LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – Hear what it’s all about from Barbara Genco

September 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a lovely visit with Barbara Genco and Josh Hadro from Library Journal.  We discussed the upcoming LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks:  The New Normal. Barbara and I recorded a quick interview about the program.  She discusses the organization of the virtual summit, highlights keynote speakers and activities, and offers advice on who […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Interviews · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Library Journal Publishes Library eBook Survey Results – Sample Data Here

February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Last summer, Library Journal and School Library Journal conducted an eBook survey for libraries.  The survey was designed to measure current and projected ebook availability in libraries, user preferences in terms of access and subjects, and library purchasing terms and influences.  They included an academic, public, and school library version of the survey.  Hundreds of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Libraries Belong in the eBook EcoSystem

January 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Fabulous post, and summary of the Digital Book World Conference thus far, from Eric Hellman.  He reports on a panel discussion from DBW today, moderated by Josh Hadro at Library Journal.  LJ has a great summary article of the discussion as well.  The topic – why libraries belong in the eBook ecosystem.  Panelists included OverDrive […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing

Using Bluefire Reader to Download Library eBooks

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

There have been several blog posts this week about using the BlueFire Reader application to download eBooks from library collections to various iOS devices.  Josh Hadro from Library Journal has a great post with step-by-step instructions and screen shots.  Other posts, not as detailed as Josh’s, include: CNet – Bluefire Reader brings free public-library e-books […]

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Tags: DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices