2011 Salem Press Library Blog Awards – Vote Now

May 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Salem Press has once again surveyed the library blog landscape in search of exceptional thinking, writing and information. After sifting through hundreds of nominations, our blog judges have spoken and their votes have been tallied. Forty outstanding blogs, five in each category, came out on top. We now need your help to narrow down the […]

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LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Highlights

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, what a morning.  The best part of this ebook summit has been following the tweets and chats with some incredibly knowledgeable and creative librarians.  So many good ideas for ebooks in libraries.  My highlights have been on twitter, so feel free to have a look @spolanka or follow the conference at #ebooksummit. Added to […]

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Public Libraries, Why aren’t you lending nook, Kobo, COOL-ER and SONY eReaders?

September 22nd, 2010 · 10 Comments

I’m really curious about this, and reading a blog post from the Librarian in Black, which summarized a library futures event has gotten me even more curious. Most public libraries who are lending eBook readers (at least those in the news) are loaning Kindles.  Why aren’t they lending nook, Kobo, COOL-ER, and SONY readers?  Kindle […]

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

Future of Libraries 2010: The Consumer and Library E-book Markets

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

A must read post from the Librarian in Black blog, Future of Libraries 2010: The Consumer and Library E-book Markets, offers a summation from 3 speakers at this event held in San Francisco on September 21st.  They include Paul Sims, Ann Awakuni, and Henry Bankhead. A few clips from the post: Paul Sims, “He believes […]

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