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It's not what a library stocks, it's what it shares

It's not what a library stocks, it's what it shares | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The first digital-only library in the US raises key questions about the broader purpose of a library, writes James Bridle
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 Une bibliothèque dépourvue d'imprimés a vu le jour dans la ville de San Antonio, au Texas.
 Cette nouvelle forme de structure met ainsi en relief le fait que les bibliothèques ne doivent pas se focaliser uniquement sur les livres mais d'avantage sur le fait qu'elles soient un lieu de rencontres, mettant à la disposition du public différents services.

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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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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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E-books challenge public libraries and high street booksellers - Companiesandmarkets.com

E-books challenge public libraries and high street booksellers - Companiesandmarkets.com | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
E-books have caused a massive disruption to the UK's bookshops and libraries since the digital books revolution began in 2009 when Amazon introduced their Kindle.
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An Incomplete Report on a Flawed Pilot Program Suggests that Library eBook Loans Don't Drive Sales - The Digital Reader

An Incomplete Report on a Flawed Pilot Program Suggests that Library eBook Loans Don't Drive Sales - The Digital Reader | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Earlier today the UK Publishers Association released a 6 month status report on the small scale library ebook lending project which had been carried on in the UK for the past 8 months. If the report is to be believed, ebook loans don’t affect the lending rate for paper books, and they also don’t drive sales *. I wouldn’t …
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Simon & Schuster Strips “Buy It Now” Requirement from Library Ebook Program - Digital Book World

Simon & Schuster Strips “Buy It Now” Requirement from Library Ebook Program - Digital Book World | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The publisher modifies its library ebook program so participating libraries are no longer required to offer patrons a purchasing option.
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Do Readers Choose eBooks Because They Are Cheaper? - Good E-Reader (blog)

Do Readers Choose eBooks Because They Are Cheaper? - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Many readers cite the price of eBooks as one of the primarily aspects of why they choose to read digitally. A new report by Books and e-Books UK 2014 is
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Adobe is reported to be spying on users, collecting data on their eBook Libraries | UKeiG

Adobe is reported to be spying on users, collecting data on their eBook Libraries | UKeiG | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
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How Libraries Preserve E-books - Publishers Weekly

How Libraries Preserve E-books - Publishers Weekly | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
As the e-book market develops on a licensed-access model, librarians caution that we are tumbling toward a digital memory hole in which large portions of our literary heritage could one day be lost altogether.
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Sara Rosett's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:09 PM

Good questions that apply to readers as well as libraries. 

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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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Biblioteksdebat: New e-book deals between all danish publishers and the public libraries in Denmark

Biblioteksdebat: New e-book deals between all danish publishers and the public libraries in Denmark | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
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Six Month Review of Public Library e-Lending Pilot in UK Published | LJ INFOdocket

Six Month Review of Public Library e-Lending Pilot in UK Published | LJ INFOdocket | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Note: The year-long pilot was launched on March 3, 2014. See: Ebook Lending Pilot Project Launching Today in UK From a News Release Posted on the Publishers Association (UK) Web Site: The year-long pilot project, being run in partnership by the Society of Chie...
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4 main findings noted, six months into the England trials:

An overall growth in e-lending

A longer loan period leads to more titles being borrowed

No evidence of e-book lending leading to e-buying

The increase in e-lending is not leading to a decrease in physical lending

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What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review - Library Journal

What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review - Library Journal | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries.
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Do Readers Really Prefer Their Dusty Old Paperbacks To E-Books? The E-Book ... - Forbes

Do Readers Really Prefer Their Dusty Old Paperbacks To E-Books? The E-Book ... - Forbes | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Today, 23 percent of all male adults and 33 percent of all female adults in the United States read e-books. In fact, the global e-book industry is worth a whopping $8.5 billion.
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The Mess of Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review - Library Journal

I’ve run into a few problems with library ebooks lately that have made me even more skeptical of them as complete replacements for print books in libraries.
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