Monthly archives: August, 2010

Conversation with John Blyberg

embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt John and I have been friends since the first library camp up in Ann Arbor.  Kay and I captured this video a couple of years ago at the Internet Librarian Conference and then it just sat around in a drawer in my office. I found it and thought “Oh my …

E-books: Tipping Point, or Pointless Panic?

E-books: Tipping Point, or Pointless Panic? E-books are not going to destroy libraries or make them irrelevant; neither will libraries find themselves competing with bookstores. Are we competing with them now? We are not competitive-based organizations. I don’t think we know the first thing about competitive marketing and I don’t think we should. It is …

E-books, copyright, licensing and ownership

There are a number of issues that surround E-books. The focus today is on the device and the options they provide rather than digital rights. These concern ownership, copyright and licensing of E-books. The rights that are imbued to the physical form do not transfer to the E-book. You do not have right of first …