One of the big issues looming on the digital horizon is the role libraries will play with ebooks. A pre-emptive move earlier this year by the UK government has upset booksellers and shows that the industry here, too, needs to get involved in this debate.
While many publishers are still experimenting with pricing, a consensus appears to be emerging that the digital version should be released at the same time as the hardback version. Once the paperback comes out, the digital price should also fall.
New research from JISC suggests that the way people look for information in libraries and online is changing. JISC recently commissioned a report from the OCLC to bring together a number of different studies in the area.
It's summertime. Like many people, you may not have enough time for an extended vacation in which to devour a juicy full-length novel.
But, if you can steal a few moments for a mini-vacation, you can find some excellent summer reading material right on your cell phone. And you don't even need a fancy smartphone with a pricey data plan capable of running an ereader app (Kindle, Nook, Stanza, etc.) to do it.