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Learning in a Digital Age – the new effective practice guide from JISC

An interesting new book from JISC: Learning in a Digital Age – the new effective practice guide from JISC Pre-order your copy now. The latest guide in the well-received JISC Effective Practice series, Learning in a Digital Age: Extending higher … Continue reading

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eBook treasures from the British Library

From the British Library Reader Bulletin: The British Library has launched a ground-breaking ‘eBook Treasures’ series which will allow iPad users to download entire ancient manuscripts. Starting with Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Arundel (1478-1518), users will now be able to … Continue reading

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Ebook article

I just came across this very useful article that gives a good overview of ebooks: Linda Ashcroft, (2011) “Ebooks in libraries: an overview of the current situation”, Library Management, Vol. 32 Iss: 6/7, pp.398 – 407 DOI: 10.1108/01435121111158547 The main … Continue reading

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Report back from “E-books and e-content 2011”, a conference held by UCL Department of Information Studies, 11th May

Three sessions, eight talks and a number of recurring themes at this (I think) annual event. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/e-books/ for an outline and downloadable programme. Are books becoming just content, rather than whole units, now that technology enables “chunking“?   Will business … Continue reading

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Google Editions

Google are to launch a new ebook service where users will be able to purchase books via Google or independent bookstores.  From the information I have seen so far it appears that they are protecting IPR/DRM by insisting that the user has to … Continue reading

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3D ebooks

In recent years the film industry has gone 3D mad, and now ebooks are getting the same treatment.  A Dublin based company called Ideal Binary have, over the last year, been developing 3D ebook apps that work with the iPhone, iPod … Continue reading

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Publishers restricting the use of ebooks

I came across two articles today that discussed how publishers are blocking libraries from making more use of ebook loans.  The first article I came across was from the Guardian Newspaper and discusses the fact that the Publishers Association have announced that … Continue reading

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