Articles of Interest

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

A Truly Bookless Library – Inside Higher Ed IBooks App more popular than Facebook and Twitter Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad How to Digitize Your Textbooks E-reader roundup: 8 devices compete for the crown Arizona State University Is Bringing Kindles And YA eBooks To Library Dynamic Books, College Open Textbooks […]

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Articles of Interest

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

The case for the dedicated e-reader: When is it time to go off the grid Inkling for iPad: eTextbook Reading Done Right NBC video: Checking out library e-books The Future Of Reading University of Texas San Antonio opens nation’s first bookless library on a university campus Kobo desktop application now available for download Playing Hard […]

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All E-Book Diet – eTextbook program at Daytona State College

September 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Inside Higher Education featured an article this morning, The All E-Book Diet.  The article discusses the eTextbook  plan from Daytona State College which is to “eliminate the used-book and rental markets on campus and have all students buy e-books.” From the article:  Here is how it will work at Daytona State, beginning in January: Instead […]

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Articles of Interest

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? Ebooks: The $100 Sweet Spot has been Reached Another Press Stops Publishing – Inside Higher Ed Project Gutenberg: Timeline Events Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future? Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers – CNET News Espresso Book Machine Spreads to Bookstores […]

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eBooks in Higher Education, textbooks, rentals – great article

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

Great article today in Inside Higher Education, All in the Delivery, that discusses the rise of eBooks in higher education, specifically for textbooks.  Kindle, iPad, CourseSmart, FlatWorld Knowledge, and of course print, are discussed in the context of the best method for delivery of academic ebooks.  The author, Steve Kolowich, offers a nice overview and […]

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Rice University Press to Close

August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

Inside Higher Ed reported today that Rice University Press, who had been experimenting with an all digital publishing format, will shut down next month.  The article, Abandoning an Experiment, discusses the situation at Rice and a handful of other university presses who are struggling or have announced closures.

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New Articles of Interest

August 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, ton of good things to read over the last 4 days, here’s a sampling of what I’ve been reading: Digital Lending Goes into OverDrive Digital Books Come of Age (Or) The Textbook is Dead; Long Live the Textbook Kindle 3 vs Kindle 2 in size plus hands-on report by PC World’s Perenson Cataloging and […]

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New Articles of Interest

July 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Each week the number of blog posts and articles relating to eBooks, publishing, and eReaders is on the rise.  This week was no exception.  Articles I am linking to focus on the use of readers in elementary schools and higher ed and how fast/slow reading is on devices, future of publishing and business models, textbook […]

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Articles of Interest – textbooks

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some good reads about digital textbooks and eBooks in higher education. Do You Like Your E-Reader? – The Chronicle Review The E-Book Sector – Inside Higher Ed Not everyone ready for the digital textbook revolution Taming the Textbook Market – Inside Higher Ed

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Removing print books meets resistance in academic libraries

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Interesting article on E-Library Economics in Inside Higher Education.  Discussion surrounds Syracuse University’s plan for a more digital library and transformation of the physical library to student study space, which met with resistance from faculty and students.  The author, Steve Kolowich, sites various studies on the economics of digital libraries and the design of the […]

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