Entries Tagged as 'Lending Readers'

Articles of Interest – Kindle edition

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

A summary of the various articles about Amazon’s announcement to work with libraries via OverDrive, plus a couple of others on Amazon. Kindle Library Lending and OverDrive – What it means for libraries and schools – OverDrive blog post Amazon to Allow Library Lending of Kindle Books (Updated) Library Journal Librarian’s Hope for a “Seamless […]

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

No Way! Kindle owners CAN borrow books from public libraries

April 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments

I never thought I’d see the day!  Great news Amazon and OverDrive. News release from Kindle here. From a Publishers Weekly article:  Amazon announced this morning that Kindle owners will soon be able to borrow books from public libraries. Working with vendor OverDrive, which manages e-book lending for the vast majority of public libraries, the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Amazon Pulls Plug on Lendle.me

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from PAFA.net – http://www.pafa.net/archives/3129 Lendle.me, one of the new and very popular ebook lending services, was shut down today. Amazon has pulled the plug on them. The API that connects them to the Amazon database has been revoked. According the a@lendleapp tweet, Amazon said Lendle doesn’t “serve the principal purpose of driving […]

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Articles of Interest

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 14th: Readers, authors and librarians against DRM Two Colorado Libraries Break New E-book Ground | American Libraries Magazine Read the Fine Print | American Libraries Magazine  (Terms of Service on ebook Readers) Must We Abide? | American Libraries Magazine 25% of textbook annual revenue to be from digital by 2015 […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

ALA President Responds to Restrictions on E-book Lending

March 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from an ALA email and press release: Dear Members, First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience. I held back on a public statement on the recent decision by Harper Collins to restrict the lending of e-books until the Equitable Access to Electronic Information Task Force (EQUACC) met last […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Press Releases · Publishing

Four No Shelf Required Contributors Named 2011 LJ Movers and Shakers

March 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

No Shelf Required II:  The Use and Management of E-Books is currently underway with ALA Editions.  The forthcoming book offers a look at digital only libraries, device lending programs, consortial purchasing, eBook access issues (digital divide, accessibility, archiving/preservation, and weeding/updating), digital textbooks, the use of ebook/ereader technology in the classroom, and much much more.  When […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · New Products · NSR Info · Preservation · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Textbooks

Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle talks about the In-library Lending Program

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week the Internet Archive announced the launch of a traditional In-Library Lending model for a pooled collection of over 80,000 eBooks.  The program, available on openlibrary.org, provides access to the ebooks through a web browser and download technology.  I had a chance to interview Brewster about the new program in my NSR audio interviews.  […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

How to start an eReader lending program at your library

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last month I did a 2 part webinar for ALA TechSource on purchasing eBooks and lending eBook Readers.  Since doing these webinars I’ve been contacted by several people who were unable to attend the webinars asking for information on lending eBook readers in libraries.  I figured it was about time to do a post to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Articles of Interest

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

McGraw-Hill’s iPad-enhanced ebooks by Inkling Could the Kindle be free by the end of the year? Barnes & Noble claims 25% of US e-book market share David Rothman promotes the National Digital Library on the Chronicle of Higher Education Go To Hellman: HarperCollins and the Suspension of eBook … Podcast: The Future of the Textbook, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Internet Archive Library Partnership Develops Joint eBook Collection To Extend Traditional In-Library Lending Model

February 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

The Internet Archive and 150 partnering libraries announced the launch of a traditional in-library lending model for a pooled collection of over 80,000 eBooks.  Yesterday the pooled collection was released to the public — providing access through web browser and download technology. The full press release is available at the Internet Archive, clips from the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News