Posts Tagged ‘e-books’

Future of ebooks

November 5, 2012

We naturally follow developments in the world of ebooks with interest, so this caught our eye:

http://infoism.co.uk/blog/2012/11/the-future-for-ebooks-in-libraries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-future-for-ebooks-in-libraries&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

It has some good links to some of the issues – but you’ll have to be quick to submit your own evidence to the government’s review!

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Forgotten Books revisited

April 2, 2012

It’s been over a year since we visited Forgotten Books and many more ereaders, tablets and the like are around, so we thought you might like to check out this source of free PDF books from the past:

http://www.forgottenbooks.org/

You can even sign up for a daily email giving away a free high-quality book each time.

Reader rights

September 27, 2010

As a Library we couldn’t miss this delight from Quentin Blake:

http://www.walker.co.uk/UserFiles/file/Rights%20of%20the%20reader/NYOR_ROTR.pdf

And of course it’s particularly relevant as ebooks achieve critical mass and possibly deprive us of the ability to loan a book to a friend, pass it on when we’re finished with it, keep it for more years than the current technological ‘fad’…

Smell of Books

July 17, 2009

Last month, Library staff attended their annual summer training event which was on the theme of e-learning. We had a very interesting time exploring and learning about a variety of e-learning sites. Well here’s a great idea for those of you who avoid e-books because they just don’t smell right.

http://smellofbooks.com/

[Thanks to L for this suggestion]