publishing outfit the online retailer purchased in 2005, but it currently has no direct ties to Amazon.

BiblioLabs is working with publishers, e-content licensers and libraries to simplify online lending and, perhaps as significant, to change the way libraries view their collections. Its software allows libraries to deliver any content — e-books, documents, images, video or audio — instantly. Already, 1,700 libraries in Massachusetts have adopted its BiblioBoard platform. The company also has deals with the states of Arizona and North Carolina to give all libraries access to its platform.

[Source: USA Today]

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Four Lessons Libraries Can Learn From Amazon

When you look at the gap between consumer adoption of ebooks and library adoption of ebooks you cannot simply blame libraries for being bad at spreading the word about their digital offerings. The problem is much deeper. According to recent studies, the library ebook user-experience has about a tenth of the market penetration as consumer ebooks and has an alarming 80% attrition rate (meaning people who have an ebook lending account with their library but do not use it).

Amazon understands how to make customers happy and can be a phenomenal teacher to those who pay attention. Many in the publishing industry love to hate Amazon professionally, but we know Amazon is amazing at what it does. With that in mind, here are four lessons libraries should take from Amazon.

[Source: Digital Book World]

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Building the 21st Century PatronsFirst™ Library

BiblioLabs® announces expansion in library adoption of BiblioBoard®, with new state-wide programs in Massachusetts, North Carolina and Arizona. BiblioBoard launched in March 2013 and immediately gained recognition for its intuitive design, winning a Publishing Innovation Award and being named “Best New Mobile App for Libraries” by The Charleston Advisor. The platform creates an engaging web and mobile experience across all media types in a unified and elegant interface, with architecture to support millions of concurrent users, advanced search and discovery capability and comprehensive patron authentication support.

[Source: PR Web]

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Arizona’s State Library and BiblioLabs Partner, Will Launch New Collection of Arizona-related eBooks and Self-Publishing Module

Word of a new partnership and new service in the works from Arizona’s State Library in Phoenix. The self-publishing module that’s part of the deal is a smart and timely service will likely appeal to both the library community an library users. Of course, it can only appeal to these and other user groups IF it’s promoted and marketed correctly. These days you not only have to explain a service (both it’s availability and how it works) but also why someone should use it. How can it help the user?

[Source: Info Docket]

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BiblioLabs' Founder Mitchell Davis Chosen 50 Most Progressive

When comparing BiblioLabs to BookSurge–renamed CreateSpace after Amazon purchased it in 2005 – Mitchell says, “This is even more important than that, because this takes all the books being published at CreateSpace, adds them to all books being published by any company, adds that to the archives of museums and national libraries and all things that a library does, and puts it in one single, elegant interface.

[Source: Charlie Mag]

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Self-e Plans to Curate Self-Published Titles for Library Inclusion

Library Journal and BiblioBoard have now announced the launch of Self-e, a site which will curate and vet this content so libraries can feel good about purchasing ebooks without spending hours of manpower on every single title. This free service will offer libraries a catalog of content to choose from that has been approved, and authors’ works can be included regardless of which platform they chose to self-publish.

[Source: good ereader]

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Biblioboard® Launches New eBook Discovery Service

In advance of the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA), BiblioBoard® and Library Journal have partnered to launch SELF-e™, an innovative eBook discovery service connecting self-published authors with public libraries and their patrons. Using SELF-e’s submission portal, authors can submit their self-published eBook(s) directly, and Library Journal will evaluate and select the most interesting works for inclusion in curated genre collections that participating public libraries can make available to their patrons all over the United States. Additionally, authors can opt in to include their eBook(s) in statewide collections with other local authors, whether or not they are selected for LJ’s genre collections.

[Source: PR Web]

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BiblioBoard® Library Offers More Publishers and Genres to Growing PatronsFirst™ Mobile Library

In advance of the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA), BiblioBoard announced additional publishers added to their PatronsFirst mobile platform. BiblioBoard is constantly adding content to their platform, and it now has over 5 million pages of curated content and over 125,000 eBooks.

[Source: Digital Book World]

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Challenging the Status Quo in Digital Publishing

As a long time software entrepreneur and executive, my first “lesson” in how the publishing industry works occurred over a decade ago. As a founder of CreateSpace (now an Amazon.com company), we had developed a print-on-demand (POD) infrastructure that provided global inventory-free fulfillment of low velocity books. It had been adopted by tens of thousands independent authors and small publishers. Early on, we proposed our POD solution to a major publisher, with a clear value proposition: give us your out-of-print backlist, and for no effort earn incremental sales. The sales pitch could not have gone better. Lots of smiles, nods, agreement. But when we went for the close, the response from the large publisher was essentially, “it all sounds fantastic … but we are never the first to do anything.” We solved a major publisher problem, yet the status quo prevailed.

[Source: good ereader]

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The Lowcountry's CreateSpace and BiblioLabs are revolutionizing the publishing world

Here in Charleston, two companies [CreateSpace and BiblioLabs] are working to help foster the digital change, getting more writers published and more readers reading.

While CreateSpace works to change how books are published and distributed, BiblioLabs is hoping to reshape the modern library. With their curating tools as well as their groundbreaking PatronFirst™ delivery system, they're changing how libraries share their collections. They're also doing away with the concepts of borrowing and lending.

[Source: Charleston City Paper]

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Over 10,000 Spanish Language Books Now Available on BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard, a fast-growing mobile library platform, is proud to announce a new content licensing partnership with e-Libro.

e-Libro, one of the industry's largest distributors of Spanish language eBooks, has been successful for over a decade in Latin America. This partnership with BiblioBoard will further expand their reach into North America and internationally. Over 10,000 e-Libro books will be hosted on BiblioBoard's PatronsFirst™ platform this spring. The large selection of recently published and high-demand books has been hand-picked for public library patrons by Daniel Berdaner, a leading Spanish language acquisitions librarian.

[Source: Digital Journal]

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BiblioLabs Provides perpetual license of their Mobile Library Product, BiblioBoard, to CCSD schools

Charleston company, BiblioLabs, and the Charleston County School District (CCSD) have partnered to bring the BiblioBoard Mobile Library to all 84 schools in the district. The joint agreement will allow perpetual access to the PatronsFirst™ platform — and its digital collections of books, images, audio, video and other resources — for CCSD’s 46,000-plus students.

[Source: Moultrie News]

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EigoMANGA and BiblioLabs Distributes Digital Comics To Libraries

"It's great to work with BiblioLabs and release our comics to libraries everywhere", states EigoMANGA's Publisher, Austin Osueke. "Libraries have always been an important entry-way for new readers in discovering comics. BiblioBoard is an excellent way to help foster people's love of comics".

[Source: Anime News Network]

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eBook Project comes to Lawrence Library

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS), in cooperation with its vendor partners, Baker & Taylor and BiblioLabs, is delighted to announce the MA eBook Project.

[Source: Nashoba Publishing]

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BiblioBoard Now Available to University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool just announced that BiblioBoard is now available to their patrons.

[Source: Live Resources]

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BiblioBoard Adds New Publishers

BiblioBoard, an app and e-publishing platform focused on libraries that gives them the ability to loan a wide variety of e-book content to patrons, announced that it added more than 370 publishers to its content pool in the last quarter of 2013. BibiloBoard now offers access to more than 125,000 e-books.

[Source: Publishers Weekly]

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The Process Of Curating For Curators: Who Do Librarians Consult?

BiblioBoard's Carolyn Morris, Vice President, Digital tells Forbes magazine that BiblioBoard's advice in collection development "is really being directed by what we see as demand for mobile content. A lot of schools, for example, have a one-to-one tablet device program. Now those schools need content to go on them. And so we will be driven by that demand."

[Source: Forbes]

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Building the 21st Century PatronsFirst™ Library:

BiblioLabs Announces Release of BiblioBoard Version 2.0 and Addition of Numerous New Publishing Partners

BiblioLabs announces major platform upgrades to BiblioBoard, the award-winning mobile and web platform for libraries, in advance of this year’s 2014 American Library Association (ALA) mid-winter conference.

[Source: Against the Grain]

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New eBook Service at Shrewsbury Public Library

The Shrewsbury Public Library is proud to announce that it has been chosen to participate in the MA eBook Pilot Project. Along with fifty other libraries, Shrewsbury will be hosting a variety of different digital content for its patrons before anyone else in the state. This content includes ebooks, images, audio files and even videos provided on two separate platforms, BiblioBoard Library and Axis 360.

[Source: Shrewsbury]

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DISH 2013 - Mitchell Davis

Mitchell Davis was selected to keynote DISH2013, the conference about digital strategies in heritage, in Rotterdam. Here, Davis discusses, “A brave new world; How libraries and digital humanities will flourish in the 21st Century.”

This talk has been slightly edited for time.

[Source: Vimeo]

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Out of the Stacks 2013 Highlights

Out of the Stacks is the annual Charleston Conference library party, presented by BiblioBoard! This year, the party celebrated Charleston's rich music history, headlined by the excellent Jazz Artists of Charleston.

[Source: Vimeo]

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Massachusetts Launches Multi-Type Library eBook Pilot Project

Mitchell Davis, founder and Chief Business Officer of BiblioLabs, is inspired by the spirit of library entrepreneurialism in this project. “We are working with Massachusetts as a true business partner. We are engaging with publishers who want to license content to libraries in a patron-friendly way. We have been pleasantly surprised by the number of publishers who are behind this movement, and who believe this is the future of libraries,” says Davis, an entrepreneur who was also the founder of Amazon’s CreateSpace (formerly BookSurge).

[Source: Against the Grain]


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Massachusetts Selects Award Winning BiblioBoard® as eBook Platform Partner

The Massachusetts Library System together with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner’s (MBLC) Statewide Resource Sharing Committee have chosen BiblioLabs’ flagship product, BiblioBoard, to participate in the MA eBook Project, an innovative project designed to expand access to eBooks for the state's multi-type libraries.

[Source: Digital Journal]

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Bluewater Graphic Novels Now on BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard, an app and e-publishing platform that allows libraries and third party vendors to offer free or for-pay access to bundles of content, is teaming with comics publisher Bluewater Productions to offer 750 graphic novels via the platform. Bluewater is best known for its line of quickly produced comics biographies of political and pop culture figures.

[Source: Publishers Weekly]

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BiblioBoard Review | Online Reference | October 2013

This is a HUGE honor! Just got some really nice things written about us by School Library Journal (SLJ), the world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia and technology for children and teens. To learn more about our role, go check out SLJ's article.

[Source: School Library Journal]

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Doing well by doing good: how libraries can reclaim their role at the center of the information universe

BiblioLabs CBO, Mitchell Davis, was offered the opportunity to write an article in this edition of Insights: the UKSG journal. Mitchell offers wisdom and encouragement to libraries from his many years of business experience. In cooperation with UKSG, Mitchell's article has been made open access.

[Source: UKSG]

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ATG Star of the Week: Mitchell Davis, Chief Business Officer, BiblioLabs

So, how did BiblioLabs come to be? This article shines light on our past through the eyes of our co-founder and CBO, Mitchell Davis, who became an entrepreneur at 24 because he was, "Too stupid and young to know any better." We're glad he did!

[Source: Against the Grain]

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Digital Minds Conference | The London Book Fair

Explaining the far-reaching impacts of the BiblioBoard Ecosystem in five minutes is no easy task. But BiblioLabs founder and Chief Business Officer was invited to London this past spring to do just that. The result is an efficient and compelling presentation on our vision. Worth a quick view.

[Source: Vimeo]

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Startup Showcase : Biblioboard

"I've been waiting my whole career to sell something like this," says Mitchell Davis of BiblioBoard, a platform that helps libraries and institutions create and sell elegant multimedia anthologies and "exhibits" from their catalogs and collections.

[Source: Book Business Magazine]

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BiblioBoard Named Best New Mobile App for Libraries

BiblioBoard has been named the "Best New Mobile App" by the 12th Annual Charleston Advisor Reader's Choice Awards. The Charleston Advisor, a journal that publishes critical reviews of online resources for libraries, sponsors an annual series of awards for the best and worst electronic products of interest to libraries.

[Source: LISWire]

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The British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App Wins Prestigious Publishing Innovation Award

At the opening of the Digital Book World Conference in New York City in January, the British Library, together with technology partner, BiblioLabs, LLC, was awarded the prestigious Publishing Innovation Award (PIA) for their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection iPad App. The App, released in August last year to rave reviews from both critics and consumers, offers seamless, cloud-based access to more than 45,000 historical works from the British Library, spanning 21 thematic collections.

[Source: LISWire]

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