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Germany's Tolino e-reader confirmed | The Bookseller

Germany's Tolino e-reader confirmed | 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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Amazon's unlimited subscription book service could destroy libraries

Amazon's unlimited subscription book service could destroy libraries | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
On Friday, online retail giant Amazon.com launched an unlimited e-book subscription service.The subscription will allow readers to pay $9.99 per month for unlimited access to the Amazon e-reading library.
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America only deal? Advantage is size of collection and ease of use over library e-book offers, but currently don't think it competes with the range of services provided by the totality of the library service.

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Libraries start to Adopt Pay-per-use

One of the biggest trends to come out of the American Library Association Annual 2014 was Pay-per-use. This is a new concept that has libraries presenting the entire eBook, audiobook and video...
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What’s Next for E-books in Libraries?

What’s Next for E-books in Libraries? | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Here’s the good news: when it comes to libraries and e-books, there’s been progress.
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With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle

With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
It’s a rare thing in a free market when a customer is refused the ability to buy a company’s product and is told its money is no good here. -       Maureen Sullivan, 9/28/2012 – An Open Letter to America’s Publishers When Sullivan penned this letter as President of [...]
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Smashwords and OverDrive to Bring 200000+ Indie Ebooks to ...

Smashwords and OverDrive to Bring 200000+ Indie Ebooks to ... | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
As far as I am aware Overdrive do not operate in the UK or am I wrong? I was under the impression that in the UK libraries operate somewhat differently to those in the US can anyone please confirm otherwise.
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Suffolk Libraries services to pilot lending e-book readers

Suffolk Libraries services to pilot lending e-book readers | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
We're launching a pilot project to lend eReaders to library customers at a special event on Saturday 10 May at Thurston Library. The pilot is one of the first of its kind in England. We'll be lending 4 Nook eReaders so customers ...
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Note this is lending the e-book readers, the devices.

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European Library Association Launches Campaign to Get Ebooks | Digital Book World

European Library Association Launches Campaign to Get Ebooks | Digital Book World | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
One of Europe's library associations is just as upset about library access to ebooks as its American counterpart and has launched multinational campaign to try
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Right to e-read on 23 April 

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Library ebook Situation is Appalling - Good E-Reader (blog)

Library ebook Situation is Appalling - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Library ebook Situation is Appalling Good E-Reader (blog) Jeannette Woodward, author of a number of books, including The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, and Evolution said “Trade publishers have always had an unrealistic idea of library...
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The Right to E-Read - EU campaign

The Right to E-Read - EU campaign | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Did you know that, unlike with printed books, libraries do not have a right to lend e-books?   And did you know that, unlike with printed books, only a small number of e-book titles are made availa...
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UK eBook Lending Program a Success for Libraries, Publishers - Good E-Reader (blog)

UK eBook Lending Program a Success for Libraries, Publishers - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
UK eBook Lending Program a Success for Libraries, Publishers Good E-Reader (blog) A recent program for UK libraries to lend ebooks has been considered not only a success for institutions and patrons, but also for publishers given the number of...
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England pilot. Note library users had to go into the library to access the e-books.

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Ebooks and the Demise of ILL | Peer to Peer Review

Ebooks and the Demise of ILL | Peer to Peer Review | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Today I want to talk about one of the greatest services academic libraries offer to scholars, one that is absolutely essential for any sort of advanced scholarship, and one that is facing the biggest obstacle of its 140-or-so-year-old existence. I’m talking about interlibrary loan (ILL) and the threat it faces from ebooks.
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Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities - BBC News

Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities - BBC News | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
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Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities
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Universities in Myanmar have been given e-libraries with hundreds of thousands of digital books and academic journals to help them catch up after decades of isolation under military rule.
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(US) School Libraries Can Now Access Over 17,000 E-Book Penguin Titles through OverDrive

(US) School Libraries Can Now Access Over 17,000 E-Book Penguin Titles through OverDrive | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
What was now only available to public libraries is now open to school libraries. Beloved authors—including Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, John Green, and many others—are now at school libraries's fingertips.
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Amazon Tests 'Kindle Unlimited,' A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks - TechCrunch

Amazon Tests 'Kindle Unlimited,' A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks - TechCrunch | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Reuters Amazon Tests 'Kindle Unlimited,' A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks TechCrunch Amazon might give readers something to get really excited about: A digital ebook and audiobook subscription service that provides Kindle users with all the...
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Remember that libraries do this for free! (Although without the back collection at the moment.)

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Ensuring long-term access to digital publications by ‘Preserving eBooks.’ | Digital Preservation Coalition

Ensuring long-term access to digital publications by ‘Preserving eBooks.’ | Digital Preservation Coalition | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest in its series of DPC Technology Watch Reports, Preserving eBooks this week. Written by Portico’s Amy Kirchhoff and Sheila Morrissey, and published in
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UK: amendments to Public Lending Right Scheme | Lexology

UK: amendments to Public Lending Right Scheme | Lexology | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
On 5 June 2014 the UK Parliament passed the Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variations) Order 2014 ("Order"), implementing its…
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Note it is for on-site downloads only, therefore most downloads from the Welsh e-books scheme won't qualify for authors.

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New Research Article: “The Perceived Impact of Ebooks on Student ...

New Research Article: “The Perceived Impact of Ebooks on Student ... | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
However, anecdotal information, bolstered by informal student surveys, has suggested that a significant number of our students prefer print books to ebooks. For example, students enrolled in a course taught by one of the ...
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OverDrive, MediaDo Partner to Bring Japanese eBooks to Libraries - Good E-Reader (blog)

OverDrive, MediaDo Partner to Bring Japanese eBooks to Libraries - Good E-Reader (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
mediabistro.com OverDrive, MediaDo Partner to Bring Japanese eBooks to Libraries Good E-Reader (blog) In addition to the ability for OverDrive members around the world to access these Japanese-language ebooks, the formation of OverDrive Japan means...
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"Does Europe hate libraries?" (international copyright)

It was a fail. At the 27th WIPO meeting in Geneva the European Commission and Council representatives did not agree on advancing work on copyright exemptions for libraries and archives.
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International copyright exemptions for libraries and archives  not allowed

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Do You Borrow Ebooks From Your Library? - Forbes

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Do You Borrow Ebooks From Your Library?
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Yet, if you're like most Americans, you probably have never borrowed an ebook from a library. About one in eight people who read ebooks have, according to the ALA.
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A publisher’s perspective: Why should libraries lend ebooks? | CILIP

A publisher’s perspective: Why should libraries lend ebooks? | CILIP | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
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Libraries Annual Report: Relations Between Libraries and Publishers Improving

Libraries Annual Report: Relations Between Libraries and Publishers Improving | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it

AmLibraries Annual Report: Relations Between Libraries and Publishers Over ...
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In 2013, both Macmillan and Simon & Schuster, which had not been selling ebooks to libraries, began pilot programs which were eventually expanded.

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America '2014 State of America’s Libraries report' 

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Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests - New York Times (blog)

Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests - New York Times (blog) | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests New York Times (blog) Speaking at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia, the Schugars reported the results of a study in which they asked...
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Ebooks: what are they good for? [slides by Ken Chad]

What are ebooks for? As libraries struggle with issues around ebook platforms, digital rights management (DRM), business models, and ebook formats it is wort...
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[from presentation in Bristol, England, April 2014]

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No, Minister. You CAN'T de-Kindle your eBooks! EU copyright law and the UK

No, Minister. You CAN'T de-Kindle your eBooks! EU copyright law and the UK | E-books and libraries | Scoop.it
No, Minister. You CAN'T de-Kindle your eBooks!
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The "personal use" changes throw the eBook market into confusion, as they misleadingly suggest that the buyer can then strip the book of DRM.
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No, I don't pretend to understand it!

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