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The future of the book, and libraries

It is really hard to think about the future of the book and not link it to the future of libraries. But increasingly it seems that this is something we must do. The nature of the book will change in

Posted in Books, E-books, Future

iPad in my library

I’m lucky enough to be working in a great library.  Last June the library director, Marit Gro Berge, approved a project to give an iPad to all librarians working the reference desk. I was given the task of setting up

Posted in E-books, Future

Is it just me?

Yesterday I followed the annual WWDC keynote speech by Steve Jobs. The news where less wow than usual because of a lost prototype earlier this year, but it was still fun to see what was presentet on the stage. In

Posted in Books, E-books

Reading 2.0

I just discovered this video in Wired Gadget Lab Epicenter blog . The creators called it text 2.0, but in reality I believe it is reading 2.0 we are looking at. Take a look and make up your own mind.

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iPad and libraries – some thoughts

OK, congratulations to all fellow Apple fanboys and girls :-) The iPad looks good and I would love to get my hands on one. In fact on thursday I  got word from the ICT-department at work that they pre-ordered one

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Posted in E-books, Librarian 2.0, Library 2.0, Web 2.0

A-books?

The last week has brought up a new discussion on the future of e-books. It started with a post on Buns, blankets and bears; Are ebooks the new CD-ROM?, that I discovered on Twitter. I ReTweeted the post and it

Posted in E-books, Library 2.0

DRM, e-books and a norwegian version of DiViBib

The german library e-lending system DiViBib is a controversial system for allowing libraries to lend electronic content, films, e-books and music, with a number of limitations. The system allows only the number of copies that the library has purchased to

Posted in DiViBib, DRM, E-books, Library 2.0
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