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2012 Library Ebook Usage Reports from Library Journal & School Library Journal

2012 Library Ebook Usage Reports from Library Journal & School Library Journal | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal and School Library Journal‘s 2012 Ebook Usage Reports present the most up to date data on the driving factors behind library ebook usage activity and purchasing trends in the public, academic, and school (K-12) library markets.
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As Tablets Supplant Ereaders, New Challenges Arise for Publishers

As Tablets Supplant Ereaders, New Challenges Arise for Publishers | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Sixty percent of publishing executives believe that tablets have become “the ideal reading platform,” and 45 percent believe that dedicated e-readers will soon be irrelevant, according to a recent online, by-invitation survey conducted by global research and advisory firm Forrester.

 

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Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay

Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages, writes Nicholas Carr.

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E-Readers May Become Gadgets Of The Past: Report

E-Readers May Become Gadgets Of The Past: Report | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
E-Readers' popularity has started to decrease at a rapid rate as users tend to lean more towards a tablet.
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The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries - Forbes

The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries - Forbes | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries, like other consumers, should be free to buy any published e-content at competitive prices, to keep these items in their collection, and to loan them to their patrons.

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Apple, 4 publishers agree to stop price-fixing on ebooks in EU

Apple, 4 publishers agree to stop price-fixing on ebooks in EU | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
The European Union’s competition watchdog has accepted proposals by four publishers and Apple to end agreements that set retail prices for ebooks — a practice the EU feared violated competition rules.The decision reached Thursday is legally binding on Hachette Livre; Harper Collins; Simon & Schuster; and Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, which owns Macmillan. The deal is also binding on Penguin.
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Will Kindle E-Books Leave Blind Students Behind?

Will Kindle E-Books Leave Blind Students Behind? | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
As Amazon promotes its e-books to schools, advocates warn that the company has left out technology that allows blind students to navigate the text.
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Privacy and eReading Part 2: Amazon, BN, Kobo & Sony

Privacy and eReading Part 2: Amazon, BN, Kobo & Sony | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

The following is a summary of the data collected by Amazon, BN, Kobo, and Sony. According to the EFF charts compiled in 2010, the safest way to read is to download books to Adobe Digital Editions because ADE does not track your reading habits. Your purchasing data, however, is still compiled by the various retailers.

 

-Jane Litte @ Dear Author


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Canada : projet pilote pour un nouveau système de prêt d'ebook

Canada : projet pilote pour un nouveau système de prêt d'ebook | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Le Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CBUC) travaille, avec des partenaires, sur un projet pilote canadien pour augmenter le contenu d'ebook pour les utilisateurs. Après une publication de demande de renseignements (RFI) auprès de diverses firmes technologiques intéressées, c'est l'heure du « bilan ». Le projet pilote devrait être lancé en janvier 2013.

 

-Ania Vercasson @ ActuaLitté


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E-Book Is Reading You

E-Book Is Reading You | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading.


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Samsung ordered to halt U.S. sales of Galaxy 10.1 tablets - CBC News

Samsung ordered to halt U.S. sales of Galaxy 10.1 tablets - CBC News | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

A U.S. judge has ordered Samsung Electronics
Co. to halt sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer while the court considers Apple's claim the South Korean tech giant illegally copied the design of the popular iPad.


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From Penguin, a Plan to Make Its E-Books Available in New York City Libraries

From Penguin, a Plan to Make Its E-Books Available in New York City Libraries | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
The publisher, in conjunction with city libraries and 3M, will make its books available in e-format, though they will not be available immediately after release.
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Navigating the Ebook Revolution | American Libraries Magazine

Navigating the Ebook Revolution | American Libraries Magazine | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

It seems safe to assume that by the end of 2012, public libraries may be directing as much as 20% of their collection budgets to digital content. By the end of three years, it may be closer to 50%. That shift of resources, at a time when the budget pie itself is shrinking, will have one unsurprising result: The circulation of print will decline if we offer fewer print materials. That, in turn, will accelerate the shifting of resources.

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Library Report on E-Book Lending: Publishers and Libraries Don’t Understand Each Other | Digital Book World

Library Report on E-Book Lending: Publishers and Libraries Don’t Understand Each Other | Digital Book World | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

In sum, no one is quite sure where the ebook–library relationship is going. Is this a marriage that’s breaking up or an engagement that’s just going through a rough period? Time will tell, and more data will certainly help.

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eBooks: New Partnership Will See 3M Cloud Library Integrated Into Sirsi/Dynix eResource Central

eBooks: New Partnership Will See 3M Cloud Library Integrated Into Sirsi/Dynix eResource Central | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

SirsiDynix and 3M today announced their intent to integrate the 3M Cloud Library content into eResource Central, currently scheduled for release in Q1 of 2013. For library users, eResource Central provides simple access to library resources, including ebooks and ejournals, via a single user interface. eResource Central will include full support for many e-readers as well as other content formats, along with their associated digital permissions.


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eBook Downloads From Libraries Hit Records On Christmas Day - AppNewser

eBook Downloads From Libraries Hit Records On Christmas Day - AppNewser | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

OverDrive reported yesterday that media content downloads from libraries using its app hit a record on Christmas Day. This includes borrowed eBooks, audiobooks, music and videos. According to OverDrive, most of these check outs came from patrons using iPads, Kindle Fires and Android devices.

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2012 Library Ebook Usage Reports from Library Journal & School Library Journal

2012 Library Ebook Usage Reports from Library Journal & School Library Journal | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal and School Library Journal‘s 2012 Ebook Usage Reports present the most up to date data on the driving factors behind library ebook usage activity and purchasing trends in the public, academic, and school (K-12) library markets.
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Educational Apps Alone Won’t Teach Your Kid To Read

Educational Apps Alone Won’t Teach Your Kid To Read | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Most of the top-selling reading apps appear to teach only the most basic of literacy skills. They lean toward easy-to-teach tasks, such as identifying the ABCs, but don’t address higher-level competencies that young children also need to become strong readers, such as developing vocabulary and understanding words in a narrative.
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Ebook lending vs. ownership - Tools of Change for Publishing

Ebook lending vs. ownership - Tools of Change for Publishing | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
With respect to books, publishers have desperately reacted to digitization by replicating the offerings to consumers available in the physical world. That has meant a model of book ownership rather than of shared use.
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Penguin Working with Baker & Taylor to Expand Ebook Lending to Libraries, Audiobook Lending Also Coming

Penguin Working with Baker & Taylor to Expand Ebook Lending to Libraries, Audiobook Lending Also Coming | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

The Penguin Group plans to announce on Monday that it is expanding its e-book lending program to libraries in Los Angeles and Cleveland and surrounding areas though a new distribution partner. In a pilot program that will begin this year, Penguin has worked with Baker & Taylor, a distributor of print and digital books, to start e-book lending programs in the Los Angeles County library system, which will reach four million people, and the Cuyahoga County system in Ohio.


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Summertime and the Reading Is Easy: Kick back with a good ebook app or two

Summertime and the Reading Is Easy: Kick back with a good ebook app or two | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Summer is here, and for many of us it’s the time to catch up on all of the reading that we wanted to do during the school year. It’s also a good opportunity to try out some new apps. Following are some handy tools for reading and ebook discovery that you can enjoy exploring now and perhaps put them to use with your students in the classroom or library come fall.

 

-Richard Byrne @ The Digital Shift


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Authors Guild Slams E-Book Price-Fixing Settlement

Authors Guild Slams E-Book Price-Fixing Settlement | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
The Authors Guild says a proposed settlement will give Amazon the ability to reshape the literary market by excessive discounting.

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Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet device - CBC News

Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet device - CBC News | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Google launched its first tablet device, the Nexus 7, at a developers conference in San Francisco Wednesday.


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Penguin returns its e-books to New York libraries

Penguin returns its e-books to New York libraries | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
After yanking their e-book titles from libraries last year, Penguin is launching an e-book pilot program for libraries in New York.
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A Digital Dilemma: Ebooks and Users’ Rights | American Libraries Magazine

A Digital Dilemma: Ebooks and Users’ Rights | American Libraries Magazine | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Amazon’s communications with borrowers made it plain that Amazon was acquiring and keeping lots of information about library users and their reading habits and using that data to market goods to them. Inquiries revealed that while OverDrive did not acquire or pass along user information, Amazon required Kindle users to log in with their Kindle accounts to access the borrowed ebook. That information—along with the data about the Kindle customer’s use of the ebook—was, per Amazon’s terms of service, subject to Amazon’s standard commercial privacy policies.

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Top Libraries in U.S. and Canada Issue Statement Demanding Better Ebook Services — The Digital Shift

Over 70 library systems from the United States and Canada — including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, and Chicago — today issued a joint statement demanding vastly improved ebook services for library users in North America.

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