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Price Fixing Won’t Open the E-Books Market, But Dumping DRM Just Might

Price Fixing Won’t Open the E-Books Market, But Dumping DRM Just Might | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
The single biggest distortion in the e-book market goes unmentioned over all 160 pages of the ruling U.S. District Judge Denise Cote handed down this morning, holding Apple guilty of antitrust violations.
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What's New With Libraries And Ebooks? In Conversation With The American Library Association

What's New With Libraries And Ebooks? In Conversation With The American Library Association | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
A little over a year ago, when I started blogging for Forbes about digital publishing, librarians were up in arms over the issue of ebooks*. Several of the largest U.S.
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Price Fixing Won’t Open the E-Books Market, But Dumping DRM Just Might

Price Fixing Won’t Open the E-Books Market, But Dumping DRM Just Might | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
The single biggest distortion in the e-book market goes unmentioned over all 160 pages of the ruling U.S. District Judge Denise Cote handed down this morning, holding Apple guilty of antitrust violations.
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Internet Archive - 15m downloads per month, 2m ebooks scanned,1,000 partners and other new facts

Internet Archive - 15m downloads per month, 2m ebooks scanned,1,000 partners and other new facts | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
Robert Miller, Global Director of eBooks for the Internet Archive, sent this email to IA sponsors, partners, and content contributors.  It has some really interesting facts, figures, and updates fr...
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Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker

Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
But what about librarians and other educators who want to go beyond a read-only experience and enable their students to easily create, share—and even market—their very own slick, tablet-ready graphical ebooks and mobile apps?
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Libraries and digital publishers at odds over DRM | Aptara News

Libraries and digital publishers at odds over DRM | Aptara News | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
Littleworth told the news source that under the current system, libraries are simply unable to afford as many licenses for DRM-protected eBooks as they would like due to budgetary restraints. Consequently, library patrons' ...
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Discoverability Without Spreadability is a Marketing Disability | Digital Book World

Discoverability Without Spreadability is a Marketing Disability | Digital Book World | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it

Discoverability is the seven-syllable, tongue-twisting term bantered about publishing circles that supposedly represents the future of the industry.

 

Wondering .... What role do librarians have in the 'spreadability' of eBooks? 

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ALA Releases Report on Library E-book Business Models

ALA Releases Report on Library E-book Business Models | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
Responding to what it calls “urgent member concerns,” the American Library Association’s Digital Content & Libraries Working Group this week released a brief informational report on the e-book market.

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JISC launches new study on the challenge of ebooks in academic institutions

JISC launches new study on the challenge of ebooks in academic institutions | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
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Openness to Textbook Alternatives is Growing | From the Bell Tower

Openness to Textbook Alternatives is Growing | From the Bell Tower | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it

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Are Ebooks Going Glossi? | Digital Book World

Are Ebooks Going Glossi? | Digital Book World | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
Glossi is new creation platform that’s digital magazines meets Inkling meets Storify, where customizable templates turn content into HTML. Robyn Ward, the
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There's an example to look at in this post - I like it!

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ebooks For Libraries

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ebooks For Libraries | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
Rather than being on shush patrol, you'll find librarians teaching eReader classes, performing storytimes and early literacy activities, helping jobseekers, playing video games with teens…you get the picture.
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A Pretty Good Solution To The Problem Of E-Book Lending (Or At Least I Think So) - Forbes

A Pretty Good Solution To The Problem Of E-Book Lending (Or At Least I Think So) - Forbes | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
A Pretty Good Solution To The Problem Of E-Book Lending (Or At Least I Think So)ForbesThat quirk of human psychology helps explain why today, five years after the launch of the Amazon Kindle and three years after the introduction of Apple's iPad,...
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ACRLog » The end of the book as we know it, and I feel (mostly) fine.

ACRLog - Blogging by and for academic and research librarians...
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5 Myths About the 'Information Age' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Myths About the 'Information Age' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
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Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship

Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it

Here’s my conclusion: ebook models make us choose. And I don’t mean choosing which catalog, or interface, or set of contract terms we want — though we do make those choices, and they matter. I mean that we choose which values to advance, and which to sacrifice. We’re making those values choices every time we sign a contract, whether we talk about it or not.


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I’m breaking up with eBooks (and you can too) | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

I’m breaking up with eBooks (and you can too) | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | eBooks and Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
I want to break up with eBooks.Don’t get me wrong, eBooks is dead sexy and great arm candy at parties, as well as a magnet for attention and memorable...

 

But what if you are married?  Frustration, compromise, challenges - all part of the deal ....

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