E-Readers & Other Mobile Devices

  • Vine: What Six Short Seconds Can Do For Your Library

    Vine puts a new spin on the notion of the short attention span. With this free app from Twitter, users can create 6-second videos with an iOS or Android device by simply pointing it at a subject and touching the screen to start and stop filming. But ...

  • The App Days of Summer

    Developing a partnership, developing an app - San José Public Library acknowledges that being in Silicon Valley, they may have more technology opportunities than some. For instance, when the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership appeared, they were right...

  • Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries

    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'

    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

    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 ...

  • Nursery Rhyme App Promotes Parent andChild Learning Through Play

    " Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose," a new nursery rhyme/flannel board app for the iPad, is designed to help librarians, parents and other caregivers...

  • Job Search, Training, and Career Tools for Mobile

    Today, according to the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of American adults own a smartphone of some kind, and 10 percent of people only have Internet access through their phone. Add to these stats the fact that 77 percent of job seekers in the US are...

  • The Big Shift: E-book Availability in Public Libraries

    Over the past several years, demand for e-books in public libraries has been on the rise. As more library patrons purchase e-book readers and tablet devices, the demand will continue to grow.

    But access hasn’t grown along with demand. While pu...

  • The Ebook Unbound

    In the early days of ebooks and ereaders, publishers tried to recreate the experience of the traditional book in electronic format. The straightforward reproduction of sequential text, the paperback-sized pages, and simulations of turning the page by...

  • Nook Lending in Naperville

    This week’s guest post comes from Yan Xu of the Naperville Public Library. Yan is the Adult and Teen Services Supervisor at the Naperville Blvd. branch. The Naperville Public Library started a Nook lending program last May and Yan details how the lib...