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An exploration of how eBooks and eBook technology can be used in libraries.
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Nation's first bookless library on university campus is thriving at UTSA

Nation's first bookless library on university campus is thriving at UTSA | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Three Years After Launch: The Bookless Library at The University of Texas at San Antonio | LJ INFOdocket

Three Years After Launch: The Bookless Library at The University of Texas at San Antonio | LJ INFOdocket | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Presentations From “E-books in Libraries: A Global Question of Survival?” Seminar Now Online | LJ INFOdocket

Presentations From “E-books in Libraries: A Global Question of Survival?” Seminar Now Online | LJ INFOdocket | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World

Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Schools are realizing that ebooks are not books at all—they are software and they should be sold the way software is sold.
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Top novelists look to ebooks to challenge the rules of fiction

Top novelists look to ebooks to challenge the rules of fiction | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Leading British authors drawn to experiment with the scope of interactive storytelling

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eBooks: Great Expectations - A W3C Workshop on Electronic Books and Open Web Platform - 11-12 February 2013

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Revolution in Resale of Digital Books and Music

Revolution in Resale of Digital Books and Music | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
The prospect of online stores that sell used e-books and digital music has heartened consumer advocates, but publishers and artists are worried.
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Canada: Ottawa Public Library Wants Readers to Buy Books Through Library Website | LJ INFOdocket

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Readers are out there – but the model for getting their attention is broken

Readers are out there – but the model for getting their attention is broken | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Tom Williams explains why the rise of self-publishing actually signals a worrying problem in the established publishing industry

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The Digital Book Club – Long Neglected by Major eBook Companies | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

The Digital Book Club – Long Neglected by Major eBook Companies | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
If you want to start or join a book club, you don't have to look much further then your local Meetup.com or Craigslist. Digital Book clubs, are a little bit
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'Social reading' the next phase of e-book revolution - Technology & Science - CBC News

'Social reading' the next phase of e-book revolution - Technology & Science - CBC News | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Some digital pioneers think that the online sharing of books via social media -- social reading -- may become the dominant way of both consuming and producing stories.
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Random penguins: more than the sum of the parts for libraries? | Digital Book World

Random penguins: more than the sum of the parts for libraries? | Digital Book World | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
The library community has enjoyed a productive and respectful relationship with Random House and Penguin for many decades, notwithstanding the conflict over ebooks of late.
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Why the Penguin Merger with Random House Will Kill Overdrive | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

Why the Penguin Merger with Random House Will Kill Overdrive | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Most libraries in North American tend to do business with Overdrive to facilitate their content distribution system for ebooks, audiobooks, and video. The
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A How-To-Do-It Manual for marketing libraries’ electronic resources | American Libraries Magazine

A How-To-Do-It Manual for marketing libraries’ electronic resources | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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The Bestselling E-books of 2012

The Bestselling E-books of 2012 | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
A snapshot of the e-book industry today shows more than 1,000 e-books with sales of 25,000+. And while our survey of publishers is by no means complete, it's more than enough to prove that the book business is quickly moving to digital.
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Reselling E-Books and the One-Penny Problem

Reselling E-Books and the One-Penny Problem | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Among other questions raised by proposals from Apple and Amazon for e-book resales is this one: When a resold digital book is just as good as a new one, what happens to prices?
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“What should I read next?”

It’s a question that librarians, booksellers, and others have heard often, perhaps even more so at a time when the output and availability of the written word has never been higher.
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LibraryLaw Blog: Lending ebook devices - a legal update from IMLS

LibraryLaw Blog: Lending ebook devices - a legal update from IMLS | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
The Institute of Library and Museum Services has issued an advisory for libraries that lend ebook readers. They must be accessible to library patrons with print disabilities.

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Library as Publisher: A Massachusetts Public Library Will Soon Begin Publishing eBooks | LJ INFOdocket

Library as Publisher: A Massachusetts Public Library Will Soon Begin Publishing eBooks | LJ INFOdocket | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
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New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com

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A Simple Digital License | American Libraries Magazine

A Simple Digital License | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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The Trouble With Finding Books Online - And A Few Solutions - Forbes

The Trouble With Finding Books Online - And A Few Solutions - Forbes | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
With the glut of self-published books on the market, the biggest obstacle for authors is discoverability - to rise above the noise and clutter and distinguish one's work. A Rotten Tomatoes sort of rating system seems inevitable.
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Little, Brown UK Creates Digital-Only Imprint | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

Little, Brown UK Creates Digital-Only Imprint | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
A far cry from the days when ebooks were denounced as a flash in the pan and the dire predictions rang out for the fad of digital reading, more and more

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Is Barnes and Noble Leaving the e-Reader Business? | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

Is Barnes and Noble Leaving the e-Reader Business? | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Barnes and Noble has reported loses on its Nook Media division which sees e-readers and eBooks. The company is going to be announcing their 3rd quarter

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How HTML5 Based Books Will Disrupt the Digital Publishing Sector | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

How HTML5 Based Books Will Disrupt the Digital Publishing Sector | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | eBooks in Libraries | Scoop.it
Many digital publishing companies are increasingly looking to iOS and Google Android to make standalone apps for their ebooks or digital properties. They
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