Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Are library ebook patrons also ebook buyers?

A new poll sponsored by OverDrive, the ebook distribution service, along with the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), suggests that yes, people who loan ebooks from libraries are … Continue reading

November 20, 2012

Thinking in abstract: Or, books and money

You know what I like? Money. Money is such a great, abstract thing. I “have” money…  kind of. I have an account with my bank, and my work direct deposits … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

One librarian’s take on ebooks and the future of publishing

Consider this simile: publishers are like ice houses. Ice houses offered a beautiful, polished, and professionally crafted product, but with the advent of home cooling technology (the refrigerator) there was … Continue reading

April 10, 2012

More on the publishers vs. libraries debate

By KEIRA LYONS Earlier this week, I posted about the publishing world’s fear of losing sales to free ebook downloads through public library platforms such as OverDrive. Personally, I think … Continue reading

January 6, 2012

Are library ebooks threatening ebook sales?

By KEIRA LYONS For poor graduate students like me, the OverDrive app has become an invaluable source of entertainment. If you’re reading a book a week like I am, paying … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · 7 Comments

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