Is an all-digital library just the 21st-century update of the traditional library? Or a free database and e-book service with better branding?
Ed Nawotka visits BiblioTech, the new all-ebook library in San Antonio, Texas, which is opening new opportunities for the low-literacy community.
In the UK, authors are paid by the government when their physical books are borrowed (around 6p per loan), but digital titles are not yet a part of that agreement.
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Ingram MyiLibrary is offering a new credits-based ‘Access Purchase Model’ for ebook lending that it promises will be equitable to both publishers and clients alike.
UK libraries are under pressure to deliver e-books, but evolving technology standards, limited budgets and low demand mean general uncertainty clouds its future.
With the limited number of e-book available for loan, selling e-books is an opportunity libraries could capitalize on, especially considering the economy.
In children’s publishing news: the Children’s Choice Book Awards, borrowing Harry Potter from Amazon, and a farewell to Maurice Sendak.
Spanish e-book site Libranda has matured, partnering with Overdrive, it has migrated to the cloud, now offers library lending, and plans to launch an e-reader.
Scholastic’s Parent and Child Magazine has created a list of the 100 best greatest books for kids, Pottermore promises OverDrive e-books for loan, and more.
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