Queens Library First NY Public Library System Library to Lend Out Preloaded E-Readers (Pilot Project)
From the Associated Press:
The Queens Library is becoming the first library in the New York public library system to lend e-readers.
Under the pilot program, 50 Nooks will be available for check out at the library’s Central Library in Jamaica, starting on Thursday.
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UPDATE 2: The ereaders are locked down and no additional content (including e-books from the Queens Library digital collection (via OverDrive) can be added to the device.
UPDATE: Here’s the Official News Release with Some Additional Details (Thanks to Joanne King for Sharing it With Us)
Queens Library to Lend Free E-Readers
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.