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Global Student E-book Survey

Global Student E-book Survey | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

The vast majority of students would choose electronic over print if ...

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What Is the Role of Libraries in the Age of E-Books and Digital Information? | PBS

What Is the Role of Libraries in the Age of E-Books and Digital Information? | PBS | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

A must-read article on library digital age challenges, increasing responsibilities, publisher-libraries relationship friction and  library resources innovative uses as recorded in ALA,  Pew Research Center and Knight, Gates and MacArthur foundations reports...

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In the Digital Era, Publication Isn’t Preservation | Digital Book World

In the Digital Era, Publication Isn’t Preservation | Digital Book World | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Publication used to mean preservation but it no longer does. Barbara Galletly explains about dangers to our literary heritage deriving from the ebook unstable nature, the constantly evolving e-books management software, the complexities of digital archiving...

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unglue.it | Give ebooks to the world campaign

unglue.it | Give ebooks to the world campaign | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Unglue.it is a service provided by Gluejar, Inc. It's a place for individuals and institutions to join together to liberate specific ebooks and other types of digital content by paying rights holders to relicense their works under Creative Commons licenses.

What does this mean?

-Book-lovers and libraries everywhere can join together to set books free
-Authors and publishers get the compensation they deserve.
-Books that are out of print, not available as ebooks, or otherwise hard to enjoy will be available for everyone to read, share, learn from, and love freely and legally.

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