Ninety-five percent of public libraries currently offer ebooks to patrons, up from 72 percent in 2010, and 89 percent in both 2012 and 2013. … [Continue Reading]
Privacy around what students read, along with other personal data, may be at risk due to software giant Adobe’s transmission of … [Continue Reading]
Connecticut’s Westport Library this month has drawn attention from media outlets around the globe, thanks to the acquisition of a pair of … [Continue Reading]
Students at the French American International School (FAIS) in San Francisco, where I used to teach, recently had the opportunity to … [Continue Reading]
A stream of #TDS14 tweets from revved-up librarians accompanied the closing keynote speech by Anil Dash, a blogger, entrepreneur, and … [Continue Reading]
If you are involved in technology at all, you no doubt have heard about GamerGate. Normally at this point I would say that if you hadn’t heard about it, go read about it and come back. But that would be foolish. You would likely never come back. Perhaps it would be from disgust at how women […]
By Matt Enis on January 19, 2015
Officials at Amazon believe subscription-based ebook consumption is an inevitability, and will continue to invest in and build the company’s Kindle Unlimited service as part of an effort to stay ahead of the emerging trend, Russ Grandinetti, senior VP, Kindle, at Amazon explained during a candid general session interview on January 14 at the Digital Book World Conference and Expo 2015. In a separate panel, publishers expressed enthusiasm for Oyster and Scribd as discovery platforms.
By Matt Enis on January 14, 2015
Public and school libraries that are part of OverDrive’s global network circulated 137 million ebooks, digital audiobooks, and other digital media in 2014—a 33 percent increase compared with 2013, according to statistics released by the company. Ebook circulation rose 32 percent, to 105 million, while digital audiobook circulation grew 38 percent, to 32 million. The OverDrive network also recorded 401 million visits to public library and school library websites powered by OverDrive, a 77 percent increase.
Odilo, a New Provider of Ebooks to Libraries in U.S. Launches With 60,000 Titles From Major Publishers
By Gary Price on January 12, 2015
Editors Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo multiple times on infoDOCKET in the past year (links at the bottom of this post). Today’s announcement formally launches their services to all libraries in the United States. However, Odilo has already been active in the U.S. working with Colorado’s statewide ebook project for a year and in October announcing […]
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By April Witteveen on November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment
A Tennessee parent and the ACLU claim that a school district’s tech policy, which students must sign to participate in activities on campus computers, violates free speech and compromises student privacy.
Educators encourage their students to head online for digital resources that enhance their classroom learning. Now it’s time for them to do the same.