CIL Conference – Empowering the Reader in a Digital World

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

This CIL session was presented by Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian at St. Petersberg College and Al Carlson, System Administrator for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Al Carlson: Library automation, the internet, and EPUB are the three big things he feels have hit the library industry during his career. The book is the content and […]

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Horizon Report – Ebooks – One year or less to Adoption

February 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This is probably not a surprise to many people, but the 2011 Horizon Report has listed eBooks as a technology that has one year or less to adoption. From the Horizon Report:  ”Now that they are firmly established in the consumer sector, electronic books are beginning to demonstrate capabilities that challenge the very definition of reading. […]

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2010 Horizon Report – eBooks top technology

February 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

For the last 7 years the New Media consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have collaborated on the Horizon Report.  The report identifies key trends in higher education, critical challenges, and selects 6 technologies to watch.  Ebooks have made the top 6 technologies, in the mid-term horizon, which means 2 – 3 years for widespread adoption.   […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks