E-book Lending: Your Library's Best Secret?

About three quarters of American public libraries currently lend out e-books, and in the past year libraries have seen a sharp growth in e-book borrowing. Still, well over half of U.S. library card holders don't know whether their local public library lends e-books, according to a new Pew report.

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ASK NEWS:
  • Visible Equity's New E-Book Details How to Plan for Regulatory Exams - Morningstar.com
    1 http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo ... The e-book, Preparing for a Regulatory Exam, is available for free ... discriminatory lending ...
    02/9/2016 - 12:39 pm | View Link
  • Boedicker: Today's libraries far from obsolete - Commercial-News
    ... on paper — specifically, by lending ... the book is out of print or has never been converted into the e-book format, and no place but the ...
    02/7/2016 - 2:05 pm | View Link
  • Digital Bookmobile Spreads the Electronic Word - AARP
    ... shows from your local library. ... 73% increase in electronic lending over ... The most downloaded audiobook and e-book?
    02/7/2016 - 5:29 am | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • New e-book lending system Occam’s Reader improves access to information
    The UH Mānoa Library team, made up of Erin Kim and Arthur Shum from the UH Library Systems Office, Wing Leung from the library’s Desktop Services department, with Naomi Chow from the library’s Interlibrary Services unit, helped to program the web ...
    07/10/2015 - 12:12 pm | View Link
  • S&S Expands Library E-book Lending
    Simon & Schuster is opening up its e-book lending program to all libraries ... which gives the library patron the option to purchase a copy of an S&S e-book through the library’s online portal, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale going to ...
    11/20/2014 - 3:56 am | View Link
  • 3M e-book library lending app expands in metro area
    In 2013, the library’s content buys totaled about $125,000. 3M is hoping its new app will accelerate book lending. The app’s revised interface makes it easier for library patrons to browse book categories at random, and stumble on books they want to read.
    09/4/2014 - 12:37 pm | View Link
  • Paper rules: Why borrowing an e-book from your library is so difficult
    A few years ago, Amazon tried to solve the issue by connecting library lending to its Whispersync service. Once you hook up your Kindle and library accounts, they can send e-books to their Kindle from the library’s website and it syncs just like a ...
    06/14/2013 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • E-book lending: Your public library's best kept secret?
    Two thirds of them characterized their library's selection of e-book titles as "excellent," "very ... culture and civic life. Also, lending e-books allows libraries to potentially serve more patrons beyond the hours and walls of their branches.
    06/26/2012 - 11:28 am | View Link
  • St. Paul library launches e-book lending service
    E-book lending accounts for about 3 percent of the library's annual circulation. Forrester Research estimates about 70 million Americans will be using e-readers by 2016. An Ohio firm called Overdrive dominates the library e-book market. But 3M hopes to win ...
    04/25/2012 - 2:22 pm | View Link
  • E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change
    As e-books have become a core part of U.S. publishers’ business, libraries, booksellers and startups have built e-book lending programs aimed at providing ... to encourage book discoverability on a library’s homepage, Twitter, and Facebook.
    02/12/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • The New York Public Library, eNYPL
    The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.
    02/11/2016 - 7:26 pm | View Website
  • The Dataverse Project
    Get Recognition. Dataverse provides you with a data citation and a way to make your data visible on the web. Features. Publish data, search for data, link relevant ...
    02/11/2016 - 12:38 pm | View Website
  • Tool Lending Library | City of Alameda
    The Tool Lending Library is focused on handheld gardening equipment. The tools are searchable through our catalog with images of the tools. To see a list of all tools ...
    02/11/2016 - 6:54 am | View Website
  • Farmington Public Library, Farmington, MO
    Farmington, MO Farmington Public Library ... News and Notes. Author Kelly Young-Silverman Book Signing and Story Time 1/30/2016 at 11:30
    02/11/2016 - 4:31 am | View Website
  • Part 1: An introduction to the issues surrounding ...
    Released: June 22, 2012. Libraries, patrons, and e-books Part 1: An introduction to the issues surrounding libraries and e-books. By Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie ...
    02/11/2016 - 1:18 am | View Website
  • E-book
    An electronic book (variously: e-book, eBook, e-Book, ebook, digital book or e-edition) is a book-publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both ...
    02/10/2016 - 11:38 pm | View Website
  • MobileRead Wiki
    Overview. Many public libraries and university libraries have a web presence but require a locally obtained library card or student ID to use the web ...
    02/10/2016 - 8:53 pm | View Website
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