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The eBook User’s Bill of Rights

The eBook User’s Bill of Rights | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The eBook User’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should be granted to all eBook users. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights Every eBook user should have the following rights: th...
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Updates on e-books in libraries, especially in the UK
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Major Publishers Might Revise eBook Pricing for Libraries

Major Publishers Might Revise eBook Pricing for Libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The Association of American Publishers has just released their annual data report and e-book sales are not doing that great. In the first three months of 2015
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More users join libraries thanks to ebook pilot: Derbyshire County Council

More than 1,655 new eBook users have joined our libraries following a national eLending trial we were chosen to take part in.
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Why Do Libraries Pay More Money for e-books?

Why Do Libraries Pay More Money for e-books? | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries in Canada and the United States have been quite enamored with establishing digital collections. This includes audiobooks e-books, magazines,
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Overdrive Responds to the UK Library e-book Study - Good E-Reader (blog)

Overdrive Responds to the UK Library e-book Study - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Last week a massive new report was released in the United Kingdom that looked at remote e-book lending. The study found e-Book loans are roughly 5% in the UK
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The response of one e-book supplier to the England report - very different to the response of the publishers and booksellers.

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Will Europe Become a Single Market for e-books? - Good E-Reader (blog)

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Will Europe Become a Single Market for e-books?
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The European digital publishing industry is fragmented beyond belief.
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Not specifically about libraries but with implications for them.

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Digital desires - Research Information (press release)

Digital desires - Research Information (press release) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Digital desires
Research Information (press release)
As publishers worldwide watch sales of scholarly e-books soar, many are now reviewing what readers want from the digital tome.
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Amazon and Overdrive Giving Up on Kindle e-books in Libraries? - Good E-Reader (blog)

Amazon and Overdrive Giving Up on Kindle e-books in Libraries? - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Overdrive has been delaying the Kindle editions of e-books in the United States on titles from major publishing companies. No new Kindle edition has been
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Ebooks in 2015: Trends and Forecasts Part 2 - InfoToday.com

Ebooks in 2015: Trends and Forecasts Part 2 - InfoToday.com | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
With all of the Big Five publishers now agreeing to ebook-lending terms with libraries, we are finally seeing stability on this point across the book industry.
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Ebooks in 2015: Trends and Forecasts Part 1 - InfoToday.com

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These numbers include ebooks, audiobooks, streaming music and video, and electronic periodicals. Clearly, e-reading is becoming a staple in libraries across North America.
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Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014

Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014 | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Overdrive is the undisputed leader in facilitating e-Book and audiobook loans in libraries all over the world. The company has just announced that 105
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Sara Rosett's curator insight, January 13, 1:36 PM

Glad to see libraries catching up with reading trends. 

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The Rise of Digital Audio in the Public Library

The Rise of Digital Audio in the Public Library | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
There was a time not too long ago that the only way to listen to audiobooks was to borrow a CD or tape from your local library. They degraded with use and
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USA based (ie US suppliers, different in the UK)

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Ebook Vendors Anticipate Big Five Licensing Terms Becoming More Flexible

Ebook Vendors Anticipate Big Five Licensing Terms Becoming More Flexible | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
After years of expressing concern about the potential impact that library lending might have on consumer sales, major publishers have good cause to take another look at the library market for ebooks, according to executives from library ebook distributors OverDrive, 3M, and Baker & Taylor. With consumer sales growth slowing, bolstering institutional sales will likely become more of a priority for major publishers. OverDrive CEO Steve Potash noted that publishers, like all for-profit companies, are always looking for growth, and
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How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon - Quartz

How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon - Quartz | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Competing for eyeballs.
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Article about e-book and tablet schemes in N. America, including Obama's initiative.

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Change text size for the story - London Free Press

Change text size for the story - London Free Press | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
More Londoners are clicking to get to the next page in their library book.
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Canada, not London UK

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Pilot Study on Remote E-Lending

Pilot Study on Remote E-Lending | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Statement on the main findings from The Publishers Association, Society of Chief Librarians, Booksellers Association, Society of Authors and Association of Authors Agents
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Overview and link to report studying 4 pilots of e-book lending in public libraries in England. 

Bookseller magazine article on this report: 

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/remote-e-lending-hits-bookshop-and-library-footfall

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E-Books: Subscription Services vs. Libraries

E-Books: Subscription Services vs. Libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Business model flexibility with digital content leads to a blur between the public good and private enterprise.
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Ebook growth is stagnating (infographic)

Ebook growth is stagnating (infographic) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Global ebook industry is worth six times less than print – and it’s already stagnating.

The signs of the stagnation on the ebook market were visible some time ago, and this infographic summarizes the trend.

Full article: http://ebookfriendly.com/ebook-growth-stagnating-infographic/
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Where do You Hear about New e-Books? - Good E-Reader (blog)

Where do You Hear about New e-Books? - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Every few weeks Good e-Reader Research conducts statistical analysis of the digital publishing industry. Over the course of the last three weeks we wanted to
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7% hear about e-books from the library

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, March 17, 10:30 AM

Interesting that newsletters are near the top. Wonder if it is author newsletters or newsletters from book-related sources like Goodreads or Bookriot? 

 

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Libraries Experience Challenges with Generating Revenue from e-Books

Libraries Experience Challenges with Generating Revenue from e-Books | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries all over North America are being challenged with generating revenue from their e-book collection. Digital content automatically expires after 21 days,
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Libraries as Innovation Hubs ⋆ The Digital Reader

Libraries as Innovation Hubs ⋆ The Digital Reader | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries as Innovation Hubs digital library, library ebooks a guest post by Heather Teysko When most people, even book publishers and ebook readers, think of libraries they often still bring up the image of the shus
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Libraries as e-book platforms/suppliers in America

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JISC publish new books on e-books in education (free to download)

JISC publish new books on e-books in education (free to download) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it

Ebooks are coming of age in education, as this exciting collection commissioned by Jisc demonstrates. Case studies, reflecting ebook success stories across the higher and further education sectors, include: ... 

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Simon & Schuster Commits to Library e-Book Lending in the UK - Good E-Reader

Simon & Schuster Commits to Library e-Book Lending in the UK - Good E-Reader | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Simon & Schuster has fully committed themselves to having their e-Books available to all libraries in Australia, Canada New Zealand USA and finally the
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