Friday, April 13, 2012

Daily Thoughts 04/13/2012

Abraham Lincoln, full-length portrait, reading by fireplace., 1868

Daily Thoughts 04/13/2012

Right now, I am at My Metro.  As a member you can have two hour blocks of time to use their computers.  I just checked my different social networks, email, and read Library Journal and Publishers Weekly online.

I thought this was very interesting:

Queens Library is Lending Free E-Readers
Beginning today, Queens Library will be lending 50 e-readers pre-loaded with e-books at the Central Library in Jamaica, NY. It is a pilot program.  It is the first time the service has been made available in one of NYC's public libraries. The e-readers have books on one of five themes: best sellers, romances, mysteries, teens' or children's books. There are also 50 works of classic literature loaded onto each reader. Library users may present a Queens Library card and photo ID to check out the devices free for 7 days, with the option to renew twice. Customers will also be asked to sign a one-time lending agreement.
As the pilot is evaluated and funding becomes available, e-readers will be introduced to other library locations.

I think this is very interesting.  Hopefully it will give a better understanding of what it is like to lend e-readers in New York

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