Daily Thoughts 1/28/2011
I finished reading Cowboy Angels by Paul McAuley this morning. I would call it an alternate earth thriller.
I checked the displays this morning. I also spent some time planning for the website for Twitter and the survey on the website. I am reading more on ebooks to get better grasp of what I will say in the grant we are working on.
I have been thinking on recent reasons I have run into for ebooks in libraries. Some of the things which come to mind are:
- Transmedia literacy the ability to handle information across a variety of different devices.
- The digital divide does not just apply to computers, it also applies to other electronic devices.
- There is a need for greater information literacy.
- Libraries are not prepared for enhanced ebooks or book applications.
- The Ipad is more than just an ebook platform it has many other functions.
- Children need to be shown ebooks early to prepare them for the digital future.
- Libraries are just starting to build ebook collections. It will take time to match their book collections.
- Libraries need to be renewed so they can be ready for a digital future and not be perceived as obsolete.
DBW Library-Publisher Panel Makes the Case for Ebook Lending
Ebooks and Immediate Gratification from Overdrive's Library Blog