Sony Unveils Reader Library Program for Public Libraries

From the press release:

In recognition of Library Advocacy Day, Sony today unveiled the Reader Library program, a new initiative to support the work of public libraries as they expand and promote their eBook collections.  The program provides public libraries with training on digital reading devices, educational materials to help readers learn about the eBooks and digital texts available to them through their local libraries, and digital reading devices for library staff use....

The Reader Library program is open to public libraries with robust eBook lending programs. Program components include:

  • A training program for library staff developed by Sony.  This one-time web-based session covers digital reading formats, an overview of sources for digital materials, and training on Sony's Reader digital reading devices.
  • Sony's Reader digital reading devices for use by library staff and educational materials to provide readers background materials on digital reading devices.  Sony will begin the program with a handful of libraries nationwide to tailor educational materials that reflect the content and features of each library's digital collection.
  • Bi-annual update sessions designed to keep libraries and their staff current with the latest developments in digital reading content, format and devices.

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For more information on the program, please contact Annie Lee, senior business manager for Sony's Reader business at [email protected].

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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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