Japan’s Rakuten, parent company of ebookseller Kobo, has purchased US ebook distributor OverDrive, likely blocking Kindle’s further expansion into libraries.
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The Guardian breaks down the numbers from this year’s report on the most borrowed books by UK library users, a list topped by titles from James Patterson.
Using advanced language processing Trajectory adds nuanced detail to book metadata, offering analytics for intensity and sentiment, among other qualities.
The CEO of Publishing Technology offers his five predictions for academic publishing in 2015, including porous paywalls and the rise of the SAMPC countries.
What does the future of Library and Information Science look like? What do patrons expect from libraries? This infographic from USC has some answers.
A vigorous program is in place to enhance the literary life of Qatar, including strong investment in the National Library and support for publishers.
Writing for the Times of India, Ishita Mishra describes the declining literary landscape in Agra as fewer people visit libraries and bookstores in the city.
Colombia’s El Libro Total, a free multimedia online library of more than 45,000 titles, is now expanding into mobile and print editions.
Deborah Emin, publisher of Sullivan Street Press, offers a theoretical plan for saving bookstores and making libraries more robust.
Bangalore’s Focus Medica has launched a new online medical library with thousands of video clips and over 150,000 images, claiming it is one of the world’s largest.