Entries Tagged as 'Ebook Readers'

50% of American adults own eReader or tablet says new Pew report

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Pew Internet Research released a new report yesterday on eReaders and eReading.  The report, “E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps” reports an increase in device ownership and eReading among Americans. Some highlights: 50% of American adults own either an eReader or tablet device eReaders and tablet devices used for reading ebooks nearly twice as much […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Surveys/Statistics

School library eBook market must reads

September 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

School Library Journal has published two recent articles about the eBook market in schools.  The first is the “School Ebook Market Directory.”  This piece features a snapshot of 19 eBook vendors for school libraries.  Some of these include ABC-CLIO, Capstone, Rosen, OverDrive, Gale, StarWalk Kids, and Tumblebooks.   The second article is “E. It’s Complicated.  How […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

ALA’s eCourse on eBooks: Lessons Learned

August 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ALA’s new eCourse on ebooks starts September 2nd. Well, it’s not exactly new. I taught this four-week course last March and have accepted ALA’s invitation to teach it again this September. On the other hand, it’s not exactly the same class either, since much has changed since I developed the original syllabus in early 2013 — […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Electronic Resources · Enhanced eBooks · Formats · Uncategorized

The evolution of the book at the Lima Book Fair

July 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

I am in Lima, Peru this week attending and presenting at the Lima Book Fair  (feria internacional del libro de lima).  The fair runs for two weeks, July 19th through August 4th.  About 120 vendors exhibit at the fair and over 600,000 Peruvians are expected to visit.  Lines to enter the book fair circled the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · NSR Info

Baker & Taylor launches axisReader app

May 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news from Baker & Taylor about a new app (iOS and Android) for direct download of titles to tablet devices.  axisReader is another option for Axis patrons and provides ereading solely for EPUB and PDF formats.   When patrons use Axis 360, they can choose between B&T’s blio reader or axisReader depending on the format […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

NSR Interviews: 2012 in Review

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

NSR 2012 Interviews With 2012 coming to a close, I wanted to take another opportunity to introduce you to the wide array of interviews NSR offered this year. The 2012 interviews highlight  innovative new products and services from librarians, publishers, and information professionals, a focus on information literacy and core competencies, and creative business models.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

eBooks on EBSCOhost now downloadable from mobile site

November 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO email:  As of this week, eBooks are now downloadable from the EBSCOhost mobile site, so users can more easily find eBooks to view offline on mobile devices.  eBooks downloading from EBSCOhost Mobile is only available on iOS (Apple) and Android devices. In addition, iPad users see the full version of EBSCOhost and […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Vendor News

Delivering eReaders to homebound patrons, an interview with Rachel Gut from the Dayton Metro Library

November 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week I spoke with Rachel Gut, the Outreach Service Manager at the Dayton Metro Library.  Rachel and her colleagues launched an eReader lending program for homebound patrons.  The program started due to the lack of large print titles.  Rachel offers an overview of the program, details on the readers, and suggestions for funding. Interview […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries

End Users Speak: Outcomes from Recent Surveys, from the NISO eBook Forum

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

The following are my notes from the NISO eBook Forum Program – End Users Speak:  Outcomes from Recent Surveys.  Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Presented by – Steve Paxhia, President, Beacon Hill Strategic Solutions 3 of the studies presented today are not even published yet.  Most of the data shown was within just […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics