In case you couldn't figure it out for yourself, this is a photo of me wearing my beloved "read" necklace. I frequently wear it at the library in order to send a subliminal message to the kids that READING IS COOL, SEE?
“One-in-five adults do not use the internet. The difference between that group and the majority of Americans who do go online remains strongly correlated with age, education, and household income, which are the strongest positive predictors of internet use."
Under Random House’s new pricing policy, an ebook that would have cost the LION consortium $35 to purchase through OverDrive on February 29 cost them $105 on March 1, according to Richard Conroy, the president of LION.
Money is a topic on everyone’s mind, but I don’t have much details on it yet. 3M wouldn’t discuss cost in public, but I did overhear a rather interesting conversation. One librarian reported that 3M was asking for $30 thousand a year for the Cloud Library.
The Subway Gallery will showcase more than 10,000 items from Clash lead guitarist Mick Jones’s personal collection of books, videos and other memorabilia, according to the Hampstead and Highgate Express.
Ingram is a huge aggregator of books, ebooks, and other content for the retail market, and today I learned that they’re entering the public library market as well. The MyiLibrary service is best thought of as a direct competitor to OverDrive (that’s how it was described to me). I don’t have full details on it, but I did pick up a fact or 2.
Today’s Kindle Fire tip is how to correct a glitch that causes a currently-purchased Kindle book to NOT download to the Kindle Fire, whether the attempted download is done via the Kindle Fire itself or from the Amazon ManageYourKindle page.
Book publishers argue that Amazon is a vicious monopoly that has too much power over them and their content. But they need to realize they gave Amazon much of that power themselves when they agreed to shackle all of their books in DRM chains.
Over the last week in my new first-year undergraduate course, Media Fluency for the Digital Age, my students have been wrestling with a very counterintuitive digital media assignment, and I think it’s worth exploring why these members of the “born digital” generation found this assignment so difficult
People who read e-books read more books than those don't. According to Pew, as the number of Americans that own tablet computers and e-book reading devices has increased, so has the percentage of adults who report that they have read an e-book in the past year.
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