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Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Libraries and E-books - 9 views

    "The age of austerity has not been kind to libraries, and in many places they are the last ''storefront'' that still tries to put books into the hands of readers. Treating them like a captive market to be exploited is a huge - and potentially fatal - mistake on the part of publishers. If publishers wanted to get something truly valuable out of libraries, they could do no better than to help create a free, open alternative to Overdrive that gives them the data they need to compete with the e-book retailers and frees the libraries from their expensive circulation-management burdens."
Javier Mejia Torrenegra

Bibliotecas digitales: reflexiones desde la práctica Qué le pedimos a los edi... - 4 views

    Sin ningún género de dudas se puede afirmar que las bibliotecas están siendo uno de los motores fundamentales de impulso del libro electrónico en aquellos países que antes han iniciado la carrera digital del libro electrónico, y han sido muchas las bibliotecas que han respondido positiva y rápidamente a este cambio de expectativas. Uno de los factores clave es la evidencia de un crecimiento exponencial en los hábitos y actitudes de lectura en dispositivos electrónicos móviles, convirtiéndose de este modo las pantallas en interfaces privilegiadas de lectura y aprendizaje [Shen 2011]; junto a nuevos entornos de aprendizaje apoyados en la tecnología, a través de sistemas de e-learning en los que las nuevas tecnologías convierten a la biblioteca en uno de los ejes de consulta de los usuarios, en los que cobra cada vez más importancia la disponibilidad, flexibilidad y movilidad de la información a través de conexiones, redes e intercambios como elementos esenciales del sistema de aprendizaje.
Fran Bullington

How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libr... - 21 views

    Excellent post with suggested scripts to use in responding to patrons when they ask why the library does not have a certain ebook title. Also gives a sample script to provide to patrons to use in contacting the big publishers (and contact information).
Fran Hughes

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War - - 31 views

    "Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War"
    Article describes how major publishing companies have placed a ban on selling their ebooks to libraries.
Anthony Beal

Download the free Mobipocket eBook Reader software to read on your PDA and Smartphone. - 8 views

    Software to convert to and read e-books
Anthony Beal

MobileReader Devices How-To - Gutenberg - 17 views

    Guide from the Project Gutenberg on loading their texts onto Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Android, iPad etc
Donna Baumbach

Libraries Without Books? - 0 views

    There is a place for eBooks in the classroom. Can they replace textbooks. Heck yeah! Why not! The eBook of the future could be a multimedia platform with video and audio and interactive teaching tools. But should eBooks replace entire libraries like the one in Massachusetts? I just don't think so, at least not right now.
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