Blio and Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor – an interview with Michael Bills

September 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week I interviewed Michael Bills,  Director for Sales, Digital Products,  from Baker & Taylor about their eReader software, Blio.  Michael discussed the functionality of Blio and discussed Axis 360, a hosting and circulation platform for the Blio reader. For more information on blio, visit http://www.baker-taylor.com/blio.cfm Michaels interview, along with 40+ others are available on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

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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Accessibility and eBooks – Resources and an Interview

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Petri, the Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, about the accessibility of eBooks and eBook readers.  Ken is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and offered a great deal of information during the interview.  It’s about 25 minutes in length, so I […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Publishing

blio available for download today – mixed reviews

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Below is the press release from K-NFB announcing the official availability of the blio reader for Windows.  There’s been a lot of chatter on twitter today about reviews, download issues, complaints from MAC users, etc.  The CNET coverage of blio is worth a look.  For a more colorful review, try The Digital Reader.  KNFB responded […]

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Much awaited blio reader to launch Windows version on September 28th

September 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The wait is finally over, well only if you own a Windows based device, for the blio reader from K-NFB and it’s partner Baker and Taylor.  There is a full story in Business Wire, but the highlights include: free to download available immediately (Sept. 28th) for all Windows-based devices applications for iOS and Android operating […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Vendor News

Articles of Interest – eReaders, textbooks

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some really interesting articles and blog posts this week about a variety of eBook issues including:  eReader prices, lending eReaders in libraries, open source textbooks and new Cengage textbook content. 4 Reasons Why the Library Should Affect Your College Choice – US News and World Report May a library lend e-book readers? Open-sourced textbooks could […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Mobile Devices · New Products · Textbooks

Have you heard about blio?

January 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Have you heard about blio reader, the free ebook reader from Baker & Taylor?  I got a demo of it last week at the American Library Association conference in Boston.  It’s pretty cool, offering full color and audio for any open system – MAC, PC, iPhone, netbook, etc.  Blio was developed by a gamer – […]

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