Opening the eBook Market. It is fashionable to declared Digital Rights Management (DRM) dead.
And maybe in the world of music it is. For eBooks in the library marketplace, however, DRM is alive and well. The book publishers who may be more conservative than the music industry in trying to protect their intellectual property are willing to stymie sales in electronic formats to maximize their sense of security. In the ideal open-yet-market-driven eBook environment there won't be DRM, but regardless of whether DRM lives on, the closed vertically integrated world of eBooks sales to libraries presents a bigger problem; it is that environment that needs to change. For libraries to both offer electronic collections and maintain their role of building collections for the long term we need a layered environment where the purchase of materials is separated from the where those purchased materials are hosted.
eBooks buying Hosting eBooks for posterity. How To Get Library Ebooks on the iPad/iPhone, No Sync Required " LJ Insider. The day library patrons can download and read a library ebook directly on a mobile device will be the day I can die happy.
We’re not there yet. It’s still stupidly complicated to get a library ebook onto a device. Anytime there’s a step involved along the lines of “now, connect your device to your computer…”, they’ve lost me for good. Here’s a hint: I love my mobile device because it’s not tethered to the mothership. Still, this week has been a bright spot in the otherwise dark corridors of library ebook usability. Still, that’s more than a month off, and my needs as a library user are going unmet right now. That’s why I library-geeked out so hard when I read this quote buried in a MobileReads forum thread: “an update to Bluefire Reader is now available on App Store.
Future of eReading might not be iPad, but Blio. Free software from education technology pioneer Ray Kurzweil could shake up the eReader market By Meris Stansbury, Associate EditorRead more by Meris Stansbury January 31st, 2010 Blio's makers say it will allow students to interact with textbooks in full color.
Despite all the buzz about Apple’s iPad tablet and how it could be useful for reading electronic textbooks, a new software program on the way might hold even more promise for education. Blio Powered By Baker. Baker. With eBooks, the world reads differently.
With Blio, the world reads in extraordinary ways. Blio is a feature-rich ereading application that enables readers to experience stories through the eyes of the author. Blio gives consumers access to thousands of titles, instantly. Blio eReader. Book Place - Book Place. Wiley eReader Resource - Home. Baker. NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid surging demand and interest in e-books, Baker & Taylor, a leading provider of digital media services to publishers worldwide, and LibreDigital, Inc., a leading developer of digital publishing solutions, today at Book Expo America announced an expanded agreement to partner for the delivery of e-books– creating a one-stop, comprehensive suite of services for publishers.
The pair's enhanced digital services platform spans all forms of digital media – books, newspapers and magazines – and all digital devices and applications, including the Baker & Taylor-powered Blio e-reader software, developed by K-NFB Reading Technology, and Apple's iPad. "Digital devices and new applications are creating unique opportunities in the publishing industry. Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital together present a white-label platform for the aggregation and delivery of digital media products," said Tom Morgan, CEO of Baker & Taylor. Librarians to Ebook Creators and Sellers: Library Model Needed - 5/26/2010 - Library Journal. Ebrary Launching into Public Library Market with New Collection - 5/24/2010 - Library Journal. No Shelf Required — A moderated discussion of the issues surrounding eBooks, for librarians and publishers.
From the OverDrive blog: OverDrive conducted an end user survey from June 26-July 15, 2015.
Administered via library websites, the survey collected input from 16,756 respondents. Their full report examines the positive effect the shift to digital content has had on the role of libraries in their communities by helping attract new readers, serve existing patrons better and reach beyond their physical walls. There is a nice infographic on the original OverDrive blog post. Click here to see the full report and survey. About. Calibre started life on 31 October, 2006, soon after the release of the SONY PRS-500, the first e-ink based reader to be sold commercially in the US.
At the time, I was a graduate student, with a lot of time on my hands. The PRS-500 did not work at all with Linux, my operating system of choice, so I decided to reverse engineer the USB protocol that it used, to get it working on Linux. This was accomplished with the help of the fine folks over at mobileread.com and calibre was born, albeit named libprs500. At the time there were no satisfactory tools to convert content into the LRF format, used by the SONY reader, so I decided to implement a converter to convert the most popular e-book formats to LRF. This converter proved to be wildly popular and far better than the (mostly non-existent) offerings from SONY. INTERVIEW: Mark Coker of Smashwords talks about the future of e-publishing. Ebookshare - eBook Torrent,Free eBooks Download.
MobileRead Forums. MyiLibrary. HighWire Presents Findings From eBooks Librarian Survey. Kindle and Ebook Reader Notes. Free Ebooks, Ebook Price Comparison. Introduction to Metadata (Research at the Getty) The Open Library.