Shawn Douglas notes several “signs that e-books and e-readers are becoming more popular, especially in libraries and the education sector,” including our Ebook Penetration & Use reports, Aptara’s 3rd Annual eBook Survey of Publishers, and EDUCAUSE and The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report.
Sharon Moreland, Technology Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System, attended and took some impressive notes during today’s virtual summit, Ebooks: The New Normal, including these highlights from Library Journals’ VP, Group Publisher Ian Singer’s presentation of data from our hot-off-the presses 2011 Ebook Penetration & Use Reports.
At this time, the majority of trade digital books that public libraries typically acquire do not presently have these features.
A key element in libraries’ growing role in workforce development has been the expansion of broadband capacity through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
Librarians were eager to get a first glimpse of 3M’s new Cloud Library ebook lending system and the promised enhancements to OverDrive’s platform-two of the most anticipated exhibits at the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans.
Library Ideas, LLC, has launched a new ebook service for libraries that’s similar to the company’s Freegal Music product. Freading will offer 20,000 copyrighted titles from 16 publishers with a mix of frontlist and backlist titles, the company said today at the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans. The publishers that have signed on […]
Hundreds of Wisconsin school and public libraries narrowly avoided paying more for Internet service when state lawmakers reached a budget agreement last week to save WiscNet, a nonprofit cooperative that provides low-cost broadband service.