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Archive for February, 2011

Is A Boycott of HarperCollins The Right Course of Action at This Time? #hcod #ebookrights

02.28.2011 · Posted in eBooks

In case you haven't seen it, there is a new site organizing a boycott of HarperCollins. Conversations about this have popped up on Twitter, Facebook and in the comments of my original post about the HarperCollines Fiasco, so  I thought I'd provide a venue for discussion just about this issue. I'm inclined to agree with Toby Greenwalt on ...

The eBook User’s Bill of Rights #hcod #ebookrights

02.28.2011 · Posted in eBooks

Read this. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should be granted to all eBook users. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights Every eBook user should have the following rights: the right to use eBooks under guidelines that favor access over proprietary limitations the right to access eBooks ...

Publishing Industry Forces OverDrive and Other Library eBook Vendors to Take a Giant Step Back

02.25.2011 · Posted in eBooks

Yesterday I received an email from OverDrive with an attachment titled "OverDrive Partner Library Update from Steve Potash", I glanced at it and filed it away in my to-read pile for a later date (which honestly means I may never have gotten to it). This morning Heather Braum brought it to my attention via this post by Joe ...

TechSoup Global Contributors Summit Notes

02.20.2011 · Posted in Conferences, Echo Chamber, Innovation

Last week I had the honor of attending the TechSoup Global Contributors Summit. When I received the invitation from Sarah at TechSoup for Libraries I knew I had to go for several reason including escaping the echo chamber and it was at the Microsoft campus in Silicon Valley. :-) Some background about TechSoup: TechSoup is a nonprofit with ...