Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ethereal eBooks, The Cloud, & Library Collections

I keep finding the most amazing articles in Searcher Magazine. In the September 2011 issue there is an article titled 21st-Century Lending Libraries: Books in a Cloud? which goes into some great detail about many of the issues involved in ebook publishing and the difficulties libraries face in collecting ebooks. Nancy K. Herther, an Anthropology/Sociology Librarian from the University of Minnesota Libraries does an excellent job covering consumer issues, major platforms, the future of publishing, the growth of ebooks, and it's impact on libraries.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

20 Coolest iPad Ideas for Your Library

Now that our new iPads have been delivered (it just came this morning after our RST meeting), we might want to look into this blog post about some cool ideas on how to use iPad for our library. At least we got one already going (see #3). If we can do much more than just roving reference, then we're not that far behind after all.