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 »
a guest post by Heather Teysko When most people, even book publishers and ebook readers, think of libraries they often still bring up the image of the shushing librarian among her stacks of dusty tomes, stacking and sorting. And while it’s true that there are still some libraries who will never end their love affair with… Read More »
When Simon & Schuster expanded its library ebook distribution in June, they required all libraries who bought S&S ebooks for their collections to also add a buy button to the listings in the libraries’ catalogs. Today S&S relaxed that restriction, possibly in the hopes that more libraries would carry S&S titles.
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.
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 »
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 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 »