E-Readers & Other Mobile Devices

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A recent Pew Internet study found that 81% of gadget experts agree that the “hot gadgets and apps that will capture the imagination of users in 2020 will often ‘come out of the blue’ and will not have been anticipated by today’s savviest innovators.” Explore topics related to E-readers, smartphones, iPads, and other gadgets and learn how libraries are adjusting services, networks, and collections to meet the expectations of these wired-for-content patrons.

See also WJ-North Carolina's Ereader Petting Zoo program resources.

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Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 18 August 2014

Just as political citizenship expects principles of integrity of its citizenry, digital citizenship refers to expected modes of conduct in the digital world. Digital citizenship is an umbrella concept that includes the following: a) Preparing technol...

Libraries are Not a 'Netflix for Books'

 News / Last Modified: 18 August 2014

The recent news about Amazon's Netflix-like service for eBooks and Kindle subscriptions has done more than raise eyebrows. At a time when we see budget crunches and misleading reports about dwindling interest in books and public libraries, an entire ...

Makers, iPads, and Ketchup: Digital Services for Children

 News / Last Modified: 30 July 2014

For some time now there has been a growing concern about digital learning for children. Is it good for young learners to engage with reading and literacy development through eBooks on digital devices? What might children be losing when they learn to ...

So Many Devices, So Little Time

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 June 2014

This webinar shares practical guidance on how libraries can help patrons with a variety of mobile devices whether through formal training or one-on-one assistance.