All Clippings From The ‘Board Member Posts’ Category

Struggling to Satisfy Demand

March 18th, 2013

  the reality of the public library ebook marketplace reflected in usage data from a selection of public libraries                             … click for more

A Question about the Classics

May 18th, 2012

Recently, Overdrive ran a promotion called the Duke Classics Giveaway, by which libraries that spent more than $3,500  on digital… click for more

This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time

November 22nd, 2011

A second major publisher has altered the deal by which libraries can lend ebooks via libraryland über-vendor Overdrive. In February,… click for more

Helping Staff Help Themselves: Ereaders and Training

November 8th, 2011

A major point of stress in dealing with ereaders is staff training. In this post I will highlight some approaches… click for more

Ebooks and the Real Question:

October 22nd, 2011

If you have walked patrons through the requisite processes to use library ebooks, you likely dread it: the ereader reference interview.… click for more

If Streaming isn’t Copying, can Libraries be Netflix?

October 11th, 2011

You may have seen the news last week that the lawsuit filed against UCLA by Ambrose Video Publishing and the Association… click for more

Ereader Boom II: Is your library ready?

October 7th, 2011

Yesterday, I spoke about Library Renewal at the annual meeting of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services in Lansing, Michigan.… click for more

Library Renewal Q & A: Round 1

July 25th, 2011

Library Renewal is here because we want to help create library- and library user-centric solutions for electronic content access. We’re… click for more

Libraries and the Future of Electronic Content Delivery – an article in American Libraries magazine

July 13th, 2011

Lisa Carlucci Thomas recently interviewed Michael Porter about electronic content access, libraries, and Library Renewal. Here’s a snippet of the… click for more

The Language of the Deal

July 11th, 2011

Do libraries own or simply license their ebooks? Ever since the HarperCollins/Overdrive situation, that question has had new urgency. A dispute… click for more