Entries Tagged as 'Mobile Devices'

92% of librarians say offline access to eBooks more or equally important than online access

December 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

ebrary has done a number of survey’s over the years.   They recently released the results of their 2011 survey of librarians regarding mobile and offline access.  The results are available (registration required) at http://www.tfaforms.com/222151.  Last June, I interviewed Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing at ebrary about the download survey and ebrary’s new PDA program. Feel […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · 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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E-Everything: Putting It All Together

November 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

The November, 2011 issue of Against the Grain focuses on the e-everything future.  Edited by Audrey Powers from the University of South Florida, the issue discusses e-content procurement, access models and technology, content integration, first sale doctrine, and much more. It’s a great line-up of contributors and topics.  The table of contents should be posted […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Mobile Devices · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, and the $79 Kindle

September 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Big news today from Amazon about the forthcoming release of the new Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet to be available on November 15th.  In addition to the Fire, Amazon also introduced  a touchscreen e-reader called Kindle Touch.  It’s black and white with no keyboard and will cost $99 for wi-fi version.  Finally, they announced the […]

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Articles of Interest

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

Amazon Coming to Spain Next Week – Kindle Store to follow? – eBookNewser Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I’ve Seen It, Played With It. | TechCrunch Hybrid Books: ‘Illuminations’ And The Future of the eReader On the evilness of the emerging ebook app ecosystem … We Ask Ken Wissoker: Do We Need to Rethink […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Sony’s new 6″ Reader Wi-Fi to offer wireless connectivity to public library systems

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

From PR Newswire, August 31st: Sony today announced the launch of the lightest touch screen 6″ eReader device ever, Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1), providing the most natural and immersive reading experience yet for book lovers. The new Reader Wi-Fi builds on the popularity of last year’s line, while reducing size and weight and incorporating new and […]

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blio android app ready for download

August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Blio reader is now available for android devices.  The download is not yet listed on the blio site, I picked this one up via an email message.

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

New Pew study on Higher Education and the Digital Revolution anticipates digital textbooks

August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Picked up a tweet today from @goodtokno about this new Pew report, The Digital Revolution and Higher Education.  Some snippets of the study are listed below, taken from the Pew study website.  It’s pretty clear from the results that digital content will be necessary to support higher education. Of particular interest is the estimate on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Mobile Devices · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Articles of Interest

August 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

Vook Explains Why $3, $4, or even $9.99 Isn’t Always the Best Price for an eBook – eBookNewser Do e-Textbooks Help Students Save Money? E-Textbooks: 4 Keys to Going All-Digital — Campus Technology Time for book publishers to fight dirty – chicagotribune.com Inkling Raises $17M for Digital Textbooks – Liz Gannes – Media – AllThingsD […]

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British Library’s 19th Century Historical Collection App now offers 45K titles

August 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

This was announced back in June but the collection has grown significantly since that date.  It now includes 45K titles, up from 19K.  Here is more from the press release: BiblioLabs, LLC and the British Library have launched their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App for iPad – now available on the App Store. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News