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American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened

American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The long read: In a world seduced by screens, the future of paper might seem uncertain. But many in the industry remain optimistic – after all, you can’t blow your nose on an email
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Amazon's Kindle turns 10: have ebooks clicked with you yet?

Amazon's Kindle turns 10: have ebooks clicked with you yet? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A decade after Jeff Bezos launched a revolution in reading – and a $1bn money-spinner – much has changed in the book trade. But how has it affected readers?
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The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.
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How real books have trumped ebooks

How real books have trumped ebooks | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The digital revolution was expected to kill traditional publishing. But print books are ever more beautifully designed and lovingly cherished
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Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print

Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Nielsen survey finds UK ebook sales declined by 4% in 2016, the second consecutive year digital has shrunk
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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before. Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. But casual digital reading on the internet has instilled bad habits in many students, making it difficult for them to engage deeply with digital text in the same way they do when reading materials printed on paper.Teachers are finding that when they explicitly teach deep reading strategies geared to digital media, students can access and comprehend complex texts.

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The mysterious ancient origins of the book

The mysterious ancient origins of the book | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The debate about ebooks v paper books is nothing new. Keith Houston explains how a very similar debate raged as the first books came to be in ancient Rome.
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When you buy digital content on Amazon or iTunes, you don't exactly own it

When you buy digital content on Amazon or iTunes, you don't exactly own it | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
When you "buy" an e-book or digital music, do you actually own it? Not like you may think.
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Will the Monograph Experience a Transition to E-Only? Latest Findings.

Will the Monograph Experience a Transition to E-Only? Latest Findings. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Although journals, other serials, and reference have made a large scale transition away from print, we must not assume that the same path will inevitably be pursued for other components of our collections. A combination of business models, reading practices, and other user needs will play the biggest role in determining the prospects for the printed monograph.
Heather Perkinson's insight:
Via Library Link of the Day: http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/

A great explanation of monographs and how to use them for research can be found on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's University Library website:
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The Weird Rules Governing What We Download

DRM doesn’t protect content creators, and consumers hate it.
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Penguin Random House Announces New Ebook Terms of Sale for Libraries

Penguin Random House Announces New Ebook Terms of Sale for Libraries | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Penguin Random House today announced a new unified, companywide terms of sale (TOS) policy for ebook licenses sold to public, school, and other libraries working with approved ebook vendors in the United States and Canada. Effective January 1, 2016, all Penguin and Random House adult and children’s frontlist and backlist ebook titles will be available under the one-ebook, one-user, no loan cap perpetual licensing model that has long been employed by Random House.
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What Ever Happened to Google Books? - The New Yorker

What Ever Happened to Google Books? - The New Yorker | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"It was the most ambitious library project of our time—a plan to scan all of the world’s books and make them available to the public online. “We think that we can do it all inside of ten years,” Marissa Mayer, who was then a vice-president at Google, said to this magazine in 2007, when Google Books was in its beta stage. “It’s mind-boggling to me, how close it is. Today, the project sits in a kind of limbo."

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How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.
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Silicon Valley Won’t Save Books

Silicon Valley Won’t Save Books | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Amazon Kindle didn’t change books ten years ago, and it won't change them in the next ten years, either.
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The Internet Archive “Liberates” Books Published Between 1923 and 1941, and Will Put 10,000 Digitized Books Online

The Internet Archive “Liberates” Books Published Between 1923 and 1941, and Will Put 10,000 Digitized Books Online | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
"The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published [from] 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold," writes the site's founder Brewster Kahle.
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In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What does the push for digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?
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Andres Gomez's curator insight, September 21, 2017 12:15 PM
It could be a controvertial topic nowadays because is imposible to avoid the advance of technology and how it goes transform the world; although, it is important to mention the benefits of the paper and how has been the traditional way to study. Ina few words, I consider that it should be a mixture with those elements in terms of education.
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'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print

'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK
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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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Print or Digital, It's Reading That Matters

Print or Digital, It's Reading That Matters | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Print books are hanging on, but in a digital age where more books are being published than ever before, why is book reading in decline?
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Primary Sources: Three New (Free) Interactive Ebooks Available For iPad from the Library of Congress

"From LC: Pore over the first periodic table of chemical elements. Highlight interesting entries in Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten record of temperatures of Monticello. Hear the stories of people struggling to survive the Great Depression."

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The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online

The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Back in January, 2012, we mentioned that the Guggenheim (the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum in NYC) had put 65 art catalogues on the web, all free of charge.

We're happy to report that, between then and now, the number of free texts has grown to 109.
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Libraries Lend Record Numbers of Ebooks and Audiobooks in 2015 | Digital Book World

Libraries Lend Record Numbers of Ebooks and Audiobooks in 2015 | Digital Book World | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
2015 was a big year for libraries' digital efforts, with a record number of readers borrowing ebooks and digital audiobooks.
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Books vs. e-books: The science behind the best way to read

Books vs. e-books: The science behind the best way to read | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Is a Kindle or Nook on your holiday gift list? First, check out what research says about the pros and cons of reading on screens
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How an industry of ‘Amazon entrepreneurs’ pulled off the Internet’s craftiest catfishing scheme - The Washington Post

How an industry of ‘Amazon entrepreneurs’ pulled off the Internet’s craftiest catfishing scheme - The Washington Post | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The great Amazon catfish goes well beyond buying fake reviews — though that's part of it, frequently.
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