Entries Tagged as 'DRM'

Articles of Interest

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

McGraw-Hill’s iPad-enhanced ebooks by Inkling Could the Kindle be free by the end of the year? Barnes & Noble claims 25% of US e-book market share David Rothman promotes the National Digital Library on the Chronicle of Higher Education Go To Hellman: HarperCollins and the Suspension of eBook … Podcast: The Future of the Textbook, […]

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TOC – Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending of eBooks be a Win-Win for Publishers and libraries?

February 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending of eBooks be a Win-Win for Publishers and libraries? Ruth Liebmann, Random House, Micah Bowers, BlueFire Reader, Katie Dunneback, Librarian and Consultant Katie set the stage with a broad introduction to libraries.  The people inside give the libraries meaning. Libraries develop relationships with their customers and advise […]

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TOC – Publisher CTO Panel, the future of ebook technology, TeleRead

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Summary of Tools of Change session, reprinted in full from Teleread.com by Paul Biba Bill Godfrey (Elsevier), Rich Rothstein (HarperCollins Publishers), Andrew Savikas (O’Reilly Media, Inc.)Moderated by: Abe Murray (Google, Inc. ) Savikas: first foray in 1987. Stared with cd books and online books in 2001, which was first substantial digital presence. Wish is that […]

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TOC – Digital Textbooks Panel Summary

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Panel discussion on eTextbooks in Higher Education:  Practical Findings to Guide the Industry.   Panelists included Jade Roth, Curtiss Barnes, Nick Francesco, David McCarthy, Jacob Robinson, and Susan Stites-Doe.  Panelist names/titles are available on the conference website. Notes are my own interpretation and my best attempts were made to ensure accuracy. Some overview data:  15% […]

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Opening the eBook Market

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from One Librarian’s Perspective, by Tim Kambitsch, Director of the Dayton Metro Library. It is fashionable to declared Digital Rights Management (DRM) dead. And maybe in the world of music it is. For eBooks in the library marketplace, however, DRM is alive and well. The book publishers who may be more conservative […]

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Articles of Interest

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Education World ® Technology Center: E-readers Bring E-xcitement and E-ase to Reading Technolog – Kindle books now outsell paperbacks Q&A: Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Predicts Drop in eBook Prices – eBookNewser Apple Rejects Sony App, Kindle & Nook Beware – eBookNewser HarperCollins Acquires Book From Community Writing Site Inkpop.com – eBookNewser New Ebook Platforms Target […]

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Why Amazon will never work with libraries

January 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Very interesting blog post at ireaderreview.com on why Amazon will never work with libraries.  The blog is not an official Kindle site, and the writer is portraying his views from a big business perspective, so keep this in mind before you shoot through the roof with anger, librarians.  The comments are colorful as well, and […]

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Articles of Interest

January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Territorial restrictions continue to frustrate e-book customers E-readers now available at WSU library Ebooks and Libraries: A Stream of Concerns ALA Midwinter 2011: Thorniest Reference Question of the 21st Century: How Do I Use My Ereader? Getting Started with E-books – Newbies | Bookbee Ebooks E-books and Their Containers: A Bestiary of the Evolving Book […]

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Articles of Interest

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Ebook sales rise 130% in November Is the $5.00 eBook the New $9.99 eBook? – eBookNewser ALA Midwinter 2011: ALCTS Panel Considers the Impact of Patron-Driven Acquisition on Selection and Collections Google Acquires eBook Technologies | News & Opinion | PCMag.com Kobo adds 175K Education, Technical and Reference PDFs Bridging the eBook-Library System Divide Goodbye, […]

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Does DRM prevent eBook piracy?

January 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

No one seems to have this magic answer, but a recent article interviewing Brian O’Leary of Magellan Media offers some insight.  O’Leary described a 2 1/2 year study with O’Reilly media, stating: “We undertook research two-and-a-half-years ago with O’Reilly, and we’ve been studying Thomas Nelson as well, to measure the impact of piracy on paid content sales. […]

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