Tag Archives: ereaders

Why Amazon’s Lending Library is Not a Threat to Public Libraries

I had no idea that Amazon’s announcement would signal the end of the world, or at least the end of public libraries, or as my friend & colleague Andy puts it, the library apocalypse or I would have included this in yesterday’s post. First let’s talk numbers about the Amazon Lending Library* Prime costs $79 a year, that’s […]

eBooks and eReaders: There Can Be Only One

Sarah’s recent post – Why I am a library traitor and love the Kindle got me thinking – WHY is she a library traitor? I know I know, but hear me out. I have a Kindle. I love my Kindle. You know what I do with  my Kindle? I buy books, books I didn’t check out […]

Choosing a Reader for eBooks

I am hesitant to write this post, its so loaded with the issues surrounding ebooks.  At the same time I get asked this question at least once a week so the time has come to put fingers to keys and share my 2 cents. The question – What ebook reader should I buy?  My answer – that […]

Wired Magazine Reviews 10 eReaders

And the iPad wasn’t one of them.  Read the reviews on these 10 devices: Entourage eDGe Archos 9 PC Tablet Sony Reader Daily Edition Coolreaders Cool-er Astak 6″ EZ Reader iRex Digital Reader 1000S Barnes & Noble Nook Amazon.com Kindle DX Apple iPhone 3GS Amazon.com Kindle 2 Devices not included QUE proReader though its not […]

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 […]

Top Ten Links – Week 2

My hand selected best links I shared on Twitter from 1/8/2010 through 1/14/2010 in no particular oder: Just call me Tenzing Norbook, I guess. Toby Greenwalt’s response to Seth Godin’s post about libraries and the discussion that takes place in the comments. 2010: The Only Year of the E-Reader great article from Fast Company on […]

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 […]


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