E-content

Douglas County Libraries logo
Here is the DCL Ebook Report for April 2014 from Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries. Click here. There seem to be two points of interest in this report.
Posted April 10, 2014 | Comments: 0
Total BooX
A vendor somewhere had to try this approach: metered reading. And now someone has. Yoav Lorch is the engaging and insightful CEO of an Israeli company called Total Boox. I met with him at PLA in March, and got a guided tour of his product. 
Posted April 4, 2014 | Comments: 0
Logo for the now-closed Sony Reader Store
Back in 2009 I received a Sony ebook reader for Christmas. The PRS-600 (such poetry in the name!) worked, kind of. But it has sat at my bedside untouched for years, replaced by the iPad and a Nexus 7, both of which are considerably easier to use and read.
Posted April 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Ann Arbor (Mich.) District Library logo
I was pleased to see this March 26 article in CNN Money about the Ann Arbor (Mich.) District Library’s partnership with indie record label Ghostly International.
Posted March 31, 2014 | Comments: 0
DCWG opening slide for the panel "Dissemination of Digital Book Libraries in the USA: Views of the Stakeholders"
Earlier this week, I had the privilege of talking about US library ebook lending at the Salon du Livre—the Paris Book Fair.
Posted March 28, 2014 | Comments: 0
Digital Content Working Group logo
Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library Director Sari Feldman and Multnomah County (Oreg.) Library Director Vailey Oehlke represented ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) at last week’s Public Library Association Conference in Indianapolis.
Posted March 19, 2014 | Comments: 0
Cover of Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly
Dear Librarians, Here is the DCL Ebook Report for March 2014 from Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries. Click here. This month I pose the following challenges:
Posted March 6, 2014 | Comments: 1
DCWG Connecticut State Library Ebook Symposium, February 28, 2014, introductory slide
Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a statewide eBook
Posted March 6, 2014 | Comments: 0
Unite for Literacy slogan
How would you like 100 free ebooks for children, ready for immediate MARC upload to your catalog?
Posted March 4, 2014 | Comments: 0
Medieval-style chained library at the Royal Grammar School in Guildford, UK. Photo courtesy of Royal Grammar School
Academic libraries have a big hairy problem: Over the past decade or so, their budgets have shifted from buying materials to leasing them. Journals are the main budget killers, with some subscriptions—so vital to the scholarly life—costing $30,000 annually per title.
Posted February 25, 2014 | Comments: 0