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

Articles of Interest

May 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some good reads out there in the blogosphere these last few weeks. Many of these are focused on the electronic textbook and/or implications of such.  Additional articles include analysis on the library and bookstore of the future and a comical video about digital publishing and DRM. Bookstore of the future: Books Plus? NYPL Joins HathiTrust, […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Textbooks

New articles of interest

October 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Now bookmarked in my delicious account: Single Purpose E-Book Readers are Dead – Tennant: Digital Libraries – Blog on Library Journal Three kinds of e-book illegals: Felix Torres tutorial for NYT columnist Randall Stross and publishers New York Times columnist fears napsterization of e-books Library Groups: DOJ Filing “Completely” Changed Landscape for Google Settlement – […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest

Libraries, are you feeling the love?

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

As was reported earlier, Sony and Overdrive have partnered to promote library e-book collections.  Sony seems to be embracing the library world as its competitive edge.  Why would one want to buy a Kindle and then have to buy content when you can buy a Sony and borrow much content for free? It’s unlikely that […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Library News · Vendor News