Kindle library lending in beta

September 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kindle library lending is in beta at two public libraries – King County Library System and the Seattle Public Library. (See article in Seattle Times).  News and instructions have been posted on various blogs and articles, but yesterday Library Journal‘s Mike Kelley reported, “Andra Addison, the director of Seattle PL’s communication office, said the library […]

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

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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LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – October 12, 2011

July 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

In 2010, Library Journal and School Library Journal brought you our inaugural Virtual Summit on ebooks and the library market, Ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point. More than 2,000 participants from the library community joined us for this day-long virtual event to discuss how ebooks are shaping the future of libraries. This year, we go […]

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67% of public libraries offer e-books, up 12% – ALA Study

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA’s 2011 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study was released today.  According to the press release:  “more than two-thirds (67 percent) of libraries offer access to e-books, up 12 percent from two years ago.”  These numbers fall right in line with the recent Library Journal & School Library Journal e-book survey.  They reported that 72% of […]

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Self-publishing author J.A. Konrath to headline OverDrive’s Digipalooza 2011

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From OverDrive:  Author and self-publisher J.A. Konrath (a.k.a. Jack Kilborn) will be a featured speaker at Digipalooza 2011.  Konrath has authored 22 eBook titles that are available through OverDrive public, school, and college libraries. He has sold more than 300,000 eBooks. OverDrive’s 3rd international user group conference will be held in downtown Cleveland, July 28-31, […]

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Library Journal/School Library Journal 2011 ebook survey available

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an LJ email:  Library Journal and School Library Journal invite you to participate in our 2011 ebook survey. This data will allow us to trend the changing nature of library ebook collections. Survey results will be shared at our October 12 ebook summit and in upcoming issues of LJ and SLJ. We want to […]

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Articles of Interest – Kindle edition

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

A summary of the various articles about Amazon’s announcement to work with libraries via OverDrive, plus a couple of others on Amazon. Kindle Library Lending and OverDrive – What it means for libraries and schools – OverDrive blog post Amazon to Allow Library Lending of Kindle Books (Updated) Library Journal Librarian’s Hope for a “Seamless […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

“26″ not set-in stone, OverDrive challenged on access fees

April 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Two great articles in Library Journal yesterday.  The first article summarized the comments of Josh Marwell, president of sales at Harper Collins regarding the 26 check-out rule.  Marwell sat on a panel as part of “eBooks: Collections at the Crossroads,” a symposium organized by the Connecticut Library Consortium (#clctrendspotting, #clcebooks). Clip from article: “Is 26 […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

North Carolina libraries receive grant to develop new eBook business models & make statements on values

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

Library Journal reported today that the four universities that make up the Triangle Research Libraries Network received a $41,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop new models for consortial ebooks pricing and acquisition. From LJ:  ”Some answers to the ebook model dilemma may be in the offing, from the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)—a collaborative […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Library News · Standards

Digipalooza III to be held July 28-31, 2011

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

From OverDrive (note one of the sponsors at the bottom):  Public and school librarians from around the world will come together with publishing industry leaders at OverDrive’s third international user group conference, Digipalooza (www.digipalooza.com), July 28-31, 2011, in Cleveland. Held every two years, this four-day educational and networking conference will address the massive surge in […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · Vendor News