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Mackin VIA eResource Management System.

School Library Journal/SLJ.com's Jeffrey Hastings checks out Mackin Via, a free platform from which patrons can access all their school library's Mackin eBook and database content.
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50 Shades of Red: Losing our Shirts to Ebooks | American Libraries Magazine

50 Shades of Red: Losing our Shirts to Ebooks | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

You see what's going on here: a proliferation of formats combined with a spiking of costs. Together, they greatly impede our ability to meet public demand for a particular work; they erode the purchasing power of the public library.

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Penguin Group (USA) Launches Library Lending Pilot Program | The New York Public Library

Penguin Group (USA) Launches Library Lending Pilot Program | The New York Public Library | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Penguin Group (USA)Penguin Group (USA), The New York Public Library, and 3M recently announced an exciting one-year pilot project that will make Penguin eBooks available to NYPL patrons.
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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Ebook Cargo Cult

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Ebook Cargo Cult | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

We created the crisis in scholarly publishing by ceding control of an intrinsic library function, abstracting and indexing, a decision with inevitable consequences. Consequences like the present need to boycott Elsevier for its predatory practices. Consequences like libraries spending as much money as we can muster on only just minimally justifiable user experiences: bundled interfaces that are confusing individually and often unusable collectively, which is why many libraries spend even more on federating services like Summon in order to offer search to our users in a way that makes sense to them.

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Project Gutenberg Launches Self-Pub Portal - The Digital Reader

Project Gutenberg Launches Self-Pub Portal - The Digital Reader | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

An author who wants to give away their work currently has a lot of venues to do so, including Feedbooks, Smashwords, the Kindle Store, and they can even set up their own website. Last week Project Gutenberg threw another option into the mix. It hasn’t gotten any serious amount of attention yet, but Project Gutenberg is now letting authors upload and distribute their own works. The new site can be found at self.gutenberg.org.

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Amazon Kindle Fire 2 tablet rumor roundup

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 tablet rumor roundup | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
CNET's collection of rumors for the illusive and inevitable new Amazon tablet. Read this blog post by Xiomara Blanco on Android Atlas.
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Why unglue when you can buy the book? (For starters, you can’t.)

Why unglue when you can buy the book? (For starters, you can’t.) | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Here’s a question we at Unglue.it get a lot on the interwebs:

Why should readers contribute to make titles in your corpus available with Creative Commons licensing when they can already purchase them, in many cases, at a very low price? (In other words, you don’t need to make them available if they already are available!)

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It’s a fair question that reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of what ungluing is for — which makes it our responsibility to better articulate that. (For all this “we” language, I’m writing in my personal blog here and my views are my own, FYI.)

So. Why spend a few bucks on ungluing, when you could spend the same few bucks and own the book, one-click?

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Hotel offers guests electronic Bibles - Telegraph

Hotel offers guests electronic Bibles - Telegraph | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
A hotel in Newcastle has replaced its copies of the traditional Gideon’s Bible in favour of an electronic version of the text.
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myliblog: Negotiating ebook rights

myliblog: Negotiating ebook rights | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

So here's the deal: we started out with First Sale, Fair Use, and patron confidentiality. First Sale came with ownership: you pay for it, you get a copy of the work, and you can use it, lend it, and sell it. For libraries, that meant that we could move a book around our branches (even without publisher permission), loan it out via interlibrary loan, share it consortially, or keep it forever. Alternatively, we could sell it at discount, or even give it away to kids, churches, schools, veterans, and so on. Because we were talking about a physical item, only one person could use it at a time.
Fair Use meant that we could quote it in reviews, use parts of it in other works (academic papers), and so on. We couldn't claim that we wrote it, or make whole copies.

Patron confidentiality meant that what you read was your own business. The library was only interested in what you currently had checked out, so we could remind you to bring it back, or charge you to replace it.

Upon these three pillars rested the public library. They worked. Library use has grown steadily over the years, and we have been a significant force for literacy. And as the data show, we contribute to the success of publishers and writers both.

When ebooks came along, suddenly all of these principles were up for grabs.

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Kindle Fire 2 may hit as soon as July

Kindle Fire 2 may hit as soon as July | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
If you're waiting for the Kindle Fire 2 or a new e-ink Kindle, you may not have to wait much longer. Read this blog post by David Carnoy on E-book readers.
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Self-Publishing And Ebook Sharing: The Industry's New Bellwethers - Forbes

Self-Publishing And Ebook Sharing: The Industry's New Bellwethers - Forbes | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Self-publishing and ebook sharing sights can offer important clues for publishers looking for under-served markets.
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Publishers and Libraries Clash Over E-Books

Publishers and Libraries Clash Over E-Books | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
By Jenny Shank A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Libraries, Patrons, and E-books, offers a glimpse at the current state of American li...
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How the Internet is changing textbook buying

People today go online and compare pricing before they go into stores, so the Bookstore made adjustments by implementing mybooklist last year, which is targeted to help students compare pricing.

The comparative feature benefits the university as well. BYU receives a commission on every student who goes through mybooklist and then purchases from an outside vendor.

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Mackin Educational Resources - Reading the Future

Combining hearts and minds for almost 30 years to enrich school libraries and classrooms with books, eResources and information.
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Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship — The Digital Shift

Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship — The Digital Shift | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, as a fifth of American adults have gotten ereaders, ebooks have transformed the book market and reading landscape. The library market is no exception. There’s now an array of established vendors and emerging options for libraries to choose from in order to deliver ebooks to patrons. In my job as the librarian at one of the emerging options (Unglue.it), I’ve seen the pros and cons of various models, and thought about what those mean.

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DWCG Library Education group creates Tip Sheets | ALA Connect

DCWG Tip Sheets will provide librarians with clear definitions; examples of how digital content and digital formats impact library services; and resources for further information on the numerous and often complicated issues in providing digital resources to their patrons and students. Please share the Tip Sheets widely with colleagues and through your professional networks. Ataached is a cover letter you may use to accompany the Tip Sheet if you do share it with colleagues.

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Law Librarian Blog: "It Is The Way That Things Are": Your eBook reading is being mined for usage analysis

Law Librarian Blog: "It Is The Way That Things Are": Your eBook reading is being mined for usage analysis | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

"eBook reading monitoring can go very deep as in (1) how long it takes to finish reading an eBook (2) what text a reader highlights, (3) what sections the reader skips over, and (4) whether a reader stops reading the book before finishing it in its entirety. Much but not all of the WSJ article focuses on how useful this data can to publishers to help them create books that will hold readers' attention better."

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Is Twitter Overtaking Facebook's Teenage Users?

Is Twitter Overtaking Facebook's Teenage Users? | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Facebook’s generation-spanning popularity is partly to blame. In a world where it’s considered rude to turn down a friend request, especially from a family member, teens were suddenly seeing their aunts, uncles and parents in their News Feeds. Twitter connections aren’t mutual friendships as they are on Facebook; just because someone follows your tweets doesn’t mean you have to follow them back. Teenaged users like this feature, and they’re employing Twitter’s simpler privacy controls as well, choosing to hide their tweets from public view and sending them only to a select group of friends.

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Survey: iPad adoption sluggish but e-textbooks booming | Inside Higher Ed

Survey: iPad adoption sluggish but e-textbooks booming  | Inside Higher Ed | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Electronic textbooks and computing tablets have a lot of buzz, but the old bound volumes and desktop models still dominate on four-year college campuses, according to a new survey.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/07/05/survey-ipad-adoption-sluggish-e-textbooks-booming#ixzz1zkBbxefh
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EXTRA ETHER: eBooks Gone in 5 Years? | Jane Friedman

EXTRA ETHER: eBooks Gone in 5 Years? | Jane Friedman | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

In the words of John McEnroe, you cannot be serious. Haven’t we all just staggered over to the ebook reality, gotten down with our digital selves, and tried to ease away from those visions of dustcovers dancing at our launch parties?

And now Hugh McGuire is here to tell us ebooks aren’t going to make it, either? Well, yeah, in a way. Despite what may seem like odd timing. After all, we know that eBook Revenues Topped Hardcover in the first quarter, per the Association of American Publishers, as Jason Boog at GalleyCat has dutifully reported.

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IDEO Gives Us a Future of the Book | lauren's library blog

IDEO Gives Us a Future of the Book | lauren's library blog | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

I am interested in all of these potential paths, but also can’t have fun imagining them without confronting questions that arise from them as well. In the case of Nelson, what happens when you only see opinions that resonate with your own, much as we experience online at this point in time. In Coupland, what types of privacy will be available? I don’t necessarily want my personal reading showing up in business related lists (and vice versa). In Alice, what happens to people who want to read to escape, without having to actively play along? And in any of these, what is the role of the library?

All that being said, they’re still fascinating options, and clearly we have a lot of exciting times head in the world of the book…

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E-Book Is Reading You

E-Book Is Reading You | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading.
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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Study Compares Enhanced to “Standard” Children’s eBooks

School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Study Compares Enhanced to “Standard” Children’s eBooks | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it

Last month, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center (named for the Sesame Street early learning visionary) released the results of a “quick study,” a small, exploratory study pairing parents and young children for “co-reading” experiences with print books, regular eBooks, and interactive or “enhanced” eBooks.

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Digital Supplement from ALA

Digital Supplement from ALA | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
ALA Digital Supplement - Check out the document to read more on eBooks in libraries, statistics, info and more… Good read, it’s a start for understanding challenges and seeing where th...
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Quick Look: Are E-Books Bad for Your Memory?

Quick Look: Are E-Books Bad for Your Memory? | eBooks, eReaders, and Libraries | Scoop.it
This article was published a few months ago, but has been circulating again.
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