Amazon buys touch screen start up company

February 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Article in the NYTimes today about Amazon purchasing the start up company, Touchco, based in NY.  Touchco’s touch screen technology is cheaper than the iPad/iPhone technology and is said to recognize an unlimited number of simultaneous  touch points.  Looks like Amazon is drawing the big guns.  Rumor has it they have finally open up the […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Vendor News

New Articles of Interest

February 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Apple is Up to Something Publishers May Not Like Erik Christopher follows up on “The strange case of academic libraries and e-books nobody reads” Elsevier Introduces New Features For Online Health-Science Textbooks – Wired News – CHE Four Universities Settle Suit over Accessibility to Kindle for the Blind – 1/28/2010 – Library Journal Apple’s new […]

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Rent your textbook

January 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Interesting article in the NYT today about Barnes & Noble’s textbook rental program.  According to the article, textbooks can be rented from college bookstores for about 42% of the retail price.  B & N piloted the program last year in a few schools, it has now been expanded to 25 campuses.  Renting textbooks isn’t a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Textbooks

New articles of interest

November 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s one in the NYT – Cell Phone Apps Challenge the Rise of eReaders Publishing Point meeting with Michael Healy, Executive Director, Book Rights Registry Trial of e-textbook business models to start in UK Samuelson Says She Has Same Pricing, Privacy Concerns About Google Settlement – 11/18/2009 – Library Journal E-books go to college, but […]

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New articles of interest

October 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Institutional Subscriptions to Google Books with Advertising? Google Won’t Rule It Out – 10/12/2009 – Library Journal NY Times – Does the brain like e-books? Why e-books are getting hotter and hotter Ebook Accessibility Issues Trouble OverDrive and Adobe – 10/14/2009 – Library Journal E helping to reduce book-sales decline US Library of Congress’ Digital Collection […]

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Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending – NYT article

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

Interesting article in today’s NYT about public libraries, eBooks, and digital lending.  Neat and nifty tools for users to easily download and read books without visiting the library, fears of publishers losing money and therefore not selling their ebooks to libraries, and eBook readers and the lack of content to download to certain ones are the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Public Libraries

New articles of interest

October 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

Articles from the past week include: O’Reilly online web conference Ebook Strategy and Innovation – panel reports Top 20 List of World’s Largest Publishing Co’s – an analysis Harvard, National Library of China Embark on Digitization Project Single Purpose E-Book Readers are Dead – Tennant: Digital Libraries – Blog on Library Journal Three kinds of […]

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NYT Op-Ed – A Library to Last Forever

October 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Just in case you didn’t have the change to read Sergey Brin’s op-ed piece in the NYT, supporting the Google Book settlement, here’s a link.  The best part of the piece though, is the ever growing collection of comments.  Those are priceless, “Mr. Google.”

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Google Books

Barnes & Noble eBook Reader

October 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Rumor has it the B & N eBook reader will launch on October 20th and come with wi-fi access and the ability to lend books.  See the NYT article from Oct. 9th.

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers

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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