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Libraries target growing e-book audience

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Most U.S. libraries lend e-books, but most people don't know about it: Only 22 percent realize the fast-growing digital format is available, according to a new survey. And even fewer people — 12 percent of e-book readers — have borrowed an e-book from the library in the past year, according to a poll released today by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

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E-Readers Help Readers Read More Books

E-Readers Help Readers Read More Books | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

If you’ve always wanted to know in what format readers prefer to read their books—print or digital—we have the answer: people prefer ebooks to printed when they want speedy accessibility and portability; however, adults prefer the printed book when reading to children or discussing publications with other people.

 

Ebooks are finding their place in readers’ lives as e-readers become more dominant in society. People are reading ebooks more often for many reasons: for pleasure, for research, for news, and for work or school.

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Online books taking hold in schools - TheHerald

Online books taking hold in schools - TheHerald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Online books taking hold in schools - No longer are school libraries simply places for students to check out books, said Diana Freeman, executive director of instructional technology and library media services for Johnston.

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School Libraries adding more e-books

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School libraries ebooks The number of school libraries building electronic stacks is increasing in the past few years. A 2011 survey by the School Library Journal found that 31 percent had e-books in their collections.
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Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-books - STLtoday.com

Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-books - STLtoday.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-booksSTLtoday.comLindbergh is not the only district to turn the page into this new chapter — the popularity of e-books in school libraries has exploded in the last few years, especially among...
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GRAVES: eBooks may bring big changes to beloved libraries - Daily Republic

GRAVES: eBooks may bring big changes to beloved librariesDaily RepublicAt just the point I become more involved in school libraries than at any point in my life, the digital revolutionaries declared that “The Book is Dead.” OK, not quite dead but...
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eReaders in our School Library: Just a Fantasy? | Going Beyond ...

eReaders in our School Library: Just a Fantasy? | Going Beyond ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We were all thrilled to receive them, excited but completely in the dark about how our school libraries can offer them as a service to our students and staff despite having considered many factors as described previously in ...
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E-book Nation [Infographic] Books vs e-book | each has a place

E-book Nation [Infographic] Books vs e-book | each has a place | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This infographic from Online Universities shows how ebooks have penetrated U.S. reading habits and book culture in relatively short time periods. With the advent of iBooks Author and other stellar applications for creating beautiful interactive books, who knows where we'll go from here?

 

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The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries

The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Gift giving of tablets and ebook readers trigger a rise in ereading - Pew Internet research findings. 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.
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Lending E-Readers in the School Library (Part II: Planning) |

Lending E-Readers in the School Library (Part II: Planning) | | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It's also an option to circulate the e-readers within the school. I've spoken with a fellow school librarian who had to go this route due to internet filtering rules in their district. It wouldn't hurt to look into this with your school ...
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School Libraries Grapple with Surge in Ereaders — The Digital Shift

School Libraries Grapple with Surge in Ereaders — The Digital Shift | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

While ownership of digital reading devices nearly doubled among adults after the holidays, a similar phenomenon has occurred among teens, according to school librarians, who see the trend as a unique opportunity.

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Apps take e-books beyond mere reading

Apps take e-books beyond mere reading | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"For good and for bad, apps and enhanced e-books -- loaded with audio, video and games -- are changing the definition of what a book is."


Via John Evans
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The True Adventures of a High School Librarian: E Books Through ...

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian: E Books Through ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
My school district understands that the funds allocated by the state for school libraries was and always has been meant to serve as a supplement to the funds allocated to school libraries by their local school boards.
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Penguin's Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School Libraries - School Library Journal

Penguin's Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School Libraries - School Library Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Penguin's Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School LibrariesSchool Library JournalPenguin Group's temporary suspension of Kindle access to its titles for libraries last week reaffirmed Wendy Stephen's decision to go the public domain route.
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