A year ago it all seemed so certain: print-on-paper was outdated and would soon be replaced by e-content. However, since then, there are signs that the pundits may have overestimated public enthusiasm for e-books, at least. Aaron Pressman reports on a levelling-off of sales of e-books (http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/breakout/slowing-ebook-sales-could-hurt-amazon-in-battle-with-publishers-174752232.html) and the ongoing disagreement between publishers and suppliers, […]
Including e-resources in library collections sounds deceptively simple! Most libraries are adding e-journals and e-books with some degree of success. What is less straightforward is the long-term management of a format that is constantly changing. Librarians have to consider the relative importance and size of their print collection. How can libraries acquire the best and […]
How will the e-book industry affect the conventional print-on-paper distribution chain — and what might it mean for libraries?
If you are interested in converting text to an e-book format, try Sigil!
Looking for free e-books? Here is a useful application and directory.
The problems of preserving digital materials are acute and worrying; David Rosenthal considers them in his blog.
A survey by the Book Industry Study Group (the U.S. book industry’s leading trade association for policy, standards and research) has revealed that students prefer their textbooks in conventional print-on-paper form rather than as e-texts.
Very Exciting and VEry Messy — that is what Mark Anderson, a technology commentator interviewed on the BBC World Service, has to say about the year 2011.