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.
Archive for January, 2011
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.
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.