Tag: libraries

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 »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin works with digital distributor 3M to make e-books available to some libraries again (PaidContent) 2. Librarians express frustration over e-book library lending (Annoyed Librarian) 3. Free e-books available on Banned Book Week (Time) 4. E-books get a makeover (Sydney […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. American Library Association challenges ‘discriminatory’ e-book library policies of major publishers (GalleyCat) 2. Parents are buying e-books for their children in growing numbers, study shows (Business Insider) 3. UK government looks at ways to put e-books in libraries (BBC) 4. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Apple won’t settle in DOJ e-book case (PaidContent) 2. Barnes & Noble gets downgraded amid increased e-book competition (Reuters) 3. Some libraries try to buy e-books directly from smaller publishers (SF Chronicle) 4. Why the growth of digital books has […] more »

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 »