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New tools make self-publishing e-books easier

New tools make self-publishing e-books easier | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

A variety of software helps you convert and format for Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble devices.

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Report: iPad in the classroom raising kindergartners’ literacy scores

Report: iPad in the classroom raising kindergartners’ literacy scores | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Principal Sue Dorris told how the iPad benefited the kindergartners in her school, “We are seeing high levels of student motivation, engagement and learning in the iPad classrooms.” Ms. Dorris also told of how they use apps to specifically target a child’s needs, “The apps, which teach and reinforce fundamental literacy concepts and skills, are engaging, interactive and provide children with immediate feedback. What’s more, teachers can customize apps to match the instructional needs of each child, so students are able to learn successfully at their own level and pace.”


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The State of Mobile in Libraries 2012 — The Digital Shift

The State of Mobile in Libraries 2012 — The Digital Shift | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries that don’t offer some type of mobile service may be off the radar of more tech-savvy users. Integrated mobile platforms designed to allow individuals to search mobile optimized library catalogs, contact librarians, access information, and maintain patron account information, place holds on ebooks, and directly download and read library ebooks on their devices are critically important for libraries to be competitive in the mobile arena.

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How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libraries

"I feel I need to clarify that Penguin did not stop doing business with libraries, they stooped doing business with OverDrive, read more here. And how to get them to talk to the Publishers."

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What Patrons Teach Us—and Publishers Should Learn

What Patrons Teach Us—and Publishers Should Learn | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

A new report from LJ indicates that it is vital for libraries to connect with digital patrons, especially ebook readers, and satisfying their expectations has a meaningful upside for both the library users and the publishing community.


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Notice to publishers: curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal

Notice to publishers: curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

"With yet another publisher announcing today that it's dropping out of the library eBook market, I decided to put up a new sign in our library" 

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The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy

The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

These are the top five issues libraries face when it comes to using ereaders and tablets in school:

1) Platform lock-in and lack of interoperability.

2) Administering devices.

3) Availability of the titles students and teachers want.

4) Integration of the ebook catalog with the library catalog.

5) Cost of both devices and ebook.


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Publishers put the squeeze on library ebook lending

Publishers put the squeeze on library ebook lending | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

A study by former Vancouver chief librarian Paul Whitney found that there was a 243 per cent increase in ebook loans in the first two months of 2011 compared with January and February of 2010 in the Vancouver library system.

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29% of U.S. Adults Own a Tablet or Ereader

29% of U.S. Adults Own a Tablet or Ereader | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
19 percent of adults in the United States own a tablet, and 29 percent own either a tablet or an ereader.
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OverDrive ajoute des milliers de titres en langues étrangères

OverDrive ajoute des milliers de titres en langues étrangères | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Le service de distribution de livres numériques OverDrive, très bien installé dans les bibliothèques et les écoles, annonce avoir ajouté à son catalogue quelques milliers de titres supplémentaires - et compte maintenant des livres dans 50 langues différentes.


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Threats to Digital Lending | American Libraries Magazine

Threats to Digital Lending | American Libraries Magazine | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Check out your ebook licenses; if you think you own the ebooks that you paid for, think again. A thorough examination of the contract language may indicate that you are only renting the content, which would mean you have to pay the rent every year or risk losing all of your ebooks.

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As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves

As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
If borrowing a library book, it may be quicker to put down your sleek iPad or Kindle and head to the stacks.
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Growing an e-book library

Growing an e-book library | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Because our school is in the midst of a 1:1 iPad implementation, it became critical to figure out how to deliver “library” books to students, and an e-library seemed an important way to reduce costs for students who might otherwise end up...
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E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change | Digital Book World

E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change | Digital Book World | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
E-books have become a core part of U.S. publishers’ business. Libraries and booksellers have built e-book lending programs. What is the future of e-lending?

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eReady Educators

eReady Educators | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

"Let the public library help you access eBooks, audiobooks, music and video anytime. All you need is a Richland County Public Library card, a computer and an internet connection - Are you eReady?"

 

Example of how one library system is promoting their eBook collection and support service.


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Ebook Publishers Want Library Borrowing to Be Difficult

Ebook Publishers Want Library Borrowing to Be Difficult | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Penguin drops over-the-air downloads; now only Random House gives libraries unrestricted access to purchase and loan ebooks.

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ALA, Authors Guild, 3M Weigh In on Penguin-OverDrive Dispute — The Digital Shift

ALA, Authors Guild, 3M Weigh In on Penguin-OverDrive Dispute — The Digital Shift | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

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La Digital Bookmobile, encore plus high-tech pour 2012

La Digital Bookmobile, encore plus high-tech pour 2012 | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

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Penguin Ends E-Book Library Lending And Relationship With OverDrive

Penguin Ends E-Book Library Lending And Relationship With OverDrive | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Three months of library drama are coming to a climax this evening as big-six publisher Penguin announced that it is ending its relationship with digital library distributor OverDrive.

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L'ebook pour redonner le goût de la lecture aux bambins

L'ebook pour redonner le goût de la lecture aux bambins | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Ce n'est pas parce qu'on est petit qu'on n'a pas droit à son livre numérique : colorés, animés et sonores, les ebooks pour enfants rivalisent d'innovations pour attirer les plus jeunes devant l'écran, mais à des fins éducatives.


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Public Libraries Work to Meet Patron Demand for Ebooks | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News

Public Libraries Work to Meet Patron Demand for Ebooks | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

According to some projections, ebooks are the reason more people are reading. According to some librarians, ebook lending is the reason more people are borrowing books. So why is the model not working out too well?
The ongoing drama over the Big Six vs. Amazon has left a lot of libraries and their patrons waiting on the sidelines of the debate in confusion, waiting patiently to see when they will simply be allowed to borrow a book. 


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OverDrive Sees Meteoric Growth in Library eBook Demand

OverDrive Sees Meteoric Growth in Library eBook Demand | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Twice as many people visited their digital library in 2011 as in 2010, and they viewed over 1.6 billion eBook listings.

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No More New Penguin Digital Audiobooks For Libraries, Either

No More New Penguin Digital Audiobooks For Libraries, Either | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
Hoping to skirt Penguin’s library e-book restrictions by checking out a hot new title as a digital audiobook instead? Sorry, that strategy will no longer work as Penguin changed its library policies again today.
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Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing

Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
This coming Thursday, Apple will announce tools and platforms to expand digital publishing to the masses and help transform the textbook industry, according to our sources.

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