March 24, 2018

New Article: The e-Reader — an Educational or an Entertainment Tool? e-Readers in an Academic Setting

Title The e-Reader — an Educational or an Entertainment Tool? e-Readers in an Academic Setting Authors Peter Ahlroos, Tritonia Academic Library, Vaasa, Finland Jonna Hahto, Tritonia Academic Library, Vaasa, Finland Source LIBER Quarterly (The Journal of European Research Libraries) Volume 21 (2012), No. 2 Abstract In this paper the authors will discuss a pilot project […] Compare eReaders With New Interactive Database

From Paul Biba at The website is basically an ereader database and comparison engine. Its sole purpose is to allow people to quickly find and compare ereaders according to one’s needs. There is a fairly user friendly (according to feedback I’ve gotten so far) filter form on the home page that allows to play […]

Reference: Buying An eReader: A Checklist

On TeleRead, Piotr Kowalczyk provides a useful checklist and dicussion of factors that should be considered when purchasing an eReader. These factors include: Format DRM Preferred Bookstore Conversion Are there enough ebooks I’d like to read? Direct to the Complete Checklist

New From OverDrive: eBook Device "Test Drive" Progam For Libraries

From OverDrive’s Blog Post: Test Drive, a program for libraries to support demonstration and lending of eBook reading devices and tablets to their patrons. The program includes device recommendations and guidelines for setup, maintenance and support, as well as best practices for institutions that want to stock and lend eBook readers and tablets to patrons. Whether […]

From IDC: Media Tablet and eReader Markets Beat Second Quarter Targets, Forecast Increased for 2011

From an IDC News Release: Worldwide media tablet shipments rose by 88.9% on a sequential basis and 303.8% year over year in the second calendar quarter of 2011 (2Q11) to 13.6 million units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker. Based on this strong performance in the second […]

New Research from Ipsos: "E-Readers Still Beat Tablets Among the Wealthy"

From AdAge: Even after adding the kids of affluent heads of household to the survey, Ipsos still finds some newer technologies, such as tablet computers, smart phones and flat-screen TVs still count fewer than half of the richest Americans (the 20% with incomes of $100,000 or more annually by the Ipsos defnitition) as owners. [Clip] […]

New Research: Changing Demographics of Tablet and eReader Owners in the US

Paul Biba at TeleRead alerts us to a study that was recently released by Nielsen looking the demographics of tablet and ereader owners in the USA. From the Nielsen Web Site: In the U.S., as recently as last Summer, tablet and eReader owners tended to be male and on the younger side. But according to […]

eBooks: Kobo Comments on Liquidation of Borders With Facts About Company

Borders has been one of Kobo’s partner in the U.S. Now, with the Borders liquidation underway here are highlights from a news release from Kobo trying to clear up some inaccurate info that is being reported. The management of Kobo, a global leader in eReading with over 4.2 million users in more than 100 countries […]

iriver Will Release a Google eBooks-integrated eReader

The iriver Story HD eReader will be released this coming Sunday at Target and on From the Inside Google Blooks Blog: The iriver Story HD, which retails for $139.99, is slim and lightweight with a high-resolution e-ink screen and a QWERTY keyboard for easy searching. It includes over-the-air access to hundreds of thousands of […]

"3M Reveals Its Plans for a Library-Specific Device"

From a Good Reads Article by Mercy Pilkington: There’s been a lot of talk this week about 3M’s as-of-yet unveiled e-ink e-reader device, one that is intended for a highly specific market. Today, 3M’s Digital Business Development Leader Tom Mercer spoke to  about 3M’s plans for their device, for the Discovery Terminal, and their […]