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

Building an eReader Collection, the Duke University Library experience

November 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I attended this fabulous and informative session during the Charleston Conference on building an eReader collection by Aisha Harvey, Nancy Gibbs, and Natalie Sommerville of Duke University Libraries.  I wanted to run my notes past the presenters first, to ensure accuracy, thus the tardiness of this post. First and foremost, according to the librarians, the […]

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nook color $249

October 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Barnes and Noble unveiled the nook color at their press conference today.  The website has all the details on the $249.00 device.

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

Ebook restrictions leave libraries facing virtual lockout The End of the Textbook as We Know It – Technology SLJ Leadership Summit 2010: Librarians and Ereaders New Barnes & Noble children’s e-book program hints at color touchscreen Nook An Amazon Digital Book Rental Plan? – Inside Higher Ed Source: New Nook is Android-based, full-color – CNET […]

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Articles of Interest

October 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Macmillan POD Shift: Kiss Your Warehouses Goodbye – eReads Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? – CNET News New Attributor study on pirated ebooks – of dubious value How Amazon is Winning the eBook Wars Frankfurt 2010: Google Editions Makes a Strong Impression at the Fair The Kobo and the […]

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Articles of Interest

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Hot reads this week.  Here’s a list of some good ones: New from Bowker: Selection of Statistics from Consumer-Focused Research Report for Book Industry « ResourceShelf The digital era has not made publishers defunct Kobo Now Supports ePub and PDF files Google Book Search beneficial to publishing industry, study shows The ABC’s of E-Reading – […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

BISG Study – 7% of eBook downloads are from a library

August 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Book Industry Study Group, along with a variety of corporate sponsors, launched a study in late 2009 about consumer attitudes toward e-book reading.  Consumers were asked a series of questions in Nov. 2009, Jan. 2010 and again in July 2010.  Some initial results were released during a twitter #followreader discussion hosted by O’Reilly TOC.  […]

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Barnes & Noble NOOKstudy Available

August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Barnes & Noble’s nook study is now available for download for both PC’s and MACs.  It’s a free software to assist with studying and comes with 50% off list price for digital textbooks, 1 millions eBooks and eTextbooks, 7 day free trial on ebooks.

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Barnes & Noble for Sale

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Barnes and Noble for Sale.   There’s a ton of articles on this already.  Here are a few: NY Times WSJ The Guardian (Reuters) – Shares of bookseller Barnes & Noble (BKS.N) jumped 28.3 percent to $16.48 in pre-market trading on Wednesday after the company said it was putting itself up for sale. What will become […]

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Demographics of an Audiobook User

July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Overdrive conducted a study of public library users of audiobooks, surveying 5 of their busiest sites.  The results concluded that audiobook listeners were: 74% of users are female, between the ages of 30-59. Nearly 70% have a college and/or postgraduate degree. 60% learned about the download service from the library’s website (if our past blog […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics