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Ebooks come from E-publishers: Part 1

I am really interested in the future of e-books and what publishers and authors are thinking. I found this wonderful series of videos by Tim O’Reilly. He talks about where he thinks the publishing industry is going. Tim is the guy the created the term Web 2.0. [youtube tRo8xpZpjD0]

ACPL is a 5 star library!!!!

Indiana State Library News Release For Immediate Release Ten Indiana Libraries Receive “America’s Star Library” Designation INDIANAPOLIS (October 5, 2010) – Ten Indiana public libraries were ranked among the top 3.5% nationwide earning them “America’s Star Library” status by Library Journal.  Three of these ten, Allen County Public Library, Bell Memorial Public Library, and Spencer …

Conversation with John Blyberg

[youtube qTGNLldC6r0] 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 god how did …

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 …