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.
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. 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. And best of all, it can be used on many devices — phones, tablets, laptops and home computers. Blio opens the door to entire categories of content.
Blio eReader. Book Place - Book Place. Wiley eReader Resource - Home. Baker. 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. MADISON, Wis. “We’re excited to add the Boopsie team and software platform to our global organization because their people, technology and user-centric approach are designed to deliver a superior experience for librarians and their patrons. I am the former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead, the Internet’s first blog devoted to ebooks. This is a listing of those tweets for the last week. About. Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.
It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories: Library Management calibre manages your e-book collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.calibre can sort the books in your library by: Title, Author, Date added, Date published, Size, Rating, Series, etc. In addition, it supports extra searchable metadata: Tags: A flexible system for categorizing your collection however you like Comments: A long form entry that you can use for book description, notes, reviews, etc. You can easily search your book collection for a particular book. calibre supports searching any and all of the fields mentioned above.
Kovid GoyalNovember 2009. 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.