Articles of Interest

June 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long list, I was out last week and didn’t get to post this. News: The E-Reader Effect – Inside Higher Ed Ten must-have iPad apps for readers, by Jane Litte | TeleRead Kindle/Nook Touch comparison review | TeleRead E-Readers and the Future of Reading: Notes from Florida Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader […]

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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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Articles of Interest: Harper Collins Edition 2

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 11th: Go To Hellman: The Pareto Principle and the True Cunning of Harper Collins Library Consortia Begin To Vote Against HarperCollins Ebook Checkout Policy Libraries Launch Boycott in Battle Over E-Books – USA Today Boycotts, Censorship, and Taking Action | Peer to Peer Review, Library Journal HarperCollins’  Memento Plan: Short-Term […]

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Articles of Interest

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

I missed this last Friday, sorry for the long list. PA sets out restrictions on library e-book lending | theBookseller.com UK Publishers Association sets out restrictions on ebook lending – stupid! Specter of e-book piracy looms large on horizon If Libraries are Screwed, so are the Rest of Us | Digital Book World How five […]

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New Articles of Interest

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some good reads and things to watch this week…accessibility, ereaders, the end of books, how students learn on the iPad and more. It’s the end of the book as we know it….and I feel fine – Scholarly Kitchen E-Readers and E-books: What Everyone Should Know – Presentation by Paul Gallagher e-texts and (library) accessibility – […]

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NE Boarding School library goes digital – with Kindle

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Interesting article in USA today about the Cushing Academy, a New England Boarding School, that has bypassed the print library for a digital one, using the Kindle.  Here’s a couple of quotes from the Headmaster, Jim Tracy. “It was really to save libraries five, 10, 15 years down the road,” he says. “What the students […]

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