E-content

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You think publishing and libraries have it bad? Talk to the newspapers.
Posted July 30, 2014 | Comments: 0
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ALA President Courtney Young released a statement today regarding Macmillian’s announcement that it would be expanding its public library e-lending program to include front-list books.
Posted July 29, 2014 | Comments: 0
Divining the library ebook market with a crystal ball
What do new enterprises such as Scribd, Oyster, and Kindle Unlimited tell us?
Posted July 22, 2014 | Comments: 0
Screenshot of Kindle Unlimited promotion
The disruption continues, and it’s hard not to see the announcement o
Posted July 18, 2014 | Comments: 1
Dragon traverses a laptop.
Technology is eating the world. Like a hungry dragon seeking out new villages to pillage, the tech world continues to find new markets to disrupt. And, like some mythical beast of apocalyptic proportions, technology is just as unstoppable. Good? Evil? Technology is code and that is all that matters.
Posted July 11, 2014 | Comments: 0
Baloney sandwich
Maybe it’s because I’ve been rereading classic Daniel Pinkwater novels (namely, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death and The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror) but Amazon’s latest stunner of a response to stalled negotiations with Hachette reads like a young-adult comedy.
Posted July 10, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file.
Posted July 7, 2014 | Comments: 0
The first automobile advertisement, which appeared in Scientific American February/March 1898. Image from Wikipedia
I’ve been thinking about a book called Why Nations Fail, by Daron Acemoğlu and James Robinson. To (over)summarize, the coauthors say that nations fail because they resist, and try to stifle, the disruption that follows technological breakthroughs.
Posted July 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Today’s announcement (PDF file) that Simon & Schuster is making it possible for all public libraries to acquire its ebook content is welcome news.
Posted June 26, 2014 | Comments: 0
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There is good news (PDF file) on the ebook front, as Simon & Schuster converts its pilot on library ebook lending to a national program.
Posted June 26, 2014 | Comments: 1