Entries Tagged as 'Lending Readers'

TOC – Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending of eBooks be a Win-Win for Publishers and libraries?

February 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending of eBooks be a Win-Win for Publishers and libraries? Ruth Liebmann, Random House, Micah Bowers, BlueFire Reader, Katie Dunneback, Librarian and Consultant Katie set the stage with a broad introduction to libraries.  The people inside give the libraries meaning. Libraries develop relationships with their customers and advise […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Publishing

Library Journal Publishes Library eBook Survey Results – Sample Data Here

February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Last summer, Library Journal and School Library Journal conducted an eBook survey for libraries.  The survey was designed to measure current and projected ebook availability in libraries, user preferences in terms of access and subjects, and library purchasing terms and influences.  They included an academic, public, and school library version of the survey.  Hundreds of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Opening the eBook Market

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from One Librarian’s Perspective, by Tim Kambitsch, Director of the Dayton Metro Library. It is fashionable to declared Digital Rights Management (DRM) dead. And maybe in the world of music it is. For eBooks in the library marketplace, however, DRM is alive and well. The book publishers who may be more conservative […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Why Amazon will never work with libraries

January 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Very interesting blog post at ireaderreview.com on why Amazon will never work with libraries.  The blog is not an official Kindle site, and the writer is portraying his views from a big business perspective, so keep this in mind before you shoot through the roof with anger, librarians.  The comments are colorful as well, and […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Articles of Interest

January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

New Ebook Platforms Target the Scholarly Monograph The networked library of the future as bookseller : Futurebook eBookFling Wants To Be The Netflix Of eBook Lending – eBookNewser Digital Book World: Industry forecast – results of the DBW/Forrester 2010 publishing survey What Publishers Need To Know About Making Enhanced eBooks – eBookNewser Digital Book World […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Lending Readers · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Territorial restrictions continue to frustrate e-book customers E-readers now available at WSU library Ebooks and Libraries: A Stream of Concerns ALA Midwinter 2011: Thorniest Reference Question of the 21st Century: How Do I Use My Ereader? Getting Started with E-books – Newbies | Bookbee Ebooks E-books and Their Containers: A Bestiary of the Evolving Book […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Publishing · Vendor News

32% say lending service from a library an important feature of eReaders

January 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

I finally had a chance to skim through the recent study done by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC on eBooks, Turning the page:  The future of eBooks.  A full description of the study is below.  I immediately searched for the word library/libraries in the document and found only 7 references, most to a personal library on one’s ebook […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Marketing · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Lend Me Your eBooks – by Erik Christopher

January 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

My friend and colleague, Erik Christopher (@eBookNoir), recently wrote a two part article on lending eBooks for Publishing Perspectives.  Cleverly titled, “Friends Romans, Librarians:  Lend Me Your eBooks” (parts 1 and 2), Christopher discusses lending issues with Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and OverDrive. Friends, Romans, Librarians: Lend Me Your E-book (Part 1) Friends, Romans, Librarians: […]

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Articles of Interest

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Why E-Textbooks Just Make Sense: An Academic and a Literary Agent Explain Holiday Gift Guide To eReaders – eBookNewser OER 101: Theory and Practice (Open Educational Resources) NOOKcolor: Hands-On Review and Thoughts for the Future Marred by Shelving | ALA TechSource (Lending eBooks) Barnes & Noble opens first Spanish language digital bookstore in the US […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Textbooks

Using Bluefire Reader to Download Library eBooks

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

There have been several blog posts this week about using the BlueFire Reader application to download eBooks from library collections to various iOS devices.  Josh Hadro from Library Journal has a great post with step-by-step instructions and screen shots.  Other posts, not as detailed as Josh’s, include: CNet – Bluefire Reader brings free public-library e-books […]

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Tags: DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices