Libraries See Books Fly Off Digital Shelves

Thanks to Christina Manz for sending us this link:

Judy (Temple) and Lisa (Harker Heights) are in a news segment talking about their libraries’ ebook lending. Lots of great information for borrowers and the library-publisher relationship packed in just 2 minutes.

E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values (ALA TechSource Workshop)

Due to the demand from Texas libraries for training on eBooks and the various issues in their acquisition, Texas State Library offered 50 libraries around the state an opportunity to host this 2-part series of webinars.  View the Host Sites

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E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values (ALA TechSource Workshop) Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 1:00-2:30pm central: [...]

Dramatic Growth in ebooks at libraries, says Library Journal survey

No real surprise, but the article has some interesting graphics, including what devices patrons are reading ebooks on and changes in patron statistics due to ebooks. The graphics also show the different ways that ebooks have impacted public libraries versus academic libraries. Part of this is that academics have been buying ebooks for a while. [...]

Open Library – a free choice for e-content?

Their blurb: “Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Just like Wikipedia, you can contribute new information or corrections to the catalog. You can browse by subject, author or lists members have created. If you love books, why not help build a library?”

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Kindle to Allow Library Lending

Don’t forget that CTLS has a Kindle available for check out through our Professional Collection. With this news, you might see more patrons wanting to try this out.

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Kindle to Allow Library Lending!
via Library Developments by Kyla Hunt on 4/20/11

A huge announcement was made by Amazon today: “today [...]

HarperCollins Ebook Lending Cap

Check out this Library Journal article about the HarperCollins Ebook Lending Cap and this subsequent article on the response from OverDrive & HarperCollins. The Pioneer Library System has put together a wonderful video illustrating how this will affect them. Are you using OverDrive? How will this affect your library?