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. However, money remains the biggest impediment for libraries looking to add ebooks or expand collections, according to Library Journal’s fifth annual Ebook Usage in U.S. Public Libraries report, sponsored by Freading. The growth in demand for ebooks has cooled during the past four years, although as the report notes, this “is only because [ebooks] have become less of a novelty and more mainstream.”
From the Seattle Public Library: Patrons of The Seattle Public Library can now see which e-books are currently available for immediate check out. E-books Now! is a new way to find and download e-books from the Library’s catalog. Patrons can search or browse the Library’s digital collection of items that are currently available, with no […]
Here’s a formal statement from Adobe announcing an update to Digital Editions. Now, today’s statement from Adobe. The Digital Editions 4 software update (Digital Editions 4.0.1), which addresses the collection and transmission of certain usage data in clear text,* is now available. With this latest version of Digital Editions 4, the data is sent to […]
eBooks: Odilo Signs Three Year eBook Management/Lending Deal With The Library Network in SE Michigan
Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo several times on infoDOCKET in the past. Most notably in January 2014 when the European-based company was awarded a contract to power Colorado’s statewide ebook service, EVOKE. About five weeks ago we pointed out that Odilo had just received $2.8 million in VC funding. From Today’s Announcement: The Library Network (TLN), […]
Privacy around what students read, along with other personal data, may be at risk due to software giant Adobe’s transmission of the data without encryption. Student rights are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the confidentiality of student records.
OverDrive is currently processing 350 million API server calls per month, and has supported 1.3 million checkouts via APIs to date in 2014, according to internal data given to LJ. API use has also risen steadily each quarter, with almost 233,000 checkouts during the first three months of the year, more than 529,000 in Q2, an estimated 692,000 in Q3, and a projection of at least 1 million during the final three months of the year.