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Attached is the first price comparison for ebooks (PDF file) of the new year. A few things stand out:
Posted January 8, 2014 | Comments: 0
A quick walk and talk through the madness that is CES Unveiled, the official media event of the International CES, where the press can find “the latest products in one room and get a preshow look at what will
Posted January 7, 2014 | Comments: 0
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I have been attending and reporting on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) now for five years running, and one of the benefits of having done it for a few years is that you get a feel for the ebbs and flows of the trends in consumer electronics.
Posted January 7, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Beth Bacon, vice president of content management at Seattle publishing platform Booktrope, posted a piece December 30, 2013, on the idea of libraries as ebookstores.
Posted January 6, 2014 | Comments: 0
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New Year’s week was a good time for me to catch up on work (or at least attempt to become less behind!). Accordingly, there are a few recent developments and upcoming events involving the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG) that I’d like to highlight here.
Posted January 6, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Kate DiCamillo will be inaugurated the 2014–2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in a ceremony at the Library of Congress on January 10.
Posted January 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
Chicago Public Library's new website
The new Chicago Public Library (CPL) website will feel more like Amazon.com than the current website, allowing patrons to create book lists, write reviews, and share content with friends.
Posted December 20, 2013 | Comments: 0
This graphic highlights results from the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, released December 2013.
Posted December 17, 2013 | Comments: 0
2013 I Love My Librarian Award
Ten exemplary librarians are the 2013 winners of the prestigious Carnegie Corporation/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, announced earlier today.
Posted December 17, 2013 | Comments: 0
"Keep Calm and Bah Humbug" Image courtesy of keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
Cory Doctorow shared the sad tale on December 15 of one family’s holiday hopes being dashed by bah-humbug capitalism and the slippery nature of contractual licenses.
Posted December 16, 2013 | Comments: 0