Fall TV Preview: Literary Edition

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It’s that time of year again when leaves change colors, sweaters reappear, friends swap soup recipes, and the cool nights are filled with the new fall TV lineup. As noted previously, I love to point out movies that are based off of books, well the same goes for television shows.  Though it seems that TV… Read more »

The Death of Print?

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Have we reached the tipping point? In her monthly blog post, contributor Cindy Orr discusses accelerating eBook adoption in the mainstream and what it means for libraries. Experts are beginning the inevitable big debate that somehow we all knew was coming: Are we approaching the tipping point between print books and eBooks? Nicholas Negroponte, the first… Read more »

September Sales – BBC, Blackstone, and Britannica

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September is full of sales, making it a great time of year to add best-selling titles at a discounted price! Blackstone Audio has marked some of their most popular titles at 30% off. Add award winners like Brooklyn, Columbine, and Cheever or revisit war-time locations with titles like The Postmistress and Matterhorn. Need to build… Read more »

Digital books on the go: South Ayrshire Libraries targets travelers

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Michelle Jefford, ICT Systems Librarian at South Ayrshire Libraries, shares a marketing campaign that helped get the library’s download service off the ground–and into the air. The launch of our South Ayrshire Libraries e-reads service started as soon as the contract was signed.  As a relatively small library authority, being the first in Scotland to… Read more »

Welcome new OverDrive partners – August 2010

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Congratulations to the following library and school partners that went live with an OverDrive download collection in August. Click on any link to be directed to each library’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library (Georgia) http://afpls.lib.overdrive.com Deer Park Union Free School District (New York) http://digitallibrary.deerparkschools.org Dundee Libraries (UK) http://dundeecity.lib.overdrive.com Hickman High School (Missouri) http://hickman.lib.overdrive.com Johnstown… Read more »