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  1. Developing and Managing Electronic Collections

    Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials by Peggy Johnson The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challe ...

    RGERBER - 03/18/2016 - 12:32 - Libraries Transform

  2. America Gone Wrong: A Slashed Safety Net Turns Libraries into Homeless Shelters

    America Gone Wrong: A Slashed Safety Net Turns Libraries into Homeless Shelters A dirty little secret about America is that public libraries have become de facto daytime shelters for the nation's street people while librarians are increasingly our un ...

    HDAVIES - 11/02/2012 - 12:01 - Libraries Transform

  3. Free Library of Philadelphia Lawsuit Casts a Pall Over eReader Lending Programs Everywhere

    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

  4. National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia

    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

  5. E-Books for Education? Not so Fast...

    E-Books for Education? Not so Fast... Much of the coverage of e-book products in recent months—especially Kindle Fire and products based on Apple’s new iBook platform—has focused on the potential of these products to revolutionize educational publishing. ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:38 - Libraries Transform

  6. Mainstream Access to E-Books--What Works, What Doesn’t, and What Is Still Unclear

    Mainstream Access to E-Books--What Works, What Doesn’t, and What Is Still Unclear E-books are an especially exciting development for print-disabled and blind readers because their properties make them ideal for finding alternative forms of access. When an ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:41 - Libraries Transform

  7. Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2011– 2012

    Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2011– 2012 Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and digital ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:45 - Libraries Transform

  8. E-Books in Libraries

    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

  9. Berkman Center Looks at Ebooks in Libraries

    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

  10. ALA and PLA Partner with OCLC on Ebook Research Project

    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