Tag: libraries

by Jenny Shank

A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Libraries, Patrons, and E-books, offers a glimpse at the current state of American libraries and finds them eager to lend e-books but struggling to do so, primarily because of budget limits and restrictions publishers place on e-book lending. Of America’s 9,000 public library systems, [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. More than 50 percent of libraries report flat or reduced budgets (GalleyCat) 2. New York public libraries to get Penguin e-books (WSJ) 3. Bookstores in France are doing just fine (NYT) 4. Author uses Facebook Timeline to craft novel (GalleyCat) [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. What the global e-book market could look like in 2016  (PaidContent) 2. Why growth of the Amazon Kindle in Europe could be hindered by recent Google deal (PaidContent) 3. Libraries, publishers at odds over access to digital books (Kansas City [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. What the public has to say about the e-book price-fixing case (PaidContent) 2. Report: E-books’ special features can be distracting to children (PaidContent) 3. Libraries and publishers butt heads over digital material (NPR) 4. Will this app be the CliffsNotes [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Students with computer science degrees are in high demand this year (Bloomberg) 2. Libraries in this county are buying, not leasing, e-books (Boing Boing) 3. Tax increase could bring iPads to classrooms in S.C. (Island Packet) 4. Teacher behind Calif. school’s iPad program [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Why kids’ e-book sales are surging (PaidContent) 2. What happens to digital books when we die? (NYT) 3. Libraries in this county are buying, not leasing, e-books (Boing Boing) 4. How to make reading e-books as addictive as playing Angry [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

Public libraries are a major hub through which Americans gain access to e-books and other digital resources, but these institutions’ role in the digital transition hasn’t been made easy by the nation’s recent economic troubles. On April 9, the American Library Association released its annual State of America’s Libraries Report, and many of its findings [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

More Americans are reading e-books than ever, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The most impressive stat from the study is that 21 percent of adults had read an e-book in the past year, but adults are still more likely to read a printed book. Seventy-two [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. “When a new medium comes along, embrace its possibilities.” — And other lessons from Mike Wallace’s life (Forbes) 2. NBC News presidents explains Zimmerman tape-editing snafu (Mediaite) 3. More than 67 percent of U.S. libraries now offer downloadable e-books (PaidContent) [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin discontinues library-book downloads for Kindle users (PCWorld) 2. International publisher alliance shuts down piracy site (The Bookseller) 3. Whitney Houston’s death triggers flood of new Kindle e-book releases (Los Angeles Times) 4. UK magazine publishers report e-edition sales with [...] more »