Tag Archives: ebooks

Quirks in eBook Lending


You’ve probably asked this same question: “Why isn’t the book I want available as an ebook from my library?” or a variation of that question might be “Why can’t I download this book wirelessly, especially since I’m able to do … Continue reading

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eBooks for Libraries


The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library with librarian David Lee King and Library Renewal created a grassroots initiative in response to the challenges facing libraries in regards to eBooks. Library Renewal was formed in 2010 as a non-profit organization “to further the … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Changes to the WPLC eBook Website


The Wisconsin Public Library Consortium’s Digital Library updated their website this past week. Several patrons have already contacted the library confused over the differences. I’m happy to say that the changes are just cosmetic.

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How to Choose the Best eReader


I am frequently asked which eReader is the best, or which eReader I think a patron should buy. The answer is unsatisfying, but true : you need to understand the different models available and then buy the eReader that is … Continue reading

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HarperCollins, Thy Name is GREED


HarperCollins and the electronic media vendor OverDrive had come to a new, and disappointing, agreement. The most pertinent point of this agreement is that any item produced by HarperCollins may only be checked out 26 times. If the library wants to continue offering that title beyond the first 26 times, they will have to purchase the title AGAIN. Continue reading

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Baen Free Library


It’s not everyday that you find an organization that practices what it preaches. And in a volatile, and still evolving, market such as ebook publishing, it is even more priceless to discover such a company. Baen Books is just this rare creature. Continue reading

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