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Independent booksellers sue Amazon and 'big six' publishers over ebooks - The Guardian

Independent booksellers sue Amazon and 'big six' publishers over ebooks - The Guardian | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The Guardian Independent booksellers sue Amazon and 'big six' publishers over ebooks The Guardian In a case of David against Goliath, three independent US bookshops are taking on Amazon and six of the biggest publishers in America in a class-action...
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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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FutureBook Digital Census enters fifth year | The Bookseller

FutureBook Digital Census enters fifth year | The Bookseller | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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And chance to fill in survey

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Kindle Unlimited turns your Kindle into a lending library for £8 - CNET

Kindle Unlimited turns your Kindle into a lending library for £8 - CNET | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Pony up £8 a month and you can read and listen to as many ebooks on your Kindle, iPhone or other devices as you like.
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And yet e-books are free in Welsh public libraries!

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Battle of Ideas 2014 | session: From Amazon to ebooks: are libraries outdated?

Battle of Ideas 2014 Sessions
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One of the slots on the 'Battle of the Ideas' weekend.
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Amazon, we want to talk to you about Kindle Unlimited | CILIP

Amazon, we want to talk to you about Kindle Unlimited | CILIP | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
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View from CILIP UK about Amazon and Kindle
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EU Court Rules Libraries can Make eBooks without Publisher Permission - Good E-Reader (blog)

EU Court Rules Libraries can Make eBooks without Publisher Permission - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
EU Court Rules Libraries can Make eBooks without Publisher Permission
Good E-Reader (blog)
The highest court in Europe has ruled that libraries can digitize books without publishers permission and distribute them to dedicated reading terminals.
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A different kind of e-book
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As demand for e-books grows, libraries at odds with publishers over pricing ... NJ.com

As demand for e-books grows, libraries at odds with publishers over pricing ... NJ.com | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
As demand for e-books grows, libraries at odds with publishers over pricing ...
The Times, Trenton - NJ.com
A hard copy of a book can be lent to a countless number of library patrons, but publishers will only license the use of e-books.
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“Let Libraries Lend E-books” – an update on e-book campaigning and EU copyright reform

“Let Libraries Lend E-books” – an update on e-book campaigning and EU copyright reform | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Building on the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Association’s (EBLIDA) “E-books in libraries campaign”, which ran between 2012 and 2013, “The Right to E-read” campaign is a...
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85% of ebooks are not available to public libraries in the UK (infographic)

85% of ebooks are not available to public libraries in the UK (infographic) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
While library stats in the US are highly optimistic, the situation is clearly different in the United Kingdom, and the entire European Union.

Via MioBook.
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Update - as of summer 2014, ALL public library services in Wales now offer e-books.

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Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion - Library Journal

Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion - Library Journal | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion Library Journal Andrewheadshot 170x170 Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion Not surprisingly, the library industry continues to digest and debate the potential impact from the launch of Amazon's Kindle...
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Good opinion piece making interesting points. 

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NI libraries in e-book loan record

NI libraries in e-book loan record | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland's libraries lent a record number of e-books on Sunday.
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[the peak was in January according to the text]

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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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Thought provoking article

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, October 6, 5:09 PM

Good questions that apply to readers as well as libraries. 

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Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited - a Netflix-for-books - in the UK

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited - a Netflix-for-books - in the UK | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Harry Potter, Hunger Games, audiobooks and more bundled in to £7.99-a-month subscription, following US debut in July. By Stuart Dredge
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ProQuest Offers Ebooks Through Irish Bookseller

ProQuest's ebook division teamed up with the Irish bookseller O'Mahony's to deliver content to institutions in Ireland and the U.K. O'Mahony's library customers are able to purchase more than 600,000 ebooks—on a title-by-title basis or as part of a demand-driven acquisition (DDA) model—from ProQuest's ebrary and EBL.
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Libraries Balk at OverDrive Changes (USA)

Libraries Balk at OverDrive Changes (USA) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
In a letter to OverDrive CEO Steve Potash, the ReadersFirst coalition of libraries has protested a change that would require new users of OverDrive’s app to register accounts directly with OverDrive.
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EU Announces Changes to VAT on eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog)

EU Announces Changes to VAT on eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
EU Announces Changes to VAT on eBooks
Good E-Reader (blog)
The European Court of Justice has just concluded that EU member states are free to charge differing rates of VAT on eBooks and paper books.
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Not about libraries but still interesting - will it affect cost of e-books to libraries?

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Bookless library opened by new US university

Bookless library opened by new US university | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Florida Polytechnic University's enormous facility promises to make 'many more books available for the students' in digital form
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Public library engagement in the United States

Public library engagement in the United States | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
An overview of three years of research into Americans’ relationships with public libraries in the digital age. (3 years of research on #libraries in the digital age summarized in 1 shareable resource.
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Summary on slides of 3 years of research into American's use of public libraries, includes e-books. 

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Why the Public Library Beats Amazon—for Now - Wall Street Journal

Why the Public Library Beats Amazon—for Now - Wall Street Journal | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Tech Review: As e-book subscription services grow their catalogs, the age-old institution trumps all.
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The State of Worldwide Library eBook Lending - Good E-Reader (blog)

The State of Worldwide Library eBook Lending - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The State of Worldwide Library eBook Lending Good E-Reader (blog) State of Victoria public libraries report 298,809 eBook downloads in 2011/12 and 497,045 downloads in 2012/13 (+66%) Users of the State Library of Western Australia downloaded 9,130...
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Link to summary of the report and Word and pdf versions 

http://www.ifla.org/node/8851 ;

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90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog)

90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
90% of US Libraries now Loan out eBooks
Good E-Reader (blog)
Libraries in the United States have been steadily embracing digital books for the past few years.
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