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 roughly $6.58 a month. You must have a Kindle (not … Continue reading Why Amazon’s Lending Library is Not a Threat to Public Libraries

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 out till the summer iPad Alex – dual screen? Via … Continue reading Wired Magazine Reviews 10 eReaders

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 data together in aggregated system have one local for info … Continue reading My Notes from LITA Top Tech Trends at ALA MidWinter

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 why, despite the awesomeness of many of the new ereaders, they wont … Continue reading Top Ten Links – Week 2

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 the Eric Garland quote in the WSJ “In the Internet … Continue reading Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group to Implement Embargo on eBooks