Tag Archives: Ebooks

The Wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson: Shared Freely

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson (1904)  – shared freely at the Open Library along with many other eBooks to read online, download in various formats or borrow.

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Sunday: e-Book News and Some Online Literature Portals

Andrew Zack explains the process and costs of eBooks in Making E-books Is Harder Than It Looks.

Espresso-machine eBooks – The Antidote to e-Books

Everything in moderation: Enhanced ebooks are bad for children finds American study

Pew Poll shows 62 percent of American readers didn’t know if their library had e-books for lending. That and other survey stats at Most U.S. readers unaware of e-books at libraries: poll.

Ottawa’s Public Library has offered e-Books since 2010 and demand has skyrocketed although they still tackles challenges: Despite technical issues, e-books a best seller for library

After a pilot project, all 17 branches of the Edmonton Public Library will be lending e-readers to their patrons: Library Opens New Chapter With e-Readers. (I wonder which ones they bought?)

Read Books Online seems to be a fairly decent portal to the world of electronic literature delivery.

A very extensive indexed list of sources for online books can be found at The Online Books Page.

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An Aerosol eBook Enhancer

“Now you can finally enjoy reading e-books without giving up the smell you love so much. With Smell of Books™ you can have the best of both worlds, the convenience of an e-book and the smell of your favorite paper book.

 

 

From Smell of Books.com where you will find others, such as Eau You Have Cats!

Via Libraryland

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Shilo Shiv Suleman: Using tech to enable dreaming

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The Book of the Future

By Grant Snider, Via: Tattered Cover

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Sunday Selection: a Mishmash

20-Year-Old Hobbit Pub in Southampton threatened with legal action by US movie lawyers.

Mr. Library Dude’s delightful list of 10 things …They Didn’t Tell You About Being a Librarian

SLJ’s App Review: Best of Apps & Enhanced Books (February)

Pick Your Monopoly: Apple or Amazon from the Washington Post

Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany – Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years.

In case you haven’t heard yet…from March 2nd – Necessary Evil? Random House Triples Prices Of Library E-Books

An inspiring Media specialist turns up enthusiasm at library

Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business? from Librarian by Day

A List of Free Apps for Students with Hearing and Visual Impairment from Education Technology and Mobile Learning

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Sunday Surfing Selection – e-Readers &Tablets

I collect so many great links that I want to share, that I thought I would copy the idea of many bloggers and create a weekly link dump. (And I can’t resist a corny alliterative title.) If you have or are thinking about e-Readers or tablets in your library you will find a very helpful selection of resources in this week’s collection.

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The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy goes into detail about the sticking points in the issue.

E-Books and Libraries: 25 Resources Collections, Purchasing, Vendors, Controversy and Miscellaneous.

Penguin Ends E-Book Library Lending And Relationship With OverDrive…at least until it finds a new partner. Also read Amazon’s Kindle Plays A Part In Penguin’s Library Decision.

Announcing OverDrive Help as of February 14th, OverDrive Help will contain ” hundreds of newly-written help articles covering everything users need to know to enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, music and video from your digital collection.”

The International Children’s Digital Library whose goal is “a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.”

58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information Information & Online tools

Best Kids’ Book Apps of 2011 Reviewed selections for toddlers through teens, from traditional titles to new creations just for tablets.

Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad “A technology shift is under way. The PC’s promise to transform how learning happens in the classroom is being realized by Apple’s iPad.”

ICT Magic just won a Best Education Wiki award for being “a truly inspiring collection of IT resources for students and teachers”.

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