Kindle’s New Lending Feature: A Major Disappointment

Without much fanfare, Amazon has started to allow lending of Kindle books. As someone published in the Kindle store, I was notified by email this morning. Amazon had the opportunity to do something innovative but they chose to cripple this new feature in the same was that Barnes & Noble did with . . . → Read More: Kindle’s New Lending Feature: A Major Disappointment

E-Books: How Should Schools Embrace the New Technology?

I just finished reading my first full-length e-book last night. As a former librarian, that may be surprising. Unfortunately, my proposal to pilot an e-book program while I was a librarian was turned down. Not having had a Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony Reader, or other reader, I really had not had . . . → Read More: E-Books: How Should Schools Embrace the New Technology?

E-book Readers in the School Library?

There has been a lot of buzz about the Nook, a new e-book reader from Barnes and Noble. Whether or not it can compete with Amazon’s Kindle or even Sony’s offerings is not the subject of this post. Rather, I would like to explore the advantages and disadvantages of e-readers in school . . . → Read More: E-book Readers in the School Library?