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An appeal is pending.
Meantime, blogerati Karen Coyle, Barbara Fister, and James Grimmelmann shared with AL how they see this decision shaping the future of sharing digitally preserved print materials.
It was a tough sell, given those numbers, for any publisher to be able to buy the rights to publish his book.
In May of 2012, Nelson and Howey had conversations with publishers in which they brought up these sticking points.
Nelson brought this data to publishers who seemed, she said, to be listening a little more closely.
Howey had up until that point been part of the Kindle Select program, which meant that he received certain promotional considerations on the Kindle platform but was not allowed to offer his book on other platforms.
Responding to these complaints, Howey opted out of the Kindle Select program even though it meant less revenue from book sales for him.
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In 2012, growth in ebooks did not good 骨髄腫 ボーナス 英語 仕事 京都市バス系統 sympathise triple-digit percentages versus the previous year for the first time since 2008, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers.
All myths, according to Michael D.
Smith, professor of information technology and marketing at Carnegie Mellon University, speaking at the K 英語 骨髄腫 ボーナス 勉強 歌手 Book World Conference + Expo.
Further, publishers should adopt two major strategies in combating piracy: Make their content available online and use anti-piracy laws.
Publishers can and do compete with pirated versions of their content available for free, said Smith, citing studies of major television networks adding content to legitimate distributors lowering demand for piracy of that material.
When ABC added its content to Hulu, incidences of piracy of ABC content decreased 37%.
In another example, Smith cited an anonymous publisher that selectively windowed its ebook and print book titles to see if releasing the digital version after the print version would result in increased sales for the print version.
Sales of print copies increased by 0.
Anti-piracy efforts also reduce incidences of piracy.
Smith studied the effects of anti-piracy laws in France and of the take-down of piracy site Megaupload.
In the case of the anti-piracy laws in France, conversation about the laws and then their implementation helped boost digital content sales by anywhere between 5% and 30%, depending on the content.
And the shutdown of Megaupload coincided with reduced instances of piracy across multiple countries.
Not all stakeholders, however, care so much about ebook piracy.
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Key statistics: 192 million registered visitor sessions, up 93 percent from 2011 2.
The Cleveland-based digital distributor is pioneering a series of Next Generation enhancements that extend the value of its industry-leading eBook-lending platform.
In 2013, OverDrive will also implement streaming audio and video technology and release additional APIs that enable libraries to fully integrate digital and print catalogs.
OverDrive offers a catalog of more than 1 million eBooks and audiobooks with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhoneR, iPadR, NookR, Android?
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Adjustment to any disability is difficult, and deaf-blind people face their own particular challenges, but from at least the time of Helen Keller it has been known that these challenges can be met, and the technology and services available today have vastly improved prospects for the deaf-blind and others with disabilities.
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Last year, however, Audiobooks.
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That has changed, however.
According to paidContent, Audiobooks.
So why bother with Audiobooks.
The main difference, now, seems to be that Audiobooks.
Only a mobile user has much use for streaming, and streaming may not be completely reliable when the user is moving about.
To remain competitive, Audiobooks.
For more than a decade, advocates and some funding agencies have been proselytizing for open access, frequently pledging that all of their work is going to be rendered open to all.
And yet, the beast remains untamed.
But how much do we actually know about it?
If you search online for a popular title, you are likely to find several examples of unauthorized free downloads.
Is this how to measure the extent of digital piracy and how to enforce against it?
Unfortunately, the answer is an emphatic no.
If someone adept at searching can find, say, ten unauthorized sites, a sophisticated Web based service might find hundreds of such sites.
The cost of issuing a blizzard of takedown notices and the follow up will be prohibitive.
Sooner rather than later the illegal practices will be back in full force.
A core problem is ongoing enforcement.
So what do you as publisher, as agent or as author do?
In the early months, the number of successful takedowns was very large, particularly for bestselling titles, since this was the first enforcement.
Even more interesting, the number of takedowns in later months was steady?
Working with our colleagues at Digimarc Guardian, we wrote a case study which highlights how we track some of our bestselling titles against the takedown experience.
Please click here to read it for yourself.
What we found was that those titles grew in sales faster than our catalog as a whole and much faster than industry averages.
Those readers who find the illegal sites downloading titles for free are also the best targeted readers to download the titles for money if the free experience is no longer available.
The case study presentation is Thursday, January 17th at 10 AM.
I would enjoy seeing you there!
Early on RosettaBooks committed to full catalog protection.
Agents and authors should be demanding of their publishers that they all commit to full catalog protection.
It is a fiduciary responsibility to the author for all titles, print and digital.
Enforcement will yield economic benefits to the publisher and the author.
While well-informed readers and much of the digerati in the book publishing world are anti-DRM and may be lauding this move as another chink in the armor of DRM.
Add it to other recent developments: June: Macmillan announced it would sell DRM-free books directly to readers through its store at Tor.
More than any other position, authors are generally in favor of DRM.
We asked them the following question: What should be done about Digital Rights Management DRM software?
DRM prevents consumers from making as many copies of an ebook as they want and then giving them away.
Only 11% want what Lulu has given them.
Of all published authors, 35% want it strengthened, with 39% of traditionally published authors holding that view.
That said, outside of the view that it should be strengthened or no opinion at allthe second most-popular view was that it should be changed to be more flexible.
Abolishing DRM was among the least popular views?
Nearly a quarter of them wanted it abolished.
There have been differing views about how fast the shift will happen quite a few people believe, mistakenly, that it has already happenedand thoughts have varied as well on the ultimate fate of printed books?
But the consensus has been that digitization, having had its way with music and newspapers and magazines and photographs and etc.
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For one thing, the printed book remains, by far, the preferred format for American book readers.
Fully 89 percent of them report that they read at least one printed book over the preceding 12 months.
Only 30 percent say they read at least one e-book?
The study did find that the percentage of American adults who read e-books increased over the past year, while the percentage that read printed books fell, but the changes are modest.
E-book readers rose from 16 percent to 23 percent, while printed book readers declined from 72 percent to 67 percent.
A lot of other data came out during the course of 2012 that also suggests that a the growth in e-book sales has slowed substantially and b print sales are holding up pretty well.
The Association of American Publishers recently reported that annual growth in adult e-book sales dropped to 34 percent during the first half of 2012, a sharp falloff from the triple digit gains of the previous few years.
As of August, e-book sales represented 21 percent of total sales of adult trade books.
While e-book sales seem to be eating away at mass-market paperback sales, which have been falling at around a 20 percent annual clip, hardcover sales appear to be holding steady, increasing at about a 2 percent annual rate.
Meanwhile, printed books showed strong sales over the holidays, with unit sales in the U.
Combine all these numbers with the fact that sales of dedicated e-readers are falling sharply, and suddenly it seems possible that reports of the death of the codex may have been exaggerated.
So why might e-books fall short of expectations?
Here are some possibilities: 1.
We may be discovering that e-books are well suited to some types of books like genre fiction but not well suited to other types like nonfiction and literary fiction and are well suited to certain reading situations plane trips but less well suited to others lying on the couch at home.
The e-book may turn out to be more a complement to the printed book, as audiobooks have long been, rather than an outright substitute.
The early adopters, who tend also to be the enthusiastic adopters, have already made their move to e-books.
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The early buyers of e-readers quickly filled them with lots of books, most of which have not been read.
The motivation to buy more e-books may be dissipating as a result.
The shift from e-readers to tablets is putting a damper on e-book sales.
With dedicated readers, pretty much the only visit web page you can do is buy and read books.
With tablets, you have a whole lot of other options.
To put it another way: On an e-reader, the e-reading app is always running.
E-book prices have not fallen the way many expected.
My own sense is that they probably will.
At the very least, it seems like the transition from print to electronic will take a lot longer than people expected.
Print Is Here to Stay.
This percentage has more than doubled since 2009 the report notes, citing an earlier survey conducted by researchers at the University of Washington.
In response to the growing popularity of tablets and smartphones, libraries have been making an effort to ensure that the services they offer online will work on mobile devices, said Sarah Houghton, director of the San Rafael Public Library and advisor for this study.
People most likely to have connected to a library website using a mobile device included parents of young children 19%women 16%and college graduates 21%.
While 13 percent may sound low in communities with high levels of mobile adoption, Houghton said that the figure sounds about right for a national average.
These website visits were also led by parents 46%women 44%and people with college educations 60%.
And, one quarter of Americans 16 and older said that they had visited a library website at least once during the past year.
Of that group, nine percent reported visiting the site at least once per week, 15 percent said they visited the site several times per month, and 27 percent said they went at least once per month.
You may not hear a ton of news about the iBookstore in Brazil, but Apple is currently dominating the market.
It charges all ebooks in USA dollars and an extra 6% tax on all transactions.
Part of the reason why the company sells so many books is because of the proliferation of the iPad and iPhone.
Amazon is seeing lackluster success because the Kindle is only available through third party resellers.
The e-reader market is fairly underwhelming as a whole, because of the prohibitive costs.
It is easier for the average customer to just buy an iPad.
Nearly a quarter of Americans read an ebook in the last year, up from 16% a year ago, according to a study released today by the Pew Internet and American Life project.
The increase coincides with an increase of e-reading device ownership as illustrated in the chart below: Libraries have seen an increase in ebook borrowing, according to the study.
Some 5% of Americans borrowed an ebook this year versus 3% last year.
The approval of a new coding language for e-books, developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum IDPFa global trade and standards organization for the promotion of electronic publishing, means that soon it will be a relatively simple matter for e-books to contain video, audio, dynamic content and all sorts of interactive features.
As more e-reader software supports more of EPUB 3, publishers need to prepare for changes in creative capabilities, workflow, hiring and, maybe most important of all, their relationship with booksellers.
Hear more about EPUB 3 and what publishers should do about it at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo in New York City from January 23 to 25.
While publishers should push hard to gather all the information retailers will allow, retailers may resist, citing security risks and privacy concerns, said McCoy.
But the terms of the conflict might change when retailers allow books to fetch remote data, like a dynamic Google map or an ad that changes at the whim of the publisher.
The question is when the top-end vendors do that.
That will depend on competitive situations.
Some may try to jump first.
Beyond being able to collect dynamic data from readers, publishers will be able to talk to readers, on the fly.
The most obvious incarnation of this is advertising.
For instance, a book sold today might advertise a related book in the back-matter, plugs for new books that typically appear in the back of the book.
Publishers should think more holistically about their content.
Scripts, or bits of code that answer questions for a piece of software, that can be built within EPUB 3 will allow publishers to optimize one piece of content for multiple screens, he added.
If so, they need to be thinking about that at creation time, not publication time.
The earlier the better.
I encourage publishers to have a good way to do QA work.
Publishers will need to hire more in-house staff, said Johnson.
They will either need to build their own HTML 5 development teams or at least hire a knowledgeable liaison for any vendors they work with.
Good developers are hard to come by, with the unemployment rate for technology workers under 4% for most of 2011 and companies like Google, Facebook and hot startups duking it out for top talent.
As EPUB 3 gains support among reading platforms and devices, publishers will face a time of difficult change.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel.
But for Thomas Buus Madsen, chief operating officer and founder of the London-based BookBoon, it could actually mean a new record for his company.
Over the weekend, BookBoon predicts its 40millionth ebook download will take place.
With most of the titles written in-house or by freelancers, BookBoon is able to provide the titles free of charge by embedding advertising on various pages within the book.
While many of these titles are not ones that students pay outrageous prices for at the campus bookstore, they do appear to be excellent reference guides and study aides that complement existing coursework.
While it might seem aggravating to some readers to endure advertisements within the pages of their books, BookBoon users have spoken out in favor of the process to the tune of massive growth this year for the company, a trend that Buus Madsen plans to keep going in 2013.
Furthermore, we collected over175.
The 40 million downloads was an increase of 400% compared to 2011.
Growing by the same rate in 2013 sounds like a very big challenge but following our success in 2012, we have no doubt the new year will be full of surprises.
In developed nations, only up to seven percent of published works are available to the blind in accessible formats such as Braille, audio, and electronic versions and less than one percent of published works are available in the developing world.
This has created a book famine for the blind across the globe.
Member states of WIPO have not achieved consensus on key language in the proposed instrument with respect to provisions addressing the needs of the blind while still protecting the intellectual property of publishers.
Schroeder, first vice president of the National Federation of the Blind and also an official Federation delegate to WIPO.
Additionally, cross-border sharing of accessible copies is not permitted under international law.
If adopted, the treaty proposal under the sponsorship of the World Blind Union, which was originally tabled and is now before the WIPO General Assembly, would harmonize copyright exceptions and limitations throughout the world, allowing for the conversion of published works into accessible formats used by the blind and permitting the sharing of accessible copies of works across international borders.
The new platform, called Acoustik, is now available on the App Store and on Google Play.
Given the problems American publishers have even admitting that libraries exist, it should be a must-read for anyone in the publishing industry.
In Sweden you can borrow as many ebooks as you want, simultaneously.
The library, on the other hand, pays the publisher for every transaction.
This has caused a major outcry in the country.
The Stockholm City Library is working with publishers, now, to set up a pilot project for a dual licensing mode based on the library helping the publishers digitize their backlist and, in return, getting decent lending terms.
In the pilot, the library will pay for the digitization of 25 ebooks, which will be made available to the library for a fixed-price 骨髄腫 ボーナス 英語 仕事 地図 for eleven years.
The publishers, in turn, agree to make all new ebook titles available to the library on release.
Much more worth reading in the article.
The idea of libraries and publishers becoming partners, instead of adversaries, is one that desperately needs traction here.
In some cases Kindle devices have been donated directly to schools, including schools that serve children who are blind or have other disabilities.
More important, and more disturbing, is the fact that Amazon has also built a system called Whispercast that allows teachers and school administrators to distribute Kindle content to devices other than Kindles.
The problem with all of these plans is that neither the Kindle devices nor the book files used in conjunction with them are accessible to students who are blind or who have other print disabilities.
Since school districts have an obligation under federal law to purchase or deploy only accessible technology and content, Amazon must either make Kindle e-books accessible or cease and desist from its efforts to have them used in the classroom.
For further illustration of this issue, please view the comparison of Kindle e-books to accessible e-books.
Background and History Blind Americans have been asking Amazon to make its Kindle products accessible for several years now.
In 2009, Amazon introduced the first Kindles with text-to-speech output, but blind users could not independently access this feature.
When Amazon began peddling Kindles to institutions of higher education, the NFB brought suit and filed complaints against several of these institutions.
These claims prompted a June 29, 2010 Joint Dear Colleague Letter from the Department of Education and the Department of Justice warning educational institutions not to purchase inaccessible technology.
A follow-up FAQ from the Department of Education made it clear that the prohibition against the purchase of inaccessible technology also applied to libraries and K-12 schools.
Despite this, Amazon is now seeking to have Kindle e-books deployed in K-12 schools, and several school districts across the United States have already purchased Kindles and Kindle content or received donations from Amazon.
Protest Action On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, we will be holding an informational protest, regarding the distribution of inaccessible Kindle e-books in K-12 schools, outside of Amazon Headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
We will be delivering letters from blind students, parents, and friends to Mr.
Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, as part of the protest.
You are urged to send these letters to Chris Danielsen Cdanielsen nfb.
You are also urged to send us a YouTube video of the student reading the letter.
Template letters for this process are available in the section below.
A flyer explaining our position will also be distributed at the protest.
Feel free to share it with others, even if you will not be participating in the protest action.
Further logistical details of the protest are below.
Date: Wednesday, December 12 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time Protest Location Amazon Headquarters : 426 Terry Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 Pre-meeting: For those of you who can make it, we will have a final briefing the day of the protest at the Holiday Inn Seattle at 8:30 AM.
For further details on the protest, please contact John Pare at 410 659-9314, extension 2218, or by e-mail at jpare nfb.
Jeff Bezos, explaining the harmful impact that the use of inaccessible Kindle e-books in the classroom will have on blind students.
Below are template letters available for your modification.
These features were first introduced in Google's Android, Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
This is the basis of the OS for the Kindle Fire and Fire HD which has been heavily skinned by Amazon for the device.
Google has since released Jelly Bean which has improved markedly on accessibility.
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This is not, however, Amazon's only problem.
Their weakness instead, appears to be a disregard for the wishes of its blind consumers.
Blind people want Kindle books.
We want them badly enough that I know several blind people who have chosen to buy the Kindle Keyboard, despite being unable to do anything more than start and stop text-to-speech on their books.
The PC edition with accessibility plug-in is slightly better.
If a user is willing to sit at a PC, they can read by navigational elements as small as a sentence at a time, and as large as a page seriously, you have to sit at the computer and turn every page.
What a thrilling way to read a book!
I hear a few of you saying, "Ok, Amy, so you are upset about the past, but now Amazon is offering this additional accessibility in the Fire".
I am sorry to disappoint you, but for all intents and purposes it did not improve on their existing efforts.
We purchased a Kindle Fire HD, and received it last Friday.
We read on Amazon's website that there were accessibility features, so we felt that we had to do our due diligence and test their work.
First of all, when you get the device, you have to have a sighted person turn on the accessibility features because there is no way for a blind person to turn them on independently.
Secondly, access is limited to the device settings, the collection of books in a user's library, the primary navigation buttons back, home, and more and allowing you to start and stop text-to-speech on a book.
A sighted reader on this tablet has the capability to browse the Web, play music, play audio books, download and read magazines and newspapers, buy Android apps, read e-mail, view documents this may be accessible, I didn't get a chance to checkbrowse photos, voice chat, and read books.
We are limited to access to the settings, navigating our library, and using the digitized speech equivalent of a cassette tape.
We can play and pause speech, and it will read continuously, just like on the Kindle Keyboard, but we cannot navigate accessibly.
No headings, paragraphs, pages, sentences, words or characters can be distinguished, nor can you go back accessibly.
Tables of contents and social media integration are likewise unavailable to blind users.
We were concerned by these conclusions, and decided that perhaps we were missing some details, so we called the company.
Accessibility was a very small part of the help page after all.
We spoke with two different customer service reps, and indeed, the reps verified that yes, this is the extent of the accessibility of the device.
It is hard to see the accessibility features in the Kindle Fire as a gesture of goodwill.
Amazon is familiar enough with what true accessibility looks like, both directly from us, from the work their competition has done, and even from the screen access packages it requires to allow a PC user to read with text to speech on a computer.
It cannot claim ignorance when Google, Apple, and Microsoft all offer far more accessible devices they all have their problems, but let's be honest, these guys are all making a legitimate effort.
Furthermore, both the iPad and the Nexus 7 are confirmed to offer accessible eReaders from other creators several of which can be used with Braille while no access to Kindle books is available on any of these platforms.
Amazon needs to stop burning blind readers with these half-hearted attempts at accessibility in all versions of the Kindle, including the Fire.
What is needed now is for it to implement real accessibility, rather than expecting blind readers to accept a cassette tape equivalent in an era of multi-purpose tablets.
Both companies are selling a wide array of ebooks right now and customers can download thousands of titles in their native Portuguese.
The Google launch gives Brazilian customers the ability to purchase ebooks, apps, games, and other paid content.
The company is not making the new line of tablets available there yet, but Brazil should see the Nexus after the holidays.
When new titles are announced, the ability to pre-order titles is firmly integrated and stored purchases are stored in the cloud.
You can then use any Android or iOS device to run the official Google Books app to read all your stuff.
There are a number of publishers attached to the ecosystem, but Amazon has not announced which ones are taking part yet, or if they have attained any retail partners.
What we do know is that the store has over 1,500 free Portuguese-language books available to download and read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps.
Brazilian independent authors and publishers can utilize the new Portuguese-language KDP website to make their books available in Brazil, and more than 175 countries worldwide.
They can also price their books and receive payments in Brazilian Reais for their sales in Brazil, all while retaining control of their content and copyrights.
Although digital adopting is fairly low and 75% of the general public scandal! 骨髄腫 ボーナス 英語 メール 書き出し 英語 翻訳 share never even heard of an e-reader or read a digital book, these companies have their work cut out for them on building awareness.
Mark Bide, EDItEUR and newly elected IDPF Board member, accepted the award on behalf of IDPF.
EPUB 3 finally delivers us an open standard with which we can foster interactivity, enhanced content, full accessibility for the visually impaired, and begin to tackle the vagaries of device incompatibility.
From authors to publishers to readers, this is something we can all get behind.
Aside from the morning presentation in which he spoke on the importance of establishing a global brand for an author or a book series, Redmayne spoke quite vehemently in the later panel about how the practice of DRM-free ebooks can be better for publishing.
According to Redmayne, the Harry Potter ebooks were published without the restrictions imposed by digital rights management, allowing readers to put them on any device and allowing the sharing of the ebooks, similar to their print counterparts.
Despite some criticism about piracy concerns, Redmayne countered with evidence that piracy of the Harry Potter titles is actually 25% lower than when the titles were only available in print; additionally, he recounted incidences when the ebooks were actually placed on file sharing websites, but most were quickly removed when it became known that all of the ebooks are sold with an embedded digital watermark, essentially tracking the person who uploaded the pirated copy.
This ability to track an ebook stands to be a potential deterrent to piracy, especially if publishers are actually able to hold offenders accountable without creating a bigger problem in trying to prosecute offenders.
The symposium aims to explore the user needs and state of the art in research, development, and practice to contribute to a common understanding of easy-to-read on the Web.
It is intended to encourage the development of better guidance, support, and just click for source for developers, designers, and users, and to inform researchers, standards developers, and policy makers on how to better address easy-to-read on the Web.
In particular, it is intended to analyze how to better connect, elaborate, and integrate the user needs in web accessibility guidelines and techniques.
See Participating below for how you can register and contribute to the Symposium.
It currently offers access to more than 2,000 localized ebooks by leading publishers Gyldendal and Lindhardt og Ringhof.
It also stocks close to 500,000 English language titles from leading British and American publishers.
One of the great things about this new store is the fact it has discarded cumbersome DRM formats and instead has gone in the Pottermore direction of digital watermarks.
To celebrate the launch of the new Danish Txtr ebook store, Gyldendal is offering a 20% discount on twenty of its top titles.
The promotion will include a number of bestselling titles by authors such as George R.
Martin, Lotte og Soren Hammer, and Lars Kepler.
Lindhardt og Ringhof is reducing the price of five top titles in the Txtr store including Pythias anvisninger, the most popular Swedish crime novel of the year, and Odins labrint, the most talked-about debut title of the moment by Mads Peder Nordbo.
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This ensures that all of your purchases will be stored in the cloud and easily be accessible on your entire range of e-readers, tablets, or phones.
We are very pleased to work with open-minded and innovative publishers, such as Gyldendal and Lindhardt og Ringhof, who are willing to experiment together with us to kick-start the market.
This is an important next step in our ongoing efforts to extend access to scholarship to individuals around the world, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with our more than 3,000 university and college libraries in this effort.
This pilot helped JSTOR and our partner libraries understand the implementation issues and to develop an approach that we believe will be valuable and sustainable.
The feedback from both pilot institutions and their alumni has been overwhelmingly positive.
While the Alumni Access Program will officially launch in January 2013, JSTOR will turn on access and waive the Annual Access Fee AAF for the remainder of 2012.
The program is open to eligible higher education institutions worldwide; please contact us for eligibility requirements.
Participating schools must support the bifurcation of alumni usage from their main account.
Last week, JSTOR announced that the Top 100 most active Wikipedia editors will be given free access to JSTOR collections.
Read more about the details here.
In several states, schools have engaged in pilots and surveyed students about how they liked the less expensive, lighter product.
Still, the industry presses ahead.
Major educational publishers like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Macmillan are gearing up for the coming changes.
Outside investors are spending big bucks trying to get into this market.
Rather than shocking, the message is one libraries have been screaming at publishers for a while now.
The ALA has helped orchestrate several studies that suggest this is true and Pew conducted one that suggested it as well.
The other thing libraries have been telling publishers is that readers discover new books to buy in libraries.
This latest study finds that 57% of patrons use the library as their primary point of book discovery, for instance.
Read more findings here.
So, try another strategy, a different message.
Is wide-spread library ebook borrowing an inevitability?
The results were both encouraging and disappointing, depending on the question.
First, budget concerns kept a number of schools from fully integrating a digital collection for their students, with an alarming decrease in the amount of schools reporting they offer ebooks from the previous year.
The report does indicate that this could reflect schools who had sample materials the previous year, but who could not afford to integrate a digital library for the survey year.
Additionally, many of those surveyed demonstrated that ebooks were just as expensive as their print counterparts, and therefore had not embraced a digital collection.
On a positive note, the size of the collection has grown exponentially since the first survey in 2010, with the mean number of ebooks offered being around fifty, increasing to well over 700 titles in 2012.
Interestingly, the size of the digital collection of school libraries typically increases with the grade level, with high school libraries offering the most ebook content.
This may be due to the often lower price of grade-level appropriate books for high schoolers versus more expensive, full-color books for young readers, but also may be due to the higher rates of digital device ownership among young adult readers.
In the case of high schools, the patrons already owned the device, whereas fewer elementary school students already own compatible technology.
The report went on the include an end section in which the sponsors published the comments from many of the survey respondents, and those comments reflect the sluggish adoption of ebooks across the board, pointing primarily at the discrepancies in pricing as the key culprit that prevents greater adoption.
Clearly the Retina wins and then the Kindle Fire HD takes second place, followed by the Mini, Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 7 Plus, in that order.
The terms of lending will be the same as those they have been testing through 3M systems in New York public libraries since September: Penguin will sell any book to the libraries for lending six months after its release date, each book may be lent to only one patron at a time and at the end of a year the library must buy each book again or lose access to it.
Through a third partner, OneClickdigital, Penguin will also begin lending digital audiobooks to any library that is interested.
This new format allows greater flexibility to authors producing enhanced content, including interactive covers, embedded multimedia and interactivity, pop-up screens for end-notes, and melded audio and text, as well as improved navigation of reference content, creating a high-quality digital reading experience.
Hachette has publicly started that 骨髄腫 ボーナス 英語 辞書 アルグラの栄養 will release twenty different ebooks in the next five months with the new ePub3 format.
We will see titles by Po Bronson, Elton John, William Poundstone, and James Patterson.
Hachette intends on using the ePub3 format with ALL ebooks, starting March 2013.
To do this in a world of rapid technological change, the industry needs standards like EPUB3 that enable a wider range of publishing creativity in handling complex layouts, rich media and interactivity capabilities.
This EPUB3 release is an exciting step forward in our publishing program and will greatly benefit our readers as the industry fully recognizes the potential and fully adopts this important standard.
The company is beginning to convince other important publishers that DRM-free is the way to go.
This includes famous brands like For Dummies, Wrox, and Sybex.
All told, nine imprints are covered with over 3,000 individual items.
Developed and tested over a three-year period in collaboration with the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University, the NRMA is the first nationally validated assessment of its kind for youth with low vision.
The assessment was developed to determine the most appropriate reading medium for students who are blind or have low vision, to ensure that the reading medium is appropriately identified both for current and future need, and to ensure that student success is not hampered by incorrect identification of literacy needs.
For instance, far too many students with low vision are mistakenly taught to read large print instead of Braille and end up functionally illiterate.
The NRMA aims to change this harmful trend and ensure that every student with a visual impairment receives training in the proper reading medium and is set on the path to future success.
Clearly this new approach is sorely needed in order to improve the education of blind children.
The National Federation of the Blind needs your support to ensure that blind children get an equal education, to connect blind veterans with the training and services they need, and to help seniors who are losing vision continue to live independent and fulfilling lives.
To make a donation, please go to www.
Other than having adjustable fonts in the books not the menusthe device has nothing to offer a low vision or blind reader.
The charts and best practice examples shall help stakeholders to improve open access repositories on different levels in Germany.
The editorial team gathers information which is scattered across many sources and bundles it thematically for presentation to various target groups.
The information platform has been extended and now also offers country-specific Swiss content.
The platform will also integrate country-specific content for visitors from Austria in the near future.
What exactly is Open Access?
Open Access OA stands for unrestricted, toll-free online access to scientific and scholarly knowledge and information.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association and the Max Planck Society have their own web pages on open-access.
The suit was filed over a pilot program that allowed patrons older than 50 to borrow pre-loaded NOOK Simple Touch e-readers.
Since these devices lacked text-to-speech capability and had been purchased with the help of federal grants, the plaintiffs contended that the program violated both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Under the terms of the settlement, FLP has agreed to supplement its collection of more than 60 NOOKs with ten accessible devices, according to a press announcement from the NFB.
Within four years, the library will transition to a collection of e-readers that are all accessible to the blind, and will begin incorporating an accessibility requirement into its technology procurement contracts.
The case and the settlement were very similar to a separate lawsuit filed by NFB and the U.
Justice Department against the Sacramento Public Library, which was resolved in August.
NFB hopes that these settlements will encourage other institutions to adopt accessibility-compliant technology policies.
Goldstein of Brown, Goldstein, and Levy, told LJ.
This is, in large part, due to vendors.
Among e-readers and tablets available in the consumer marketplace, only the iPad?
The NOOK and the Sony Reader are not.
But the company has dropped that feature entirely on more recent versions of its e-ink readers, including the new Paperwhite model.
NFB heavily criticized the Kindle Fire when it launched in 2011 without built-in text to speech, but the latest models released last month now include that capability.
NFB has not yet tested those.
According to a prepared statement issued by NFB President Dr.
Marc Maurer, the settlements could also help encourage vendors to include accessibility features in future models of their e-readers.
If they do, we believe that all e-book content will ultimately be accessible to the blind, giving us equal access to the printed word.
This newly started open source project is developing materials and methods for the evaluation of feature coverage in EPUB Reading Systems.
The goal is to develop a testing paradigm that is comprehensive, objective, and tests all the features in EPUB 3 and its dependent Web Standards that are relevant to content creators.
A means to publicly communicate results is also envisioned.
As EPUB 3 support rolls out in the industry, there is an increasing demand for this level of detailed Reading System conformance information to promote interoperability of EPUB content.
Ultimately, the project intends to deliver a collection of EPUB documents that comprise an extensive set of tests for both required and optional Reading System functionality and features a documented process for executing the tests and compiling results a web service for the 名作タイトル内蔵ゲーム機「generations４」発売日が７月５日に変更、本体・sdカードへのデータセーブの不具合で, storage and comparison of results At this inception stage, development of tests is the primary activity, and IDPF seeks contributors to work to extend the test coverage.
Contributions from Reading System developers, service providers, content creators, and others are welcome.
In developing the IDPF EPUB Reading System conformance test suite, we will apply a combination of testing methodologies to provide a solution that balances completeness, robustness, and practicality.
The scope of conformance testing of even individual features of Web Standards is potentially unbounded, given the combinatorics of intersections among features e.
CSS multi-column layout intersects with CSS writing modes and CSS text.
Therefore we will develop in an agile and incremental manner, aiming in the first instance for complete feature coverage in a testing methodology that requires no more than 2 to 3 hours of manual effort and inspection to test an individual reading system.
Automated testing will be preferred but not at the expense of applicability to all reading systems.
Since we know that every EPUB reading system can consume EPUB 3 files and render a representation, inspection of rendering results will be the baseline methodology, with automation as an accelerator where appropriate.
Note that while testing of accessibility features is in scope for the test suite, the test suite itself will initially to a large extent be predicated on visual inspection of results, i.
Participants will have the opportunity to share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to ensure that emerging global technology standards meet the needs of the eBook industry The workshop will be held on February 11-12 2013 in New York City, co-located with the O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference.
The Program Committee is chaired by Angela Bole; BISG, Markus Gylling; IDPF and the Daisy Consortium and Thierry Michel; W3C.
Organizations or individuals wishing to attend must submit a position paper explaining their perspectives on a workshop topic of their choice no later than 10 December 2012.
District Court for the Southern District of New York, which permits the distribution of millions of books to blind and print-disabled people.
The ruling in Authors Guild, Inc.
As a result, the University of Michigan will now be permitted to make its entire 10 million volume digital collection available to all blind Americans, revolutionizing access to digital books by the blind and print disabled.
The Authors Guild alleged the HathiTrust and universities violated the Copyright Act by engaging in mass digitization of their collections.
Because these works represent the largest collection of works accessible to the blind and print disabled, the NFB intervened in the lawsuit.
The landmark decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York will revolutionize access to books for the blind.
For the first time ever, blind students and scholars will have the opportunity to participate equally in library research.
The blind, just like the sighted, will have a world of education and information at their fingertips.
If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you have the ability to borrow one free eBook a month.
There are over 200,000 eBooks currently available and when you borrow a digital version, the author actually gets paid for it.
Authors can now opt into these new countries when the service goes live, to insure they are appealing to the new markets.
Harry Potter, Hunger Games and many other popular books are available to be borrowed out.
You can get eBooks for free directly on your Kindle e-Reader or Kindle Fire tablet.
German-based txtr has launched a tiny, stripped-down e-ink e-reader for?
The price point smashes through the current low in the U.
With no wires, cables or WiFi, it runs on AAA batteries and readers put books on the txtr beagle using an Android and soon iOS app and a Bluetooth connection.
Who might buy such a reader?
Perhaps someone who is offered it with their new phone and contract and wants to use it at the beach, in the tub or by the pool without worrying about breaking it.
If consumers are given free e-readers, then e-book prices?
So, when will we see a free e-reader?
We know that you are deeply committed to the full and equal education of all of your students, including those who are blind, as evidenced by your support of educational concepts like Universal Design for Learning.
For this reason, we ask that you heavily consider the accessibility of technology when making decisions about whether to incorporate it into the classroom.
Technologies that are fully accessible to the blind will also benefit other students who cannot read print or have difficulty doing so, including students with certain learning disabilities and those whose native language is not English.
Federal law requires, and blind students and their parents demand, that the technology that is used in the classroom provide the same content and the same benefits to blind students as to all other students.
The report, published by the International Publishers Association and compiled by Rudiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting, a book publishing industry consulting firm, pegs publishing market value for those 20 countries at an annual total of about?
For a minimum of seven dollars, consumers receive the five bundled titles along with two extras, Project Moses by Robert Lowe and The Saints Go Dying by Erik Hanberg.
Fans of the StoryBundle site can opt to receive updates when new bundles become available, but one of the most interesting features of the site is a small check box at the bottom that allows readers to donate to charity while making their bundle purchases.
This act of doing financial good seems to be in alignment with the concept behind StoryBundle, which is essentially trusting the consumer to recognize that artists are deserving of consumer support for their craft.
Although the library delegation feels more positively about it, which I think is a good thing.
Still, I believe publishers want to develop libraries as a viable sales and marketing channel for their e-books.
Publishers, by their actions, seem to be demonstrating this by steady, albeit too slow for some, movement toward more e-book access for libraries.
From Diane Bronson, collection development coordinator at Live Oak Public Libraries: Why are librarians so hung up on ownership when we will never own digital media anyway?
We have never whimpered and whined about owing the databases to which we all so readily subscribe.
Well, folks, check this out are NOT physical objects and its time we stopped trying fit our models for accessing physical objects into the reality of digital.
The only reason libraries ever needed to own books was so we could provide ACCESS to them!
Ownership was simply the only way to provide access to physical objects like books, DVDs, cassettes, etc.
Subscription access is a model that has worked for decades for libraries.
Why is ALA and the rest of the world, for that matter ignoring this option?
Easy access to thousands of ebooks at a reasonable cost PER USE.
Publishers provide a list of all of their digital materials.
They range from bestsellers to years-old backlist titles.
Library users browse the contents and download whatever they find interesting.
Publishers get to chance to promote and profit from their entire list?
Library users get a large choice of titles, not just the limited number that libraries can afford to make available under current models.
And libraries get instant access to large collections of ebooks?
Access fees are paid only when a book is actually downloaded.
No platform charges, no set-up fees, just the cost per download.
Can cash-strapped libraries ask for a better deal that this?
Can someone explain this?
I feel as if the entire library world has just discovered audio CDs, and is trying to figure out how to make them work on a cassette player.
I love this idea for a model and especially the kicker.
What do you all think?
Is this a good idea?
NYPL will also offer additional titles from the 3M cloud library, the company said in an announcement today.
The pilot was first announced in June, four months after Penguin terminated its contract with OverDrive and, as a result, effectively stopped selling new ebook content to libraries.
The details remain the same: Penguin will make ebooks available for the libraries to purchase six months after initial publication on an annually renewable basis.
Patrons will be able to access and check out these ebooks offsite using a 3M Cloud Library app on devices including iPhones, iPads, Nooks, and Android devices.
As ebooks grow in popularity, libraries nationwide have faced diminishing access to that content.
As such, the library is determined to work together with publishers and authors to craft a fair way to ensure ebooks are available to libraries and their users.
The move is part of a larger campaign by the IDPF to make EPUB3, an e-book format built on the ubiquitous website coding language HTML-5, the standard format for e-books.
While many publishers have come out in support of standardization and of the EPUB3 format in particular, popular retailers that have to build their e-readers to support functionality that EPUB3 allows have yet to universally adopt both the concept of standardization and any particular format.
The new test suite, if used on iBooks, would reveal that.
In addition to iBooks, both Google and Kobo e-readers support some parts of EPUB3.
Other recent under-the-hood work includes faster zip unpacking and other performance improvements, internationalization framework with several localizations, cross-browser support elements, and many bug fixes.
As Readium converges towards 100% EPUB 3 conformance, some supporters would like to utilize Readium in production-level solutions.
IDPF is presently working with Readium contributors to establish a longer-term Readium roadmap.
We encourage additional supporters and contributors to get involved, see the Readium Dev Blog for more information.
State Department regarding its planned e-reader initiative, expressing concern about accessibility and requesting support for the EPUB open standard format.
We are currently finalizing the details of our pilot program and will be announcing it when we are ready, and not in reaction to a demand.
Random House and HarperCollins sell e-books to libraries, but with caveats: Random House e-books cost much more for libraries to purchase them than consumers; HarperCollins e-books may only be lent out 26 times before they need to be purchased again.
Penguin and Hachette are currently engaging in pilot library e-book lending programs.
It recently came to light that Hachette raised the prices it charges libraries for its back-list of e-books by an average of 104%.
It also ensures that people are not taking the books and reselling them to other people.
There are plenty of reasons why DRM is adopted by the big six publishers, but others see it as hindering the ebook experience.
When you buy a book it is often complicated to transfer it to your other devices and sometimes you are locked into a particular ecosystem.
The Harvard Business Review joins the ranks of TOR by announcing today that they are offering digital content without encryption.
The Harvard Business Review recently launched its own online bookstore and is now offering books with no DRM.
Keep in mind, however, the books that cost more are able to be read on any e-reader or tablet, while Amazon books are only available on the Kindle or Kindle supported apps.
Leaving our meeting with them, we were pleased that they recognized libraries as strong partners?
Specific proposals were received from DRMinside, FileOpen Systems, Kobo, Marlin Developer Community, RHK, and Sony DADC.
IDPF and its expert consultant are following up with respondents to help us evaluate proposals received to date and determine specific steps relative to potentially extending EPUB in this area.
The IDPF expects to consider during this phase of the evaluation process any additional responses received; i.
Three major OA announcements from the UK on the same day 2.
Some recent history as context for these announcements 3.
Basics of the new RCUK policy 4.
Basics of the Finch recommendations 5.
General agreement between the RCUK policy and Finch recommendations 6.
Appreciation of the large-scale shift to OA in the UK 7.
Some consequences for journals and authors 8.
Responding to publisher fears of green OA 9.
Objections and recommendations 10.
Google is partnering with local publishers to offer Korean readers books on Android smartphones.
Google Books will be available on iPhones and iPads soon, the company said.
The Korean e-book market was about 289.
Department of State has just withdrawn a single-source contract proposal involving the Kindle family of devices, possibly due to our concerns about the lack of accessibility in virtually all iterations of the Kindle.
Despite the State Department action, our repeated encouragement of Amazon to incorporate accessibility, and the fact that companies like Apple and Google are actively engaged in the incorporation of accessibility features into their devices, there is no evidence that these new Kindles are accessible.
It seems abundantly clear where Amazon stands.
The partners will start by selling the Nook e-ink devices.
Argos is a Target-like retailer with about 700 stores across the UK.
The Nook devices offer the best solution for our customers who are typically students and those from an academic background.
We only want to offer our customers a product which we feel meets their needs.
Foyles, an independent bookshop chain with six locations in London and Bristol, UK.
In addition to the partnership with John Lewis, these new deals bring the number of stores selling Nook devices in the UK to nearly 800.
Considering their respective partnerships with Waterstones 296 locations and WHSmith, in addition to being sold in Argos and John Lewis, Amazon and Kobo still seem to have more significant retail presences in the country.
The NFB filed the complaint last fall because the library was lending NOOK e-readers preloaded with e-books to its patrons.
E-books represent an opportunity for the blind to have access to the same books at the same time as our sighted friends, family, and colleagues, but sadly most e-book vendors have not designed their technology so that it can be used by the blind, despite the fact that it is not difficult or costly to do so.
Libraries, schools, and other institutions have a legal and moral obligation to make sure that the content they deploy is accessible to the blind and print-disabled.
If they meet these obligations by demanding accessibility from their e-book vendors, then accessibility will happen.
Customers can get the Amazon Appstore for their Android phones and tablets by visiting www.
The Amazon Appstore also includes popular Amazon features like personalized recommendations, Customer Reviews and 1-Click payments.
To gain exposure to tens of millions of customers, developers can list their apps in the Amazon Appstore and take advantage of awareness-building programs like Free App of the Day.
It was easy to implement, and we have generated significantly more revenue per customer than with any other platform.
Since we have had such success with Amazon, when GameCircle was introduced, it was a no-brainer, we added it to our apps right away.
Authors now have the ability to self-publish their books and get electronic distribution on their own.
So, who needs a big legacy publisher to get their work to the masses?
This sentiment is magnified as some frustrated authors leave their legacy publishers to chart their own path.
A greater sense of freedom and control is offered in this brave new world where the author becomes the new publisher.
However, this utopian perspective forgets one major point?
All authors come standard with a healthy dose of ego.
The inner influence of ego makes a critical impact upon the way an author chooses to make his or her work public.
Authors want someone else to value their work.
Writers light up when other people are willing to pay money up-front, dote upon, handle boring details, and sing the praises of their books.
The ability to provide this type of assistance and stroke the author ego gives publishers legitimate power.
They jumped ship to lucrative contracts and a team of helpers at a legacy publishing house.
Even Amazon, the company responsible for making self-publishing popular, has created their own legacy publisher imprints.
Authors generally make publishing decisions according to their egos.
Authors want to get paid for their work.
Publishers act like big literary banks, paying out advance money to purchase a manuscript.
In addition, most authors have no desire to become a business-person or a full-time entrepreneur.
Self-publishing poster boys, such as John Locke and J.
Konrath, represent a small minority of serious writers.
The typical author simply wants to write and enjoy the accolades.
Why self-publish a book and try to sell each copy yourself, when you can get paid up-front with a fat check?
Authors hate dealing with the details.
Publishers will do the dirty work.
Creating a book involves boring stuff, such as editing, page layout, cover design, converting the manuscript to e-book format, sending sales information to retailers, setting up distribution accounts, managing payments, handling returns, etc.
You can argue that publishers tend to fail in the marketing department.
Authors want everyone to read their books.
Publishers hold keys to access the masses.
They can provide the inside track to national bookstore distribution or a coveted appearance on Good Morning America.
While this aspect of publishing has largely become an empty promise, authors will still take the bait.
Digital self-publishing and e-books represent wonderful new opportunities.
But, the power of new technology is no match against the power of human nature.
Therefore, publishers need not fear extinction.
The literary ecosystem is bound by an unseen force that affects every author.
To exist and thrive by keeping the author ego healthy and alive.
I was going to just make it a comment, but then it grew too big.
I recommend you read his post first, and then mine, and the reality probably lies somewhere in the middle.
While human nature must certainly be factored in, and emotion does usually trump logic, when running a business, one must focus on logic.
Publishers do indeed help the author ego, if that author happens to be in the top 5% of the ranks at their publisher.
Below that, the experience is often the opposite.
This was my experience over 42 titles with 4 of the Big 6.
Even when I sold over a million books for Random House, they could have cared less.
But if you are in the elite 5%, certainly.
Actually, the more I think about it, publishers are running a business, not a therapy center.
The bottom line rules for them and it needs to rule for authors.
You bring up some valid points, but also some questionable ones.
More than one or two titles and doing it alone is overwhelming.
Authors do need publishers in one form or another.
Dangerous and a way of doing business rooted in the past that I believe is now outdated.
Profit sharing is the way of the future.
At my publishing company there are no advances, but authors make just about 50% of cover price on their eBooks.
The level of motivation for the author to participate in promoting and marketing is much higher when their share is higher.
In fact, I just did?
I really could care less.
I know exactly how much money is coming in at the end of September.
How many traditionally published authors are earning and paid a very nice deal every single month?
Few and far between.
But the same is true for indies?
Although they did divorce us too.
In all fairness, though, if I could not say I was a NY Times bestseller, that would certainly hold an appeal.
Why I started my own publishing company.
Again, I think the life span of a true indie author who wants a career is a limited one without help.
There are the Amazon imprints and smaller agile publishers, like Cool Gus, who understand the digital age and are committed to change and being ahead of the curve, instead of reacting to it.
Some already have as you indicated.
But they usually sign at a level that gets them into that 5% club from the start.
With diminishing rack space, point three really applies to a small percentage of authors.
Publishing is perfect for them, no doubt about it.
Although, to be fair, those top tier authors bashing Amazon, really need to put up and have their publishers pull all their titles from Amazon.
Even having my own company, I just signed a three-book deal with 47North.
The reason I signed primarily is the ONE thing every author must have now: Discoverability.
Some indies have it: Bella Andre.
An author more concerned with ego than business is looking for a job.
I submit that the point of publishers in a digital age is to partner with authors in a fair royalty scheme so that all the players in the business are committed to getting books from the content creators, Authors, to the content consumers, readers.
All must bring value to the table in one form or another.
While those barriers are meant to protect the interests of the authors and publishers until a better solution presents itself, it is the budget-constricted libraries and readers who are feeling the sting.
But the problem is far from isolated to the US libraries.
Many people on reading a good book from the library, will want to own it.
Additionally, libraries have given evidence that patron borrowing often leads to book sales, especially in the case of sequels and book series.
However the outcome that best suits all parties is reached, it is clear that libraries and publishers are in talks about how to best meet their needs.
The first in a series of feature enhancements for libraries using Axis 360 that will be released over the coming months, FirstLook Digital enables librarians to identify and purchase important new digital and printed materials at the same time in one seamlessly integrated workflow.
Leveraging the Title Source 3 collection development tool suite, FirstLook Digital provides libraries with valuable and timely information on new titles that merit consideration for their collections.
Libraries can customize FirstLook Digital to their interests and reduce the time they spend on manual searches.
The FirstLook Digital service is free to Axis 360 customers.
Since the ultra low cost tablets are sold to make money by selling content via the official store a strategy perfected by AmazonGoogle will lose out on that with its content not available in those countries.
Since that time, Amazon has significantly increased the benefits of Prime?
Today, Amazon announced that it now ships more items with Prime Free Two-Day Shipping than with Free Super Saver Shipping?
Amazon Prime now features more than 15 million unique items, all with Prime Free Two-Day Shipping.
Amazon Prime members could order 500 different items with Prime Free Two-Day Shipping every day of their lives and still not order every Prime item.
In a given week, 96.
The number of titles available for unlimited streaming through Prime Instant Video has increased from roughly 5,000 titles at launch to over 22,000 today.
Just this year alone, the title count has grown from 13,000 to over 22,000, an increase of 70 percent.
In addition to hundreds of compatible TVs and Blu-ray players, you can now watch Prime Instant Video on Kindle Fire, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and iPad.
The most watched TV show available through Prime Instant Video is Downton Abbey Season 1.
The most watched movie available through Prime Instant Video is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo English Subtitled.
With Amazon Prime, in many cases I can have something delivered to my doorstep faster than I can find time to go shopping for it.
Now with all the other benefits, such as free borrowing of Kindle books and watching instant videos, it has become an even better value.
It especially pays for itself during my holiday shopping…It is a great value for your money to have a membership and I recommend it to everyone!
The fact that the yearly fee for Prime has not increased in seven years is even better, especially when members now get more perks with instant streaming of movies and TV programs and the ebook lending library.
Named after a 19th century essayist, the online magazine, Hazlitt, will feature new content and short form reading.
The ebook platform, Hazlitt Originals, will give voice to content that may not have been right for Random House in the world of print-only traditional publishing, but that can now be published digitally.
No longer held to the constraints of print, more in-depth content is available to digital readers.
This is partly due to the presence of Overdrive and EBSCO in Canada, these two companies facilitates the entire infrastructure for libraries to easily offer books to patrons.
Every month new branches are buying into the system and roughly 21% of the entire country has a digital lending strategy.
This is stimulating record growth in this sector and customers are ultimately benefiting from free content.
In the first quarter of 2012, eBooks accounted for 28% of circulated loans, across the entire country.
Of those respondents, 19.
On an average week in Canada over 63,196 e-books are loaned out from the libraries.
The entire industry in Canada saw a 50% increase in digital circulation from 2011 to 2012.
In 2011 Lumos Research for the Canadian Urban Libraries Council released a report that was very encouraging to the sustainability of the public library system in Canada.
Across the country, library usage is up 45% over the past decade.
It seems Canadians are not just borrowing eBooks from the library, but they are actively engaging in the culture.
Many large libraries in Canada are adopting an extensive digital strategy at the behest of tech savvy patrons.
The growth of this tech sector is partly due to the success of Kobo, which controls 47% of the entire Canadian market.
In January 2011, the Canadian e-reader scene was controlled by Amazon and Sony, who each had 28% of the entire market.
One of the most well known success stories in very traditional library adapting to the digital age is the The Grande Bibliotheque in Montreal Quebec.
Membership has grown 17% over five years.
The Montreal library now has 200,000 ebook titles available with plans for more on the way.
In essence, Canadian libraries only started seriously marketing eBooks in early 2010, when the EPUB standard was adopted.
Before this standardized electronic format, many libraries only offered PDF books and did not have a digital infrastructure setup to loan them out online.
You had to basically visit the library in person and access a computer to read them.
The recent statistics included in this story are quite telling.
In only a few short years the eBook segment is undergoing a period of sustained growth.
This is especially prevalent in rural Canada, where the bulk of public libraries reside.
For users with printer related disabilities, a browser based site is important.
The browsing and purchasing capabilities are just as important as the reading experience for independent users.
Our reader enables all users to take notes, highlight, and to compile those notes and highlights in one easy to use tab.
Very important for those with print related disabilities.
Those consumers with print related disabilities are a subset of that group, which is important considering CourseSmart already has over three million student and faculty users in the US, UK, and Europe.
The good news is the initiative is performing against the goals, with 77% of students saying they did save money by renting etexts.
For users with printer related disabilities, a browser based site is important.
The browsing and purchasing capabilities are just as important as the reading experience for independent users.
Our reader enables all users to take notes, highlight, and to compile those notes and highlights in one easy to use tab.
Very important for those with print related disabilities.
Those consumers with print related disabilities are a subset of that group, which is important considering CourseSmart already has over three million student and faculty users in the US, UK, and Europe.
The good news is the initiative is performing against the goals, with 77% of students saying they did save money by renting etexts.
For equal access to reading and educational books for students with print disabilities, that person is Jessica McKay, an AT Specialist in Ysleta ISD, Texas.
Jessica McKay in red and Leslie Armbruster in blue The Ysleta district will roll out their widespread initiative this fall 2012 across 60 campuses, to hundreds of K to 12th graders who are blind, have low vision, a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or a severe reading disability, like dyslexia.
Jessica, with the support of her supervisor, Leslie Armbruster, championed the initial cause.
Participating in the initiative are Assistant Principals who lead the charge at local schools, Special Education Teachers, Reading and Dyslexia Specialists, Librarians, and the Special Education Assessment team who work on IEPs Individual Education Plans.
Going above and beyond daily responsibilities The IEP team is responsible for making accessible instruction materials AIM available for students who need the curricular materials in a digital format.
They would also spend time searching the web and other resources to find literature titles, only to be confused with copyright restrictions.
They would place many calls and emails to K-12 publishers to request textbooks on CD-ROMs.
On the flip side, students who needed the accessible formats had to wait weeks or months to receive large print books.
Large District Implementation Roll-Out?
Bookshare and AIM As she began to use Bookshare, she found that requests for books for students who qualified exceeded her capacity to download the books.
Executive Directors for Special Education, Elementary Education, and Instructional Technology quickly saw the benefit and pledged their full support.
Here are some of the key points to their large district implementation roll out: Texas Education Agency TEA funded two Benetech program coordinators to support the roll-out with training, hands-on use and information.
Assistant Principals took the responsibility to be primary contacts for their campuses and assigned key teachers to be Bookshare Sponsors at each school.
They were also taught how to download books and monitor student progress.
Summer trainings were held at schools with teachers and homebound instructors.
Technology support came from campus technicians, librarians and media specialists.
On an ongoing basis, annual district technology fairs will give educators opportunities for hands-on practice and to see demonstrations of Bookshare to broaden awareness about the initiative.
Our advice to other school districts is to remember that any systemic program takes time.
Make a difference to a few students; see it on their faces and in their abilities, it will be well worth your effort!
For books to survive, especially in a digital environment, new approaches must be developed to help shoppers who no longer browse bookstore shelves discover new titles.
In essence, publishers must make it easier for consumers to discover their books.
On the surface, I agree that discoverability is an important issue.
However, I would suggest that the current definition of discoverability represents a limiting point of view that can cause trouble for publishers.
Consumers buy books according to the principle of self-interest.
The result could be any number of benefits, such as pure entertainment, personal inspiration, or fascinating information.
When discoverability focuses on making people aware of new titles without highlighting the value, then word of mouth is hindered?
For example, last week I discovered a new book by seeing a highly-produced video trailer posted on a popular blog.
According to the current definition of discoverability, this modern promotional channel worked like a charm.
All I saw was just a bunch of fancy graphics with no substance and no compelling reason to buy.
Not only was I de-motivated to make a purchase, I felt no reason to tell friends, spread word of mouth, and help generate multiple purchases.
Discoverability without spreadability creates a marketing disability.
Doctorow, a firm advocate of DRM-free eBooks, read the letter released by Little, Brown U.
CEO Ursula Mackenzie and had no problem responding.
His key points are that DRM or no, pirated ebooks are still easily found and DRM does nothing to stop pirates from scanning or retyping books.
He also mentioned that Cracks are widely available on the internet to remove DRM.
His final key point was that honest people BUY ebooks, but may experience problems accessing the purchased book on multiple devices.
But DRM never leads to a sale.
This is going to be a hell of a ride.
But for many other readers, a growing number, if the traffic on this issue is an indicator, the discoverability of new books by indie authors and the court-protected right to share a good ebook with a friend without worrying about different devices are a growing concern.
Factor in the ever-increasing numbers of authors?
The full text of his post can be found HERE.
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This version supports Office 2003, 2007 and 2010.
DAISY files aid readers with print disabilities, as the text in DAISY XML is synchronized with synthetic-speech audio MP3 files that are generated by a speech application programming interface available in the Windows operating system.
Save as DAISY for Office 2010 incorporates a "Lite" version of the DAISY Pipeline.
Users can select to generate learn more here DAISY XML for further processing, or they can generate a fully conforming DAISY file set with full navigation and full text synchronized with audio.
The DAISY Pipeline maintenance release accompanies the current Save as DAISY add-in release.
Save as DAISY add-in is a tool that document creators can use to easily convert their documents into multimedia publications for people who are blind or have a print disability.
I wrote it on a typewriter, and being blind, made lots of typos.
I had it edited and exchanged emails with the editor till she was happy with the manuscript.
But, being in print, I couldn't read it myself!
In the late 1980s, I used a scanner and got an electronic version as a plain text file.
But 200 pages with no chapters or headers was long and tedious.
Eventually, I gave it away to Project Gutenberg which eventually had someone put out a Web version including some chapters and headers.
With the arrival of the Save as 一覧とは 骨髄腫 正式名称 ボーナス 英語検定 add-in for Word, I had an inspiration.
The add-in let me save a DAISY version which I now have on my pocket-sized DAISY reader.
The document may not be 'publisher perfect', but I now can read my book in a format with chapters, headers and the ability to both skim and move around as easily as if it were a print book!
The DAISY Consortium embraces the principles of global collaboration and transparency which define open standards development.
Collaboration results in open international standards, and accessible digital content and reading systems which meet the needs of readers with a print disability, while providing a rich user experience for all.
OCR Freedom Scientific has implemented an Optical Character Recognition system in JAWS 13 that will recognize the text of controls and documents that are otherwise inaccessible.
Using the layered keystroke model, introduced a couple versions back, INSERT+SPACE followed by O will activate OCR.
You can then choose to OCR the current window Wcurrent control Cor entire screen S.
When the OCR has completed, you will have the JAWS cursor activated and be able to move through the recognized text.
Using the mouse emulation commands will correctly perform a right or left click.
One other caveat I have found, if you use Windows Media Center WMC and try to OCR a DVD menu, or one of the text-only screens, OCR will fail if you are in full screen mode.
I assume this has to do with how the full screen overlay is sent to the display.
Pressing ALT+ENTER will put the WMC into windowed mode and you can then OCR the contents.
Table Navigation In the context of layered keystrokes, it is now possible to enter a table navigation mode where your arrow keys will move you among table cells instead of within their contents.
Once active, table commands are locked until you press a key that is not used for table navigation such as SPACE.
Additional navigation includes commands for going to the beginning and end of a row or column.
I find this mode helpful when I want to quickly move through data tables and often times it is more convenient to not use three fingers to do so.
JAWS 13 will now locate these windows, often found in antivirus and other security programs, through the INSERT+F10 dialog and allow focus to be moved to them.
Outlook Command to Open HTML Messages in the Browser Outlook 2007 and 2010 present a challenge to blind users when reading HTML messages.
Often, these messages appear to be constructed of nested tables and navigating them in Outlook is cumbersome at best.
Until now, that command was difficult to locate, or, if you placed its icon on the quick access toolbar, required two keystrokes to activate.
Now, simply hold the JAWS key and SHIFT+W to accomplish this task.
Many other additional enhancements have been added to JAWS, including better support for Microsoft Word, but these are my top highlights.
EBU: As a result of our petition to Parliament and Commissioner Barnier's appearance in front of Parliament, the Commissioner 名作タイトル内蔵ゲーム機「generations４」発売日が７月５日に変更、本体・sdカードへのデータセーブの不具合で expected to ask EU Member States for a mandate to negotiate and agree a binding WIPO "books for blind people" treaty.
EBU urges them to give Barnier such a mandate.
This is a perfect opportunity for indie authors to come in and serve library patrons.
As libraries are responsible for their own check-out systems for digital copies, libraries have the power to purchase and own as little as a single copy of a title, while having the option to decide to purchase additional copies if the demand is greater.
Library Direct is a piece of that.
But in light of the direction library ebook lending is currently taking, authors and patrons who wish to work within a literary community based on shared content and discovery would be wise to embrace their local libraries.
What this means is that you need to have Jelly Bean on your device first to have a taste of Google Now.
However, that is the ideal case and there always are ways to get around such scenarios.
As the folks at XDA Developers forum have hit upon, having Google Now up and running on your device is perfectly possible even if it is not running the latest Android version.
To be more precise, the requirements to have on board Google Now include an ARMv7 device, it should be rooted, and should be running ClockWorkMod Recovery and have Ice Cream Sandwich.
Head over to the XDA site for more on this.
But one distributor is determined to help readers make their book purchases count for more than just entertainment.
Recent startup SnugNugget allows consumers the option to purchase DRM-free bundles of ebooks to be read on any compatible device, while also letting them set the price they are willing to pay for the bundle.
A portion of the purchase price of each bundle goes to Book Aid International, which makes books and literacy education available to communities in Africa.
They included two charities as well.
Millions of eBooks, videos, music, and games are pirated every single year.
Whilst piracy is on the rise the traditional advice, the knee-jerk reaction by publishers is to increase DRM in order to protect the interests of the content creator.
Yet the only effective method to combat piracy is simply to offer a more effective service.
This would require a lot more work and is probably six to eight months down the road.
My first and main priority is to introduce sliders to the payment section so a customer can choose where they want their money to go, the authors, the charity, and Snug Nugget.
Now, as newspaper classifieds have dwindled and migrated online, that basic familiarity is needed just to find an ad for a job.
State and local governments, too, are looking to streamline services by pushing everything from https://bonus-casino-casinos.website/183/15776.html registration to unemployment insurance applications online.
Digital literacy is fast becoming essential.
In Bristol, a city straddling the border of Tennessee and Virginia, the Bristol Public Library BPL is taking digital literacy training a step further.
The academy launched as a GED prep program in the late 1980s, and even then, it offered a small computer component for students who wanted to learn keyboarding, said BPL Executive Director Jud Barry.
Computers have since become ubiquitous, and five years ago, BPL opened a new main library with a computer lab, where the teachers are available for one-on-one instruction five days per week.
BPL begins by assigning them an Individualized Educational Program IEP tailored to their specific educational needs, which might range from adult literacy to GED prep, to filling out online job applications, to more advanced work on business software like Microsoft Office.
Department of Labor and Connect2Compete C2Ca nonprofit supported in part by the U.
Federal Communications Commission, recently announced their plan to provide digital literacy training at nearly 2,800 American Job Centers operated by C2C.
They have to do with housing, health, transportation, and education, not to mention that little thing called personal fulfillment.
We can work with people wherever they are, across the entire spectrum of needs.
Can a job center do that?
People know where we are; do they know where the job center is?
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in the C2C announcement?
For example, in a city of 45,000, PFLA already serves between 1,500 and 2,000 students per year, and Barry said that it could help even more, if the library had more funding.
One-third of revenue is drawn from local funds, one-third from federal Community Development Block Grants, and one third from local private sector donations.
For other libraries, another potential source of funding for a digital literacy program might be the Workforce Investment Act WIAwhich uses federal monies for state and local workforce education and training programs.
It is up for renewal this year, and groups including the American Library Association had been hoping for the passage of the Workforce Investment through Local Libraries WILL Act.
The WILL Act H.
A Republican-sponsored package of amendments, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 H.
But an amendment that would have specifically designated library employment resource centers as targets for WIA funding was defeated.
And groups including ALA, Adult Education and Literacy, the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, the National Coalition for Literacy, and the National Council for Family Literacy have written letters to congress expressing concerns about portions of H.
Regardless, with many libraries transitioning from being collection-driven organizations to service-driven organizations, Barry believes that the PFLA model could be an excellent fit for the computer training needs of other communities as well.
If funding were to increase, our first priority would be to expand those drop-in hours to approach the ideal.
Still, even with its limitations, I think this is a good service model for other libraries to consider.
If the author retains an ePub format copy of the book, that should be uploaded as well.
Of course, authors may choose to opt out of these channels and still have their books available through XinXii.
Once the readership adopts digital reading on a more popular scale, self-publishing platforms for ebook distribution are a natural progression.
Google said its selection includes hundreds of thousands of French titles?
You can easily get access to Antonin Varenne, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Fred Vargas, and Dominique Sylvain, plus new international bestsellers.
This is the 5th European market that Google has entered with its digital ebook store.
The European market is a growing sector for Google and they have opened up other stores in Germany, Spain, Italy, and the U.
Customers can access their content on any Android or iOS device.
You can choose from great titles from hundreds of award-winning and diverse publishing houses at launch, not to mention the telethousands of international publishers Google works with around the world.
Over a year ago, traditional publishers like Harlequin made headlines and raised eyebrows by announcing the formation of imprints within their publishing houses that were dedicated to ebook-only works; the benefit to these imprints was twofold.
Now, more publishers are throwing their hats in the digital ring.
Penguin, Kennsington, Random House, F+W Media, and HarperCollins are all working on the full launch or the focused revival of digital imprints, as well as incorporating other imprints into their brand.
Short-form fiction publication is also growing in popularity, and again those are strictly digital works.
The first Voyager title, The Asylum Interviews: Bronx, has just been released.
During the next ten day, the 185 WIPO Member States will discuss copyright flexibilities for visually impaired and print disabled people, for libraries and archives and for education and research.
The first day started discussing copyright flexibilities for education.
An excellent education service depends on good libraries.
Since 2008, IFLA is working with WIPO Member States to gain support for a binding international instrument on copyright flexibilities to enable libraries to preserve their collections, support education and research, and lend materials.
The first obvious question is, would publishers see major losses due to copying and distributing of ebooks that do not have DRM?
Many would argue no.
First, DRM is easily cracked.
Anyone bent on making a copy and sending it to a third-party will do so regardless of DRM.
When iTunes first launched, all files contained DRM.
Sometime in the past few years Apple quietly dropped DRM.
Rather than diminishing, the market for music through legitimate channels continues to climb.
Pottormore is famously doing so.
In January of this year, Anobii CEO Matteo Berlucchi gave a speech at Digital Book World suggesting that major book publishers should abandon the use DRM.
On the other hand, publishers have a legitimate concern for how they might protect works from copying en masse by counterfeiters or distribution through resale, rental or other aftermarkets.
In order to rely on the DMCA, the publisher must have either technology that is circumvented or copyright management information that is removed.
And therein lies my solution.
Legal Solution What ebook publishers really want to prevent is large-scale file sharing.
This is not stopped by DRM.
In fact, DRM is futile against large scale file sharing.
So, ebook publishers should look for enforcement mechanisms against the intermediaries of large scale file sharing.
There are legal mechanisms for permitting enforcement against used ebook stores, as well as other forms of sharing, renting and reselling of ebooks.
The solution that I propose is to use a combination of the existing DMCA rules in order to give a level of protection that is minimally necessary to enforce against used ebook stores, resellers and rental markets.
Publishers need not be afraid of stepping outside of book reader software and devices.
In fact, the insistence on heavy DRM by publishers has unwittingly given Amazon power over the ebook market that publishers now regret.
Customized DRM on Kindle devices creates a closed system that locks readers in to one retailer, which is potentially far more dangerous to the ebook publishing industry than the threat of piracy, in my opinion.
We can free ebooks from DRM software and corresponding hardware and use existing legal mechanisms for enforcement against the worst copyright breakers.
The solution proposed is to create ebooks in ePub or even PDF with a watermark randomly placed throughout the book visible and invisible.
The watermark would contain the personal information of the customer who purchased the ebook and a warning not to resell, or distribute the book in any way.
The user who purchases such a book will agree to terms and conditions i.
If a file-sharing service or ebook reseller removed the watermark, it could be a violation of the DMCA Section 1201.
Hat-tip to Cory Verner, who came up with this part of the mechanism.
Verner is president of eChristian, Inc.
He has filed a patent application for the idea.
But, the technology deputizes the user as the means of preventing access to the work by unauthorized third-parties.
Traditional printed books are often shared with family and friends.
What ebook publishers need is a way to distribute ebooks with as little hassle as possible, while ensuring that the publisher can sue pirates and stop ebook resale, rental and large scale sharing.
Why not use a form of DRM that lets the market grow, and reap the rewards of the next technological revolution as the ebook wave brings a massive new volume of sales and sweeps printed books to the side?
Thus, I propose using personal information as a deterrent against wrongful distribution of the book.
We can deputize our customers to prevent wrongful distribution.
The customer agrees not to distribute the book.
If they do, the next reader will see the personal information of the original owner placed throughout the book, both visibly and invisibly.
As such, not many users will violate their agreement because they will not want to have their personal information shared with unknown third-parties.
The watermark is likely to confine file sharing to the close family; those with whom the original purchaser has a personal relationship, which is the very type of person with whom paper books are typically shared.
These are the abridged version of my conclusions.
I will be publishing a much longer, more detailed piece on the topic titled Digital Rights Management Lite: Freeing ebooks from Reader Devices and Software.
Can Digital Visible Watermarks in ebooks Qualify for Anti-circumvention Protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act?
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You may find these and additional information on eligibility requirements and the process of selection on the ATLA website.
All applications must be submitted electronically through the foundation's online application system.
The system will be open for submissions by July 31, 2012.
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Applications for the 2013 Access to Learning Award must be submitted via an online submission process no later than September 30, 2012.
End-of-year sales in 2011, however, offered signs that the land of Goethe might be slowly making a shift toward a digital future.
With overall book sales in Germany experiencing their first minor dip in years 1.
A broad study released last month reveals that e-books are now seen as an inevitable part of the German book market?
In 2011, e-books represented just a 1% share of the overall book market excluding professional books and textbooksand only 1.
The book content will be coming from either the United Kingdom or German distribution centers.
The Seattle based online juggernaut has been milling around the idea to break open its.
NL domain name for the last year The logistics of the penetration of the market has taken the last six months to plan out.
Customers living in there will be able to circumvent the higher VAT fees because Amazon runs all of their European operations out of Luxemburg.
The Dutch launch it poised to offer customers in the Netherlands and surrounding areas that speak the language a viable way to purchase eBooks.
Right now the Amazon.
It is unknown at this time what local publishers Amazon has wooed to contribute content to their launch of the new website.
I think there is a tipping point in social media for authors.
Where it begins to detract rather than attract.
Where you are turning more people off than you are being of interest to.
Especially if you are on one side or the other in the indie vs.
When one is versus, then one has alienated a segment of the population.
What did I do to agents?
I look at a lot of the really successful authors and their focus first is on content AND getting that content to readers.
Key words in that sentence are how to run their OWN business.
In fact, to be frank, the really successful people in publishing right now are the ones who make the most money off of any war: the ones who work behind the scenes and supply both sides with needed supplies.
The most critical supply needed in publishing is content.
One can have the best whiz-bang device, app, brand, hat, distribution, yada, yada, but it still comes back to content.
We got Cool Gus Publishing running two years ago and it took a lot to build it into a seven-figure business in less than 18 months after a whopping total of 3 eBook sales our first month.
My focus is on content and running my publishing company.
That means every single person in the wars is in a different situation.
As often noted during wars, when each side claims God is on their side, both sides cannot be right.
If they are, then it is a God with a very nasty sense of humor.
Every war brings fear.
And I still see fear ruling too many players in this game.
There are still too many people looking over their shoulders, wishing for the old days to come back.
The biggest argument for the return of the cavalry was the nobility of it.
A dashing man on horseback with a saber looks a lot better than some grunt inside a tank with his main cannon.
Yep, lots of people arguing that in the 20s and 30s.
Tell it to Poland and France after Blitzkrieg.
So it will be interesting to watch.
In addition to OnlineOpen for its existing peer reviewed journals, a separate open access journal program called Wiley Open Access was launched in early 2011 with an initial portfolio of eleven journals.
Various panelists and keynote speakers urged librarians to be patient with the publishers who as of yet have not made much headway with the ALA on how to deliver bestselling titles for digital lending.
Currently, most of the Big Six publishers place severe restrictions or outright embargoes on their titles, a fact that has many librarians up in arms over what they feel should be a simple issue of lending.
Last month, Penguin announced its plans to work with the New York Public Library on an extremely limited basis, unveiling a plan that will actually restrict access to some of its digital titles for as much as six months.
The very idea of releasing a book but not letting libraries have access to it was unnerving to a number of ALA attendees, as they made clear in several sessions on digital reading.
While the television and film industries have long relied on screenings and focus groups to provide feedback about the likes and dislikes in those forms of entertainment, participants are generally aware that they are taking part in a study.
Tablet e-reading apps and dedicated e-reader devices are able to track the amount of time individual consumers spend reading throughout a given title without requiring the user to be aware.
Interestingly, this data is being shared with publishers in order to help them make decisions about the types of books readers actually purchase and interact with.
Whether this will shape the form of the books that actually make their way to market remains to be seen.
According to WSJ, Barnes and Noble is already sharing data from Nook users with several publishers and the data has helped them understand how readers interact with books based on genre and category; similarly, Amazon is both a retailer and a publisher and is therefore theoretically already able to benefit from the data collection.
One state has already passed a privacy act of sorts for readers that prevents ebook retailers from turning over information on reading data to law enforcement agencies.
California passed the law that requires law enforcement to get a warrant before gathering e-reading information and the ACLU is working on similar legislation around the country.
Four international organizations representing the blind and dedicated to equal access to books and digital information?
The aim of this program is to create a global e-reader program that introduces aspects of U.
The plan will involve deploying the Kindles to embassies, libraries, and other entities around the world.
The complaint also alleges that a previous deployment of six thousand Kindles to State Department facilities throughout the world violates the law.
Of the Kindles currently available, not all are capable of speaking the content of books.
Blind readers cannot independently access the text-to-speech reading and voice-guided menu features of the Kindle, and cannot independently navigate within a book once it is opened, meaning that they must simply read it from beginning to end.
The State Department wants the international community to learn about United States society and culture; people with disabilities are a part of that society and culture, and the protection of our rights is a national priority as clearly expressed in the Rehabilitation Act and other laws.
All federal agencies, including the State Department, are bound by these laws.
We intend to see that the State Department meets its legal and moral obligations to the blind people of this country and the world.
It is critical that the United States demonstrate leadership in this area by procuring and providing reading technology that everyone can use independently.
LaBarre of the Denver firm LaBarre Law Offices.
Brantley, the director of the Bookserver Project at IA, said librarians, rather than just saying yes or no to various business models put forth by the Big Six publishers, need to be much more active.
We really might not like to see a world in which access to books ends up getting fractionated across vendors.
In a June 5 request for information RFIthe Canadian groups hit on many of the principles that were enunciated in the joint Canadian-U.
Readers First initiative, but the Urban Libraries Council effort is in some ways more tangible and advanced.
Such alternatives could move the library lending mechanism beyond its present reliance on the Adobe Content Server IDPF recently extended the comment period until June 29.
Brantley said this sentiment was in evidence in conversations he had with publishers at the recent BookExpo conference, some of whom expressed a willingness to explore alternative DRM schemes with libraries.
Regardless of the ultimate merits of lightweight DRM, librarians need to be part of the conversation.
A more active attitude also extends to book rights, and the gamut of nascent models that are rethinking how libraries might gain access to books for lending.
Brantley pointed to the Unglue.
In the latter project, authors are encouraged to be more mindful in their negotiations with publishers about ensuring that once sales of their books fall below a certain threshold that a license will take effect that gives full digital rights to libraries.
Klein, Mannheim and E.
Gobel, Graz, AT and came to similar conclusions as experts in David A.
Annette Klein analysed the degree of utilisation of books purchased via subscription and those of the PDA model automated purchase after 10 minutes of usage, or books triggered as short loans.
Subscription models and big deals of consortia acquisitions tend to be in the end more cost effective but the go here ratio in that case is 71% after 3 years whereas PDA books of course have a usage ratio of 100% at the beginning and about 70% user ratio after purchasing.
Up to now there is no automated way of checking duplicates between print and ebook copies.
Lopez from Cologne and Duisburg-Essen presented EVA ErwerbungsVorschlags-Assistanta methodology of patron driven acquisition in regard to printed material, specifically interlibrary loan requests.
The requests are automatically compared to specific criteria in regard to their suitability as an acquisition, enriched with external data and presented to the 骨髄腫 ボーナス 時期 意味 英語 勉強法 subject librarian.
Since October 2011, EVA is in production with several German university libraries.
The model will click at this page presented on the WLIC in Helsinki on the ACD Open Session in August this year.
Lazarus University Library of Leipzig presented a project of the library: User oriented acquisition in the print sector: does PDA work with print publications?
Users trigger a purchase and will be informed to get the book within two weeks time.
Two German models of budget calculation and distribution in the digital age were discussed at the open session of the DBV section on acquisitions Chair: Franziska Wein, Erfurt.
The German library statistic does not offer data information needed for a revision of budget distribution models.
A questionnaire on budget distribution models in the digital age will be sent to German university libraries to give a state of the art-report next year.
The golden and the green way of open access Frank ScholzeKarlsruhe, K.
Library of Konstanz were the subject of several sessions stating that university libraries turn out to be increasingly service and consulting centres for the electronic publication of faculty, managing university repositories, university publishers I.
Library Hamburg as well as publication funds e.
Kellersohn, University Library Freiburg : Open Access?
Actors, Financing, Effects Costs are transferred from consumer library, user to the producer author and costs about 3400?
The German Research Foundation DFG will support open access subject repositories and the development of search enginges e.
Pieper, University Library Bielefeld, BASE, University Library of Bielefeld, B.
Kamper, University Library Stuttgart on OPUS, Univ.
A concept has been published on the infrastructure of information in Germany, coordinated by the Leibniz Association.
The role of the University Libraries was discussed in a panel of the German Library Association DBV.
There will be 8 fields of action: 1.
Virtual Research Environment, 6.
The aim is to establish a national concept of information infrastructure for the future within the frame of the German federal structure.
When publishers are contemplating something they will come and test it out with the understanding that we are not going to make public pronouncements about what they are going to do.
Wolven also co-chairs a subcommittee of the working group the other chair is Erika Linke, the associate dean of libraries at Carnegie Mellon University that is dealing specifically with business models and licensing agreements and is also trying to develop negotiating positions to be used in these publisher discussions.
The consumers report concept would provide a kind of seal of approval on a business model or a publisher and provide a set of criteria for evaluation.
Some members wondered whether this applied to Random House books.
That is a very desirable feature and I hope that they feel that we applauded them for that even if we moaned and groaned about the price increases.
However, the contract signed with the distributor could take precedence in such situations.
Random House could not be reached for comment.
The working group is also looking at how best to communicate about these issues not only within ALA but also to the public, and how libraries might better position themselves in the self-publishing space.
Lynch, of CNI, also urged the group to move past the Big Six focus.
Canada might also provide some guidance, according to Holly Yu, the electronic resources coordinator at California State University in Los Angeles.
Her work in developing the innovative ebook lending model at Douglas County Libraries spurred the recognition.
Both Sendze and Vincent said they decided to join the fledgling ebook division launched this 名作タイトル内蔵ゲーム機「generations４」発売日が７月５日に変更、本体・sdカードへのデータセーブの不具合で by Bibliotheca, the giant international provider of library self-service technology, because they wanted to see the DCL model spread in a way that was not possible at just one library.
Bibliotheca said that it will debut the platform in early 2013 in North America, though some elements built on the DCL-developed model may be available earlier.
At times, with its national aspiration, it appears to have overlapping ambitions with the Digital Public Library of America but with the technology organization already on board.
Bibliotheca similarly hopes to lower acquisition costs by collective ebook purchases and passing along any discounts that may result to libraries.
There also is the potential that many publishers and distributors would resist selling to a consortial buying group because they fear the impact collective buying would have on duplicate sales.
I think the answer should be yes.
It also would enable libraries to tap more easily into works by local or self-published authors.
The number one reason he was at ALA was to start a conversation about the project and to get ideas.
The company today has just hit a milestone, with 100 million ebook and audiobooks checkouts.
This milestone is the result of years of library innovations.
Every month since, dozens of new library partners in the United States and around the world have joined their network for their library solutions.
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Seither ist nicht viel geschehen.
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In der ubrigen Welt trifft dies sogar auf weniger als 1 Prozent zu.
Die Weltblindenunion und die Europaische Blindenunion bezeichnen diesen Zustand treffend als "Buchernot".
Eigentlich musste es die "Buchernot" gar nicht geben, denn modernste Technik konnte im digitalen Zeitalter den Zugang zu Informationen fur Millionen blinde Menschen inner- und auserhalb der EU wesentlich verbessern.
Zur Beseitigung der "Buchernot" haben die Weltblindenunion und die Europaische Blindenunion einen internationalen Vertrag vorgeschlagen, uber den seit mehr als drei Jahren bei der WIPO verhandelt wird.
Dieser Vertrag wurde Ausnahmen und Beschrankungen im internationalen Urheberrecht vorsehen und den schnellen und einfachen grenzuberschreitenden Austausch von speziell fur blinde und sehbehinderte Menschen aufbereitetem Lesematerial erlauben.
The biggest challenge to library ebook lending may be simply letting patrons know they have any at all.
Some 47 percent of those who have read an ebook in the last year have no idea if they can do so from the library.
Those who do know found out primarily either at the local branch or via direct online communication with the library, on the library website, catalog, or social media presence.
As a result, libraries are much more effectively communicating their ebook offerings to those who already use the library regularly than they are to the larger population of ebook readers in the areas they serve.
In fact, 55 percent of ebook readers with library cards preferred to buy their ebooks, compared to 36 percent who preferred to borrow them, whether from the library or from friends.
Those proportions are roughly reversed for library ebook borrowers: 33 percent still prefer to buy, and 57 percent, to borrow.
When looking for a new ebook, only 12 percent look at the library first.
The Pew study also confirmed that libraries act as discovery zones, not only for authors whose subsequent books the patron will buy, but sometimes even for particular books, especially ones the patron wants to reread or share with others.
We loved them so much that we are going to purchase the whole series tomorrow from the school Scholastic book order form.
Also I have them all on my new iPad Kindle app, and my son is now able to start reading them.
Device owners are also more likely to want to buy their books.
This was particularly helpful to those with disabilities or in rural locations where getting to the branch could pose a challenge.
However others responded that their e-borrowing supplemented rather than replaced their print borrowing, and one patrons even said it had increased print borrowing, because books found during e-browsing turned out to be available only in print.
Things ebook borrowers liked about the experience included instant access, lack of fines and eliminating the hassle of physically returning books.
They were generally satisfied with the length of checkout periods usually 203 weeksbut said they would like the ability to renew, as well as to return books early if finished.
Since library staff are educating patrons on how to download ebooks and sometimes how to use their own devices, staff training is crucial.
Those who reported positive training experiences were primarily librarians who had extensive hands-on training with the devices, including being able to take them home and practice on their own.
Theoretical training received bad marks, as did out of date training.
Keeping up with the pace of technological change was a commonly reported challenge.
According to a new study from the Pew Internet and American Life project, those who borrow e-books from libraries also purchase e-books.
When e-book borrowers were asked by Pew how they acquired the last e-book they read, 41% said they bought it.
They are more into books than even e-book readers, the larger group they fall into.
Among e-book readers, about 21% of the population per a Pew study from earlier in the year, the buy rate is a slightly higher 55%.
For Rainie, the takeaway is that e-book borrowers are slightly more likely to borrow an e-book than e-book readers, but are still heavy book buyers.
E-book borrowers also sometimes sample e-books by borrowing them and then buy them.
When you break it down, e-book borrowers only represent 2% of the overall population, according to the study, but are among the most avid readers and buyers of books.
At this point, few people even know that one can borrow e-books from libraries.
Only 58% of library patrons knew their public libraries offered e-books for borrowing, according to the study.
There are early adopters that are immersed in this world and care about it and there are later adopters and laggards who are not paying attention.
At the ALA meeting in Anaheim, Calif.
The Pew study was conducted by telephone among a nationally representative group of 2,986 people aged 16 and older in the U.
Just this morning, Penguin announced that it would begin a pilot program with public libraries in New York and 3M for e-book lending.
Yesterday, Library Journal publisher Media Source launched an extensive new book review database for librarians with ambitious plans to expand to consumers.
There will surely be more to come.
Also this morning, major library e-book distributor OverDrive announced the next generation of its library e-book and audiobook distribution platform, adding new features based on feedback from its network of 18,000 libraries and schools.
The features include: - A browser-based reader called OverDrive Read powered by HTML5 - Streaming audiobooksfor Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry - OverDrive Media Station, which will let readers in libraries browse and sample e-books on touchscreen monitors - Collection development tools for librarians - A new developer portal launching in July that will enable librarians to integrate library systems with OverDrive technology OverDrive will demo the platform at the ALA 骨髄腫 英語 翻訳 translate to japanese />NASDAQ: AMZN subsidiary, today announced the release of its mobile application for Windows Phone, available immediately for download from Windows Phone Marketplace.
In addition to a robust set of audiobook playback features, Audible for Windows Phone enhances the audiobook listening experience with features including: -Wireless transfer from your Audible library to your phone -Background audio support enabling listening while using other apps -Ability to keep track of personal listening stats and earn badges -Share bookmarks and favorite titles with friends via Facebook and Twitter -Pin Audible titles to your Start screen using Live Tiles The Audible for Windows Phone App is available for free download from Windows Phone Marketplace and is compatible with devices running Windows Phone 7.
For more information, please visit audible.
This is an important development in our evolving relationship with publishers and intermediaries.
As we move forward together, we must continue to experiment.
Having immediate access to titles from first-time and niche authors, for instance, presents a win-win-win for publishers, libraries and our library users who buy, as well as borrow.
We welcome new partners in creating and supporting a nation of readers.
The conference, which runs until Tuesday, had an advance registration of 10,310, or 12,213 if exhibitor guest passes are included.
This compares to 11,273 and 12,727 in New Orleans last year.
The forum, also known as EuroDIG, bought together over 200 representatives from governments, businesses and civil society to discuss the central theme of 'Who Sets the Rules for the Internet?
The international library community has previously engaged with the global-level Internet Governance Forum IGF since 2008.
In 2012, following the formation of an IGF Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries, IFLA, along with Electronic Information for Libraries EIFLhas been keen to ensure that library issues are heard at regional and national IGFs.
Library groups have this year participated in national IGFs in Finland and Germany.
Libraries were visible in a number of EuroDIG sessions.
Stuart Hamilton, IFLA Director on Policy and Advocacy, took part in the first plenary session on intellectual property.
The forum was notable for a large youth contingent, as well as a commitment to participant dialogue over presentations, and and the attitudes to copyright and information sharing that came from the floor were refreshing and challenging in equal measure.
A clear message came through - that analog copyright frameworks will not work for users in a digital world.
The library advocates at the event pushed this viewpoint constantly: that in a time of economic crisis libraries offer an existing infrastructure that can help governments achieve education, development and inclusion goals - and they should take advantage of it.
In the event's opening ceremony EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes mentioned the way that Romanian libraries have payed a key role in helping citizens get access to agricultural subsidies, thus bringing much needed funds into rural communities.
This was a helpful intervention to reference when IFLA participated in a workshop on access to government data, where we made the argument that public libraries should be included in any open government partnership plans due to their ability to make communities aware of the availability of data, as well as how to access it.
As well as speaking from the floor whenever possible, libraries were also represented in a workshop on the use of ICTs by migrant populations to encourage integration in communities.
The two days of sessions offered a number of opportunities not only to raise the profile of libraries' work but also to meet key decision makers from governments and businesses and impress upon them the need to support libraries.
IFLA will now continue to engage with the IGF and is arranging a workshop with EIFL and The Internet Society ISOC on libraries and inclusion at the main IGF in Azerbaijan in November.
If you are interested in these issues please consider joining the mailing list for the Dynamic Coalition, or contact Stuart Hamilton for further information.
Participants met to: -Discuss current levels of accessibility in global and U.
In her talk, she discussed research and development efforts and progress in making graphic images in digital content accessible and standardized.
She praised DIAGRAM partner organizations, including WGBH National Center for Accessible Media NCAM and the DAISY Consortium, as well as disability advocates and publishers who are now working together to evolve image and graphic content for accessible education materials AEM.
Betsy was introduced by Dr.
George Kerscher, Secretary General for the DAISY Consortium and President of the International Digital Publishing Forum, who recently won the 2012 AFB Migel Medal award from the American Foundation of the Blind AFB.
Beaumon will continue to share new technologies and the latest DIAGRAM developments in tools, content, and accessibility standards as they affect publishing, K?
View a short excerpt from her presentation on YouTube.
For speaking engagement inquiries, please email Valerie Chernek.
What this means is that soon this book will be openly available as an ebook.
Individual donors are enticed by various incentive gifts at different price points.
So far there are only a few titles available for ungluing, but Unglue.
Having this first success is certainly essential to making the case that crowdsourcing compensation for authors and rights holders will work as a model for making more books freely available.
What was the first book freed?
Oral Literature in Africa, by Ruth Finnegan.
According to WorldCat, well over 700 libraries hold this title.
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Dolley acknowledged the concerns that many major publishers have expressed?
But he noted that it is just as likely that library patrons will read more and discover new authors.
We grew up with libraries and we want the next generations to grow up with libraries.
The launch date is now scheduled for September, but at the American Library Association annual conference this week in Anaheim Ingram will be demonstrating how it is tailoring the platform and its content to serve the public library channel booth 1446.
Rosy said the company carefully watched as the demand among public libraries steadily grew over the past few years, to the point where Ingram saw the same commitment to the format that they had long seen source the academic community.
Over the past six months, Ingram has been reconfiguring the MyiLibrary interface to make it more user friendly for public library patrons, and it also has been diversifying the 300,000 plus titles in the collection to include more popular content.
Similar to the challenges that EBSCO has faced with its transformation of the old NetLibrary into Ebooks on EBSCOhost, Ingram has to diversify a collection that presently slants toward scholarly content.
Many university presses are available through the platform, including a handful added just this week: Duke University Press, Princeton University Press, University of Michigan Press, Vanderbilt University Press, and the University of California Press.
A more detailed list of featured publishers is at the end of this article.
Ingram is negotiating with the Big Six publishers, but has not yet finalized any contracts, and the company will have a lot of ground to make up if it is going to catch OverDrive in the area of highly coveted front-list popular trade fiction?
The company is also working on the platform itself, which is well tested in the academic market, so that both the content and the technology will be primed once they enter the public library market.
They are reaching out to libraries to prep them.
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