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Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

In their efforts to implement ebooks, school libraries face a set of challenges that differ from those confronting their public and academic counterparts. In addition to the struggle they share with other types of libraries to offer current bestselling fiction ebooks, school libraries are also working to secure backlist fiction, curriculum-focused nonfiction, and multiple copies of books for group use.

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For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War | E-reading and 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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The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital | American Libraries Magazine

The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital | American Libraries Magazine | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Librarianship, at least in the 20th century, was built on the cornerstone of professional control. Librarians were the deciders. Of course, we were deciders with the best of intentions. Nevertheless, librarians had considerable latitude in determining how best to serve their patrons, armed with a robust body of knowledge and professional norms. However, the digital revolution fundamentally changed librarian control.

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The Future of Publishing?

The Future of Publishing? | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
e-books are a bright spot in the dismal economics of publishing. One in six Americans now uses an e-reader, and that number is growing fast.
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A Guide to Ebook Purchasing | American Libraries Magazine

For those libraries looking to purchase e-books, you are not alone. According to the Library Journal 2011 survey of ebook penetration and use in libraries, 95% of academic, 82% of public, and 44% of school libraries are already offering ebooks, and many more are considering it. For anyone contemplating purchasing ebooks, asking why is the most important question. What are the primary goals of purchasing ebooks in your library or your consortium? Is it to expand the collection or to increase the buying power of a group of libraries? Is it to replace existing print collections, offer new services, or experiment with new business models in the hope of saving money?

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Scholastic to publish '39 Clues'-inspired e-book stories

Scholastic to publish '39 Clues'-inspired e-book stories | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

39 Clues, the best-selling adventure/mystery series aimed at kids 8 to 12, has inspired a series of e-book short stories -- just in time for the holiday school break next month.Scholastic announced today that The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire, seven short stories, will be released -- digitally only -- on seven consecutive days, starting Dec. 25.


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iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 2

iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 2 | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

This is a continuation of last week’s 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 1 post where I covered apps in the areas of News and Reference & Education. Here are the remaining 9 apps that I would recommend for the iPad that fall into the categories of e-Book Readers, Productivity Tools and Social Tools. I think each of these offers functionality that would be of interest to librarians.

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Libraries ramp up e-book lending - USA Today

Libraries ramp up e-book lending - USA Today | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

After a tentative foray into digital lending on PCs and e-readers several years ago, public libraries are opening the next chapter for smartphones and tablet computers.

The movement kicked into high gear in September when Amazon finally turned on its Kindle for 11,000 local libraries, triggering a flood of new users. App developers are also working with libraries to enable book lovers to borrow on their smartphones.

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Top 10 Self-Published Writers Make 449% More Money Through Amazon Lending Library

Top 10 Self-Published Writers Make 449% More Money Through Amazon Lending Library | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

In the statement sent out Thursday, Amazon disclosed that there are now more than 75,000 books in the Kindle Lending Library. Customers, who must possess both a Kindle device and Amazon Prime membership to borrow a book, borrowed books 295,000 times in December. Authors earned $1.70 per borrow from a $500,000 fund. The top 10 authors earned an average of $7,000 each in royalties.

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iLibrarian » E-Books and Libraries: 25 Resources

iLibrarian » E-Books and Libraries: 25 Resources | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

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The New York Public Library Launches eBook Central

The New York Public Library Launches eBook Central | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
In an effort to help New Yorkers understand their Kindles, Nooks, iPads and other e-readers, The New York Public Library has launched a new free service called eBook Central.
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European E-Book Sales Hampered by Tax Structure

European E-Book Sales Hampered by Tax Structure | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it
In Europe, e-books are taxed as high as 25 percent, much higher than printed books, leading some to believe publishers are being paid not to innovate.
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Holiday Price Wars: Hot Market for e-Readers Under $100, Tablets Under $200 | TIME.com

Holiday Price Wars: Hot Market for e-Readers Under $100, Tablets Under $200 | TIME.com | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

This holiday season is shaping up as a terrific one for shoppers keen on snatching up low-priced tablets and e-readers. Starting at $199, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is expected to be in the hands of 5 million consumers by the end of 2011, potentially outselling the iPad 2. Beyond the iPad, Kindle Fire is competing for consumers’ interests with the new $249 Nook Tablet.

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Florida Library Makes 34,000 Ebooks Available at International Airport

Florida Library Makes 34,000 Ebooks Available at International Airport | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

Twelve screens near the baggage claim now also display a QR code that the traveler can scan with a QR code reader app on their smartphone or electronic reading device, and then they can access over 34,000 public domain titles via the library’s OverDrive platform. No library card is required and the titles never expire.


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the Kindle lending experience from a patron’s perspective “a wolf in book’s clothing”

the Kindle lending experience from a patron’s perspective “a wolf in book’s clothing” | E-reading and Libraries | Scoop.it

My first experience at “borrowing a Kindle book from the library” has left me with a bad taste in my mouth. It did not feel like borrowing a book from a library. It felt like a salesperson had sold me a book with a “no-risk free home trial” and was pestering me to buy it at the end of the trial period.

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