University of Southern California

Barnes & Noble Seeks Big Expansion of Its College Stores
May 8, 2014

The U.S. bookseller, which opened in 1965 as a university bookstore in New York, wants a much bigger presence on college campuses, where students last year spent an average of $1,200 on textbooks and supplies, according to the College Board.

Barnes & Noble, now the second largest operator of college bookstores with 696 shops, plans to have about 1,000 locations within five years, Max Roberts, chief executive of the company's college business, said in an exclusive interview at Rutgers University's bookstore in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Where Did The Story of Ebooks Begin?
March 12, 2014

What was the first ebook? Debate rages ... When Peter James published his thriller Host on two floppy disks, in 1993, it was billed as the "world's first electronic novel", and attacked as a harbinger of the apocalypse which would destroy literature as we knew it. Now it has been accepted into the Science Museum's collection as one of the earliest examples of the form, as the spotlight of academia begins to shine on the history of digital publishing.

Librarians in the Digital Age: INFOGRAPHIC
December 10, 2013

The University of Southern California has created an infographic called, "Librarians in the Digital Age," which explores how digital technology is changing libraries.

According to the graphic, 67.4 percent of libraries in 2011 offered eBooks. There are 18.5 million eBooks in circulation, 3x the number available in 2003.

We've embedded the entire graphic after the jump for you to explore further.

“The Digital Future” to be Focus of Book Business Conference’s Grand Opening Session
January 5, 2007

Book Business magazine has announced the Grand Opening Session for the 2007 Book Business Conference and Expo, which will be held March 5-7 at New York’s Marriott Marquis, Times Square. The conference, which attracts thousands of publishing executives and is now in its 11th year, will kick off with a Grand Opening Session titled “What the Digital Future Holds for Publishers.” The session will be led by Dr. Jeffrey Cole, of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Dr. Cole is director of the Center for the Digital Future, a research and policy institute focused on rapidly evolving communication technologies and mass