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Seniors Gravitate Towards eBooks | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

Seniors Gravitate Towards eBooks | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Seniors are rediscovering their love of prose with the rise of electronic books on dedicated e-readers and tablets. One of the main reasons is the contrast

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An exploration of how eBooks and eBook technology can be used in libraries.
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eBooks a Priority with the American Library Association - Good E-Reader (blog)

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The American Library Association is holding its annual conference in Las Vegas, starting June 26th.

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Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup

Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Book startups face a number of challenges — not least of which is the fact that they are competing with Amazon.

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The Rise of E-Books and a Shrinking Library Catalog - The Consumer Eagle

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Most local libraries purchase licensing agreements to e-books through a distributor.

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The 5 Best Websites for Free E-books | Learning and Living in the ...

The 5 Best Websites for Free E-books | Learning and Living in the ... | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Whether you're looking for something good to read or learning a new skill, these sites have tons of e-books that you can download for free!

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Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2014 | Digital Book World

Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2014 | Digital Book World | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
It’s been another exciting year for the publishing industry – perhaps the most dynamic in the history of the business.

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Chris Simon's curator insight, January 17, 7:09 AM

Les predictions sont toujours... comment dire... Hum. ;-) mais elles ont une force intuitive qui peuvent vous faire changer de point de vue.

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DCL Ebook Report for October 2013 | American Libraries Magazine

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ALA Will Hold Virtual Town Hall About Libraries and Ebooks on October 23rd | LJ INFOdocket

ALA Will Hold Virtual Town Hall About Libraries and Ebooks on October 23rd | LJ INFOdocket | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Should libraries get an ebook discount? - MobyLives

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Should libraries get an ebook discount?
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In “Libraries and Ebooks,” posted in Locus Online yesterday, author and blgger Cory Doctorow argued that publishers should find a better model for selling ebooks to libraries.

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OverDrive Shares Findings From Recent End User Survey in New Infographic | LJ INFOdocket

OverDrive Shares Findings From Recent End User Survey in New Infographic | LJ INFOdocket | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Fiction eBooks to Overtake Print by 2014 - Good E-Reader

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Fiction eBooks to Overtake Print by 2014
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Nielson is reporting that they have it on good authority that Fiction eBooks will overtake print by 2014.

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Are eBooks Too Cheap?

Are eBooks Too Cheap? | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
By Melissa Foster for IndieReader There’s a lot of controversy circulating throughout the publishing industry about the pricing of ebooks, and it’s a significant topic that warrants discussion.
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Ebooks up Modestly in First Quarter 2013 | Digital Book World

Ebooks up Modestly in First Quarter 2013 | Digital Book World | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Ebook revenue growth in the U.S. has slowed in 2013 afters years of double- and triple-digit gains. Ebook revenues for trade publishing grew 5% in the first quarter of 2013 to $393.6 million.
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The Kindle Chronicles - TKC 258 Jamie LaRue

The Kindle Chronicles - TKC 258 Jamie LaRue | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
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This excellent interview with Jamie Larue discusses how the Douglas County Libraries are making eBooks available to library patrons.

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Why Used eBooks Still Have Not Happened

Why Used eBooks Still Have Not Happened | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
“ The Holy Grail of digital publishing is the end user being able to sell the eBooks they purchased from online retailers. Amazon and Apple actually have”
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Are E-Books Better or Worse Than Print For Kids? Both - NBCNews.com

Are E-Books Better or Worse Than Print For Kids? Both - NBCNews.com | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Are E-Books Better or Worse Than Print For Kids?

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading

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L'impact de l'utilisation d'Internet sur le lecteur.  Hum...  À creuser davantage ...

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In our moves to have students read all their content from a screen are we doing them any favours? This article introduces the concept of the bi literal brain and argues that students need to develop both linear and non-linear reading strategies.

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Six Libraries Reach Over One Million Ebook Checkouts Through OverDrive in 2013 | Digital Book World

Six Libraries Reach Over One Million Ebook Checkouts Through OverDrive in 2013 | Digital Book World | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
UPDATE: The number of libraries reaching this market increased from two last year to six this year. From an OverDrive spokesperson: New York Public Library

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An interesting resource to explore

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Six Libraries Exceed a Million Digital Checkouts This Year: OverDrive - GalleyCat

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Six Libraries Exceed a Million Digital Checkouts This Year: OverDrive

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The Future of eBooks in the Academic World: Opportunities and Challenges

The Future of eBooks in the Academic World: Opportunities and Challenges | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 22, 2013 12:11 AM



The eBookChallenge is an online resource designed to help orientate senior institutional managers and to support institutions in the effective adoption and deployment of ebooks and ebook technology


The site contains Case studies, reports, infographics and statistics that can aid academic staff to more easily understand and evaluate the true impact and opportunities offered by ebooks.


The work done circles around three main ebook interest areas: 

creation, curation and consumption



A useful and well-organized reference for anyone involved in planning and organizing the integration of ebooks in the academic curriculum.


Resourceful. Organized. 8/10



Find out more: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/ 


Main report: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/report/ 





Eternity's curator insight, September 22, 2013 12:29 AM

This sums it up for responsive designs and content for future - for ebooks!!

Aracy Campos's curator insight, December 3, 2013 4:06 AM

Uma referência útil e bem organizada para qualquer pessoa envolvida no planejamento e organização da integração de ebooks no currículo acadêmico.

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New Kindle Paperwhite Has Goodreads Built into Device - GalleyCat

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New Kindle Paperwhite Has Goodreads Built into Device

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Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place : NPR

Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place : NPR | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries have been digitizing their collections for years, but the materials can be hard to find. Enter the Digital Public Library of America.
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Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books

Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too?

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Amazon Patents 'DVD Extras' for E-Books | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Amazon Patents 'DVD Extras' for E-Books | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
As far as media delivery goes, e-books are pretty flat. You get the book and maybe some notes or background info from the publisher, and that's pretty much it. That's not good enough for Amazon.

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An Interview with Bob Weinschenk, CEO of SIPX

An Interview with Bob Weinschenk, CEO of SIPX | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
SIPX aims to simplify digital rights management for end users – faculty and students – while at the same time making life easier for the publishers and purchasers of the content
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Sparkup Reader Launches Late July with Read-Aloud Capability on Any Book | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News

Sparkup Reader Launches Late July with Read-Aloud Capability on Any Book | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
The children's book market has become the focus of a lot of attention from a variety of branches of publishing. From retailers and publishers who

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