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What is the most effective way to spend your e-book budget? Should you focus on popular items or create a comprehensive collection? Should you join a consortium to increase your library’s buying power? How do you find one? Can you start one in your area? ...
SHOFMANN - 10/15/2015 - 15:38 - Public Library Association (PLA)
Douglas County Libraries offers electronic petting zoo "Last month, Douglas County Libraries collaborated with our local Best Buy to offer a electronic petting zoo for patrons and staff. With a staff member on hand, Best Buy brought one of every typ ...
HDAVIES - 01/15/2013 - 08:54 - Libraries Transform
Cuyahoga County Library now helps patrons utilize their new e-readers and learn about the devices before making a purchase. The library system offers a technology petting zoo to familiarize patrons with the different types of e-readers available. Library ...
HDAVIES - 01/14/2013 - 13:15 - Libraries Transform
Storypanda: New iOS App for Kids to Create Their Own Interactive Stories Storypanda’s first iOS app, Storypanda Books, is now out of beta and ready to help kids read, create and share their very own interactive stories. The Silicon Valley backed startup ...
HDAVIES - 01/10/2013 - 15:26 - Libraries Transform
Ebook Penetration Reports Library Journal and School Library Journal ‘s 2011 Ebook Penetration and Use survey reports present the most up to date data on how libraries are adopting ebooks and the driving factors behind purchasing and circulation activity ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:23 - Libraries Transform
Free Library of Philadelphia Lawsuit Casts a Pall Over eReader Lending Programs Everywhere Four visually impaired Philly residents filed suit this week against the Free Library of Philadelphia. They allege that the Free Library’s new Nook lending program, ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 11:22 - Libraries Transform
National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Greblosk ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:32 - Libraries Transform
E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries Beginning with a brief overview of the history and the current state of the e-book publishing market, the document traces the structure of the lice ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:51 - Libraries Transform
Berkman Center Looks at Ebooks in Libraries David O’Brien, Urs Gasser, and John G Palfrey Jr of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University recently released a briefing document, “ E-Books in Libraries.” Drawing from a wide variet ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:55 - Libraries Transform
ALA and PLA Partner with OCLC on Ebook Research Project OCLC is launching a new project, “ The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digital Future. ” The purpose of the project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, i ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 11:04 - Libraries Transform