Thursday, June 02, 2011
eBooks in the Library
So what do librarians, watchdogs of freedom to read and promoters of equal access to library materials, think about eBooks? It was recently reported that more eBooks are sold on amazon now than regular hardcover and paperbacks. Also, Ebscohost databases will soon have journal and eBook content in their search results. There is an eBook revolution going on and 2011 is supposed to be the Year of the eBook. Here is an interesting article on Library Journal and an educational video on a free digital library, by Librarian Brewster Kahle. I like his quote on universal access, "the best we have to offer within reach." I have not yet jumped on the band wagon to buy a Kindle or a Nook.