Kindle Lending Library launches with 5,000 titles

November 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off

The rumored news of Kindle offering a lending library has come to fruition.  Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy from INFODocket shared this post this morning and gave me permission to repost in full.  INFODocket posts all type of in-depth industry news and reports, so check them out for more than eBooks. @INFODocket UPDATE: Paul Biba […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive, Amazon, and Privacy – INFODocket explores the questions

September 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy at INFODocket are asking some very important questions about end-user privacy when borrowing OverDrive  library books through a third party vendor site (Amazon). The post asks: Is Amazon collecting download information? Is Amazon saving library download info permanently? If not, how long will they keep it? Is there a retention policy? […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Resource Shelf Editors Launch InfoDocket and FullTextReports

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy, formerly the senior editors of Resource Shelf and Docuticker, have now moved on to another complimentary set of news sites – InfoDocket and FullText Reports.  Both of these new sites offer great aggregated content with a new look and feel. ResourceShelf continues to publish (10+ years) with new editorial staff […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases

HathiTrust Digital Library Visual Search

August 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

There is an interesting visual search feature in the HathiTrust Digital Library.  Call number, language, and date, for both the entire HathiTrust collection and public domain works are available.  The visualizations are colorful and created in flash on the screen.  Roll over a piece of the pie and stats will appear, (i.e. DS – History […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries