28 December 2011

NY Times article: Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War

This article may be helpful to non-librarians in trying to explain how publishers affect how we offer eBooks.

One thing the article doesn't make clear is that libraries buy *licenses* to eBooks.  And as we all know, with licenses, come restrictions. 

Both librarians and patrons need to continue to let publishers know that we are an important market and that we serve a vital role in a title's success.

Happy New Year!
MD
Please excuse any cross postings.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/business/for-libraries-and-publishers-an-e-book-tug-of-war.html?_r=1

16 December 2011

How to Pick an eReader

Hi Everyone!

Are your patrons coming up to you with questions as to what eReader they should buy their loved ones for Christmas? If they are, this article may be of some help as it breaks down which ones are ideal for what:

http://mashable.com/2011/12/13/ereader-guide/

Happy Holidays All!

VF