Entries Tagged as 'Ebook Readers'

National Federation for the Blind sues over library eReader lending program

May 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Read this news on a Teleread post from last week.  Libraries who are lending eReaders, what are you doing to accommodate visually impaired patrons?  Are you purchasing audiobooks or another type of device that allows text-to-speech functionality? Is that an acceptable solution for the NFB, to have the same content but in a different format? […]

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

Giving eBooks as gifts

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

Chris Meadows at Teleread has an interesting post about giving eBooks as gifts.  In it he references a short CNET video which demonstrates how to send ebooks as gifts through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Libraries, have you tried this?  Have you made your email addresses with Amazon and Barnes & Noble available to your […]

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Rise of E-Reading – Pew releases new data on eBooks

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Pew Internet and American Life Project has just released the results of a new study – The Rise of E-Reading.  From the report tagline: 21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them. by […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Articles of Interest

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

E-Books Drive Revenue Growth Across Book Trade in January 2012 – Digital Book World JK Rowling’s Pottermore Breaks eBook Lockdown, Might Change eBooks Forever – Huffington Post LG Begins Mass Production of first flexible , plastic eInk displays – Extreme Tech An Academic Spring – American Libraries A Look at Students using eTextbooks (Infographic) – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · Open Access · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Ohio high school issues iPads for 2012-13 students

March 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio recently announced that every student in Mercy’s Class of 2016 (entering this fall) will be issued their very own iPad as part of the school’s techKNOWLEDGEy program.  I am particularly excited to report this news as I am a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School. The […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks

Articles of Interest: Pottermore version

March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great reads today about the launch of e-book sales from Pottermore. Pottermore Shop (for ebooks, U.S. site) Announcements:  Potter Available on Nook and Kindle – Digital Book World You Can Buy the Harry Potter E-Books Now – Here’s What You Need to Know – paidcontent.org Harry Potter Digital Checkouts Start Thursday – Digital Shift Why […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Library Publishing Report Suggests Partnerships, Creating Positions   – Library Journal Aloha Encyclopaedia Britannica Print Edition – Information Today Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do – The Shatzkin Files Libraries as Community Publishers:  How to Turn the Tables – Publishers Weekly How to Protect Copyright Is Key Topic at […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · Publishing · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – PLA version

March 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Ebook Talks Continued:  ALA Meets with Distributors – eContent blog Boopsie Approaches Integration in Its Own Way; New Competitor Emerges at PLA | Digital Shift Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending; OverDrive APIs Coming in April Digital Shift OverDrive’s Library eReader is Better Than 3M’s Library eReader – The Digital […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Big Six · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Baker & Taylor, Axis 360, and the Blio Reader

March 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

It seems as though OverDrive and 3M garner all of the attention when it comes to ebooks for the public library market.  So, it’s nice to see Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 in the news this week.  Library Journal’s Mike Kelley wrote a fabulously detailed article about the service titled, “With Axis 360, Baker & […]

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OverDrive acquires Booki.sh, the developer of a cloud-based ebook platform

March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Big news from OverDrive and Booki.sh, an Australian ebook company, was announced yesterday in a joint press release.  The cloud based platform for distribution, selling, and reading brings OverDrive content a little closer to the end user.  3M also offers cloud based distribution for ebooks. More from the press release: OverDrive, Inc., the leading global […]

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