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Writers won't lose out if libraries lend ebooks

Writers won't lose out if libraries lend ebooks | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

The Society of Authors' suspicion of e-lending is misguided...With lending limits and lending right controls in place, there should be no reason for publishers or authors to fear e-lending, writes Anna Baddeley...

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Online Textbooks for Free

Online Textbooks for Free | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Bookboon's free online textbooks for students are focused and to the point. They are all written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.
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E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change | Digital Book World

E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change | Digital Book World | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
E-books have become a core part of U.S. publishers’ business. Libraries and booksellers have built e-book lending programs. What is the future of e-lending?
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The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries

The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
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.

This growing popularity of e-books and the adoption of specialized e-book reading devices are documented in a series of new nationally representative surveys by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project that look at the public’s general reading habits, their consumption of print books, e-books and audiobooks, and their attitudes about the changing ways that books are made available to the public.

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5 reasons why we really need librarians and Information Professionals in the Internet age

5 reasons why we really need librarians and Information Professionals in the Internet age | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Great post by Louise Morrison on the changing library world.

Threatened budget cuts have led to worrying times for library workers. But these are exciting times too! Advances in technology mean we can reach users in previously unimagined ways and provide amazing new services.

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