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Should public libraries give away ebook-friendly tablets to poor ...

Should public libraries give away ebook-friendly tablets to poor ... | E-Reading | Scoop.it
Young people love suitable paper books, ideally new, that they can own. Could the same idea work for econo-tablets that public libraries gave away to low-income families—with a big, fat, e-book-related icon smack in the ...
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The Right to E-Read

The Right to E-Read | E-Reading | Scoop.it
Did you know that, unlike with printed books, libraries do not have a right to lend e-books?   And did you know that, unlike with printed books, only a small number of e-book titles are made availa...
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Why E-books Are Turning the Library and Publishing Worlds Upside Down

Why E-books Are Turning the Library and Publishing Worlds Upside Down | E-Reading | Scoop.it
Old intersections of libraries and book publishers don't work in the e-book era, and the rapid adoption of e-readers has shown that new bargains are inevitable. Whether libraries and publishers bel...
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Reading revolutions: Online digital text and implications for reading in academe | Cull | First Monday

Reading revolutions: Online digital text and implications for reading in academe | Cull | First Monday | E-Reading | Scoop.it
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E-readers vs. printed books

E-readers vs. printed books | E-Reading | Scoop.it
Tradition vs. technology - will the e-reader ever replace the printed format? ShoppingLab asks you
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Will E-Books Destroy the Democratizing Effects of Reading? | MIT Technology Review

Will E-Books Destroy the Democratizing Effects of Reading? | MIT Technology Review | E-Reading | Scoop.it
Could Abraham Lincoln have become president of the United States in a world in which poor children lack access to physical books?
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Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Institute of Education, University of London

Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Institute of Education, University of London | E-Reading | Scoop.it
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The Physical Effects of E-Reading

The Physical Effects of E-Reading | E-Reading | Scoop.it
We’re in the middle of an e-reading craze. Libraries are dashing around to add more digital titles to their catalogs. Libraries are lending out e-readers and even opening bookless branches. (See pa...
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How Do E-Books Change the Reading Experience?

How Do E-Books Change the Reading Experience? | E-Reading | Scoop.it
Mohsin Hamid and Anna Holmes discuss how technology affects our reading habits. (I count three big stories about the importance of reading in the paper this weekend. Seems like people still like it.
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Pew: More people reading e-books, but print is still most popular - GeekWire

Pew: More people reading e-books, but print is still most popular - GeekWire | E-Reading | Scoop.it
GeekWire Pew: More people reading e-books, but print is still most popular GeekWire That's the conclusion from Pew's latest Internet & American Life survey, which shows that a majority of readers — including those aged 18-to-29 — have yet to make...
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CHART OF THE DAY: A Lot More People Read E-Books On Their Computers Than You Realize

CHART OF THE DAY: A Lot More People Read E-Books On Their Computers Than You Realize | E-Reading | Scoop.it

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An update on the use of e-readers in Africa

An update on the use of e-readers in Africa | E-Reading | Scoop.it
What does it take to introduce e-books and e-readers into communities in low income countries -- and is this a good idea? Judging by the increasing number of inquiries we receive here at the World Bank on this topic, we are not alone in asking such questions. If you want help in trying to answer these and related queries based on evidence from pioneers in this area, you will most likely find yourself at some point in contact with the folks at the Worldreader NGO. Co-founded by one of the former senior executives at Amazon, Worldreader is working with its partners to "bring millions of books to underserved children and families in the developing world".  Jonathan Wareham, a professor at ESADE in Barcelona who serves on the Worldreader - Spanish Foundation Board and collaborates with the organization on various research activities into the use of e-readers and e-books, recently stopped by the World Bank to talk about what Worldreader is learning from its work in Africa.
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E-readers can make reading easier for those with dyslexia

E-readers can make reading easier for those with dyslexia | E-Reading | Scoop.it
As e-readers grow in popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional books, researchers have found that convenience may not be their only benefit. The team discovered that when e-readers are set up to display only a few words per line, some people with dyslexia can read more easily, quickly and with greater comprehension.
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E-books negatively impact the way we absorb information | Monta Vista High School, Student News

E-books negatively impact the way we absorb information | Monta Vista High School, Student News | E-Reading | Scoop.it
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens | E-Reading | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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