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Adobe’s laxness with e-book data shows the need for a library-controlled ecosystem for library e-books

LibraryCity has called repeatedly for a library-controlled ecosystem for library e-books. Now comes indignation over how hackable Adobe’s Digital Editions 4 is. The security...
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The top six library issues—from the Amazon threat to the need for a national digital library endowment

I love my new Amazon Fire HD 6—as much as I did the earlier models—despite annoyances  from the company’s cash-register approach. Librarians, beware. Solo,...
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The dream team for the cell phone book club concept: Tulare County librarians enter Knight News Challenge

Anyone care to mass-clone Jeff Scott? He and his people are just what librarians should be in a cash-strapped rural county where thousands can’t...
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Why library e-book posters should go on the walls of check cashing stores

A sunny Saturday in Alexandria, Virginia—even if the room I’m in is Dickens-grim. I’m at an ACE Cash Express, in search of a PIN...
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How cell phone book clubs could help get young people reading and change their lives

Welcome to journalist Bertel King, Jr., LibraryCity’s newest contributor, also an SF/fantasy novelist! Read about him at the end of this cogent essay. Go...
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How to read e-books on a $20 cell phone: Tips for the cash-strapped and plain adventurous

Welcome, Slashdotters! Click here if you want to skip ahead directly to the step-by-step tips, including an introduction to the free version of Moon+...
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How to start a cell phone book club—for your library, school, neighborhood, workplace or other purposes

Related: How to read e-books on a $20 cell phone and a young African-American novelist’s essay on the benefits of cell phone book clubs....
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On tablets, summer reading and parental role models for young readers: How schools and libraries can TOGETHER connect the dots

It’s summer. Is your child reading—one way to guard against a seasonal slump? Oh, and here’s a very much related question. Are you reading?...
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‘Hunger Games’ publisher’s DRM bungle: New opportunity for libraries—selling e-books you can own for real?

Scholastic Corporation, the venerable publisher of the Hunger Games series and the U.S. editions of the Harry Potter titles, has jolted the book world...
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‘Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription’—Forbes contributor

Amazon’s new subscription plan for e-book readers is already ammo for library-haters. Check out this gem in Forbes online. The headline I’ve quoted reflects...