Entries Tagged as 'Ebook Readers'

Mediasurfer offers self-service iPad checkout for libraries, an interview

January 26th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Last week while roaming the exhibit hall at the ALAMW conference in Dallas, Texas, I discovered Mediasurfer.  Mediasurfer offers self-checkout machines for iPads (and other tablet devices in the near future).  Users swipe a library card to borrow the iPad.  Upon return, the devices are returned to original settings. If you’d like to know more […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interviews · Lending Readers · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

ebrary releases iOS app for eBooks

January 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

An ebrary press release on a new app for offline reading of content – for iOS device.  January 20, 2012 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – The demand for e-book accessibility, especially on mobile devices, is growing significantly.  In ebrary’s 2011 Global Student E-book Survey, announced today and available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/surveys, 60 percent of respondents […]

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

Articles of Interest – Apple textbook version

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

Below is a summary of various news articles and related Apple sites discussing the Apple announcement today about digital textbooks. General news articles: CNN Techcrunch Video of the event

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Some numbers on the Kindle owners lending library and KDP – teleread.com B&N discounting Nooks with periodical subscriptions – marco.org Barnes & Noble to Offer Nook Discount to Subscribers of 2 publications – nytimes.com Launching the University Press Content Consortia – wordpress.com Guggenheim Museum Getting Into eBooks – mediabistro.com Reddit to Black Itself Out Next […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · University Press · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Why Might A Publisher Pull Its E-Books From Libraries? by Laura Hazard Owen « INFOdocket Which E-Books Are Most Borrowed From Libraries, And Why? | paidContent So you want to start a Kindle lending program | code4lib How to add public domain books to the Kindle, by Piotr Kowalczyk | TeleRead: News and views on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · New Products · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – What you’ve missed the last two weeks

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Many of you have been away on holiday the last two weeks, so here is a list of interesting articles you may have missed: Go To Hellman: 2011: The Year the eBook Wars Broke Out Five Big Publishing Stories of 2011 That Will Bleed into 2012 – DigitalBookWorld Five things we learned about publishing in […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Open Access · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – SOPA, Amazon & Local Bookstores, Digital Textbooks

December 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Go To Hellman: Book Lending Ignorance Go To Hellman: SOPA Could Put Common Library Software in the Soup More controversy over Amazon price-checking versus independent bookstores | TeleRead Amazon Doesn’t Care About Your Local Bookstore | Epicenter | Wired.com Stop Treating $9.99 As The Magic E-Book Price | paidContent E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock – […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

92% of librarians say offline access to eBooks more or equally important than online access

December 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

ebrary has done a number of survey’s over the years.   They recently released the results of their 2011 survey of librarians regarding mobile and offline access.  The results are available (registration required) at http://www.tfaforms.com/222151.  Last June, I interviewed Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing at ebrary about the download survey and ebrary’s new PDA program. Feel […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

December 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

The No Shelf Required Guide to E-Book Purchasing | ALA TechSource US eBook Sales Doubled in September – eBookNewser Penguin Restores Kindle Lending, but Still Not Providing Digital Editions of New Titles — The Digital Shift Cambridge U. Press Would Like to Rent You an Article – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Accessibility and eReaders: functional requirements

November 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

eReaders aren’t designed with accessibility in mind. Ken Petri, Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, contributed a chapter about eBook accessibility to the forthcoming No Shelf Required 2:  Use and Management of Ebooks title from ALA Editions.  Due to the need for currency of this topic, Ken has posted some […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interviews · Public Libraries · School Libraries