Libraries & Ebooks, I

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.

New Brunswick

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."

About Nate Hoffelder (11211 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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