Tag Archives: eBooks

Top Ten Links Week 6

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/5/2010 thru 2/11/2010 follow the UK Transliteracy conference here – the UK conference on Transliteracy was on Tuesday, if you missed coverage has been archived on the site. Evolution of the Book – cool graph of the evolution of books The State of the […]

My Notes from LITA Top Tech Trends at ALA MidWinter

The panel consisted of David Walker, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Joe Murphy, Lauren Pressley, Jason Griffey and was moderated by Greg Silvis David Watson discovery systems to get the rss for a specific journal you need to visit the specific site or vendor, different silos for information, need to wait for vendors to create mobile system bring […]

E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy

Thinking about an ebook reader? Concerned about ebooks and privacy? Just curious? The EFF’s E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy v1.1 has answers to questions like Can they monitor what you’re reading? Is the device ONLY compatible with books purchased from an associated eBook store? Can they keep track of book searches? Can they keep track […]

Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group to Implement Embargo on eBooks

What a disappointment for those who wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa left an eReader in their stockings! Publisher Simon & Schuster has announced it will delay the ebook publishing of 35 titles* coming up next year. Publisher Hachette plans to implement a similar embargo for new titles. I have to agree with […]

Yes I am a Digital Branch Manager, No I Do Not Regularly Build Bonfires of Print Books in My Backyard & Dance Around Wearing Warpaint

Not regularly, actually, not ever.  I keep seeing the perception that by going digital, being aware of and, gasp! even using technology means that librarians and libraries are throwing aside traditionally services in favor of sexy new toys like Twitter.  That in order for a library to have a Facebook profile first we have sacrifice […]

New ebook reader to watch – the Cooler

I love the idea of an ebook reader, but I have problems with Amazon’s Kindle, foremost being price and inability to load my own content on without sending it through Amazon. I’ve been playing with the Sony Reader the last week or so but I don’t love it either. Since I want to love ebook […]


Everyone is writing about this, so I’m not even gonna add my two cents. CNet New York Times Newsweek Bloggers I will be keeping my eye on it though. I think Amazon is aligned to make an ebook reader a success if anyone is. I just don’t know if they will.


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