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A Confession of Faith in Books | Inside Higher Ed

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November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Paying for e-resources per use

On the OEDB blog, Ellyssa Kroski pointed out this article on Forbes on the war between libraries & publishers over ebooks.  Although the author, David Vinjamuri, doesn’t have a background … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

ARL’s Webinar on the HathiTrust decision

ARL sponsored this Webinar that featured knowledgeable persons giving their understandings of the background and impact of this landmark decision.  Here are several points and quotes that caught my attention: … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

My latest obsession: Demand-driven acquisitions

This article on the Inside Higher Ed site spurred me to write about what in which I’m currently deeply involved – evaluation of our pilot of demand- or patron-driven acquisitions … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pew Presentation: Libraries in 2020

I found this Pew Presentation on Libraries in 2020 posted on iLibrarian.  The first half of the slides is focused on the rise of use of the internet, mobile, and … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing arguments against e-books in libraries

I am not at all surprised that there are a growing number of dis-advocates of ebooks provided by libraries.  The recent events have revealed the relatively low influence that libraries … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

E-Book Lending

Here is an interesting post from Library Renewal that includes some interesting, albeit rough data. I’m intrigued, of course, by the breakdown of efficiency and cost, resulting in the “deadweight” … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

What you can’t do with e-books

This was a cute posting  on 8 Unexpected Downsides of the Switch to E-Books – 8. You can’t hide a gun in a Kindle. 7. Physical books to do physical … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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