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The St. Paul Public Library will become a beta testing site for a new electronic book lending service on Wednesday.
The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will allow patrons to check out books on their own electronic devices or borrow such devices from the library to use at home.
Full article in the Star Tribune
Google ends their ebook program for independant bookstores. Full story here.
The DOJ E-Book Lawsuit: Is It 1934 All Over Again?
Essay at NPR
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., center, leads a news conference describing a lawsuit in which the Justice Department charges Apple and book publishers with raising e-book prices.
Mike Shatzkin comments on the Pew survey: A feast of data to interpret in new Pew survey of book readers about ebooks
How We Will Read: Clay Shirky
“Social reading,” the way I’ve always interpreted the phrase, is reading that recognizes that you’re not just a consumer, you’re a user. You’re going to do something with this, and that something is going to involve a group of other people. Read a book. The very next thing you’re going to do, if it was at all interesting, is talk to someone about it. Book groups and discussion lists are social reading. Because so much of our media in the 20th century was delivered in real-time, with very little subsequent ability to share, save, shift, store, we separated the consumption from the reproduction and use of media. We don’t actually think of ourselves as users of media, when in fact we are.