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Don’t miss this article by Åke Nygren at InformationToday Europe: http://www.InfoToday.eu/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=80411&PageNum=2 Åke explores how Stockholm Libraries are responding to e-book stagnation: Since 2010 the Stockholm Public Libraries have been working hard at coming to grips with the conflict between a growing public demand for e-books and the devastatingly low percentage of […]

Overcoming e-book ‘stagnation’ by Åke Nygren




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UPDATED ON 1/28/12 (see below) *sort of   I bought a Kindle for these reasons and for the past few days, I’ve been using it in a few different ways.  I bought two books from Amazon totalling $6.99.  But most of the space on my Kindle is taken up by […]

Hack A Kindle*


Reprinted with permission from John’s blog: http://johnmiedema.ca/2011/07/24/tedxlibrariansto-slow-reading/   Say the words, “slow reading”, and you will have a reader’s attention. In a time of information overload, we all feel pressure to read more quickly. Three years ago I performed a Google search on slow reading. I found studies on dyslexia and […]

Slow Reading: TEDxLibrariansTO Presentation by John Miedema



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Part 1:  Defining “Social Reading” “Social reading,” as a concept, is actually quite simple:  people want to share what they have read with other people and receive feedback about their thoughts and ideas.  Technology is the great enabler for social reading, and the natural place for this activity to cultivate. […]

What is “Social Reading” and why should Libraries care? – ...


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Note from Michael – I’m deep in two projects today  and tomorrow and haven’t had much time to catch up on the hubub with Harper Collins and ebooks. I can say that I agree with Justin’s take on the potential and promise of promoting content creation, access to technology and […]

Thank you Harper Collins (for making the path forward a ...



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Joshua Kim has a nice piece on reading with a Kindle: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology_and_learning/freedom_on_a_kindle But if Amazon is smart, and Bezos seems very smart to me, than I’m sure that the Kindle experience will continue to improve. We are not there yet, but the end of the future of the printed book […]

Are we ready?