E-content

Vannevar Bush's concept of the memex. From darpa.mil
The January 26 New Yorker has an article about Brewster Kahle, the Internet Archive, and its Wayback Machine. Jill Lepore’s article is titled “The Cobweb” and it sits under the heading of Annals of Technology. Take a look.
Posted January 26, 2015 | Comments: 0
Library Simplified
What if our patrons could get to the ebooks of their choice in just three clicks? Click once to discover, click twice to download, and the third click to read. Does this sound like science fiction? Well, we may know soon.
Posted January 26, 2015 | Comments: 1
Douglas County Libraries Report, pricing comparison as of January 5, 2015
The Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries ebook price comparisons for January have been released (PDF file). This month’s are based on the New York Times bestseller lists.
Posted January 6, 2015 | Comments: 0
The ALA delegation (left to right): Sari Feldman, Erika Linke, Carolyn Anthony, Courtney L. Young, Keith Michael Fiels, Alan S. Inouye, and Barbara Stripling
In the first week of December, a delegation of leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) met—in separate meetings—with executives of Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group to discuss the current state and future of library ebook lending.
Posted December 9, 2014 | Comments: 1
Douglas County Libraries Report, pricing comparison as of December 1, 2014
The good folks at Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries have a special Christmas gift for those of us working on the many ebook issues libraries face.
Posted December 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Sari Feldman and Bob Wolven
On December 1, Publishers Weekly lauded ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group former cochairs Sari Feldman and Bob Wolven in the publication’s annual “Publish
Posted December 1, 2014 | Comments: 0
Buy It Now button for ebooks
Simon & Schuster (S&S) announced November 20 that it will no longer require libraries to display a “Buy It Now” (BIN) button in order to lend its ebooks.
Posted November 20, 2014 | Comments: 0
Simon & Schuster
ALA and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) welcomes Simon & Schuster’s announcement that it will allow libraries to opt into the publisher’s “Buy It Now” program.
Posted November 20, 2014 | Comments: 0
Buy It Now button for ebooks
When Simon & Schuster (S&S) announced in June that it was extending to the entire US a pilot project originally started with the New York City Public Libraries, it became the last of the Big Five publishers to license its ebooks for loan by libraries.
Posted November 5, 2014 | Comments: 0
Adobe Digital Editions, Library View
On October 23, Adobe announced that with its software update (Digital Editions 4.0.1), the collection and transmission of user data has been secured.
Posted November 5, 2014 | Comments: 0