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How to kill a library, By Kitty Pope

How to kill a library, By Kitty Pope | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"[...]there are more than a few ways to kill a library.

For example:

√ Stop believing in the libraries mission. Do we really believe in the freedom to read, learn and discover?

√ Spend less time with the board. The ideal public library board would meet 4 times per year and agrees with everything the CEO recommended.

√ Stop talking to your customers. What do they know any way? And on the same topic, stop consulting staff. It is a huge time waster.

√ Don’t worry about the future and how you will get there. Sustainability is not an issue with which libraries need to be concerned. After all, we’ve have survived for hundreds of years.

√ Stop telling the library story. Everyone has heard our story.

√ Accept that the library building is old and you don’t need to keep renovating, painting, and updating it. It is what it is.

√ Accept that just like instant coffee killed the coffee bean, the e-book will kill the printed book.

√ Stop promoting the product; everyone knows about literacy and lifelong learning.

√ Stop empowering staff, and stop training them. They should come to us fully trained.

√ Stop all this talk about innovation. It just makes for more work.

√ And, for heaven’s sake, stop changing the rules and our traditions. It’s annoying!"


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Pourquoi il faut abandonner les DRM

Ce billet des Lettres numériques sur les DRM résume bien le problème de ces verrous. Ils sont chers (donc prix plus élevé à la caisse), ils ne sont pas infaillibles, ils limitent la liberté des lecteurs (interopérabilité).

 

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http://www.lettresnumeriques.be/2012/05/18/drm-et-ebooks-les-cles-du-debat/

 


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Top 10 Library Stories of 2011

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"American Libraries presents its list of the top 10 library news stories of 2011, covering digitization, privacy, copyright, advocacy, and much more." Youtube video edited by Greg Landgraf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJ_wQn6mjE


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Les aventuriers de l'e-book jeunesse

Les aventuriers de l'e-book jeunesse | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

En cette fin d'année, les étagères électroniques de l'iStore d'Apple accueillent les premières réussites en matières de livres numériques pour enfants. Rencontres avec les acteurs de ce nouvel univers éditorial.

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'Fahrenheit 451' finally out as an e-book

'Fahrenheit 451' finally out as an e-book | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

At age 91, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict. The science fiction/fantasy author and longtime enemy of the e-book has finally allowed his dystopian classic "Fahrenheit 451" to be published in digital format. Simon & Schuster released the electronic edition Tuesday at a list price of $9.99.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Business Up 85%

Barnes & Noble Nook Business Up 85% | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Barnes & Noble reported yesterday that retail sales were down 1 percent during the second quarter compared to the same period last year. Here’s more from the release: “The consolidated NOOK business across all of the company’s segments, including sales of digital content, device hardware and related accessories, increased 85% in the second quarter.”

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Papier ou numérique ? Pour les enfants, la lecture prime sur les formats

Papier ou numérique ? Pour les enfants, la lecture prime sur les formats | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les spécialistes de la lecture sont formels - et on les en remercie - l'apparition des tablettes, des lecteurs ebook et autres, ne signifie pas pour autant que la tradition de s'asseoir avec son enfant sur les genoux pour lui lire une histoire doit disparaître. Et moins encore d'arrêter de les faire lire à voix haute.


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"OverDrive Read : lecture d'ebook depuis un navigateur internet" - ActuaLitté

La plateforme OverDrive va mettre en place un dispositif de lecture d'ebooks à partir d'un navigateur de tablette ou smartphone.

 

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http://www.actualitte.com/actualite/lecture-numerique/acteurs-numeriques/overdrive-read-lecture-d-ebook-depuis-un-navigateur-internet-34432.htm


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Hachette annonce qu'il commercialisera ses ebooks au même prix que les livres de poches

Hachette annonce dans un communiqué qu'il va baisser ses prix des ebooks. Et les DRM c'est pour quand?

 

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Aldus

http://aldus2006.typepad.fr/mon_weblog/2012/05/hachette-livre-les-prix-vont-saligner-sur-le-poche.html

 

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http://www.actualitte.com/actualite/lecture-numerique/usages/hachette-aligne-presque-le-prix-de-ses-ebooks-sur-le-poche-33907.htm


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Comics numériques : un succès dû aux tablettes ?

Comics numériques : un succès dû aux tablettes ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L'écran des tablettes serait parfait pour lire des comics. La lecture de comics en version numérique se développe de plus en plus aux États-Unis. Selon Milton Griepp, un analyste, même s'il est difficile d'avoir des chiffres exacts les ventes de comics numériques ont plus que doublé entre l'été 2010 et l'été 2011.


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With help from the iPad, digital comic books take off

With help from the iPad, digital comic books take off | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

On a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, the guys asked: Why do we still go to comic-book stores? Well, Sheldon and the gang would be the first to admit they’re creatures of habit, but many readers of the graphic arts are embracing new means of accessing their favourite titles.

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Stross: publishers' insistence on DRM "hands Amazon a stick with which to beat them"

Stross: publishers' insistence on DRM "hands Amazon a stick with which to beat them" | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"As ebook sales mushroom, the Big Six's insistence on DRM has proven to be a hideous mistake. Rather than reducing piracy[*], it has locked customers in Amazon's walled garden, which in turn increases Amazon's leverage over publishers."

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University Study Finds the Obvious Cause of Piracy–Frustrated Customers

University Study Finds the Obvious Cause of Piracy–Frustrated Customers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If there was ever a "WELL, DUH!" moment, this is it. Publishers might want to take note, but I doubt they will.


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For Their Children, Many E-Book Fans Insist on Paper

For Their Children, Many E-Book Fans Insist on Paper | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Many parents say they want their children to be surrounded by print books, and to experience turning physical pages as they learn about shapes, colors and animals.

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