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Archive for November, 2011

Penguin Pulls eBooks From Public Libraries Dropping it Down to 1 of the Big 6 Publishers Playing Nice With Libraries

11.22.2011 · Posted in eBooks

Yesterday the big news online was Penguin Groups decision to withhold new titles from OverDrive, meaning new Penguin titles are no longer available for library patrons to check out. Additionally Penguin has requested that OverDrive no longer allow library patrons to check out existing Penguin titles on Kindle devices and apps. Penguin's Official Statement emphasis added by me Penguin has ...

What IS a Library?

11.19.2011 · Posted in Libraries

This week, after tweeting a link to ALA's President Molly Raphael's statement regarding the destruction of the Occupy Wall Street Library in New York City, I became engaged in a conversation on Twitter about what constitutes a library. To me this seems obvious, but I had a hard time coming up with a hard fast definition. I ...

Top Ten Links 2.44: eBooks, Digital Literacy, Transliteracy, Libraries & Quitting Google

11.06.2011 · Posted in Links, Read This

My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 10.30.2011 through 11.05.2011. In no particular order: 1. Free eBooks, Piracy & Secondhanding Musing on ebook piracy and free downloads yesterday at Alan Baxter’s blog, I made a passing comparison between the digital distribution of books, whether legally or illegally, and the sale of ...