Browsing by topic: e-book lending

SURVEY: Is a Library Without Print Books a Library at All?


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?

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A Visit to BiblioTech: The 21st Century All-Digital Library

BiblioTech Outside

Ed Nawotka visits BiblioTech, the new all-ebook library in San Antonio, Texas, which is opening new opportunities for the low-literacy community.

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Philip Pullman Calls for UK Authors to Be Paid for Digital Library Loans

Philip Pullman

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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SURVEY: Do You Borrow Ebooks from the Library?

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Do you borrow ebooks from the library? Have you been satisfied with the experience or found it lacking? Perhaps you’ve never tried. Take our survey and let us know.

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Ingram’s MyiLibrary Tackles Thorny Ebook Lending Scenarios

Ingram's MyILibrary

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.

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UK Library E-lending Evolves, But It’s No Revolution—Yet

CILIP president Phil Bradley identifies the absence of a standardized approach "to e-book library lending as a serious obstacle."

UK libraries are under pressure to deliver e-books, but evolving technology standards, limited budgets and low demand mean general uncertainty clouds its future.

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SURVEY: Should Libraries Sell E-books?

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With the limited number of e-book available for loan, selling e-books is an opportunity libraries could capitalize on, especially considering the economy.

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In The News: Children’s Choice Awards, Sendak Mourned, HP for AMZN

Where the Wild Things Are

In children’s publishing news: the Children’s Choice Book Awards, borrowing Harry Potter from Amazon, and a farewell to Maurice Sendak.

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Spain’s Libranda Grows Up: E-reader, Library Lending Planned

Arantza Larrauri has big plans for Libranda

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.

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News Etc.: Top 100 Kids Books, Harry Potter E-books for Loan


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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