ALA releases new Digital Futures report

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the release of a special e-content supplement to its house magazine American Libraries, entitled Digital Futures, and available here. The 44-page supplement, ALA’s fifth such publication, presents innovation options and case studies for [...]

Dwarf-Sized Public E-Libraries vs. Abundance

By libertyc
January 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

People in Bexar County, Texas, should be excited about the 10,000-e-book “BiblioTech” library system that the country is starting from scratch—without paper books. This is reportedly the first U.S. public library system to shun paper, cardboard and ink, except for computer printouts. [...]

Taiwan airport opens e-library for transit passengers

By libertyc
March 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

At the end of August, 2010 Schipol Airport in Amsterdam opened a library for travelers. More info (with pictures ) via USA Today and Radio Netherlands. Today, Ralph Jennings from the IDG News Service reports on the opening of a library at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. From the Article: [...]

HarperCollins sets 26-checkout cap on its library e-books

By libertyc
February 26, 2011 // 17 Comments

Library Journal reports that HarperCollins has issued new terms to Overdrive for how many times a library e-book can be loaned out. Library Journal reports that HarperCollins has declared a library-purchased e-book may only be loaned 26 times before it must be re-purchased. This bears a certain [...]

Digital talking book internet service delivers one millionth download

By libertyc
March 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the press release by the Library of Congress: … [a recent download] marked the one millionth piece of reading material delivered by the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service, a new initiative from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), [...]

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