Ebooks on Fire


Controversies Surrounding Ebooks in Libraries  by Charles Hamaker Associate University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services Atkins Library, University of North Carolina–Charlotte  Who owns the book? Ebooks are a challenging area for libraries. Licensing is a critical issue because ebooks are being marketed as if they were analogous to print purchases. They most definitely are…

Libraries Succeed by Constantly Evolving


Da: HuffPost Social News, Susan H. Hildreth, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Posted: 1/13/12 10:25 AM ET Trad. in italiano di: Oggi più che mai le persone dipendono dalle biblioteche. Continuano ad aumentare il numero di visite, la circolazione, e anche  il ruolo delle biblioteche pubbliche come fornitori di risorse di Internet per il pubblico. Le biblioteche…

Library Podcasts you Might Find Useful


Bobbi Newman at Librarian By Day just introduced me to two new librarian-focused podcasts. Thanks, Bobbi – I’ll have to take a listen! I thought it might be useful to make a list of librarian-related podcasts, because there are a goodly handful of them at the moment, and they are all pretty useful. These aren’t podcasts done by…

Il futuro delle biblioteche pubbliche


Giulio Blasi scrive: Trovo straordinario questo intervento di Nate Hill perché formula in modo lucido un progetto nel quale la biblioteca come spazio fisico e una biblioteca digitale avanzatissima interagiscono positivamente. The future of public libraries lies in supporting creative endeavors in their local community and empowering the patrons to contribute their creative work back to…

Futuro del libro e futuro delle biblioteche?


 Future of libraries ‘confronted’ in new ALA Office for Information Technology Policy report For Immediate Release Mon, 06/20/2011 – 09:33 Contact: Jennifer Terry Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), Washington Office (wo) WASHINGTON, D.C.– The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy’s (OITP) latest policy brief breaks down the formidable challenges in store for libraries…

UC Libraries Statement on E-Book Access in Libraries


March 28, 2011 |  Category: Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter |  Author: Ellen Meltzer By Ivy Anderson, Director, Collection Development & Management As the UC Libraries explore options for the increased acquisition of e-books, we reaffirm the importance of fair use and equitable access to information, the principles on which all libraries stand. As we work to define suitable…

Library eBook Survey Results


February 9th, 2011 · by spolanka Answers  to these questions: Does your library offer ebooks? Do you circulate ereader devices? Academic Libraries – For which disciplines are you most likely to offer ebooks? What is the preferred purchase term? School Libraries – What categories of ebooks do you offer?  How do you license content? Public…

PA statement regarding our position on library e-lending


22 OCTOBER 2010 POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS Stephen Page’s speech at the CILIP PLA conference outlined the close and supportive partnership between publishers and libraries, and the particular importance of this during tougher economic times.  He also set out The Publishers Association position on ebook lending, which has attracted some negative comment from Bookseller readers.  It…