How many books are on your “to read” list right now? 10? 20? More? The real truth about ebook purchasing—really about any content acquisition these days—is that we are so overwhelmed by choices that our to-be-experienced list is already quite overwhelmed. That doesn’t even take into account the revisiting of older content!
Today, Simon and Schuster is trying to drum up a bit of social media attention for the release of the first Judy Blume ebook, her 1975 classic Forever. The tweets are rolling in at #JudyBlumeForever but many of them reveal a darker side of this ebook release. For example, this tweet from YA author Jenny Han:
One charge of the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group is to help the library community better understand and adapt to the growth of digital content. To assist with this, the internal communication subgroup (subgroup five for those who follow numbers better) will be publishing a series of DCWG Tip Sheets.
On the first day of the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, ALA President Molly Raphael is welcoming a June 20 announcement by Penguin that the publisher is instituting a pilot program with New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library to sell its front-list titles to t
As a school librarian, I am currently being inundated by vendor emails from not only the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, but also the near-concurrent ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference being held just down the coast in San Diego.
As we go hunting for the right ebook readers for our patrons, accessibility is one of the factors to consider. People with vision, dexterity, or cognitive disabilities need certain specific features, and ebook readers are all over the map in what they offer and how they offer it. But it’s not as complicated as it might seem, and there’s some help available.