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Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

"In their efforts to implement ebooks, school libraries face a set of challenges that differ from those confronting their public and academic counterparts. In addition to the struggle they share with other types of libraries to offer current bestselling fiction ebooks, school libraries are also working to secure backlist fiction, curriculum-focused nonfiction, and multiple copies of books for group use"

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» Academic Kindle Collection = Connection

» Academic Kindle Collection = Connection | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

"ALA Midwinter 2012: I don’t know if this is common knowledge, but a source at Ebsco tells me that Amazon will soon start offering Kindle downloadable content through academic e-book aggregators like Ebsco, Ebrary, and EBL. I didn’t hear a timeframe on this other than “soon.” Obviously, the Kindle program through OverDrive was considered a beta project. Amazon seems ready to expand library lending beyond the public library market..."

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Tablet and e-book reader ownership surge in the holiday gift-giving period | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Tablet and e-book reader ownership surge in the holiday gift-giving period | Pew Internet & American Life Project | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Penguin Further Narrows Library Access, Suspending Availability of Audiobook Titles — The Digital Shift

Penguin Further Narrows Library Access, Suspending Availability of Audiobook Titles — The Digital Shift | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Slideshare: Getting the Most from Your E-Book Readers: Tips and Tricks to Take ...

So you got an e-book reader - Now What?
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As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves

As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
If borrowing a library book, it may be quicker to put down your sleek iPad or Kindle and head to the stacks.
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Ebooks in Public Libraries: Whither, Which, How | Escape Reality, Read Fiction!

Ebooks in Public Libraries: Whither, Which, How | Escape Reality, Read Fiction! | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

"Statistics are showing double the ereader penetration in the US population from this time last year, not counting multi-function tablet (i.e. iPad) use. Libraries really don’t have the luxury to pretend this isn’t happening. The question remains what they can do about it..."

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theanalogdivide » Blog Archive » It’s Not Just Overdrive.

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Library eBook Revolution, Begin | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton-Jan

Library eBook Revolution, Begin | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton-Jan | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
I care about digital content in libraries.  And I am about to lose my cool in a big way.
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The Kindle Fire Update: Everything Bad Is Better

The Kindle Fire Update: Everything Bad Is Better | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Amazon dropped the anticipated and somewhat clamored for first update to its Fire. The bad news: it's a bit of a pain in the ass to install.
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My Take on the Kindle Fire After 30 Days of Use

My Take on the Kindle Fire After 30 Days of Use | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

I have now been using the Kindle Fire for about a month... 

 

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Study Slams Kindle Fire Usability

Study Slams Kindle Fire Usability | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
A study group found that Amazon’s Kindle Fire usability is error prone and difficult to use.
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Comparing E-Readers And E-Reader/Tablets: Kindles, Nooks, Sony, Kobo

Comparing E-Readers And E-Reader/Tablets: Kindles, Nooks, Sony, Kobo | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Just last month, Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) rolled out its Kindle Fire, the first Kindle designed as a full media device—not an e-reader with some frills. That announcement was followed by Kobo’s announcement of the Vox.
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E-book advocacy

E-book advocacy | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

"Or news from the quagmire that is the e-book market….

In Kansas State librarian Jo Budler’s session at ALA Midwinter, “Do I Own These E-books or Not,” Budler summarized the issues that Kansas State had faced with Overdrive’s e-book contract, which in its earlier iteration, allowed libraries to “keep” their content after discontinuing Overdrive. The newer version of the contract uses different languaging so for many libraries, the experience she had is perhaps a moot point. But what I learned from the session was to be willing to negotiate with our e-book providers. We are the customers and we need to increasingly be pro-active and willing to ask our providers for what we need.""

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How Apple is sabotaging an open standard for digital books | ZDNet

How Apple is sabotaging an open standard for digital books | ZDNet | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
For nearly two years, Apple has wooed digital book publishers and authors with its unconditional support of the open EPUB standard.
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Apple Introduces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App In Push To Transform Textbooks, Education

Apple Introduces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App In Push To Transform Textbooks, Education | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Apple's latest initiative is characteristically ambitious: the reinvention of the textbook.
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A Publisher’s Perspective on Ebooks | American Libraries Magazine

A Publisher’s Perspective on Ebooks | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks, eReaders, and 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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theanalogdivide » Blog Archive » The Midwinter Bump

theanalogdivide » Blog Archive » The Midwinter Bump | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Growing an e-book library

Growing an e-book library | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Carolyn Foote chronicles the beginning phases (and advice/lessons learned so far) of her Overdrive implementation

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The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital | American Libraries Magazine

The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

"The digital revolution in libraries is not exactly a secret. Every day we read about some upheaval in the ebook industry, a new development in digitization, or yet another service from Google. And the recent announcement of an ALA-wide initiative on digital content and libraries, while important and necessary, won’t exactly make media headlines..."

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The Language of the Deal | Library Renewal

The Language of the Deal | Library Renewal | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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Public Library E-Book Lending Must Change to Survive

Public Library E-Book Lending Must Change to Survive | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
A few events over the past few weeks illustrate the downward arc that I have suggested is in store for public libraries in the e-book age.  First, Amazon introduced its own e-book "lending library...
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The Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
I’ve had my Kindle Fire for about a month now, so I think I can fairly review it without being under the influence of that initial euphoria that I experience when I get a new gadget (no, I’m no...
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Kindle Fire: Pelted with complaints, Amazon pledges software update

Kindle Fire: Pelted with complaints, Amazon pledges software update | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Amazon has promised to issue a software update for its Kindle Fire tablet. Is this the fix that Kindle Fire owners have been waiting for?
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Kindle Fire: First impressions from a library perspective · Hidden Peanuts

Kindle Fire: First impressions from a library perspective · Hidden Peanuts | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

great blog post with initial impressions from librarian @HiddenPeanuts

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