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Digital libraries aren't just about providing public domain classics and pleasure reading. They can serve an extremely valuable role in the preservation of historical documents, and provide access to the public...

We've been covering the e-book pricing issue facing our public libraries for some time. Well, in my area, the debate over library e-book pricing seems to be heating up. As The...
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Even as a lover of e-books, I laughed at this hilarious video titled "Kindle killed the library book." It pokes fun at the mean-spirited U.K. politicians shutting down hundreds of brick-and-mortar local libraries. Props to actor-comic Tracey...
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Imagine---a 28-disc e-book read with a desktop-sized computer. That's what OverDrive CEO Steve Potash, whom TeleRead profiled at length this month, recalls talking up to New York publishers in 1986. A Library Journal account of a May...

Here’s another area where e-books often fall short of print—complicated reference books. The current state of e-books is designed for mass market fiction and some nonfiction—simple, basic titles without a whole...

The Toronto Star has a piece on Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Book Pricing, the coalition of 29 Canadian public library systems that has been pressing major publishers for better licensing...

Amazon has released a list of what it calls the “Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities” in the US. While some could quibble with the propriety of calling a city “well-read” based...

Remember that story on protests at the Andrew Carnegie legacy library in South London's Lambeth, due for closure by Lambeth Council to cut costs? Well, it's just got a whole lot...

My Amazon Kindles, even the $290 Oasis, won't do all-text bold regardless of all the pleas from me and others to jeff@amazon.com and friends. So shouldn't I use my Kobo Aura H2O instead to enjoy OverDrive library...

Steve Potash started digitizing books long before it was cool. Now in his 60s, the CEO of OverDrive began digitizing law books in the 1970s, thinking this was the next big step in the publishing...

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Courtesy of the Kboards, a worrying item about struggling e-book sites and their ability to monetize engagement with Amazon - or not - has...

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