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UK Library eBook Pilot Shows Library Loans Drive Sales

April 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · digital library, library ebooks, UK → 1 Comment

It’s 8886834883_e2e1c9651e[1]been just over a month since the Publisher’s Association launched a year long e-lending pilot in partnership with 4 libraries in the UK, and the early results are showing that ebook borrowers are also buyers. Janene Cox, the president of the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL), was speaking at the London Book Fair last week when she told The Bookseller that “people who loan books, buy books”.
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Total Boox Will Make Their Pay-as-You-Read Service Free During National Library Week

April 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · digital library, ebookstore news, library ebooks → No Comments

In honor oftotal-boox[1] National Library Week, Total Boox announced today that their “pay-as-you-read” metered ebook platform will be completely free next week to all users.

This Israeli startup offers a catalog of over 20,000 titles from a wide variety of publishers, and next week anyone with an Android or Kindle Fire tablet, iPhone, or iPad, in the United States and around the world can download and read any of the ebooks for free.
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OverDrive Abandons Support for their Blackberry App

March 26th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Blackberry, Blackberry app, library ebooks, overdrive → 6 Comments

Due to blackberry overdrive devicesdeclining sales, Blackberry has long since stopped being one of the major tablet and smartphone makers, so today’s news should come as no surprise.

The library ebook vendor OverDrive sent out an email this morning  to their library partners, announcing that they were withdrawing the OverDrive Media Console app from the Blackberry App World.
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US Libraries Spend More on Audiobooks, DVDs than eBooks

March 9th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · digital library, library ebooks, surveys & polls → 2 Comments

Library8556682467_f650f29803_m[1] Journal released the results of a survey last week, and it revealed that ebooks don’t have nearly as large of a share of libraries’ budgets as the one might assume from the press coverage.
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Updated: UK Publisher’s Association Launches Library eBook Pilot

March 5th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · digital library, library ebooks, UK → 1 Comment

The 496739855_21321c43f7_m[1]Publisher’s Association announced on Monday that they were launching a year-long e-lending pilot program which would study the effects of ebook lending in libraries.

According to the announcement, the goal of the pilot is to conduct research into the impact of ebook lending in public libraries on authors, publishers and on the library service. The Publisher’s Association says that they want to find “a suitable and sustainable model for all stakeholders”.
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Patent Awarded on System for Libraries to Sell eBooks

February 26th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · library ebooks, Patent → 1 Comment

The USPTO 5623695161_8b6feea9da_m[1]awarded a new patent last week for a system which will enable libraries to sell ebooks to patrons. For the past several years publishers have been pushing libraries to sell ebooks, and now a couple Canadians have a lock on the idea.
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Macmillan Now Sells eBooks to Schools in the US, Canada

February 26th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · library ebooks, Macmillan, overdrive → No Comments

OverDrive 6140017255_815f69e70e_m[1]announced on Wednesday that they had worked out a new deal with Macmillan to make that publishers ebooks available to public and private schools in the US and Canada. Macmillan had previously offered 640 titles to schools in a pilot program, and they are now opening their 12,000-title catalog.
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eBooks and Public Libraries vs. Cruise Ship Subsidies in Miami-Dade County, FL

December 22nd, 2013 by David Rothman · digital library, library ebooks, Taxes → No Comments

MiamiJessicaNunez1[1]Jessica Nunez and her family are just the kind of people who could benefit from well-financed physical libraries, paper books, the digital variety, loans of e-readers, and technical support along with old-fashioned inspiration from dedicated career-librarians.
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New Pew survey helps show need for full-strength digital libraries— especially if we’re to help Hispanics, African-Americans and the poor.

December 12th, 2013 by David Rothman · digital library, library ebooks → No Comments

Should Pew researchers survey pewcharthispanicsandblacks[1]Americans on the need for a national digital library endowment and two separate digital library systems—-one public and one academic? Definitely, if you extrapolate from a new Pew poll.
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Massachusetts Launches Statewide Digital Library Pilot

November 26th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · digital library, library ebooks → 2 Comments

Over the nextcropped-ebook-word-cloud1[1] 6 months the State Library System will be testing options for a statewide ebook library. If they work out then the Commonwealth of Massachusetts could soon be home to the single largest library consortium.
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