Books are for Browsing

Certainly the topic this week was often turning towards kindle.  The news of the new Fire tool coming hard on the heels of library lending rules continues to discourage libraries from avoiding ereaders as if they are contentless equipment.

For a few interesting reads on ereading, ereaders and ‘browsing’ here is a prescient sample:

http://librarianbyday.net/2011/09/28/public-library-ebooks-on-the-amazon-kindle-we-got-screwed/

Amazon v. Apple: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/sep/28/kindle-fire-ipad-amazon-jeff-bezos?intcmp=239

The silk architechture: http://amazonsilk.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/introducing-amazon-silk/

And I question if I will I be adminstering any units like these at WVML.  Why not go to our web catalogue and search Kindle for the now almost 2 yr old implementation there? After almost two year  the waitlist and program support requests from users are still high for kindle. http://catalogue.westvanlibrary.ca/ (Never mind… Holy Added Access points, Batman!)

 

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