Entries Tagged as 'Audio Books'

OverDrive Updates Media Console apps for iPhone and Android, enables one-click for Gutenberg titles

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday, OverDrive released updates to the OverDrive Media Console apps for iPhone (iOS) and Android, which include the addition of one-click, automatic downloads and other enhancements to user experience. At the same time, they’ve updated the mobile ‘Virtual Branch’ sites for libraries with a Project Gutenberg collection, enabling access to the 15,000 DRM-free EPUB  eBooks […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

ALA TechSource Workshop on eBooks and Libraries

January 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

ALA TechSource is sponsoring a two-part webinar/workshop on eBooks and Libraries.  The details are below.  If you’d like to read an interview with Sue Polanka, the workshop presenter, it’s available here. Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library (ALA TechSource Workshop) With the recent explosion in the popularity of e-reading devices, many librarians are grappling […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interviews · Library News · Public Libraries

200% increase in eBook checkouts from OverDrive virtual libraries….and more stats

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release:  Libraries and schools worldwide were at the forefront of the eBook boom in 2010, as patrons and students downloaded millions of digital books for iPhone®, Android™, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, and personal computers. More than one million new users signed on to access free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from ‘Virtual Branch’ […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

OverDrive apps for iPhone and Android enable direct library downloads

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) has released apps for iPhone® and Android™ that enable users to download library eBooks and audiobooks directly to their devices for the first time. The free apps include a “Get Books” feature that guides users to their local library’s digital catalog of best-selling and new release titles, allowing them to easily browse, check […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Ohio’s Public Library eBook Project

November 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

I attended the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians Conference today and one of the speakers was Nicole Merriman from the State Library of Ohio.  Nicole provided details on the Ohio eBook Project, a statewide public library consortium purchasing eBooks and audio books through OverDrive.  Academic and school libraries are not able to join the program […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Public Libraries

Articles of Interest

November 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Three misperceptions about the ebook business Textbooks headed for ash heap of history? A Student’s Stranded On A Desert Island … Tech Devices Inside the Google Books Algorithm – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic iTunes U Introduces Free eBooks: Download Shakespeare’s Complete Works Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog: eBooks: Lending vs. Reselling Forrester […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

OverDrive eBook app for the iPhone – Sneak Peak

November 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today OverDrive posted a Video Sneak Preview of their upcoming eBook app for iPhone. Check it out at the following: Digital Library Blog Post: http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2010/11/09/sneak-preview-overdrive-ebook-app-for-iphone/ YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhbV3phZ-N4 The app will support OverDrive-supplied EPUB eBooks upon initial release, and will also continue to support OverDrive MP3 audiobooks like previous versions of the OverDrive app for […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

ALA TechSource Bloggers Discuss the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit

October 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource bloggers  Kate Sheehan, Jason Griffey, and Cindi Trainor chatted with me about their impressions of the LJ/SLJ Libraries at the Tipping Point eBook Summit.  The full story is available  on the ALA TechSource blog.

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries

New Articles of Interest

September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

For your weekend reading pleasure: ModernBookFactory.com: The First Complete Online Audiobook Production and App Development Service for Independent Publishers and Authors Ebooks: the future is now – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Imagining the Dream e-Tool for Education and Training – Scholarly Kitchen And the Best File Format for Open Textbook Publishing Is . . […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Much awaited blio reader to launch Windows version on September 28th

September 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The wait is finally over, well only if you own a Windows based device, for the blio reader from K-NFB and it’s partner Baker and Taylor.  There is a full story in Business Wire, but the highlights include: free to download available immediately (Sept. 28th) for all Windows-based devices applications for iOS and Android operating […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News