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In the News: E-books, E-books, and more E-books

I’ve written about E-books here before—as both a book lover and a digital native, and someone who does plenty of reading in both formats, I find this subject of great importance. I’ve been hoarding a lot of articles on this subject of the past few months, so this will be a long one—and there should be something […]

In the news: Publishing

There’s been a lot of news in the publishing industry lately, not all of it good (but not all of it bad, either). The following articles have caught my attention in the past month or two. From the Wired Campus blog, The Chronicle of Higher Education It’s fair to say that most of us in […]

In the news: How we read

The Boston Globe recently published a series of articles on the past, present, and future of reading, and it got me thinking about how the history of reading (as a process) is entwined with the history of the book (as a physical—and now digital—object). In this vein, I was able to use Longreads to find […]

Libraries and the digital future

Between shrinking state and institutional budgets, growing e-book sales, and the widespread availability of information on the Internet, there’s a lot of talk about what place libraries have in today’s—and tomorrow’s—society. Traditionally, public libraries have (seemingly) existed primarily to provide patrons with print materials. Is there a place for them in the digital future, or […]

Twenty-six, continued

I’m way behind on this, but I just discovered Librarian By Day, which has provided further details into what’s going on with the HarperCollins/Overdrive e-book fiasco, as well as into the reaction by the larger community. I mentioned that this was a widely discussed issue among librarians, so if you’d like to read more, the links […]

Twenty-six

Given my interest in bookbinding, it’s probably no surprise that I have a great love for books as physical objects. I love the feel and the scent of the pages. I love how they sit on the shelves. I love it when bindings speak for themselves. Still, despite this (and again, no surprise given that my […]