Feed on
Posts
Comments

Tag Archive 'Ebooks'

Biggest Loser?

I have been so disappointed in publishers who are pulling ebook content from library users who want to borrow.  The list it seems is getting longer and longer: Simon & Schuster MacMillan Penguin Brilliance Audio Hatchette Group (Thanks Sarah Houghton, aka Librarian in Black, for this list. And no people, I will not give these […]

Read Full Post »

I read  Travis Jonker’s article “Fine. I Got an Ereader. Now What?: A newbie to digital reading gets his first Kindle” initially when it came out in the January 2012 issue of School Library Journal (SLJ).  I too thought it was (dare I say) cute.  In the least pretty doggone tongue in cheek. Seems though some […]

Read Full Post »

It’s apparently a tug-a-war

Did you know there is a tug a war going on??  That’s right, and it’s between libraries vs. publishers. Unfair Game. No Winners. There can be no winners here.  This is just another classic example of the new gadgets transforming the industry, but (imho) greed directing it.  How is it that for such a long time, […]

Read Full Post »

The fire is not so hot yet…

Yesterday I wrote about my disappointment at limitations with Adobe Digital Editions. (I learned today that is the software that has limited application in a school setting.) It seems that a workstation can download the software and be registered to a user and device, and then cannot be used by any other user or device. […]

Read Full Post »

This year I thought we’d invest a little (more like a lot–>$6000) of our book budget into the ebook mix.  After trying to figure out what the dominant player is in the fieid, we at my school decided to go with Overdrive.  With our pending launch date the end of this week, I am doing […]

Read Full Post »