digital libraries

Library e-book market getting more love from Big Five publishers

By David Rothman
July 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

The library e-book market is heating up, with Big Five publishers granting more flexible terms to libraries, says Library Journal. In the past, publishers feared that consumers would not buy e-books if library books were available. Now they’re wising up to research showing the opposite is true. [...]

National digital library endowment proposal makes Education Week

By David Rothman
May 13, 2015 // 3 Comments

LibraryCity’s proposal for a national digital library endowment has now made the leading publication in the field of K-12 education—not just philanthropy (Chronicle of Philanthropy) and libraries (Library Journal). Education Week has published a 1,300-word essay with a home-page link. Also [...] evolves with new website design, enhanced services

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

The granddaddy of internet public domain archives,, has recently been upping its game after years in more or less the same venerable, trusty, but slightly fusty format. As announced, “the new version of the site has been evolving over the past 6 months in response to [...]

Simon & Schuster, Brian Grazer announce ebook giveaway for libraries

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

The American Library Association has just shared the news from Simon & Schuster “that it will donate a free ebook copy of Brian Grazer’s new book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life to libraries for every ebook or hardcover book sold at retail, up to 5,000 copies,” [...]

Russia plans to launch national digital library in 2015

By Susan Lulgjuraj
December 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Soon Russians will be able to get digital books from their libraries. A new initiative has been set forth in Russia to transform local libraries into informational and cultural hubs, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky recently said at a meeting, according to The Calvert Journal, an outlet on [...]

American Library Association welcomes Macmillan frontlist availability

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Following the news Macmillan Publishers is making its entire digital frontlist available through the company’s library e-lending pilot program, the American Library Association (ALA) has put out a statement welcoming the news. ALA President Courtney Young had this to say: The Macmillan [...]

ALA finds 90 percent of U.S. libraries now lend ebooks

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

New data shared by the American Library Association confirms that “90 percent of libraries lend e-books, up from 76 percent in 2012.” The study, ALA’s Digital Inclusion Survey, which “collected data from a nationally representative sample of public libraries at the [...]

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