Re: [Videolib] Baker & Taylor expands digital distribution

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Fri May 29 2009 - 17:06:53 PDT

Hmmmm....I'm totally suspicious about the video content they're talking
about...can't be any good, and even if it is, the conditions of use are
likely to be strange. harumph.

gary

> Anyone know anything about this?
>
> Baker & Taylor expands digital distribution
> Partners with OverDrive for downloadable video, music, books
> By Susanne Ault -- Video Business, 5/26/2009
>
> MAY 26 | DIGITAL: Baker & Taylor is expanding its digital distribution
> capabilities by partnering with technology provider OverDrive.
>
> Wholesale distributor Baker & Taylor will create a Digital Media Library,
> powered by OverDrive, to deliver retail clients such downloadable content
> as
> e-books, audio books, music and video. Additionally, clients can work with
> Baker & Taylor to offer their store customers digital content directly for
> playback on a variety of devices.
>
> "Baker & Taylor continues to enhance its digital media distribution
> platform
> with the best technologies available in the market," Baker & Taylor CEO
> Tom
> Morgan said. "We are executing on Baker & Taylor's strategic vision to be
> the industry leader in the distribution of bundled physical and digital
> media to our customers worldwide."
>
> OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile, a touring 18-wheeler that
> educates people about free digital book downloads on behalf of public
> libraries.
>
> OverDrive CEO Steve Potash said, "The market timing for this alliance is
> perfect. The demand for digital media is exploding, and Baker & Taylor is
> in
> a prime position to give customers a bundled solution, digital content in
> multiple formats along with physical media."
>
>
>
> Jonathan Miller
> President
> Icarus Films
> 32 Court Street, 21st Floor
> Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
>
> tel 1.718.488.8900
> fax 1.718.488.8642
> www.IcarusFilms.com
> jmiller@IcarusFilms.com
>
>
>
>
> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
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> control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
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> as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of
> communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
> producers and distributors.
>

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
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