Tag Archives: eBooks

Mark Coker: Libraries to Become Community Publishing Portals


Mark Coker: Libraries to Become Community Publishing Portals.

With the rise of ebooks, public libraries are at a crossroads. Some book publishers, fearful that library ebook lending will cannibalize retail sales of books, are reluctant to supply ebooks to libraries at the very time that library patrons are clamoring for greater access to such materials.

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Electronic lending and public libraries: Folding shelves | The Economist


Electronic lending and public libraries: Folding shelves | The Economist.

How do libraries in other countries handle ebooklending? Are ebooks killing libraries?

 

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What is better: print book or ebook? [cartoon]


What is better: print book or ebook? [cartoon]

Artist, graphic designer and children books’ illustrator Sylvia Liu created an astonishing cartoon that tells the differences between print and electronic books in a very funny and amusing way.

Via The Digital Reader.
http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/03/17/the-battle-of-books-cartoon/

Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More – Forbes


Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More – Forbes.