OverDrive’s 2011 Training Month wrap up

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After a jam-packed month of training sessions, OverDrive’s Training Team is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Download Discovery Raffle. With nearly 5,000 entries in this year’s raffle – which was comprised of 11 short quizzes, one for each course – it was luck of the draw for our winners. As a reminder,… Read more »

2011 Literary Awards: eBook standouts

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Congratulations to Julian Barnes as his novel, The Sense of an Ending, for becoming the 43rd winner of the Man Booker Prize.  One and a half short months after the shortlist was announced, The Sense of an Ending beat out literary superstars like The Sisters Brothers and Jamrach’s Menagerie. The novel about a middle-aged man… Read more »

Now That the Sky Is No Longer the Limit…

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Cindy Orr asks us to take a step back and see how eBooks are making a difference in her monthly column: I grew up in northwestern Kansas near a town of about 200 inhabitants. When I was a kid there was no Internet, of course, but this was also long before cable television. We had… Read more »

Review: Sony Reader Wi-Fi includes familiar and new features

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Earlier this month Sony added its newest E-Ink device to their repertoire with the Reader™ Wi-Fi PRS-T1. In a surprising move, Sony has discontinued their previous line of E-Ink devices, which included the Daily Edition, Touch Edition, and Pocket Editions. Although it wasn’t expected, it was probably a good move to only offer one version… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Paige Jaeger recaps the Library Journal e-Conference

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On Thursday, October 13th Library Journal held its 2nd annual eBook Summit web conference.  Paige Jaegar, the coordinator for School Library Services at Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES, not only attended this year’s conference, but she presented during it, as well.  Paige was kind enough to answer a few of our questions pertaining to… Read more »

Page to Screen – Fall 2011

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As we gear up for another season of films, this one promises to deliver as some of the worlds best books are transformed on the big screen. October 28 – The Rum Diary Based on: The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson (1998) Starring: Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart Synopsis: Depp plays a young… Read more »

2011 National Book Award Finalists: eBook standouts

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   Yesterday, The National Book Foundation announced its finalists for the 2011 National Book Award.  Out of the 1,223 books that were submitted (315 Fiction, 441 Nonfiction, 189 Poetry, 278 Young People’s Literature) 21 were selected to compete in the four categories. While all selections are important in their own right, several titles standout from… Read more »