Some libraries have e-libraries, so you can browse and borrow any time you’d like. But the top e-readers — Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad — won’t let you read borrowed e-books, and it doesn’t seem like they’re going to be more library-friendly any time soon.
Lbraries are an important sales channel and a critical resource for discovery. But eBook lending by libraries does not naturally hew to patron-district boundaries and has become an area of concern for publishers. Two leading service providers and a key library stakeholder will discuss the latest developments.
Jon Kalish brings us the latest DIY trend: hackerspaces popping up at public libraries across North America. He’ll tell us why the re-purposing of public libraries is revolutionizing the way we think about libraries, turning them into places where we can make things.
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