Entries Tagged as 'Lending Readers'

No Shelf Required’s two new publications

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

No Shelf Required has been busy this past year exploring the many topics of eBooks and libraries.  Very soon, two new publications will be available from ALA Publishing which share the No Shelf Required name.  These new publications contain completely new content, expanding upon No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2011. Details are […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · New Products · NSR Info · Open Access · Preservation · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Textbooks

Internet Librarian – Ebooks: Putting the Issues on the Table

October 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Internet Librarian Conference 2011 – Ebooks:  Putting the Issues on the Table Presenters: Bobbi L. Newman – Learning Consultant and author Librarian by Day blog,  Sarah Houghton – Asst. Director San Rafael Public Library and author LibrarianInBack.net, Amy Affelt – Director of Database Research Compass Lexecon, and Faith Ward – Librarian Garrison Forest School These […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · 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

OverDrive Press Release about Kindle lending launch – sites up within days

September 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Just received this OverDrive press release in email: In a move highly anticipated since its initial announcement in April, public libraries and schools in the U.S. can now lend eBooks for the Amazon® Kindle.  OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) announced today that it has begun adding Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Kindle library lending in beta

September 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kindle library lending is in beta at two public libraries – King County Library System and the Seattle Public Library. (See article in Seattle Times).  News and instructions have been posted on various blogs and articles, but yesterday Library Journal‘s Mike Kelley reported, “Andra Addison, the director of Seattle PL’s communication office, said the library […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Exclusive: What Electronic Textbook Provider Has The Biggest Library? Why Print Can Exist in Harmony with Digital | Apartment Therapy Unplggd The Laboratorium: Google Books Settlement, 2008-2011 Next Steps in the eReader Journey: The Nook Simple Touch « The Unquiet Librarian Digital Public Library of America announces “Beta Sprint” | TeleRead Court of Appeals kills […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

O’Reilly publishes unfinished book, plans to raise price as it nears completion | TeleRead E-Reading Application Showdown, Part 2: Typography | Digital Book World Report: Amazon To Use Two-Finger Touchscreen To Keep Tablet Competitive With The iPad | TechCrunch Sony Preparing New E-Book Reader to Challenge Amazon – Bloomberg E-Books – Things of interest to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Formats · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

June 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Flaws of Harvard-hosted Digital ‘Public’ Library of America: Too secretive, too oligarchical & not responsive enough | TeleRead Governor of Florida to promote ereaders in all public schools | TeleRead News: Pressing Beyond E-Books – Inside Higher Ed A digital public library we still need, and could build now « Everybody’s Libraries OverDrive to Streamline […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

ALA TechSource webinar series – Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA TechSource has just opened registration for the upcoming webinar series on e-books and e-readers.  I hope you can join us. Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka Two 90-minute sessions Thursdays 8/4/11 and 8/11/11 2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT 12:30 – 2:00 PM MDT | […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Preservation · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Articles of Interest

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

3M announces Cloud Library e-book lending service for ’21st century’ libraries — Engadget Mobile Reading REALLY Comes of Age — An Information-packed Slide Deck Worth Viewing « The Scholarly Kitchen How To Download eBooks From Your Local Library – eBookNewser 8,000 authors choose Open Access and see direct evidence of the positive impact Jailbreak Your […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · Self Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News