Articles of Interest

April 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

eBook Tops All Trade Publishing Categories in February – eBookNewser World Book Mobile Launched Libraries and E-Content: Toward a More Universal Design Copyright Office submission to Congress: analysis of digitization and legal framework of the Google case David Rothman speculates On A Two Part National Digital Library More Graphic Textbooks from Flat World Knowledge The […]

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Articles of Interest

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

McGraw-Hill’s iPad-enhanced ebooks by Inkling Could the Kindle be free by the end of the year? Barnes & Noble claims 25% of US e-book market share David Rothman promotes the National Digital Library on the Chronicle of Higher Education Go To Hellman: HarperCollins and the Suspension of eBook … Podcast: The Future of the Textbook, […]

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New articles of interest

October 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

David Rothman: How e-Books Could Smarten Up Kids and Stretch Library Dollars: A National Plan Two-faced gadget is e-reader plus netbook BookServer: A Plan to Build an Open Web of Books Google Editions Embraces Universal E-book Format Report on Nook news conference: B&N switching to ePub—plus other news conf tidbits College students resisting Kindle DX, […]

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E-textbooks not ready for college students yet?

June 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

From Teleread   By David Rothman 6 Lessons One Campus Learned about E-Textbooks is the headline over Jeffrey R. Young’s article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. But perhaps it should read instead, “E-textbooks not ready for college students yet, at least in many cases.” Northwestern Missouri State University used the Sony Reader in a pilot […]

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ePub vs. DRM: The Great Debate

May 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

A great debate between ePub and DRM is going on between Paul Biba and David Rothman at Teleread.  They both have posts supporting their arguments.  NSR will interview Paul Biba next week, so stayed tuned for more on this exciting discussion.

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Overdrive Promises more Content, Less DRM

January 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

From the TeleRead blog: OverDrive: ‘Much more content without DRM’ promised for libraries in ‘09 By David Rothman Again and again I’ve asked the IDPF to please consider a logo for DRMless ePub books. OverDrive founder Steve Potash is also president of the IDPF, and recently he told Library Journal: “OverDrive is the leader in […]

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