eReaders

Why do teens prefers phones to Kindles as e-readers?

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The recent Pew report on Young Americans’ Reading and Library Habits contains a number of great take-aways, including the news that young people frequent libraries at an unexpectedly high rate. But another finding has emerged that may have an impact on the way that schools think about pleasure reading and reading instruction both inside and outside…

The New Kindle Lineup: What It Means to Educators

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Just a quick update on the new lineup of Kindles announced earlier this month: as ever, the new Kindle models have one key audience in mind – the individual consumer. Backlight for reading in bed, integration with a vast media library, seamless purchasing opportunities, high resolution screen, touch navigation, whiter backgrounds, the works! All improvements…

Why We Won’t Purchase More Kindles at The Unquiet Library

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Editor’s note: This post is reprinted here with permission from The Unquiet Librarian blog by Buffy Hamilton, who is the school librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia, as well as highly influential writer, teacher, and speaker. Why We Won’t Purchase More Kindles at The Unquiet Library by Buffy Hamilton We’re back in The Unquiet…

Buying E-books, Thirty-Eight Cents at a Time

The transformation of books into a fully-fledged digital medium took a giant step recently when HarperCollins announced new terms for the ebooks it sells to public libraries. Many librarians first heard about the policy change from Overdrive, the supplier that handles digital media loan programs for many libraries. The news was grim: HarperCollins will “sell”…