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The book is dead, long live the book: A strategic look at how library leaders are planning for the ebook era
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Libraries, books, ebooks and the future

Libraries, books, ebooks and the future | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
 
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There’s a phrase that I use every now and then; “It’s like dancing on quick sand” and never was it more appropriate than right now in respect of the eBook arena.
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Winifred Flint's comment, April 9, 2013 5:01 PM
Great metaphor.
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Why Ebooks Fail as Research Tools

Why Ebooks Fail as Research Tools | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
A student turns her tablet on to read three chapters assigned to her this week. As she reads, she comes across a topic that she would like to learn more about. She leaves her ebook, opens a web browser and runs a search.
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Harris Interactive: Harris Polls > No Surprise, eReader Use Continues to Grow

Harris Interactive: Harris Polls > No Surprise, eReader Use Continues to Grow | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Why a shift to ebooks imperils libraries

It isn’t because libraries can’t figure out, technically, how to loan out ebooks. It’s because publishers don’t want them to, and may be able to prevent it. A shift to eboo...
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Unglue.it Could Save Public Libraries

Unglue.it Could Save Public Libraries | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
Unglue.it Crowdfunds Unlimited Licenses for Beloved E-books This, for example, is what he means by “unglue,” the concept that lies at the heart of Gluejar: “unglue (v.t.) For an author or pub...
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A Crowdfunded Approach To Setting E-Books Free

A Crowdfunded Approach To Setting E-Books Free | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
What do To Kill A Mockingbird, A Wrinkle in Time and Little House on the Prairie series have in common, besides being beloved? None of them are available legally as e-books.
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EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection » Blog Archive » Hispanic Adults Own More E-Readers » EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection

EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection » Blog Archive » Hispanic Adults Own More E-Readers » EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it

"A comment on page 3 the Boston Globe‘s story this Sunday about e-books leaps out,

A recent study by the Pew Internet Project…suggested that one of the groups adopting e-readers most enthusiastically is Hispanic adults. Why? No one is sure. [study is here].

Ownership of e-readers breaks down this way

Hispanic — 15%
White — 11%
African-American — 8%"

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In Praise Of E-Books : NPR

In Praise Of E-Books : NPR | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
Commentator Andrei Codrescu praises the lightness of his e-book. After years of hurting his back lugging around real books, he finds the electronic device to be a relief for his spine.
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Apple involved in class-action lawsuit over ebook pricing

Apple involved in class-action lawsuit over ebook pricing | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
On today's episode of The Daily Lawsuit: law firm Hagens Berman has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and five of the major book publishing...
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eBook lending: Libraries go digital - CNN.com

eBook lending: Libraries go digital - CNN.com | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
Board a bus or a train today and chances are you'll see several people with eReaders in hand. While most probably bought their electronic books on a popular website, you may find a few who borrowed the paperless books from the library.
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Morgane DUMAZEL's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:12 AM

Si la majorité des livres numériques vendus à ce jour ont été achetés par des lecteurs dits indépendants, il faut toutefois souligner que ces achats sont également en hausse dans les catalogues des bibliothèques américaines - ce qui va de pair avec une augmentation du nombre de prêts.

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The many futures of books

The many futures of books | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
Robert McCrum: There are exciting innovations afoot in both digital and conventional publishing...
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OverDrive fails to make ebooks accessible by public libraries...

OverDrive fails to make ebooks accessible by public libraries... | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it

Thad Mcilroy, in his The Future of Publishing blog, takes a look at the relationship between Amazon and libraries. Here's part of the post which discusses...

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Antitrust Chief Takes Hard Line

Antitrust Chief Takes Hard Line | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
The U.S. Justice Department's top antitrust official, Sharis Pozen, says she won't stand by quietly if companies make agreements with rivals on price, signaling a tough stance as the department conducts a high-profile probe into electronic-book...
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No Shelf Required — A moderated discussion of the issues surrounding eBooks, for librarians and publishers.

No Shelf Required — A moderated discussion of the issues surrounding eBooks, for librarians and publishers. | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it

"No Shelf Required® is a blog about eBooks, loosely defined to discuss eBooks, audio books, and other digital content found in libraries as well as the technology needed to read and listen to this digital content."

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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 | Ebook Era in 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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Why e-books will be much bigger than you can imagine

Why e-books will be much bigger than you can imagine | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
After publishing his first print book, photographer Trey Ratcliff started his own e-book publisher, FlatBooks. Why?
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No More E-Books Vs. Print Books Arguments, OK? : NPR

No  More E-Books Vs. Print Books Arguments, OK? : NPR | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
Bestselling novelist Jonathan Franzen came out heavily against ebooks, but, really, who cares?
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Libraries and publishers don’t have symmetrical interest in a conversation – The Shatzkin Files

Libraries and publishers don’t have symmetrical interest in a conversation – The Shatzkin Files | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
Because libraries are, at most 5% of a general trade publisher's business and far less of the ebook business, and because the market is changing so rap ...
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Ebook Developments Were HOT at ALA

Looking over the program of presentations and panels and at the vendors exhibiting at the recent American Library Association Annual (ALA) conference, it's clear that librarians are focused on embracing the expanding digital world and specifically...
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Lawsuit Filed Against Apple and Book Publishers Over Illegal Ebook Price Fixing

Lawsuit Filed Against Apple and Book Publishers Over Illegal Ebook Price Fixing | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
Anything's possible when people club together—just look at the UK riots as a really bad example of that. Class-action law firm Hagens Berman's seeking more plaintiffs for its lawsuit against Apple and five publishers over illegal ebook price-fixing.
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The Centered Librarian: British Library launches eBook Treasures

The Centered Librarian: British Library launches eBook Treasures | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Morgane DUMAZEL's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:03 AM

 La British Library a mis à la disposition du public une collection inédite  permettant de télécharger sur tablette (Apple, Windows) diverses reproductions de manuscrits anciens. "eBook Treasures" permet ainsi de feuilleter les originaux des oeuvres de Shakespeare, Jane Austen ou encore Leonard de Vinci.

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Kansas Leading the Fight for Fair Ebook Access in Libraries

Kansas Leading the Fight for Fair Ebook Access in Libraries | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it
The Kansas State Library dates from 1863 and provides the typical educational, advocacy, and collaborative purchasing that marks other state libraries and multitype networks.
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Penguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New Ebook Titles — The Digital Shift

Penguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New Ebook Titles — The Digital Shift | Ebook Era in Libraries | Scoop.it

"The number of ebooks available for libraries to loan has just shrunk as Penguin Group USA has decided, for now, to no longer make digital editions of new titles available for library lending."

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