Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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Articles of Interest

April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Forget Netflix. E-book Publishers Need a Hulu: Tech News and … Streaming or Buying Books: Will Readers Choose a Subscription Model for E-Books? O’Reilly to Go Print on Demand – eBookNewser We can surmise that e-book sales may be responsible for the steep downturns in the US and UK – Futurebook Intel Capital, Condé Nast […]

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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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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

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Kno Tablet Should be on the Market by end of 2010

September 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

The Kno Tablet, a dual screen device that hopes to tackle the digital textbook market, recently raised some significant capital and this should provide them the opportunity to bring the Kno to market by the end of 2010.  The article in gigaom offers more information, as does this one in VentureBeat.

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Cengage Learning Textbooks Available on enTourage eDGe Platform

July 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Brought to my attention by @xplanarob.   I first saw the enTourage eDGe at the O’Reilly TOC conference last February.  I was so intrigued with it I put it in my list of top 10 takeaways from the conference.  It appears the appeal is widespread, as enTourage Systems™ and Cengage Learning just announced a partnership to […]

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New Articles of Interest

June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Another batch of good reads out there this week. Digital textbooks for higher education, eBook readers for schools in MA and FL, and Sony stating eBooks will overtake print within 5 years. Kno Introduces Groundbreaking Digital Textbook and Learning Platform That Helps College Students “Break Free” from the Drudgery of Studying Sony: ebooks to overtake […]

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Kno – a new digital textbook platform and reader

June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Just saw an article about Kno, a new company launching a digital textbook platform and reader.  The device offers a two panel tablet for viewing textbook material in true form by maintaining page structure, charts, graphs, and other non-text elements.  The device allows note taking and highlighting and offers Wi-Fi and 3-G access.  Kno has […]

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