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Archive for January, 2011

Overdrive

08 Jan

We will soon be  a product called Overdrive that will allow you to “check out” e-books from your library.  We have to take the training but I anticipate sooner rather than later.

 
 

Amazing

05 Jan

First Book (firstbook.org) addresses a basic problem facing poor kids in America: They don’t have books.  One study found that in low-income neighborhoods, there is only one age-appropriate book for every 300 children.

 
 

e-books

03 Jan

Di you get an e-reader for Christmas or a holiday gift?  The library  is  purchasing a product called Overdrive that allows patrons to download e-books.  However, because the “fair use” provisions of the copyright law do not allow more than one user at a time to download an e-book, only one person at a time can use the service.  And it is very expensive.  So we need to decide what  to do.  We just can’t wait until the fair use issues are resolved so that electronic readers can enjoy the same resources that  print readers can.