I feel I need to make a clarification on yesterday's post title How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libraries - Penguin did NOT stop doing business with libraries. They stopped doing business with OverDrive. As Publisher's Lunch Points out: As we have reported multiple times, but does … Continue reading Mea Culpa on Penguin and Libraries and An Alternative to OverDrive
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?
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 … Continue reading The eBook User’s Bill of Rights #hcod #ebookrights
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 … Continue reading Publishing Industry Forces OverDrive and Other Library eBook Vendors to Take a Giant Step Back
My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 3/19/2010 thru 3/25/2010 1. Youth in Nigeria leverage social media to organize and document massive rally against government via @dmlcentral: Twitter users Gbengasesan and Bubusn posted pictures of the march, and live footage of the event was available at ustream. The demonstration had an online presence … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 12