Entries Tagged as 'Mobile Devices'

OverDrive sunsets Media Console app for BlackBerry

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Received this email from OverDrive.  Not surprising, the BlackBerry app isn’t seeing a lot of traffic. Dear Library Partner, Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices.

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

50% of American adults own eReader or tablet says new Pew report

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Pew Internet Research released a new report yesterday on eReaders and eReading.  The report, “E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps” reports an increase in device ownership and eReading among Americans. Some highlights: 50% of American adults own either an eReader or tablet device eReaders and tablet devices used for reading ebooks nearly twice as much […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Surveys/Statistics

School library eBook market must reads

September 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

School Library Journal has published two recent articles about the eBook market in schools.  The first is the “School Ebook Market Directory.”  This piece features a snapshot of 19 eBook vendors for school libraries.  Some of these include ABC-CLIO, Capstone, Rosen, OverDrive, Gale, StarWalk Kids, and Tumblebooks.   The second article is “E. It’s Complicated.  How […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Baker & Taylor launches axisReader app

May 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news from Baker & Taylor about a new app (iOS and Android) for direct download of titles to tablet devices.  axisReader is another option for Axis patrons and provides ereading solely for EPUB and PDF formats.   When patrons use Axis 360, they can choose between B&T’s blio reader or axisReader depending on the format […]

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

Acoustik app now available for the Nook

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 25, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced that library patrons who use Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK tablets can now borrow and download digital audiobooks directly to their devices using the popular Acoustik audiobook app. The Acoustik app, now […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Baker & Taylor and Findaway World launch AcoustikTM Audiobooks for the Axis 360 Digital Media Library

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

This sounds like a great app for audio files. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 17, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced the launch of its innovative Acoustik audiobook service for the Axis 360 digital media platform, enabling library patrons to borrow and download digital […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

NSR Interviews: 2012 in Review

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

NSR 2012 Interviews With 2012 coming to a close, I wanted to take another opportunity to introduce you to the wide array of interviews NSR offered this year. The 2012 interviews highlight  innovative new products and services from librarians, publishers, and information professionals, a focus on information literacy and core competencies, and creative business models.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

eBooks on EBSCOhost now downloadable from mobile site

November 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO email:  As of this week, eBooks are now downloadable from the EBSCOhost mobile site, so users can more easily find eBooks to view offline on mobile devices.  eBooks downloading from EBSCOhost Mobile is only available on iOS (Apple) and Android devices. In addition, iPad users see the full version of EBSCOhost and […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Vendor News

3M Cloud Library eReading App now available for Nook

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

Seems like everyone is jumping on the Nook app bandwagon. 3M just released their own nook app.  The full press release is below, courtesy of DBW. 3M Cloud Library eReading App Now Available Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Apps™ Storefront —- NOOK® HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™ users can wirelessly access 3M […]

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