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E-book-On-Demand (EOD) & Print-On-Demand (POD) Service Guidelines | Maine Shared Collections Strategy

E-book-On-Demand (EOD) & Print-On-Demand (POD) Service Guidelines | Maine Shared Collections Strategy | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Maine Shared Collections Strategy brings together 9 partners in an effort to create a strategy for the shared management of print collections in the state of Maine.
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 e-book materials from Google Books and Hathi Trust which are out of copyright are being made available to Mainers. The Maine Shared Collections Strategy is a grant supported initiative between 9 Maine library groups who wish to provide digital access to e-books and print on demand to some Haithi Trust titles.  So far 1.3 million digital books have been added to MaineCat.  Print on Demand (POD) will be evaluated, and during the test phase there will be no fees or charges for POD. 

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Libraries And E-Lending: The 'Wild West' Of Digital Licensing?

Libraries And E-Lending: The 'Wild West' Of Digital Licensing? | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
About three-quarters of libraries offer e-books, but the licensing situation can be complicated.
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Ebook Best-Seller Prices Tick up After All-Time Lows - Digital Book World

Ebook Best-Seller Prices Tick up After All-Time Lows - Digital Book World | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Digital Book World
Ebook Best-Seller Prices Tick up After All-Time Lows
Digital Book World
W is for wasted The average price of a best-selling ebook hit a new low last week but ticked up this week for the first time in a month.
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Apple guilty of e-books price fixing

Apple guilty of e-books price fixing | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Apple conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronic books, a US judge rules, but the company says it will appeal against the decision.
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Beginning Red Hat Linux 9 - Free Download eBook - pdf - IT eBooks

Beginning Red Hat Linux 9 - Free Download eBook - pdf - IT eBooks | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Red Hat Linux 9 is a powerful, flexible open source operating system. Its popularity is growing, both in home use and in corporate environments of all sizes. Its user interface makes it every bit as accessible as other operating systems, and its ...
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How to get free Kindle books on Android: free eBooks for your Android - PC Advisor

How to get free Kindle books on Android: free eBooks for your Android - PC Advisor | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
How to get free Kindle books on Android: free eBooks for your Android
PC Advisor
Now you're in the Kindle store, all you need to do is select Books > Kindle eBooks and then sort them from Price: Low to High.
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Children's progress hindered by e-books and Kindles, charity warns - Telegraph.co.uk

Children's progress hindered by e-books and Kindles, charity warns - Telegraph.co.uk | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Children's progress hindered by e-books and Kindles, charity warns Telegraph.co.uk The study found those who read only electronic books daily are significantly less likely to be strong readers than those who read daily in print, and...
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New Report Provides In-Depth Review of eBook Borrowing at Five U.S. Public Libraries | LJ INFOdocket

New Report Provides In-Depth Review of eBook Borrowing at Five U.S. Public Libraries | LJ INFOdocket | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
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Tor Marks One Year of DRM-free Ebooks - TidBITS

Tor Marks One Year of DRM-free Ebooks
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About a year ago, Tor Books, highly-regarded publisher of science fiction and fantasy, announced that they were dropping digital-rights-management protection on all of their ebooks.
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OverDrive, Axis360, and 3M Cloud Library to Carry Hachette eBooks ...

OverDrive, Axis360, and 3M Cloud Library to Carry Hachette eBooks ... | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
When Hachette announced yesterday that they would soon be selling their ebook front list to libraries there was one key detail that they left out. The press release mentioned the extortionate prices that Hachette planned to ...
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Bookboon - OATs: Open Access Textbooks - Library Guides! at Iowa State University

Bookboon - OATs: Open Access Textbooks - Library Guides! at Iowa State University | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
The OATs Libguide provides access to descriptions and links to known initiatives and organizations that support the development and promotion of Open Access textbooks, and to OA and low-cost e-books and textbook catalogs and databases.
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Many many many links to open access texts here under this guide.  A tad clunky navigation, but worth the effort!

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Awards from opensource.com to our community 2013 | opensource.com

Awards from opensource.com to our community 2013 | opensource.com | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Opensource.com gives out awards to their community in 2013: People's Choice Awards, Moderator's Choice Award, Conversation Starter, and Social Sharers.
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This isn't really ebook related, but open source related.  Thanks to Kevin Latendresse for sending this to me.

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The Future Of Textbooks Is Free ... And It's Now Available - Edudemic

The Future Of Textbooks Is Free ... And It's Now Available - Edudemic | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
All of the options to use digital textbooks have cost money. And teachers as well as students simply don't have much. Until now. Boundless just launched the public beta version of its brand new site.
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Common Sense Educators

Common Sense Educators | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media is dedicated to helping educators by providing news, tips, advice, curriculum, and professional development resources for educators integr...
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appy hours, great tips for educational tips and technology

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New E-Book Lending Service Aims To Be Netflix For Books

New E-Book Lending Service Aims To Be Netflix For Books | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Document sharing site Scribd is launching an e-book lending service with publisher HarperCollins.
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$8.99 per month is not bad.....if you're an avid reader.

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"Book Publishers and Libraries: Historic Partners Facing a Disruptive T" by Tom Allen

The explosion of digital materials and e-readers has disrupted the historic partnership between book publishers and libraries.
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Overdrive Unveils Big Library Read Pilot Project - Good E-Reader (blog)

Overdrive Unveils Big Library Read Pilot Project - Good E-Reader (blog) | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Overdrive Unveils Big Library Read Pilot Project
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Overdrive has gained the support of over 3,000 libraries for a new pilot project to take eBook accessibility to an entirely new level.
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Go to download.maineinfonet.org  to check this title out!

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US Now Paints Apple as 'Ringmaster' in Its Lawsuit on E-Book Price-Fixing - New York Times

US Now Paints Apple as 'Ringmaster' in Its Lawsuit on E-Book Price-Fixing - New York Times | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Apple Insider US Now Paints Apple as 'Ringmaster' in Its Lawsuit on E-Book Price-Fixing New York Times In its suit, the government said that Apple and the publishers conspired to fix e-book prices as part of a scheme to force Amazon to raise its...
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You can now upload ebooks to Google Play Books - Ghacks Technology News

You can now upload ebooks to Google Play Books - Ghacks Technology News | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Ghacks Technology News You can now upload ebooks to Google Play Books Ghacks Technology News The initial version of the new Google Play Books feature limits you to 1000 ebooks that you can upload to it, either directly from Google Drive or from...
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Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it

"Creating an eBook online is no rocket science and anyone with the rudimentary knowledge of how to use internet can get his/her eBook up and viral in a couple of minutes provided the content part of it is already written in a word document. I find the typing and editing part the most  difficult stage in this process;  however, if you just want to set up a short ebook for your students then that would not take you much time.


Just a couple of weeks ago I shared here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of great apps  to use to create eBooks on iPad and I received several emails following that post and some of you asked for tutorials on this topic. Here is one of my favorite tutorials on how to create an eBook on iPad that I always recommend to my fellow teachers. Check it out below and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy"


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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, April 3, 2013 3:39 AM

A great way for young authors to share their work

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I see the tell tale signs of my beloved Comic Life!

Stefanie Stewart Crosser's curator insight, September 20, 2014 5:08 PM

There are various ways to use technology in the classroom, but how long does it take to prepare lessons through technology? They say "Don't take your work home" because it can seriously affect one's family and home-life, but is there enough time in the day to prepare effective lessons without taking your job home? Teachers are not paid enough to create their own lesson plans using technology - let along to teach, with all of the constant changing standards!

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How to Load eBooks on the Kobo Aura HD - Good E-Reader (blog)

How to Load eBooks on the Kobo Aura HD - Good E-Reader (blog) | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
How to Load eBooks on the Kobo Aura HD
Good E-Reader (blog)
Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Tutorial! Today, we are going to show you three different programs that facilitate the transfer of eBooks on your Kobo Aura HD.
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Hachette makes e-books available to libraries - Christian Science Monitor

Hachette makes e-books available to libraries - Christian Science Monitor | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Hachette makes e-books available to libraries Christian Science Monitor Hachette Book Group (HGB) will join its five counterparts (collectively known as the "big six" in the American publishing world) in offering its full...
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About Download the Universe - Download The Universe

About Download the Universe - Download The Universe | e-Books & Libraries News | Scoop.it
The science ebook review
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Thanks to Kevin Latendresse for this scoop...

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SageMilk Signs Licensing Agreement with Free Digital Textbook Provider CK-12 Foundation

AUSTIN, Texas and PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SageMilk and CK-12 Foundation today announced the...
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