Tag: libraries

by Julie Keck

1. Paper Lantern Lit and the rise of the hybrid agent (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 2. 4 questions to ask before self-publishing (Beth Bacon / Digital Book World) 3. ‘The e-book revolution hasn’t even begun’ (Gaby Wood / The Telegraph) 4. Amazon customers win big in e-book settlement (Lauren Orsini / ReadWrite) 5. Liberal [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lower prices for unlimited e-books (Neil Parmar / CNN Money) 2. Library consortium tests interlibrary loans of e-books (Jennifer Howard / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. The book industry isn’t dying, it’s thriving with an e-book assist (Aaron Pressman / Yahoo Finance) 4. Self-published e-books: the surprising data from Amazon (Cory Doctorow / [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Retailers sink e-book prices to lowest level ever with holiday discounting (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 2. Study: 60% of e-books downloaded are never read in the U.S. (Ricoh) 3. Judge throws out conspiracy case against Amazon, publishers (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. Vellum simplifies e-book conversion so writers can focus on [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. News’ need to pump web traffic presents speedbump for network TV coverage (Brian Lowry / Variety) 2. AT&T announces $5 tablet day passes (Ina Fried / AllThingsD) 3. Knight invests $4 million to expand Knight-Mozilla partnerships (Justin Ellis / Neiman Lab) 4. New digital book on journalism’s future is call for change and teaching [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix pursues cable TV deals (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 2. Why news organizations shouldn’t write off tablet magazines (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 3. Waywire, Cory Booker’s attempt to build a web video startup, sells to Magnify (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. Canadian government to push cable providers to unbundle channels (Reuters) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Penguin resumes selling thousands of e-books to libraries (Digital Book World) 2. AUDIO: FAA considers changing the rules on e-books (Kai Ryssdal / Marketplace on American Public Media) 3. American Library Association announces town hall on e-books (Michael Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 4. Simon & Schuster launches pilot to sell e-books in classrooms (Digital [...] more »

by Eric Newton

The Federal Communications Commission recently asked for public comment on its plans to streamline and increase the E-rate program for libraries and schools. Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become digital community centers, and the Knight School at Queens University has a goal of raising the digital media literacy rate of its entire [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix does well in 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations (NYT) 2. Video: “The Age of the Library is probably ending,” says Miami-Dade Mayor (Huffington Post) 3. NSA admits it analyzes more people’s data than previously revealed (The Atlantic Wire) 4. American Journalism Review to quit printing, go online-only (NPR) 5. Pew Research Center: 31% of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Explaining the recent spike in e-book best-seller prices (Digital Book World) 2. Best-selling author Pullman leading charge to make sure authors are paid for e-book library lending (Daily Mail) 3. Day 5 of the Apple e-books trial: Publishing execs testify; Rupert Murdoch’s role (paidContent) 4. Lonely Planet and Inkling launch new enhanced e-books (Good E-Reader) 5. Are e-books worse for kids than paper [...] more »

by Lucy Bernholz

Why would anyone want to attend a party to celebrate the opening of a virtual repository of metadata? A better question might be — what is a virtual repository of metadata? In this case, the repository I’m talking about is the Digital Public Library of America, which launched on April 18.* Underneath its beautiful website [...] more »