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Libraries begin lending ebooks to members - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Libraries begin lending ebooks to members - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it

These days libraries are vibrant community meeting spots...


While e-reader owners have demanded these services, there are some major issues to be addressed.

 

Great summary of the issues facing libraries re acquistion and lending of ebook.

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Goodnight iPad, Ann Droyd

A witty parody picture book for the gadget-crazy kid in all of us. GOODNIGHT iPAD is a gentle reminder to power down at the end of the day. It will make you ...

 

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CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
Nine universities are testing technology that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.
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Oh dear I think that they have missed the point of reading.  How does this process measure understanding, or real engagement with the text?

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SCIS | Ebooks and beyond in the school library

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Debbie Price-Ewan discusses changes to publishing models presented by e-books, including the possibilities for literacy development and empowerment of writers through self-publishing.
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Call to 'move libraries into 21st century' sparks ebook lending review

Call to 'move libraries into 21st century' sparks ebook lending review | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it

After publishers' reluctance to provide digital titles for libraries, the government in says a review into ebook lending is imminent in UK libraries ....

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Do E-Reader Owners Read More Books? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Mashable

Do E-Reader Owners Read More Books? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Mashable | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it

An infographic released by Infographic Labs cites a Pew study finding that those who read paper books average 15 books each year, while e-book readers read about 24.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Post an eBook from an iPad to Your Class Blog

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Post an eBook from an iPad to Your Class Blog | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
"In this 3.5 minute screencast, digital learning consultant Wesley Fryer demonstrates how to use the $4 iPad application “eBook Creator” to export an enhanced eBook.."
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Pew Internet on eReading Habits — Slaw

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"A majority of print readers (54%) and readers of e-books (61%) prefer to purchase their own copies; while "just one in three audiobook listeners (32%) prefer to purchase audiobooks". The metrics with respect to digital reading ...
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Ebooks – the future or not? « Libwebrarian's Blog

Ebooks – the future or not? « Libwebrarian's Blog | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
"Why?  Because publishers insist on selling e-books the way they sell printed books, and customers simply don’t figure in the equation."
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Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future? - Education - GOOD

Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future? - Education - GOOD | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
Could a digital media lab in downtown Chicago be the library of the future?
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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
"Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study."
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Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis: Sideloading ebooks with Dropbox

Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis: Sideloading ebooks with Dropbox | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
Whether you create ebooks for a living or just read them, getting books onto your reading device—or devices!—of choice is not always as easy as it should be.
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Business models to monetize publishing in the digital era - O'Reilly Radar

Business models to monetize publishing in the digital era - O'Reilly Radar | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
Several overriding themes permeated this year's Tools of Change for Publishing conference.

 

"Savikas talked about what ebook subscription models look like and with what kinds of books such models work best. He said the model will work with more kinds of books than it's currently used and outlined three reasons publishers should consider the subscription/access model:..."

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Dumbarton Elementary library named best in state - Henrico Citizen

Dumbarton Elementary library named best in state - Henrico Citizen | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it

“The ultimate goal is for kids to love to read,” Panter said. “Students will check out the [e-readers] for six weeks and twice a week will come to the library to discuss the books they’re reading. Parents are invited once a week as well.”

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The rise of e-reading

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21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.
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Interesting collection of stats on ereading.

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Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World | TechCrunch

Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World | TechCrunch | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it

The study also mentions a bunch of additional tech-related services that libraries could provide, including an online research service for asking questions of librarians (37 percent of respondents said they’re “very likely” to use this); app-based access to library materials and programs (28 percent); GPS-style apps for navigating libraries (34 percent); Redbox-style lending machines (33 percent); and Amazon-style recommendations for books/audios/videos (29 percent).

 


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Classroom Publishing: Enable students to create ebooks of their work with these easy-to-use applications

Classroom Publishing: Enable students to create ebooks of their work with these easy-to-use applications | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it

"Today, anyone with a computer and Internet access can create an ebook, which is great news for schools. Now teachers and students can build their own reference works, and young authors can publish their stories and share them with the world." by Richard Byrne

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Libraries begin lending ebooks to members - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Libraries begin lending ebooks to members - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it

These days libraries are vibrant community meeting spots...


While e-reader owners have demanded these services, there are some major issues to be addressed.

 

Great summary of the issues facing libraries re acquistion and lending of ebook.

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Libraries set out to own their ebooks

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"Douglas County Libraries, in Colorado, is trying something new: buying eBooks directly from publishers and hosting them on its own platform. That platform is based on the purchase of content at discount; owning—not leasing—a copy of the file; the application of industry-standard DRM on the library’s files; multiple purchases based on demand; and a “click to buy” feature.

 

Its new DCL Digital Branch is one outcome of this strategy. As of this writing, more than 800 publishers have signed up, and their works are seamlessly integrated into and delivered from the library catalog, rather than from third-party sites."

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Libraries set out to own their ebooks - Boing Boing

Libraries set out to own their ebooks - Boing Boing | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
The digital branch allows patrons to view and explore digital content using their hands and eyes the same way they might explore a traditional collection, with added functionality like immediate access to staff recommendations, most popular titles, and new content. Digital branch technology and features will change and improve as Douglas County Libraries’ eContent collection grows and patron use of digital content evolves.
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New Library Website Petitions Publishers Over Restrictive Ebook ...

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The Topeka & Shawnee County Library in Kansas has launched a grassroots campaign whose goal is to convince publishers to increase the availability of ebooks to libraries.
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Making the Shift: A School Librarian Considers the Douglas County ...

Making the Shift: A School Librarian Considers the Douglas County ... | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
At my school where I've seen my students turning increasingly to ereaders we'd like that, too. But we want to have our online databases streamed via the same portal through which our students access ebooks.

In my library, we know what our kids are reading and what they might like to read next. DCL’s system works like that, as well; it collects reader history so the library can build recommendations based on past selections and other factors. This enables readers to make “serendipitous connections between books,” says LaRue.
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Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business?

Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business? | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
Or get out at least until there is a better system? I know what you are going to say, I can hear it already - "We can't! Our patrons demand ebooks!

 

Bobbi  Newman proposes that we wait for the "dust to settle"  as at present we are "in the midst of ebook wars" and it is a "hot mess". 

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Circulate ereaders, not ebooks

"Most people who can afford ereaders can afford to buy books for them. Libraries are, in effect, providing those readers with a luxury, at least at the present moment. The whole ebook world is still evolving–we don’t know just where it will end. Maybe what we should be focusing on instead–right now–is providing the devices with content instead of the content alone."
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E is for eBooks – The New Normal for Publishing | Ritesh Kala's ...

E is for eBooks – The New Normal for Publishing | Ritesh Kala's ... | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it
Explores issues around ebooks, piracy ... And the rise and rise of self publishers.
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Library News: Get Free eBooks!

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"Spring break is right around the corner so what a great time to load up your eReader with FREE eBooks! Free eBooks. Here is a list of places where you can download eBooks for free ..."

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Area libraries offer catalog of e-books - Amarillo.com

Area libraries offer catalog of e-books - Amarillo.com | ebooks & school libraries ... where are we going? | Scoop.it

“Libraries are in the business of getting people to read, and if e-books get people more interested in reading, then it’s good for the library,” said Stacy Yates, Amarillo Public Library’s public relations coordinator."

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