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Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business?

Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business? | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
Or get out at least until there is a better system? I know what you are going to say, I can hear it already - "We can't! Our patrons demand ebooks!
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For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
Several publishers have barred libraries from buying their e-books, saying that allowing unlimited e-reading isn’t a sustainable business model. But one publisher is trying a different approach.

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Kindles Attract Reluctant Readers at CT Elementary School — The Digital Shift

Kindles Attract Reluctant Readers at CT Elementary School — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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Penguin’s Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School Libraries — The Digital Shift

Penguin’s Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School Libraries — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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Florida Library Makes 34,000 Ebooks Available at International Airport — The Digital Shift

Florida Library Makes 34,000 Ebooks Available at International Airport — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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OverDrive Reports 35 Million Digital Titles Checked Out in 2011, Page Views Up 130 Percent — The Digital Shift

OverDrive Reports 35 Million Digital Titles Checked Out in 2011, Page Views Up 130 Percent — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

Information on ebooks in libraries

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The PLA Blog | Official Blog of the Public Library Association

The PLA Blog | Official Blog of the Public Library Association | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

Quote: "Digital media is fundamentally different from a piece of media bound by a physical or mechanical container. The reason that digital rights management, the Harper-Collins 26 checkouts solution, or the Stop Online Piracy Act exist is because we insist on trying to find ways to make digital media fit within the same constraints we’ve become accustomed to for mechanical-era media."


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Assured About Security, More Publishers Agree to Sell Ebook Files to Douglas County Libraries — The Digital Shift

Assured About Security, More Publishers Agree to Sell Ebook Files to Douglas County Libraries — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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ALA calls for Penguin Group to restore e-book access to library patrons | American Libraries Magazine

ALA calls for Penguin Group to restore e-book access to library patrons | American Libraries Magazine | News on 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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Penguin Pulls New E-Books From Libraries

Penguin Pulls New E-Books From Libraries | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
Citing unspecified “concerns about the security of our digital editions,” Penguin Group USA is pulling new e-books from libraries; in addition, it is not lending any e-books to libraries through Kindle.
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