Category eBooks

More Thoughts on the Kindle Lending Library at Library Renewal

I’ve shared some additional thoughts about the news of the forthcoming Kindle Lending Library, as Amazon likes to call, or as we librarians like to call it, Kindle owners will finally be able to use library ebooks, it in a post at Library Renewal. Library eBooks Coming Soon to Amazon Kindle! But At What Cost?

Some Questions for Overdrive and Amazon about the Kindle Lending Library – Updated

This morning Amazing announced their Kindle Lending Library. Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps. […]

My First Post at Library Renewal – ALA EQUACC Interim Report

Recently I was invited to be a contributing editor at Library Renewal* and I was delighted to accept (because I need more projects!) :-)  Seriously I think what is happening right now with access to electronic content is very important. Tonight I published my first post, simply the Interim Report released by The Presidential Task Force […]

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

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

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

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 […]

eBooks and Libraries – We’re Screwed. But Wait! There’s Hope!

Last September I participated in the virtual Summit Ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point hosted by Library Journal and Library School Journal. One of the sessions everyone was, and still is, talking about was the talk by Eli Neiburger (Neibruger is an Associate Director for IT and Producation at a public library and Library Renewal […]


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