Several different ebook library stories came across my desk this week end, and I thought it best to report on them all at once.
Erasmus University - Rotterdam
The International Institute of Social Studies has jsut announced that they have purchased 5 ereaders. The devices can be borrowed from the library for a period of one week. They don't appear to offer any ebooks, however, just the ereaders.
Colorado State University
The Rocky Mountain Collegian is reporting that the Morgan Library plans to buy several ereaders in the near future which will be lent to students. Students will be able be able to checkout the ereaders (like they currently do with laptops) and access the library’s collection of nearly 120k ebooks.
CBC News is reporting that the New Brunswick Public Libraries isplanning to add ebooks to its existing collection of nearly 2m paper books. This program is still in the early planning stage.
"We do realize that it is definitely a request from our patrons," Tina Bourgeois, the regional director for libraries in the Albert-Westmorland-Kent Region, said.
"We are looking at different types of companies," Bourgeois said.
"So we are actively investigating and I don't want to name any specific companies right now because I'm not sure if contracts have been signed or not but we will be having access to … a large number of electronic books."