If discovery happens elsewhere, then there are several important consequences for libraries. Most important is the recognition that a library's own, locally managed or provided discovery environments - the catalog, metasearch service or discovery layer - are only a part of the picture, that there are other areas of discovery which would benefit from attention.
LAKE WALES, FL - Seven libraries in the Polk County Library Cooperative have joined together to provide a new downloadable audio book, e-book, music and movie service to library members through a company called Overdrive.
Queueing up for Kindles
DURHAM, NC -- Amid the sprawling spaces and endless shelves of Duke University's massive Perkins Library lies, perhaps, the future of books.
The future is locked up in a cabinet behind the circulation desk. It's in a black carrying case, 10 and a half inches long, a little more than 7 inches wide. It's a white-framed tablet that can bring you, instantaneously, "The Girl Who Played With Fire" or "Superfreakonomics."
Overdrive posts a list of new library partners once a month. They added 17 new libraries in May