More thoughts on Digital Libraries

Welcome to another post on digital libraries. Here we have an essay on the future role on libraries, news stories on 2 new digital libraires, and a blog post from Overdrive (they operate digital libraries).

Indirect Discovery

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.

Libraries to offer electronic options

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."

Welcome New OverDrive Partners!

Overdrive posts a list of new library partners once a month. They added 17 new libraries in May

Libraries to offer electronic options

About Nate Hoffelder (11792 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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