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You Have Two, Maybe Three Years...

You Have Two, Maybe Three Years... | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
At a small, invitation-only meeting convened late last month in the Netherlands by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), I joined some 25 key thinkers, primarily from Europe and the U.S., for an exhausting, engrossing three...
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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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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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France: Agreement Signed to Facilitate E-Lending in French Public Libraries | LJ INFOdocket

France: Agreement Signed to Facilitate E-Lending in French Public Libraries | LJ INFOdocket | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
From an IFFRO (International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations Announcement: An innovative agreement was announced on 8 December in Paris to facilitate e-lending in French public libraries.
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Creating the Future of Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review - Library Journal

Creating the Future of Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review - Library Journal | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
In my last two columns I explored what I called the “mess of ebooks” and explained what I want from library ebooks. In this column I want to discuss a possible future that could be good for libraries and for publishers.
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Focused mainly on academic e-books

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Article on how we read differently with an e-book

Article on how we read differently with an e-book | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
E-books offer users a unique reading experience. They provide a visual incentive. However, how do they compare with reading the printed version of books.
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SELF-e Comes to Cuyahoga | Self-Publishing and Libraries - Library Journal

SELF-e Comes to Cuyahoga | Self-Publishing and Libraries - Library Journal | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
SELF-e is the partnership between Library Journal and Charleston, SC's BiblioLabs. BiblioLab's product, Biblioboard, is a platform that seeks to bring (among other things), self-published works into the library ecosystem.
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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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Ebooks in 2015: Trends and Forecasts Part 1
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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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(America focused)

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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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New Report Reviews Public Library E-Lending Models in Use Around the World | LJ INFOdocket

New Report Reviews Public Library E-Lending Models in Use Around the World | LJ INFOdocket | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The following report (119 pages; in English) was produced by Dan Mount, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Civic Agenda EU for Taalunie, Bibnet and Bibliotheek.nl (National Library of the Netherlands). Direct to
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New Zealand Libraries Loan out 800000 e-Books in 2013 - Good E-Reader (blog)

New Zealand Libraries Loan out 800000 e-Books in 2013 - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
New Zealand libraries started to invest in digital books in 2011 when 40 locations started to deal with Overdrive in metropolitan areas such as Auckland,
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Survey: E-book usage in US public libraries - report from Library Journal

Survey: E-book usage in US public libraries - report from Library Journal | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
95 percent of public libraries offer ebooks to patrons, up from 72 percent in 2010, according to LJ's annual Ebook Usage in U.S. Public Libraries report
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