The Top 10 Library Stories of 2013
I apologize for being out of touch with this blog for so long, but life at Loyola got away from me for awhile. Now that it’s 2014, my resolution is to get back on track. Here’s an article that sums up the milestones of 2013–all the news and comments that I should have made.
Today’s the day! Harry Potter ebooks are officially available through the Pottermore shop. I’m ecstatic, been waiting a long time for these!
Public and school libraries rejoice! The Harry Potter series will finally be in ebook format, for all to access. The digital audio versions will be available for circulation, too.
OverDrive – Harry Potter eBooks to be distributed to Public and School Libraries through OverDrive.
The Common Core Standards have helped some publishers understand how nonfiction ebooks will be used in school libraries, and they are responding with gusto. School library consortia get breaks on ebook pricing. Create the right economic model and pool our e-collection development budgets, and we’re keeping with the original library philosophy: cost effective, unlimited, simultaneous access.
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Buyer Beware: Ebooks are a key purchase, but not by single libraries