Entries Tagged as 'Formats'

Articles of Interest – Public Libraries & OverDrive, DRM, and fixed pricing

December 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

The E-book Investigations: Are Publishers And Apple Breaking The Law? | paidContent FEATURE: Ebooks on Fire: Controversies Surrounding Ebooks in Libraries OverDrive Has Different eBook Catalogs for Different Libraries theanalogdivide » Blog Archive » It’s Not Just Overdrive. Library Wars: Amazon and Publishers Vie for Control of E-Book Rentals – Peter Osnos – Entertainment – […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · Self Publishing · Vendor News

Follett Digital Reader App coming soon

December 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from Follett.  Their Digital Reader App is coming this winter and will allow mobile access to content. Here is a brief statement from the Follett website.  Read Follett eBooks anytime, anywhere with the FREE Follett Digital Reading App. Provide your patrons mobile access to the widest selection of K-12 specific eBooks including picture […]

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Tags: Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · 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

Kindle Lending Library launches with 5,000 titles

November 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off

The rumored news of Kindle offering a lending library has come to fruition.  Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy from INFODocket shared this post this morning and gave me permission to repost in full.  INFODocket posts all type of in-depth industry news and reports, so check them out for more than eBooks. @INFODocket UPDATE: Paul Biba […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Vendor News

ebrary now offering eBook downloads

October 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Great news from ebrary about the ability to download eBook content to devices.  ebrary conducted a study early this year about downloading capabilities.  The results of this study discovered that 92% of libraries found offline access to be more or equally important to online access.  Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing discussed the survey results during […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

E-Factor: How E-books Are Making an Impact in Libraries, by Sue Polanka | Booklist Online E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands | Inside Higher Ed IL2011: E-Book Preservation | Spinstah Pew Research Center releases study on tablets and news reading | TeleRead Encyclopedia Britannica releases iPad app | TeleRead Dan […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Formats · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – Amazon, OverDrive, and Public Libraries edition

October 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Amazon, Overdrive, and Other Reasons to Be Pissed Libraries Got Screwed by Amazon and Overdrive | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton Public Library eBooks on the Amazon Kindle – We Got Screwed | Librarian by Day Librarians Weigh Kindle Ebook Lending against Reader Privacy | American Libraries Magazine Kansas Leading the Fight for […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

October 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Nuvem De Livros, New Ebook Online Brazilian Virtual Library | eBookanoid.com E-Readers Gaining in Popularity (Infographic) | Kindle, iPad & Nook | Electronic Reading Devices | LiveScience Liberal whingers are wrong – we should shut our libraries – Telegraph Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » Digital Public Library of America and Europeana […]

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

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Summary Articles

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

The 2nd annual LJ/SLJ eBook Summit held on Wednesday offered some fantastic discussions on the implementation of eBooks in a variety of libraries.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts which summarize many of the sessions. Keynote/State:  Dramatic Growth | LJ‘s Second Annual Ebook Survey School Library Stas:  LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: More School […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Articles of Interest

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

This is a super long list – so much going on in the past week. Amazon bites Apple, by Meredith Greene | TeleRead Ebook sales doubled in July | TeleRead Digital Public Library of America: Pro and Con Four Librarians, Four Ereaders, One Month EPUB 3 Becomes Final IDPF Specification | TeleRead Peter Brantley on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · New Products · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics