Findaway World Launches a Kids Tablet Designed for Libraries, Classrooms

With tablet prices dropping year after year, more and more libraries are lending tablets to their patrons. Unfortunately most consumer tablets aren’t study enough to survive long with this type of use, but Findaway World has the solution. Earlier this week this Cleveland-based company launched a new tablet which is specifically designed to be checked out to… Read More »

3M Cloud Library Launches New Hardware Lending Program with the Nook Glowlight

It looks like this is going to be a week for bad ideas, because 3M just stepped in it. I just got a press release which touts the 3M Cloud Library’s new hardware lending program. This library ebook vendor was pleased to announce that their platform was now compatible with the Nook Glowlight, B&N’s latest ereader.

French Railway SNCF Launches Free Digital Reading Program

Rail travelers have a lot of time on their hands but they don’t always have a good book to fill it, and that’s why SNCF has launched a new digital library program. Passengers riding on the French state railway can now take advantage of a selection of free public domain ebooks. Developed in partnership with Storylab and… Read More »

Kentucky Public Libraries Launch New Web Portal for Self-Published Authors

The Henderson County and Daviess County Public Libraries recently launched a new portal at www.ePublishOrBust.com with the goal of helping potential writers make the leap to self-published authors. These two public libraries in western Kentucky certainly aren’t the first public library to extend a helping hand to authors, or more specifically self-published authors, but they could be… Read More »

The WSJ is Wrong – Libraries Will Always Trump Kindle Unlimited

 The Wall Street Journal has joined the chorus of voices comparing public libraries to subscription ebook services, and unfortunately its comparison is almost as false as the suggestion published by Forbes that libraries be replaced by Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. Writing in yesterday’s WSJ, Geoffrey Fowler argues that public libraries offer a better value – for… Read More »