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

Publishers, please read this, particularly those of you involved with PA

October 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Publishers, please read this, particularly those of you involved with the Publishers Association. Reprinted in full from Library Journal, October 15, 2010. Francine, you go girl! Dear Publishers, We missed you, but, more importantly, you missed out on an opportunity to engage in discussion with a large market already invested in the future of ebooks. […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Lending Readers · Library News · Publishing

OverDrive – audio interview with Steve Potash

June 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last Saturday while exploring the ALA Annual exhibit hall, I had the chance to sit down and chat with Steve Potash, CEO of OverDrive.  There is always so much going on with OverDrive, and the interview highlights so much of this.  Have a listen. Interviews with Steve Potash and over 20 other individuals are available […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Overdrive Promises more Content, Less DRM

January 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

From the TeleRead blog: OverDrive: ‘Much more content without DRM’ promised for libraries in ‘09 By David Rothman Again and again I’ve asked the IDPF to please consider a logo for DRMless ePub books. OverDrive founder Steve Potash is also president of the IDPF, and recently he told Library Journal: “OverDrive is the leader in […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Vendor News