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The eBook User’s Bill of Rights

The eBook User’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should be granted to all eBook users. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights Every eBook user should have the following rights: the right to use eBooks under guidelines that favor access over proprietary limitations the right to access eBooks on any technological platform, including the hardware and software the user chooses the right to annotate, quote  [ Read More ]

101 Free Tech Books

A couple of months ago I wrote about 101 Free Tech Books for you all. This month I want to remind you that this site is a must for anyone interested in technology or getting free books! Because of my previous post I just won five free tech books! This will bring my count of free books to 7 since signing up in the fall (and have seen my librarian  [ Read More ]

Nook Color Review

This Christmas I got a Nook Color from my hubby and mother. I’ve been using it for a few days and I think it’s time to share my opinions. First things first, if you have an ebook reader you must download Calibre. Calibre is an open source ebook management application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux (a flavor for everyone). It’s a great way to convert files from one  [ Read More ]

Add Free Ebooks to your Catalog

This came across a few lists I’m on today and I thought it would be beneficial to some of you. Using the file that some Colorado Libraries have created you can import a batch of freely available ebook classics to your system. More info here: The Colorado Library Consortium created a project to clean up the most popular MARC records from Project Gutenberg called eDiscover the Classics. We identified the  [ Read More ]

Get yourself some free tech books

Tech books are expensive! A few months ago I signed up for 101FreeTechBooks.com to try and offset some of that cost. It only took me a month before I won my first tech book!! Basically, you sign up, put some books on your wish list and then if you win you get one of the books shipped to your for free. You really can’t beat it. So, just a quick  [ Read More ]

Do I need an ebook reader?

There seem to be two schools of thought on the ebook reader front. The first is “I love my books I don’t need a computer to read them” and the other is “Woo Hoo! How did I live without this?” I am in limbo between the two and so I figured I’d go through the back and forth I keep hearing in my head and let my trusted colleagues push  [ Read More ]

You must earn your place in communities

I’m reading ‘Trust Agents‘ by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith right now and I have to say I’m learning a lot! One part that I feel bears repeating here (that I didn’t learn from the book – but from real life) is about joining communities – the right way. I think the following quote from the book applies to many of the things I teach librarians (social networking, web 2.0  [ Read More ]

Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

I am happy to announce that Practical Open Source Software for Libraries, my second book, has been published and is available for purchase in the US from Neal-Schuman Publishers and in the rest of the world from Chandos Publishing. If you happen to write a review online please send me the link and I’ll add it to the official book site. I want to yet again thank Chris Cormack for  [ Read More ]

Deals & Freebies

Yesterday I was stumbling around the web and came across a site I hadn’t heard of before called 101 Free Tech Books. They have a raffle once a month and give away print tech books (not e-books) to the winners. If you’ve bought a book on programming or computers lately you know that these books can add up in cost pretty quickly. I haven’t won anything yet, so I don’t  [ Read More ]

Patron’s Book Browsing Habits

I got this email from a cousin of mine and I really wanted to share it with you all and see what you’ve experienced. Just got back from the library choosing a couple of “relaxing” books. As I browsed, I had these thoughts and then decided I’d send them to the family librarian :). Has anyone ever done a study about how people choose a book to check out? If  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for Augus

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Bookmarks for Augus

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Bookmarks for Augus

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Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for July

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