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Phil Bradley's weblog: Libraries, books, ebooks and the future

Phil Bradley's weblog: Libraries, books, ebooks and the future | ebooks | Scoop.it
There's a text version and 2 videos totaling 24 minutes below. 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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Second Post from SDRC “Hack and Yack” Series

Second Post from SDRC “Hack and Yack” Series | ebooks | Scoop.it
This post was originally published on the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative blog on January 17, 2014.
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SLJ Survey: Ebook Usage in School Libraries Expected to Rise Incrementally - The Digital Shift

SLJ Survey: Ebook Usage in School Libraries Expected to Rise Incrementally - The Digital Shift | ebooks | Scoop.it
“School library media specialists, especially in high schools, expect ebook usage by their students to rise incrementally, according to the 2013 Survey of Ebook Usage in U.S. School (K–12) Libraries.”
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Borrow and Lend eBooks Through Open Library - Free Technology ...

Borrow and Lend eBooks Through Open Library - Free Technology ... | ebooks | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a new-to-you ebook to read during the holidays, take a look at Open Library. The Open Library is a part of the Internet Archive. The Open Library is a collection of more than one million free ebook titles.
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Always a good place to keep up on the latest for K-12

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Mr. T's curator insight, January 2, 10:35 AM

Extend your ability to access more books using this website. 

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Green Eggs and E-Books? Thank You, Sam-I-Am - New York Times

Green Eggs and E-Books? Thank You, Sam-I-Am - New York Times | ebooks | Scoop.it
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Green Eggs and E-Books? Thank You, Sam-I-Am
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The e-books will be available on color tablets, including the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook HD. The first titles to be released, on Sept.
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Mr. T's curator insight, January 2, 10:38 AM

I simply love the use of language in Dr. Seuss books. They appeal to a broad audience including high school students that I teach. So, this news is good news!

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Google Offering Text Books as eBooks on Google Play - GizmoCrave

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GizmoCrave Google Offering Text Books as eBooks on Google Play GizmoCrave These days, the increasing popularity of Android handsets has been helping Google to market their new service well .The new channel for digital textbooks is expected to push...
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Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server - ...

Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server - ... | ebooks | Scoop.it
Microsoft Small and Midsize business Partner Channel Community Blog dealing with Microsoft programs and solutions such as: Small Business Server, Office, Cloud services, Office 365, Microsoft Partner Network, SharePoint, Windows Server, Exchange...
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If you are an IT manager of Microsoft products in your school, this collection is for you.

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ccafaro1's comment, June 24, 2013 1:55 PM
Thanks so much
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Out-of-print Michael Crichton novels set to be republished as ebooks - The Guardian

Out-of-print Michael Crichton novels set to be republished as ebooks - The Guardian | ebooks | Scoop.it
The Guardian Out-of-print Michael Crichton novels set to be republished as ebooks The Guardian All long out of print – except for A Case of Need – the novels are set to be released for the first time in years by Open Road, and for the first time as...
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Google Play Books for Android, iOS Updated - The Digital Reader

Google Play Books for Android, iOS Updated - The Digital Reader | ebooks | Scoop.it
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Can now add own books and PDFs

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Choosing an e-reading device for a library [chart] - Ebook Friendly

Choosing an e-reading device for a library [chart] - Ebook Friendly | ebooks | Scoop.it
Travis Jonker, the School Library Journal writer, wrote a fantastic post about how e-reading devices can be used in schools and libraries. Choosing an e
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The Future of User-Centric Ebooks - EContent

The Future of User-Centric Ebooks - EContent | ebooks | Scoop.it
The Future of User-Centric Ebooks EContent (press release) Many content experts have often complained about ebook publishers that, unfortunately, don't often take full advantage of the technology and instead simply deliver static, electronic...
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JB Hi-Fi starts selling eBooks through new JB NOW Books platform - Current.com.au

JB Hi-Fi starts selling eBooks through new JB NOW Books platform - Current.com.au | ebooks | Scoop.it
JB Hi-Fi starts selling eBooks through new JB NOW Books platform
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“JB Hi-Fi NOW Books is your one stop shop for all your eBook needs!” said a company statement.
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eBooks - Books and Reading - LibGuides at Trinity Grammar School

eBooks - Books and Reading - LibGuides at Trinity Grammar School | ebooks | Scoop.it
Booklists, recommended reading, book blogs and more. All things to do with books in their many different formats. Books online and books for dowloading to your device
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What kids think of books, reading and technology [infographic] - Ebook Friendly

What kids think of books, reading and technology [infographic] - Ebook Friendly | ebooks | Scoop.it
The team from TeachHUB.com, the site devoted to gather and deliver quality resources for K-12 educators, together with Clever Girls Collective, prepared a
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 20, 2013 11:35 AM

Interesting survey of 1000 k-5 students. 

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“Engaging Students and Making Your Library More Valuable with eBooks"

“Engaging Students and Making Your Library More Valuable with eBooks" | ebooks | Scoop.it
““Engaging Students and Making Your Library More Valuable with eBooks" Join us for this informative show on ways to make your library more valuable with 24/7 access to ebooks, and how to build student engagement.”
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Shelf Control: Reader - eBooks From Sony Gets Updated To Version 2.0 For iOS 7 - AppAdvice

Shelf Control: Reader - eBooks From Sony Gets Updated To Version 2.0 For iOS 7 - AppAdvice | ebooks | Scoop.it
AppAdvice Shelf Control: Reader - eBooks From Sony Gets Updated To Version 2.0 For iOS 7 AppAdvice For this week's edition of Shelf Control, we're going to take a look at Reader – eBooks from Sony on the occasion of its having just been updated to...
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E-readers: the best way to get the world's children reading - The Guardian

E-readers: the best way to get the world's children reading - The Guardian | ebooks | Scoop.it
The Guardian E-readers: the best way to get the world's children reading The Guardian And as of this summer, Worldreader has put over 662,008 ebooks into the hands of 4,300 children in sub-Saharan Africa – and research shows they now read more, and...
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A fantastic program providing ebooks in Africa

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Aaron Oaster's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:10 PM

Get them reading boys!

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E. It’s Complicated. How Two Schools are Riding the Transition to Ebooks - The Digital Shift

E. It’s Complicated. How Two Schools are Riding the Transition to Ebooks - The Digital Shift | ebooks | Scoop.it
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Tips for schools

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51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks

51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks | ebooks | Scoop.it
51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks
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Why Borrowing an E-Book from your Library is so Difficult | Digital Trends

Why Borrowing an E-Book from your Library is so Difficult | Digital Trends | ebooks | Scoop.it
E-books are firmly in the mainstream and no longer a new, scary technology. So why is it still so difficult to borrow an e-book from the public library?
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ccafaro1's comment, June 29, 2013 8:02 PM
Important question! I don't atend for it ;(
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Book Search : Download eBooks for iBooks 、Kindle and other reader apps.

Get Book Search : Download eBooks for iBooks 、Kindle and other reader apps. on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews. (I've found a great app to search and download eBooks.
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Tips for building your kids ebook collection | ALSC Blog

Tips for building your kids ebook collection | ALSC Blog | ebooks | Scoop.it
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Start with popular titles, obvious but important.

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Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:08 PM

Quick and easy tips for keeping your ebook collection fresh and useful.

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PSLAE-ReadersandE-Books - 2013 Ebook Panelists' Outlines

PSLAE-ReadersandE-Books - 2013 Ebook Panelists' Outlines | ebooks | Scoop.it
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A wealth of ebook ideas and resources from PSLA ereaders and ebooks panelists

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Now at last, Ray Bradbury's novels are out as e-books - io9

Now at last, Ray Bradbury's novels are out as e-books - io9 | ebooks | Scoop.it
The entire Bradbury family is excited to know that Dad's work will finally be available to all readers: traditional print readers and the new generation of digital readers … We're especially pleased that digital editions of Bradbury books will be...
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Findmypast Special Edition

Your free special issue from Inside History and findmypast is out now! Discover how to trace your military ancestors, from redcoats to Anzacs
Our free special issue in collaboration with findmypast.c...
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Next-generation ebooks introduced at London Book Fair - The Guardian

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The Guardian Next-generation ebooks introduced at London Book Fair The Guardian Fiction edged its way closer to a digital incarnation with the publication this week of an interactive visual version of John Buchan's classic thriller, The Thirty-Nine...
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